Wine and cheese bar opens

New addition to hotel's food and drink options

The Rutland Arms Hotel in Newmarket, which was recently acquired by Review Hotels Ltd, has unveiled a new addition in the shape of a wine and cheese bar. Launched in recent weeks, it will offer a wine list of more than 40 wines and a selection of cheese and charcuterie from across the globe. With staff on hand to advise on perfect pairings for the best flavour combinations, the choice includes a Great British Board, with tangy Westcombe Cheddar, creamy Stilton from Colston Bassett, one of only two hand-ladled pasteurised cow’s stilton cheeses made with vegetarian rennet, and a local hero: Baron Bigod, which hails from down the road at Fen Farm Dairy in Bungay, and brings an elegant mushroom flavour. 

From across the Channel, the French selection board will feature a rich and earthy Brie de Meaux, alongside a sweet and tangy Tomme de Savoie; both complemented by a creamy, salty, blue St Agur. All are created by small independent regional suppliers from across France. 

 “The launch of the wine and cheese bar is one of the first in a series of renovations we’re undertaking since acquiring Rutland Arms Hotel,” said Noel Byrne, Chief Executive at Rutland Arms Hotel and sister venue the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. “We want to create a space for people to relax and unwind over a glass of wine or Champagne whilst catching up with friends or family.” 

 “Our ongoing plans to invest, refurbish and develop Rutland Arms Hotel, creating new jobs along the way and ultimately a space for guests and the local community to enjoy, are firmly underway and we’re excited to see them come to fruition.”