The Courthouse unveils much-anticipated Rooftop Gardens extension


The Courthouse in Knutsford has announced the launch of its hotly-anticipated Rooftop Gardens extension.

A sun terrace by day, serving seasonal small plates and afternoon tea, and an elegant champagne and cocktail bar by night, the Rooftop Gardens has been in the planning since The Courthouse first launched last year.

The extension will officially be open to the public from Saturday 28th July 2018.

The Courthouse occupies an impressive Grade II listed building, designed by George Moneypenny and built in 1818, which was formerly the home of Knutsford Crown Court.

The magnificent Georgian property has been sensitively restored by hotel group Flat Cap Hotels and transformed into a stylish new restaurant, hotel and event space.

The building will be celebrating its 200th anniversary this summer, so the launch of the eagerly-anticipated Rooftop Gardens has come at the perfect time.

The terrace area at the rear of the property offers enviable views across the picturesque town and the perfect Instagram backdrop for social media fans.

Designed by owners Dominic and Oliver Heywood, with furniture from Ikon Furniture in Manchester, the Rooftop Gardens will be an oasis of seasonal flowers and fragrant plants.

There will be a chef’s garden too, with specially selected botanical herbs for use in bespoke cocktails and seasonal dishes.



The Rooftop Gardens will be open from 11am until midnight, seven days a week.

Staff will be serving a selection of loose leaf teas by Tea from the Manor and Arabica coffee from Chester-based Jaunty Goat. Afternoon tea will also be served daily.

The Rooftop Gardens’ exclusive menu has been created by executive chef Steven Tuke.

With the majority of ingredients sourced from within a 50-mile radius, guests can enjoy a selection of British seasonal small plates – including light salads, sharing platters, traditional burgers and pizettas from the clay based oven.

By night, the Rooftop Gardens will become a stylish champagne and cocktail bar.

There will be a large selection of gins, whiskies and international wines on offer, as well as botanical and garden-themed signature cocktails created by the Rooftop team and, of course, champagne from Perrier Jouet.


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