H&E North is giving away an overnight stay for two plus breakfast and dinner at the historic property in Knutsford.

The Courthouse, one of the most iconic buildings in south Cheshire is located in the centre of Knutsford and launched in summer 2017. The magnificent building has been refurbished to emulate the building’s history and grandeur and is now home to Barristers Restaurant & Rooftop Gardens and The Court Room – a unique and versatile events space.

The venue is due to launch 11 luxury bedrooms in the existing wings. Each bedroom will be individually designed with contemporary style in mind, yet remain in keeping with the historic building’s magnificent architecture, which dates back to 1818. The original Crown Court’s design included a sessions house, a grand jury room and a gaol for 150 prisoners. The jail closed in 1913 and was used during the Second World War to accommodate prisoners of war and conscientious objectors. In 1922 it then became an ordination training centre, before being eventually demolished in 1934. In 2010, the Ministry of Justice closed the sessions house and moved local judicial proceedings, leaving the magnificent Georgian building empty.

Flat Cap Hotels, operators of independent and boutique hotels, acquired the building in 2016 and embarked on its most ambitious and unique project to date, restoring the impressive property in to a premier hotel and events space and returning it to the people of the town. The jewel in the crown, The Court Room, is perfect for corporate events and has capacity for 300 private dinners. The Courthouse also boasts six other flexible meeting rooms which can accommodate between 10 and 100 guests.

Hot on the heels of its 200th celebration, the new bedrooms will be revealed in late summer 2018. Also launching will also be a Rooftop Champagne Bar & Gardens, sponsored by Perrier Jouet. The roof terrace will serve seasonal small plates, champagne and cocktails, and include a kitchen garden, sunset views of the town and accommodate private events.

Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, The Courthouse is easily accessible by car, just two miles from Junction 19 of the M6 motorway and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport. The hotel is located close to Knutsford train station, which has direct links to Manchester and Chester and is just two minutes’ walk from Knutsford Bus Station.


01565 743 333

Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

H&E North is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a one night bed and breakfast stay for two plus dinner at The Courthouse. To be in with a chance of being one of the first to experience the new bedrooms at this property, answer the following question:

Which company will sponsor The Courthouse’s Rooftop Champagne Bar & Gardens?

Enter online below or by post to JLife Ltd, Unit 7, Gemini Business Park, Sheepscar Way, Leeds, LS7 3JB. Please ensure your entry includes your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address. The winner will be the first randomly selected on the closing date: 6th August 2018.

Terms and conditions apply: Maximum one entry per person. The prize must be pre-booked and is subject to availability. Not available over Christmas, Easter or Bank Holidays. No cash alternative and non-transferable. Prize must be booked by 20th December 2018. When entering the competition online, you have the option to not be entered into H&E North Magazine and The Courthouse’s databases in order to be contacted about news, promotions and special offers. Postal entry data will not be saved. The winner’s name may be printed in a future edition of H&E North. Publisher’s decision is final.

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