Missing Little Chef? Soho House is coming to the rescue with American-style motel-diners

Lacking Little Chef? Soho Home is coming to the rescue with American-style motel-diners – which even have drive-thrus – and the primary one has opened in Oxfordshire

  • Mollie’s Motel is a motel, diner and drive-thru positioned in Buckland, Oxfordshire, with 79 rooms  
  • Mollie’s Diner appears to be like like one thing straight out of Grease the film, with shakes, burgers and fries on supply 
  • All the bedrooms, which begin from £50, have air con and embrace Egyptian cotton sheets

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Little Chef roadside eateries had been a part of the material of Britain for many years – however the model turned defunct final 12 months.

Nonetheless, the roadside diner idea is getting a brand new lease of life – as a result of now celebrity-favourite Soho Home is getting in on the motion.

It is simply opened an American-style motel-diner – with a drive-thru – in Buckland, Oxfordshire, beside the A420, with 79 rooms from simply £50 an evening. It is referred to as Mollie’s and is the primary in a collection of openings coming from the hip group to roadsides and metropolis centres throughout the UK.  

Mollie’s Motel is the primary in a collection of Soho Home openings coming to the roadside and metropolis centres throughout the UK, impressed by the traditional 1950s American diner, with rooms from £50

The restaurant, Mollie's Diner, looks like something straight out of Grease the movie but with a distinguishable Soho House twist. The mahogany wood booths are covered with dark green leather and there's a black-and-white checkerboard-style floor

The restaurant, Mollie’s Diner, appears to be like like one thing straight out of Grease the film however with a distinguishable Soho Home twist. The mahogany wooden cubicles are coated with darkish inexperienced leather-based and there is a black-and-white checkerboard-style flooring

Little Chefs were known for their cheap and cheerful interiors - and cheap and cheerful food 

Little Cooks had been identified for his or her low cost and cheerful interiors – and low cost and cheerful meals 

All of the rooms are kitted out with king-size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, high-pressure rainforest showers and Cowshed merchandise within the bogs.  

The restaurant, Mollie’s Diner, appears to be like like one thing straight out of Grease the film however with a distinguishable Soho Home twist. 

The mahogany wooden cubicles are coated with darkish inexperienced leather-based and there is a black-and-white checkerboard-style flooring.

The hotel is located in Buckland, Oxfordshire, beside the A420 and has 79 bedrooms 

The resort is positioned in Buckland, Oxfordshire, beside the A420 and has 79 bedrooms 

All of the bedrooms are kitted out with Egyptian cotton sheets

There are bunk rooms available to book

The bedrooms at Mollie’s vary in measurement from cosy double rooms to interconnecting household rooms to bunk rooms catering to bigger teams. All rooms are air conditioned and decked out with Egyptian cotton sheets

Soho House CEO Nick Jones, who lives in Oxfordshire and is behind the Mollie's concept, said: 'My vision was to create an affordable place for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a couple, a family or travelling for work, Mollie's offers a place to drive thru, eat in and sleep over.' Above, one of the communal spaces within the motel

Soho Home CEO Nick Jones, who lives in Oxfordshire and is behind the Mollie’s idea, mentioned: ‘My imaginative and prescient was to create an reasonably priced place for everybody to take pleasure in. Whether or not you are a pair, a household or travelling for work, Mollie’s affords a spot to drive via, eat in and sleep over.’ Above, one of many communal areas inside the motel

Select from dishes together with a ‘Soiled Burger’ – a stack of meat, cheddar, mustard, mayo, lettuce, gherkin and tomato – mac and cheese or a banana cut up, alongside cocktails, sodas and milkshakes.

There’s additionally a drive-thru that is open from 7am till 10pm, serving a collection of favourites from the primary diner, together with breakfast baps and burgers.

Soho Home CEO Nick Jones, who lives in Oxfordshire, mentioned: ‘My imaginative and prescient was to create an reasonably priced place for everybody to take pleasure in. Whether or not you are a pair, a household or travelling for work, Mollie’s affords a spot to drive-thru, eat in and sleep over.’

The motel held its official launch social gathering on the finish of the final month and it was a star-studded affair with the likes of Declan Donnelly, Jeremey Clarkson and Paloma Religion in attendance.

The Soho Home group additionally owns the well-known Soho Farmhouse close to Chipping Norton, in addition to different non-public members’ golf equipment world wide.

The motel has a keyless entry system, and guests can gain access to their rooms via an app

The motel has a keyless entry system, and friends can acquire entry to their rooms by way of an app

Retro: Pop star Paloma Faith strikes a pose while attending the Mollie's Motel launch night 

Retro: Pop star Paloma Religion strikes a pose whereas attending the Mollie’s Motel launch night time