Shropshire Star

Telford hotel prints banknotes as thank you to loyal patrons

A hotel in Shropshire has printed its own money as a thank you to its loyal patrons.

The Buckatree Hall Hotel banknote

Visitors to the Buckatree Hall Hotel, at the foot of The Wrekin in Telford, will be handing out notes from the Bank of Buckatree to spend in the hotel from this month.

The Monopoly-style cash feature a horse in place of the Queen in recognition of the owner Grant Moon, who is six times holder of the World Champion Blacksmith title.

The novel idea which accompanies a loyalty card scheme follows a £1 million refurbishment project at the 62-bedroom hotel.

Since Mr Moon bought the hotel in 2010, a new gym and function room have been built and the bar, restaurant, banqueting suite and bedrooms have been refurbished.

General manager Wayne Jenson said: "The Bank of Buckatree is a bit of fun to say we have our own currency, but it sets us apart from chain hotels across the county. It's the personal touch that counts."

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