Three American institutions have arrived in one neatly packaged new hospitality offering in the UK – a motel, diner, and drive-thru enterprise from the brains behind Soho House. The first Mollie’s Motel & Diner has popped up on the A420 roadside in Buckland, Oxfordshire, a short drive from popular members’ club Soho Farmhouse.
Designed by Soho House’s internal architects and interior designers, the aesthetic is inspired by 1950s Americana. The first site will comprise 79 bedrooms including family and bunk rooms, designed in typically Soho House style with king-size beds, velvet armchairs, rainforest showers, and Cowshed products.
The accompanying diner serves American classics such as waffles, mac & cheese, milkshakes, and classic cocktails, while offering a drive-thru option for those passing by, too.
There’s speculation of a further 10 sites to follow the debut, Mollie’s locations have been earmarked for the city centers of Manchester and Bristol in the future. Take a closer look at the new motel in the gallery above, and click through here to book a stay for as little as £50 (approx $65).