RENOVATION work at Oxford’s five-star Randolph Hotel is progressing well.

Scaffolding is cover the frontage in Beaumont Street, including around the entrance, as the £1.5m restoration of stonework continues at the Grade II-listed hotel.

Cotswolds stonemasons have been brought in to clean and repair the Beaumont Street and Magdalen Street frontages.

And a £100,000 renovation of the Morse Bar has now been completed.

The work is being overseen by the hotel’s new general manager Simon Drake.

Following a blaze at the hotel in April 2015, which started when a beef stroganoff was being flambéed, the Macdonald chain completed a £6.5m refurbishment. This included repairs to damaged bedrooms and the opening of the Acanthus restaurant and Cartoon Bar. Stonework repairs will be completed early in 2019.