Bernie Whiten and Jane Marsden ran The Retreat from 2003 to 2012.
Bernie made his first visit back since the refurbishment and posted this on Facebook:
A wonderful visit back to The Retreat last week. Great to see the old place looking so good (and contemporary), but retaining it’s character. Serious good taste there. The Gents toilet is a revelation, and I hear the Ladies ain’t too shabby.Facebook post