Famous Castle Inn Spofforth Gets a New Lease of Life

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Castle Inn Spofforth Receives Major Makeover

Famous Harrogate-Wetherby Hostelry Set to Reopen After Refurb

A historic Yorkshire inn has a new beginning after a major £1.5m refurbishment.

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The inn prior to refurbishment

The Castle Inn in Spofforth, near Wetherby will reopen on Thursday 17 November. During the last five months, the team behind The Square & Compass in North Rigton has transformed the beautiful Georgian building and barn. They have added a new, alfresco dining space with retractable roof, private dining and nine individually designed en suite bedrooms.

Yorkshireman Alastair Scott, the designer who plans to breathe new life into The Castle Inn, explains: “We know this lovely inn has great potential. It’s a thrill to have the opportunity to make the most of what it could offer. We have been able to restore many of the buildings’ original features and have added beautiful modern fittings, textures and colours to completely transform the look and feel inside and out. We are confident that local people will be very proud of the results and that visitors to the area will love using this stylish inn as a base from which to explore.”

“Stunning change from old to new”

The nine bedrooms have all been individually styled by Alastair. He has worked with interior designer Claire Horsley, renowned for her work at Rudding Park Hotel. The bedrooms take inspiration from different castles, including Spofforth, Bamburgh and Skipton. Bookings will be available for from Thursday 1 December.

Artist’s impression of the new bar area inside The Castle Inn

Jon Huglin will run The Castle Inn and work closely with Head Chef Stu Paton. Jon said: “The Castle Inn offers a very warm welcome together with beautiful rooms and excellent food and drink. We have already recruited fantastic staff who were trained at The Square & Compass and we have had great feedback. All of us have great excitement about showing new guests the results of a brilliant team effort.”

Caroline Edwards from Punch Taverns, owners of the site, has worked closely with the directors of Malvern Inns to complete the project. Caroline adds: “This joint project was made possible with significant investment from both Punch and Malvern Inns. The Square & Compass is a fantastic pub and gave us the confidence to invest the £1.5 million needed to transform The Castle Inn. The change from old to new is stunning. We are all very pleased with the outcome.”

To find out more, to book online or be part of The Castle Inn’s team visit thecastleinnharrogate.com


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