Historic North Yorkshire hotel to re-open after £1m refurbishment by new owners

A 400 year old North Yorkshire hotel will open its doors this weekend following a £1m refurbishment.

The Golden Fleece in Thirsk, which was acquired in October 2015 by the awrd-winning Coaching Inn Group, has been closed for 12 weeks for the refurbishment, which has included a renovation of its restaurant, bar and accommodation.

Re-opening this Friday, the hotel will unveil its new eatery and coffee house concept, including a new all-day menu featuring popular sharers and locally-sourced produce.
Key to the refurbishment has also been the introduction of a new outside dining area complete with pizza oven.

Hotel manager, Neil Doogan, said: “The aim of the work was to give this historic coaching inn a new lease of life, whilst maintaining its Georgian architecture. We’re delighted with the outcome and can’t wait to show off our fresh new look and introduce our new Eatery and Coffee House to the local community.

“The Golden Fleece benefits from its fantastic position right in the heart of the town and we hope we continue to be known as the go-to-place in Thirsk for family-friendly, relaxed all day dining for locals and visitors alike.”

As part of the Coaching Inn Group’s £20m expansion programme, the Golden Fleece has benefited from significant structural repairs, as well as the recruitment of 30 staff.

The Coaching Inn Group operates 13 hotels in Yorkshire, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Northampton, Gloucestershire and Wales and aims to double the size of its estate by 2019.