Jobs lost as historic hotel placed into administration

Monk Fryston Hall Hotel Ltd, which occupies a Grade II listed country house in the Vale of York between Leeds and Selby, has gone into administration after closing during the pandemic.

Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell, of Begbies Traynor, were appointed as joint administrators on 16 September 2022.

The property dates back to the 12th century and features function rooms, a restaurant and 29 en-suite bedrooms. It was a popular wedding venue.

Having traded successfully for many years, the hotel was forced to close during the Covid-19 pandemic and faced challenges that prevented it from re-opening.

Despite interest from a number of parties, a sale has not yet been achieved and the directors have appointed Begbies Traynor to place the hotel into administration to protect the business while a purchaser is sought.

Monk Fryston Hall Hotel – which also includes 29 acres of land with ornate gardens, lakes and mature parkland – is being marketed by Eddisons.

The hotel is currently not trading and around 10 staff who were laid off following the Covid outbreak have now been made redundant.

Pitts, who is regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, said: “Monk Fryston Hall Hotel is a magnificent historic building set in acres of beautiful parkland and has been successfully trading as a hotel and wedding venue since the 1950s.

“Unfortunately, like many businesses in the hospitality sector, the disruption of the pandemic proved to be too great a burden for it to bear.

“We are currently working with Eddisons to market the business in order to provide the best return for creditors as well as enabling it to continue to trade and provide jobs for local people.”

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