Six-figure investment ushers in fresh look for restaurant and pub

The Drovers Arms, a restaurant and country pub in Skipwith, North Yorkshire, is celebrating a new menu and building transformation, following a £150,000 investment and renovation by MATTGRAY Hospitality.

Having purchased The Drovers Arms in November 2013, after being custodians of the venue for 10 years, the team at MATTGRAY Hospitality saw the opportunity the enhance the property.

Managing directors Graham Usher and Matthew Rose selected Studio Two Interiors, to orchestrate the interior design.

The renovation was contracted to Skipwith-based Green Oak Developments Ltd, which completed the project in 17 days.

Works included structural improvements such as double-glazed windows and upgraded heating systems to ensure the pub’s longevity, making it more energy-efficient and comfortable for patrons.

Usher said: “We are thrilled to reintroduce The Drovers Arms to the Yorkshire food scene and local community with a fresh new look and menu, alongside our commitment to exceptional service, locally sourced cuisine and championing the Yorkshire hospitality industry.

“Our goal was to create a stylish, warm and inviting space where guests can enjoy outstanding food, drinks, and Yorkshire service with a smile, and I can’t wait see this develop over the summer.”

Head chef Mike Cummings, with over 20 years of experience leads the kitchen team and has been with The Drovers’ Arms for three years, having directed teams at The Castle Inn, Saddle Inn and Elmbank Hotel.