From constabulary to hospitality: The Northallerton Inn’s first month of trading
The opening of the pub with rooms created 28 new part and full time roles in the town, whilst during construction worked with Metnor to redevelop the town’s old Police station into a place where customers would definitely want to spend their time.
The opening of The Northallerton Inn follows an 18-month, multimillion pound redevelopment project by award-winning hospitality experts, who purchased the site in 2020. The Georgian building had been a police station for 30 years and was previously a Local Authority office and public library.
It now offers purpose built en-suite accommodation in the heart of the historic town of Northallerton. The former cells turned rooms offer a contemporary place to stay, with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits as standard, as well as free WiFi and parking as standard.
The pub with rooms was officially opened by John Proud, retired inspector of Northallerton Police Station, who was in charge there between 1995 and 2003. The day was a huge success and saw locals join to watch the official ribbon cutting, as well as enjoy the entertainment the pub offered. Wanted-style caricaturist drawings were available, as well as a pick-pocket magician.
Its location is near numerous main roads, making it the ideal place for those travelling for business. Visitors can easily access both the A1 and A19 within a 10 minute drive from the pub, for visits to the Yorkshire, the North East, Cumbria and further afar.
Operations manager, Paul Brown, explained: “We are thrilled with how successful our first month of trading at The Northallerton Inn has been. The site has proved popular to both locals and those visiting from further afar. The task of converting a police station to a pub with rooms proved challenging at times and required a lot of time and effort by everyone involved, but the end product is something we are all very proud of.”
The Northallerton Inn offers corporates rates, to find out more get in touch with their team today on 0191 580 3610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The pub is owned by The Inn Collection Group, an award-winning northern pub-co who recently relocated its head office to larger premises to accommodate ongoing growth across its operations. It’s 60-strong head office and central reservations team moved into Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Quorum Park as the firm continues to expand rapidly. The operator employs over 800 staff and has sites across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, North Yorkshire and the Lake District.
Alongside its high-performing trading venues, The Inn Collection Group is carrying out major investment and redevelopment works at several sites ahead of re-openings including The Park in Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, The Ripon Spa in Ripon, North Yorkshire and The Swan at Grasmere, Cumbria.
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