White Rose Award

The Carpenters Arms Shortlisted for White Rose Award

We are thrilled to hear that we have been selected as a finalist for this year’s White Rose Awards in the category ‘Inns & Restaurant Rooms’. Hard work and dedication pays off! Well done to all the other finalists, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday 12th November. The Awards recognise the very best of this county’s thriving tourism industry including pubs and restaurants, food and drink, hotels and caravan sites, visitor attractions, cultural events and customer service.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“The White Rose Awards are the largest and most prestigious in the UK’s hospitality and tourism industry and we have some really exciting finalists this year from both new and established businesses. The awards are a brilliant opportunity to shine the spotlight on the fantastic experiences to be had in Yorkshire. As well as the coveted gongs expect a night of first class entertainment – an event not to be missed!”

Professor Colin Mellor, Chair of the White Rose Award Judges
, said:

“Winning a White Rose Award is a real accolade for Yorkshire’s tourism businesses and the task of shortlisting has been harder than ever. The standard of entries has been exceptional which is evidenced by the strength of the shortlists. It is testimony to the remarkable range and quality of the region’s tourism offer. With such tough competition, and a record 170 entries, selecting the winners this year is going to be extremely difficult.”

Thank you to everyone for all your continued support.

Warrendale Wagyu

Warrendale Wagyu

At Provenance Inns, we aim to provide our guests with the finest locally sourced produce.

That is why we have collaborated with Warrendale Wagyu to make our Black and Blue Yorkshire Wagyu Burger, Harrogate Blue, Skinny Fries, Black Sheep Beer Battered Onion Rings, Yorkshire Relish & Pickles.

Warrendale Wagyu from York was established in 2017 and is one of the largest wagyu herds in the UK, consisting of both full blood and cross bred wagyu beef. Wagyu beef is a softer, more flavoursome meat and contains a higher percentage of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, making it a healthier product as well.

Come down whilst stocks last!

The Harrogate Hospitality Awards

The Harrogate Hospitality Awards

Harrogate’s hospitality heroes were rewarded for their excellence and commitment on the 4th June during a gala dinner with a theme celebrating the best the town has to offer at Harrogate’s Royal Hall.

The Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards aim to promote the town’s hospitality offering through celebrating and rewarding those individuals who show the highest levels of commitment and strive towards excellence on the town’s behalf.

Provenance Inns would like to congratulate Laura Fell, The West Park Hotel, who won the award for Outstanding Customer Service which was sponsored by Slingsby gin. This award was thoroughly deserved. Well done Laura!

Punch Bowl Inn named as Best Pub in Yorkshire

Punch Bowl Inn named as Best Pub in Yorkshire

We are pleased to announce the Punch Bowl Inn has been named as the Best pub in North Yorkshire with the National Pub & Bar awards 2018. Paulo Pinto, General Manager of The Punch Bowl Inn, collected the award and met with Tristan O’Hana, Editorial Director of the Pub & Bar Magazine to collect his award.

“We were hugely impressed with the standards of your entry, as well as the wider operations of Provenance, which we know well. Your training initiatives are most impressive, as is the dedication you clearly have for the food and drink you serve. What’s more, to see a five year investment plan in place shows us that there is a positive strategy / vision for the future of the site. Combine this with the promotional and communication efforts you go to, and you can see why The Punch Bowl Inn has won this award.”

Tristan O’Hana Editorial Director.

Vote for Yorkshire's Favourite Pub

Vote for Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub

Yorkshire is famous for many things, not least its scenery, warm welcome, great food and good pubs.

Now, Welcome to Yorkshire, in association with the Yorkshire Post, is giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Yorkshire pub.

The first round of voting is now open and closes on 17th May 2018.

Vote for your favourite ‘Provenance Inn’ here

The winner will be announced on 10th July at The Great Yorkshire Show.

New Managing Director Appointed

New Managing Director Appointed

We are pleased to welcome our new Managing Director Rupert Farquharson.

Provenance Inns has appointed a new managing director as the seven-strong gastropub and hotel operator gears up for the next phase of its growth.

Rupert Farquharson was most recently managing director of Norfolk brewer Woodforde’s, and in a 25-year career has also held roles with Adnams, where he was retail director, as well as with Bass Brewers, Diageo and the Wine Society.

Chris Blundell, chairman and co-founder of North Yorkshire-based Provenance Inns, said Farquharson’s experience would be “invaluable” in “maintaining the impeccably high service and quality standards that mark out our existing pubs and hotels” in the competitive hospitality market, as well as “ensuring that we are ready to make the most of new opportunities”.

Farquharson added: “Provenance Inns has established a strong reputation as a leading hospitality operator, both across our trading area and nationally, and the opportunity to be part of this hugely professional team, both at senior level and in each of the pubs and hotels, is wonderful.

“In a market where consumers have more choice than ever, and the economic outlook is likely to challenge us, I’ve had to hit the ground running. However, I’m confident that we will continue to take Provenance Inns from strength to strength.”

Provenance Inns was founded in 2010 by Blundell, a former director of supermarket group Morrisons, and Michael Ibbotson, who stepped down as managing director earlier this year. The company currently has 275 employees and a turnover of about £10m.

The seven businesses in the Provenance Inns portfolio are: The Black Bull Inn, Moulton; the Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk; the Crown & Cushion, Welburn; the Oak Tree, Helperby; the Punch Bowl, Marton cum Grafton; the West Park Hotel, Harrogate; and the most recent addition, the Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, acquired in 2016.

Harrogate Business Awards

Harrogate Business Awards

The winners of the 2017 Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony in the Royal Hall on Thursday 28th April.

Provenance Inns & Hotels were shortlisted for  “Best Large Company Over 50 Employees” along with Beaucare and Green Tech.

Chris Blundell attended the awards along with some of the Provenance team.

We were delighted to win the award.

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West Park Awarded First AA Rosette

West Park Awarded First AA Rosette

Provenance Inns & Hotels are delighted to announce that West Park in Harrogate has been awarded one AA Rosette.

AA Rosettes are awarded solely by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors with no influence from hotels, restaurants or other guides. The long-established and hugely prestigious scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK. Of all the restaurants across the UK, approximately 10% are of a standard which is worthy of one Rosette and above.

Hotel Manager Nathan George said ” We are, naturally delighted to receive our first AA Rosette which shows that our policy of using the best local produce we can source paid dividends. It is also testament to our hard work and creativity of staff”.

Overlooking the beautiful Harrogate Stray, an open area of 200 acres of parkland right in the centre of this historic spa town, this contemporary boutique hotel has been transformed from the original Victorian coach house into 25 spacious and luxurious bedrooms and suites.

With a spacious restaurant providing all day dining with an extensive breakfast menu, the West Park afternoon tea experience, and an a la carte menu for more formal dining occasions.

For more information about West Park please call 01423 524471  or visit www.thewestparkhotel.com

West Park Hotel also retained its 4 star following the inspection.

9th Acquisition for Provenance Hotel Group

9th Acquisition for Provenance Hotel Group

Provenance Inns & Hotels are thrilled to announce the addition of the renowned North Yorkshire inn, the Cleveland Tontine, to the award-winning group, bringing our portfolio to a total of nine sites including the West Park Hotel, in North Yorkshire.

With seven 5-star rated recently-refurbished bedrooms, the Tontine, located between Northallerton and Stokesley, has a long established reputation for fine dining and has been acquired in line with Provenance Inns’ strategy of providing locally-sourced food at the heart of the communities it serves.

Chairman Chris Blundell said: “The Cleveland Tontine has built an excellent reputation over a number of years and we are delighted to have the opportunity to build upon this. We will be exploring the possibilities of creating more bedrooms, while underpinning its standing as a fine-dining establishment by offering our own seasonal and locally-sourced produce.”

Director Michael Ibbotson said: “We know that customers, both old and new, will have high expectations and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience.”

Please direct all enquiries to info@provenanceinns.com.

For more information about the Cleveland Tontine www.theclevelandtontine.co.uk.

Double Celebrations for West Park Hotel

Double Celebrations for West Park Hotel

DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS FOR THE WEST PARK HOTEL
With a 4 star AA award rating announced just this past week the West Park Hotel were also rewarded with two shortlist nominations at the Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards;Team of the Year for the West Park Hotel staff and Outstanding Customer Service for one of its long standing and much loved managers, Avram ‘Dee’ Dragos.

The award ceremony will take place on the 20th June 2016.

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