The Golden Fleece Hotel in Thirsk reopens today following a £1m renovation, as part of its owners the Coaching Inn Group’s wider £20m expansion programme.
Dating back nearly 400 years, the Golden Fleece has been closed for 12 weeks in order to undergo the refurbishment, which has included a complete renovation of its restaurant, bar and accommodation.
The hotel was acquired by the Coaching Inn Group in October 2015 and today will also introduce its new Eatery & Coffee House concept.
A new outside dining area with pizza oven has also been installed.
Neil Doogan, hotel manager, 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.
As part of the Coaching Inn Group’s £20m expansion programme, the Golden Fleece has benefitted from structural repairs and a refurbishment, as well as the recruitment of 30 additional new staff members.
The Coaching Inn Group, which operates 13 hotels in Yorkshire, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Northampton, Gloucestershire and Wales, aims to double the size of its estate by 2019.