Middleton Lodge celebrates launch of The Coach House

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A new boutique hotel and restaurant in the grounds of Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire has officially opened its doors and welcomed its first guests.

Unveiled today following months of designing and planning, the estate’s owner James Alison invested £2m to turn the old Georgian stables into a dining venue with nine bedrooms overlooking the paddock and croquet pitch,

James comments: “To be able to officially open The Coach House is a fantastic feeling. The whole team has been working so hard over the past two years to create this beautiful venue. Throughout this project it was essential that The Coach House complemented the setting but had a contemporary twist, plus we knew that we had to offer something unique to the area.

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“We really want people to feel like it’s a home away from home, where they can cosy up by an open fire with a bottle of wine or enjoy a hearty meal after a winter walk in the countryside.”

The new 2,000 sq ft dining room accommodates 80 covers, where guests will have the chance to enjoy a menu created by recently appointed head chef, Gareth Rayner.

James concludes: “At the heart of this project is the Middleton Lodge family, which includes everyone from the builders, the kitchen staff, the team behind the scenes to the 25 new members of staff we have just recruited. I want to say thank you to every single one of them for bringing my dream to life. We look forward to sharing The Coach House with our guests and hearing their feedback on this next chapter of the estate’s history.”

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