Provenance Inns to invest £1m in newest venture to triple occupancy


Provenance Inns recently acquired The Cleveland Tontine in Yorkshire and has now revealed plans to invest £1m in tripling the number of bedrooms at the site.

The 7-bed boutique hotel was acquired from Teeside businessman Charles and Angela Tompkins, and now directors of Provenance Inns Michael Ibbotson and Chris Blundell want to refurbish a coaching house next door to add a further 14 bedrooms.

The Tompkins bought the 1th century coaching inn in 2013, from the McCoy brothers, who had been at the helm since 1976.

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They invested millions revamping the venue, adding the bedrooms and a champagne bar and developing the restaurant.

The venue has also recently been licensed for weddings, but Provenance Inns say the focus will be on the hotel expansion and preserving the venue’s ‘tremendous reputation for fine food’.

Blundell said: “We were one of a number of people that wanted to buy the Tontine, it’s always been a place I’ve admired – it’s very special.

Provenance has retained the Tontine staff, including chef Paul Bussey.

He added: “We’re also looking at extra facilities as well as accommodation, and we’re currently assessing whether we want to put another building up for functions. However, we are very mindful of the existing clientele.”

The Tontine is the becomes the ninth acquisition for the Group, which also owns the West Park Hotel in Harrogate, the Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk and the Black Bull at Moulton.


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