Family brewer and publican Daniel Thwaites has acquired The Red Lion pub with rooms in the Yorkshire Dales.
The company has taken over the 16th century pub in Burnsall from the Grayshon family, who have owned by the business since 1991.
The proprietors, four sisters who took the property on from their parents, Andrew and Elizabeth when they retired, are taking a step back from the operation to embrace ‘new challenges’.
The Red Lion comprises 25 bedrooms, a riverside terrace, function suite and five two-bedroom holiday cottages.
Eldest sister, Sarah Stockdale commented: “We’re so pleased that Thwaites is taking The Red Lion on. It’s great to see another family business with a track record of running fantastic properties take the reins and we wish them every success.”
Thwaites is already familiar with the Yorkshire Dales, where it also owns The Lister Arms in Malham and The Golden Lion in Settle.
Rick Bailey, executive chairman at Daniel Thwaites, said: “We’re thrilled that the Grayshon family have chosen us to take the pub on and we’re excited to have the opportunity to build on its already excellent reputation.
“The Red Lion is very well run so it will continue to trade as normal and we look forward to getting to know the team who are transferring to Thwaites. I am sure that we will have an exciting future together.”