A coaching inn in Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Lancashire has appointed its first hospitality manager as business hots up ahead of the tourist season.
The Marton Arms has hired James Horton, who takes on the role with a wealth of front of house experience in the county, to focus growing on both the accommodation and dining segments of the business as it gears up for summer.
Horton will also be overseeing the ongoing refurbishment of the bedrooms and function suite at The Marton Arms.
Co-owner Heather Dawson explains: “Since we took on the Marton Arms two years ago we’ve been delighted that it has grown in popularity and realise that it’s time now to appoint someone to work alongside Liam Law and the rest of the team.
“We have a good local following and regular dining clientele, and with the tourist season getting underway again we will benefit from a skilled professional to build on the solid foundations we’ve established.”
The Marton Arms is a traditional coaching inn, home to 11 bedrooms, and is popular with walkers, campers, cyclists and fine diners.
Commenting on his new role, Horton says: “We are invested in every step of the animals’ life: from happy and fulfilled life grazing in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to the time it ultimately arrives on the customer’s plate. We take great pride in all our locally sourced produce and the fact that we are able to provide 100% traceability.”