A luxury Teesside hotel and restaurant has closed its doors for good ‘with immediate effect’ less than a year after reopening following an extensive renovation.
The Grade-II listed Manor House Hotel at Pinchinthorpe relaunched in August 2018 as a new boutique hotel, restaurant and wedding venue having been acquired by John Borthwick in November 2017.
The hotel’s Facebook page announced news of the closure yesterday, with a post saying:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of the hotel and restaurant with immediate effect.
“Thank you all who helped us on our journey to re-open Pinchinthorpe Hall and if you have any questions then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org”
After acquiring the property, owner Borthwick, who also runs a successful marketing and IT business, focused on developing the businesses into the Manor House Hotel and 80-cover restaurant Cliff Rigg.
Prior to this, the building hadn’t traded as a hotel and venue for seven years, closing in 2011, while the microbrewery – which became the restaurant – continued to run.
In 2016, George Tinsley instructed Christie & Co to find a tenant to re-open the site as a boutique hotel or wedding venue.
The property is home to six bedrooms, four formal reception rooms, a self contained two bedroom flat and cottage and 10 acres of land.
Pinchinthorpe Hall dates back to the 12th century when the Norman family of Pinchun held land there.
Previous owners have included Richard Lee, who went on to become Lord Mayor of London in 1461, Sir Joseph Pease, who made significant improvements to the hall, and Sir Penry Williams, the local MP, who included amongst others the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, as a house guest.