Yorkshire hotel promotes ‘escape from Brexit breaks’


Newton House in Knaresborough is inviting guests to take a break from the political uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU and promoting a special ‘Escape from Brexit’ package.

The B&B will offer a ‘Brexit free zone’ to guests during March for a special rate, which will include a handful of special ‘conditions’ to help visitors escape the news.

TV and radio will be restricted to non-news channels / programmes only; newspapers will be banned and guests will be fined £1 every time they mention the ‘B word’ during their stay, with all proceeds going to Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

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Only an English breakfast will be served; the words ‘remain’ and ‘leave’ only to be used when booking additional night stays or on check out, and payments in Euros is welcomed.

British bulldogs will also be welcomed free of charge.

Owner Denise Carter said she was ‘fed up with the constant drone of Brexit’ and that’s what drove her to create this special offer for guests feeling the same.

She says: “The noise will only get louder as we head toward the March 29th deadline (or even longer if delayed) and I thought it was about time there was an opportunity for guests to take a rest from Brexit too.“

In addition, guests will be encouraged to participate in Brexit-busting trips to local tourist attractions such as Fountains Abbey, Ripley Castle, plus tours of the Yorkshire Dales

“We have a lot of guests who are of the same mind set as me and hopefully our initiative will attract more people to come and put Brexit out of their minds, even for a short while,” adds Carter.

Newton House is a 300-year-old townhouse in the centre of Knaresborough, awarded four gold stars and comprising 12 bedrooms.

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