The Mayfair Pub & Kitchen is to be a new venue in the old Jamie’s Restaurant at 33-35 Parliament Street. Newgate Pubs and Bars have announced a £750k refurbishment there.
The former Slug & Lettuce (Stonegate, closed 2021) on Montpellier Parade is being redeveloped into four units for flexible uses as retail, food and drink and/or drinking establishment on the ground floor with apartments above.
Stone Beck (Punch) at Jennyfields has re-opened with a new tenant following a six-month closure.
Refurbishment work at The Woodlands (Heineken) appears to be progressing well, the pub is expected to re-open late February.
The Castle Inn (Stonegate) is closed again, the tenants having left at Christmas after just five months.
Newton House Hotel on York Road has made an application to North Yorkshire Council for deletion of a condition in a 1989 planning consent to allow use of the dining and sitting rooms at the front of the hotel as a public bar or restaurant for the consumption of food and /or drink (ZC24/00146/DVCON). This follows acquisition of the hotel last year by Lamb and Flag Enterprises.
Lamb & Flag (Heineken, no real ale, closed 2022) on High Skellgate, is up for sale for £295k, advertised as a ‘development opportunity’. There has been no planning application for change of use in two years since its closure.
Portly Pig now opens six days a week, closed Mondays only.
South Lodge (Heineken) has closed suddenly following a drugs raid.
Other towns and villages
The Ship Inn at Aldborough (Heineken, closed February 2023) is set to re-open under new management in March. https://thestrayferret.co.uk/the-ship-inn-at-aldborough-set-to-reopen
The Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe (closed August 2023) is up for sale for £495k. The tenants recently left the property following the latest closure after a second fire at the pub in three years.
The owner of the Half Moon at Sharow (closed 2016) has been refused a Lawful Development Certificate by North Yorkshire Council (ZC23/04565/CLEUD). An earlier similar application was also refused and an earlier application for change of use to residential was refused (22/04634/FUL) though he still has an outstanding appeal to HM Planning Inspectorate (APP/U2750/X/23/3329087) as well as two Enforcement Notice Appeals (APP/U2750/C/23/3326222/3). A previous appeal to refusal of a 2022 planning application was dismissed by The Planning Inspectorate last year.
At Black Sheep, local people have reported seeing kit being brought in to Masham from other breweries that new owners, Breal Group, have bought over recent months. This follows an announcement by Breal that they are investing £1 million in expansion at the brewery, including an entirely new tank farm and state of the art brewhouse at the Wellgarth site, and the complete transformation of the capability and capacity at the Fearby Road packaging facility.
Harrogate Brewing have confirmed that they will be using their new premises at Hambleton Grove Industrial Estate in Knaresborough initially for storage, thereby freeing up space at the Hookstone site. They hope to open a taproom in Knaresborough in the summer. The brewery have reported increased sales last year, and are concentrating on local sales of their beers.
Rooster’s are to hold their Suds with Buds beer festival again at the end of June this year.
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