Village pub reopens under new owners
Oct 20, 2023
Photo of North Stainley pub The Staveley Arms, which has reopened under new management.

A 16thcentury country pub near Ripon reopens today after seven months of closure for refurbishment.

The Staveley Arms in North Stainley has been relaunched with new proprietors. They are general manager Oliver Renton, alongside Steve Mortimer and Fay Howell, who also run The Turkey Inn near Keighley.

Photo of Steve Mortimer and Fay Howell, the new proprietors of The Staveley Arms at North Stainley.

Steve Mortimer and Fay Howell.

Steve said:

“When The Staveley Arms opportunity was presented to us, we leapt at the chance. It’s been wonderful working alongside James Staveley and the whole North Stainley team to get the pub open again. They’ve been involved in the whole process and, like us, are keen to bring the pub back to life and back to being the heart of the village. It was great to see the excitement around the re-opening at the recent North Stainley Together community meeting too.

“We plan to use produce from the estate and are keen to source local produce for our menu where possible. We’ve kept all the traditional Staveley Arms features, as well as adding some fresh ideas too. We’ve all invested a lot into renovating and redecorating the pub to create a cosy environment that we hope customers from near and far will enjoy. We have some big plans to expand the offering too, so there will always be something going on.”

The Staveley Arms also has eight en-suite rooms housed inside The Old Coach House, which have remained open throughout the pub’s closure.

General manager Oliver Renton said:

“The Staveley Arms has so much to offer. I’ve worked in the industry for over 20 years and The Staveley Arms has it all. Internally and externally it’s an amazing venue offering so much space and opportunity – the beer garden alone can accommodate 80 customers.

“It’s a traditional country pub, the fires will be roaring, walkers and dogs will be welcome all year round, and there will always be a good choice of Yorkshire ales available, plus of course our own Staveley Arms ales.”

Photo of the beer garden of The Staveley Arms at North Stainley.

The beer garden of The Staveley Arms at North Stainley.

The kitchen will be led by chef Loc Bui, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

The Staveley Arms will host a quiz night on Wednesdays and a real ale club on Thursdays, when all house and guest cask ales will be sold at £3.50 a pint.

The pub is taking bookings for its Christmas menu, and there is also a wreath-making class with a glass of fizz and a mince pie planned for Monday, December 11.

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