This iconic hotel has been crowned one of the top UK 10 of 2018

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 Jan 2019

An iconic Beverley venue has been named one of the top 10 British hotels of 2018.

The Beverley Arms has earned the accolade from The Times, in the national newspaper’s “top ten British hotels of the year” list.

The top 10 venues from across Britain are described as “Cool hotels of 2018”.

It follows a £6.5m revamp of The Beverley Arms by new owners, Lancashire-based brewer and hotelier Thwaites, which restored and reopened the 17th century coaching inn last summer.

The Times says The Beverley Arms has been a focal point in the town for three centuries, with highwayman Dick Turpin reputedly staying there in 1738.

It says of the multi-million pound restoration: “The result is a stylish, bustling hotel worthy of this handsome market town.

The stylish bar inside The Beverley Arms (Image: Jerome Ellerby)

“The bar leads to the light-filled restaurant, which serves imaginative pub-style dishes – steaks, pies, burgers, sharing plates and salads.

“The 38 rooms are in muted shades with plenty of autumnal plaid.”

Chantell Dickinson, general manager at the landmark Georgian property in North Bar Within, is delighted with the national recognition for the hotel so soon after its reopening. She says: “This is a fantastic achievement – we have been open for such a short period of time and we have a brand new team.

“I’m really proud that The Times thought we were among the best in the country.

General manager of The Beverley Arms, Chantell Dickinson (Image: Katie Pugh)

“It’s a great way to start the new year.

“I’m so pleased that we have been able to put Beverley in the spotlight in this way and I hope it encourages even more people to visit our town.”

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The Times' top 10 British hotels, listed in the newspaper's Travel section, also included:

  • The Fish (Broad,way, the Cotswolds)
  • Heckfield Place (Hampshire)
  • Brownber Hall (Yorkshire Dales)
  • University Arms (Cambridge)
  • Mount Haven Hotel (Marazion, Cornwalll)
  • Craigellachie Hotel (Speyside)
  • The Old Quay House (Fowey, Cornwall)
  • Redchurch Townhouse (London)
  • The Grove (Narberth, Pembrokeshire)

The Beverley Arms, which overlooks historic St Mary's Church, was acquired by Thwaites after the hotel shut in February 2016. The revamp included demolishing an ugly 1960s tower block at the rear to make way for new bedroom accommodation.

More than 70 jobs were created with the eagerly-anticipated reopening of the hotel last August.

Described as a “boutique” hotel, it is expected to deliver a turnover in the region of £3m.

B&B doubles cost from £95 per night at the hotel.

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