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Lucy and Kallum, two of the bar staff at the Milburn Arms, pulling some of the first pints during the official reopening of the Milburn Arms on Tuesday evening, 15 April 2014.
The Milburn, now under the management of Carolyn and Duncan Bavister of Danby Castle, will be open for full bar service from 10.00am to 11.00pm and restaurant service from 12.00am to 9.30pm from Wednesday 16 April. Good Luck to all at the Milburn Arms!
The Milburn Arms at Rosedale Abbey to Reopen as a Country House Hotel
The team behind award-winning wedding venue, Danby Castle, are thrilled to announce they will be reopening the once-thriving Milburn Arms Hotel at Rosedale Abbey, Pickering.
Danby Castle Ltd is overseeing the renovation of the building and will be reopening The Milburn Arms as a Country House Hotel, Bar and Restaurant by Easter 2014.
The Hotel closed in 2008 during the recession and fall in tourist trade. Since then a body of local people have actively strived to encourage new tenants into the property, wishing for this once-popular local haunt, to be reopened and restored back to its former glory.
There are many plans in place for the new venture, firstly getting the Gamers Bar, the Priory Restaurant and 11 double bedrooms and 1 family room reopened again in the first phase of the redevelopment
Carolyn Bavister, Director of Danby Castle Ltd, is excited about the new challenges ahead;
“The 2013 season at Danby Castle has been a huge success. We had been looking for another suitable venue, and as we don’t have any accommodation on site at the Castle, naturally the next progression would be to find another venue which meant we could offer this. We wanted to ensure that we would find somewhere located close to Danby and have the ability to offer a totally different style of wedding. The Milburn Arms Hotel allows us to offer a more traditional option in terms of the location and surroundings, whilst allowing us to offer accommodation and restaurant facilities for locals and tourists”
Danby Castle Ltd have a wealth of event management experience and plans are afoot to offer local live music evenings, a ‘Real Ale and Jazz Festival’ and a classic car rally to involve the whole community.
Carolyn is confident that with the help of their strong local team, the Milburn Arms can return to its former glory.
“We are aware that in the current economic climate, you read about businesses closing down and struggling, but we are confident that drawing on our experiences in running such a successful wedding business and applying the same model and strengths, that we have what it takes to breathe new life into The Milburn Arms. We want to offer the people of Rosedale and the surrounding area, a unique dining and pub experience and to get that community spirit back. “
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