White Rose Award

The Carpenters Arms Shortlisted for White Rose Award

We are thrilled to hear that we have been selected as a finalist for this year’s White Rose Awards in the category ‘Inns & Restaurant Rooms’. Hard work and dedication pays off! Well done to all the other finalists, the winner will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday 12th November. The Awards recognise the very best of this county’s thriving tourism industry including pubs and restaurants, food and drink, hotels and caravan sites, visitor attractions, cultural events and customer service.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“The White Rose Awards are the largest and most prestigious in the UK’s hospitality and tourism industry and we have some really exciting finalists this year from both new and established businesses. The awards are a brilliant opportunity to shine the spotlight on the fantastic experiences to be had in Yorkshire. As well as the coveted gongs expect a night of first class entertainment – an event not to be missed!”

Professor Colin Mellor, Chair of the White Rose Award Judges
, said:

“Winning a White Rose Award is a real accolade for Yorkshire’s tourism businesses and the task of shortlisting has been harder than ever. The standard of entries has been exceptional which is evidenced by the strength of the shortlists. It is testimony to the remarkable range and quality of the region’s tourism offer. With such tough competition, and a record 170 entries, selecting the winners this year is going to be extremely difficult.”

Thank you to everyone for all your continued support.

Warrendale Wagyu

Warrendale Wagyu

At Provenance Inns, we aim to provide our guests with the finest locally sourced produce.
That is why we have collaborated with Warrendale Wagyu to make our Black and Blue Yorkshire Wagyu Burger,
Harrogate Blue, Skinny Fries, Black Sheep Beer Battered Onion Rings, Yorkshire Relish & Pickles.

Warrendale Wagyu from York was established in 2017 and is one of
the largest wagyu herds in the UK, consisting of both full blood and cross bred
wagyu beef. Wagyu beef is a softer, more flavoursome meat and contains a higher
percentage of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, making it a healthier product as well.

Come down whilst stocks last!

2018 Friendship Lunches

18/19 Friendship Lunches

2018 dates announced

We have seen people from surrounding towns and villages bringing friends and local people to the community to these special get-togethers, everyone is very welcome! We will offer good company, good food and the chance to meet new friends or catch up with old ones.





From 12pm noon

2 courses for £11.95, 3 courses for £13.95 per person

Please contact the relevant site to book your place and for more information.

The Crown & Cushion, Welburn, Malton
01653 618777

The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk
01845 537369

The Black Bull Inn, Moulton, Richmond
01325 377556

The Punch Bowl Inn, Marton cum Grafton, Harrogate
01423 322519

The Oak Tree Inn, Helperby, Boroughbridge
01423 789189

The Harrogate Hospitality Awards

The Harrogate Hospitality Awards

Harrogate’s hospitality heroes were rewarded for their excellence and commitment on the 4th June during a gala dinner with a theme celebrating the best the town has to offer at Harrogate’s Royal Hall.

The Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards aim to promote the town’s hospitality offering through celebrating and rewarding those individuals who show the highest levels of commitment and strive towards excellence on the town’s behalf.

Provenance Inns would like to congratulate Laura Fell, The West Park Hotel, who won the award for Outstanding Customer Service which was sponsored by Slingsby gin. This award was thoroughly deserved. Well done Laura!

Best Pub

Punch Bowl Inn named as best pub in North Yorkshire

We are pleased to announce the Punch Bowl Inn has been named as the Best pub in North Yorkshire with the National Pub & Bar awards 2018.

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Employee of the month

Employee of the month

Congratulations to Avram Dragos (Dee) who is Provenance’s Employee of the Month for December 2017.

Dee has worked at Provenance’s first hotel West Park, since it’s opening in 2014 and his dedication, excellent customer service and enthusiasm has never wavered.  In recent weeks, over the course of a busy and at times difficult period for the business, Dee has been a constant support – never losing his positive attitude.

He has worked extra hours and has taken on the challenge of the bar during our busiest trading period – learning how to manage the stock and deal with suppliers as well as assisting in managing rotas and wages.

His customer service has always been exceptional but in recent weeks, feedback we have received has been second to none.  Many of our guests mention him in their feedback and most recently, one of our partnership companies, Harrogate International Festivals, has specifically mentioned his dedication, personality and fantastic customer service during their recent dinner and drinks, when they were entertaining their sponsors.

Dee is showing how much of a team player he is an is increasingly showing a maturity in guiding more junior members of staff.

A huge well done to Dee and everyone who was nominated.

  • Sami Foster – Cleveland Tontine
  • Ian Baty – Punch Bowl
  • Tommy Hunter – Carpenters Arms
  • Michael Lowcock – Oak Tree
  • Nasser Cherfi (DJ) – Black Bull

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Vote for Yorkshire's Favourite Pub

Vote for Yorkshire’s favourite pub

Yorkshire is famous for many things, not least its scenery, warm welcome, great food and good pubs.

Now, Welcome to Yorkshire, in association with the Yorkshire Post, is giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Yorkshire pub.

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Black Friday comes early for Harrogate's West Park

Black Friday comes early for Harrogate’s West Park

Following the success of last year’s late-night shopping evening on Harrogate’s West Park, businesses have joined forces again to bring Black Friday comes early to the area.

Twelve businesses have collaborated to line up a host of offers to attract shoppers to the south side of the town centre, including discounts, a raffle and even sausage-making, on Thursday 23rd November.

The initiative has been put together by the West Park Hotel, with 11 other participating businesses on West Park, to take place on the eve of Black Friday, the sales day which kicks off the USA Christmas shopping rush and has now become a tradition in the UK.

West Park Hotel Manager Nathan George said: “We put together our own late-night shopping event for the area last year because we were all conscious that some shoppers head straight for the town centre and may miss out what we have to offer and it proved really popular so we were delighted when the other businesses in the district agreed to take part again.”

Offers on the night range from discounts of up to 20% off, vouchers in return for spending a set amount, goody bags, tastings and demonstrations.

The West Park itself is offering a 20% discount on food and a free glass of fizz when dining and other businesses taking part are Boho Chic, Cook, Cotswold, Georgie’s, Lynx, Moda In Pelle, OKA, Orvis, Specializer, Weetons and Whites.

Herriot Awards

Herriot Awards

We are proud to announce that both the Black Bull Inn and The Carpenters Arms are finalists in the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2017.

Now in its sixth year, The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards will be announcing the winners of this prestigious and highly recognised awards. Celebrating the finest food & drink industry heroes from across Richmondshire and Hambelton, North Yorkshire.

The Black Bull has been shortlisted for Restaurant of the Year.

The Carpenters Arms has been shortlisted for Pub Food of the Year.

The awards will be held on Friday December 1st.

Good luck to all of the finalists.

New Managing Director appointed

New Managing Director appointed

We are pleased to welcome our new Managing Director Rupert Farquharson.

Provenance Inns has appointed a new managing director as the seven-strong gastropub and hotel operator gears up for the next phase of its growth.

Rupert Farquharson

Rupert Farquharson was most recently managing director of Norfolk brewer Woodforde’s, and in a 25-year career has also held roles with Adnams, where he was retail director, as well as with Bass Brewers, Diageo and the Wine Society.

Chris Blundell, chairman and co-founder of North Yorkshire-based Provenance Inns, said Farquharson’s experience would be “invaluable” in “maintaining the impeccably high service and quality standards that mark out our existing pubs and hotels” in the competitive hospitality market, as well as “ensuring that we are ready to make the most of new opportunities”.

Farquharson added: “Provenance Inns has established a strong reputation as a leading hospitality operator, both across our trading area and nationally, and the opportunity to be part of this hugely professional team, both at senior level and in each of the pubs and hotels, is wonderful.

“In a market where consumers have more choice than ever, and the economic outlook is likely to challenge us, I’ve had to hit the ground running. However, I’m confident that we will continue to take Provenance Inns from strength to strength.”

Provenance Inns was founded in 2010 by Blundell, a former director of supermarket group Morrisons, and Michael Ibbotson, who stepped down as managing director earlier this year. The company currently has 275 employees and a turnover of about £10m.

The seven businesses in the Provenance Inns portfolio are: The Black Bull Inn, Moulton; the Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk; the Crown & Cushion, Welburn; the Oak Tree, Helperby; the Punch Bowl, Marton cum Grafton; the West Park Hotel, Harrogate; and the most recent addition, the Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, acquired in 2016.