Final hotel hit by English Rose fall

The Green Man Hotel, Malton. 113561. Picture by Kevin Allen
The Green Man Hotel, Malton. 113561. Picture by Kevin Allen

THE last remaining hotel in the English Rose empire has now fallen in to insolvency.

Three companies under the English Rose chain went in to administration in August.

The move saw Scarborough’s historic Royal Hotel, the Clifton Hotel, the Wrea Head Country House Hotel and the Hackness Grange Hotel all go up for sale after falling in to the hands of administrators.

Now The Green Man, in Malton, is facing uncertainty as its parent company English Rose Hotels Yorkshire Limited is on the verge of liquidation.

The company’s creditors have been invited to a meeting in Leeds on Friday to appoint liquidators to administrate the liquidation of the firm.

English Rose Hotels Yorkshire Ltd follows in the footsteps of ERH Scarborough Ltd, English Rose Hotels plc, and Wrea Head Hotel Ltd, all of which collapsed in the hands of the Turner family, which owned the chain.

MCR, the administrators for ERH Scarborough Ltd, which owned the Royal Hotel in St Nicholas Street and the Clifton Hotel in Queen’s Parade, is still seeking a buyer for both hotels.

A spokesman said: “We have received a lot of interest in the properties and are continuing talks.”

Equally administrators at PWC, appointed to act on behalf of the other two companies, are still looking to complete a deal on the sale of the Wrea Head Hotel and the Hackness Grange.