The Black Swan at Helmsley's owners The Inn Collection add popular Whitby pub to their portfolio

Pub company The Inn Collection has added a third Yorkshire site to its portfolio.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 6:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th November 2020, 1:50 pm
Whitby Harbour

The north of England-focused operator has now purchased The Stables at Crossbutts, near Whitby.

The Inn Collection already owns The Black Swan at Helmsley and The King's Head Inn at Newton-under-Roseberry.

The purchase of the nine-bedroom pub, which is located between the North York Moors and the coast, as completed in November.

The Stables overlooks the Esk Valley and it close to both Whitby and Sandsend. It attracts trade from both locals and visitors.

The Inn Collection's business model focuses on pubs with guest accommodation and its second November deal was for its first Lancashire site, The Lindum Hotel in Lytham St Anne's. which has 88 bedrooms.

The company also has five pubs in the Lake District, seven in the north-east and is constructing a 40-bedroom hotel on the Sunderland seafront.

Despite a difficult 2020 for the pub trade, The Stables is their sixth addition of the year.

The Inn Collection Group’s managing director Sean Donkin said: “Whitby has been in our sights for a number of years and we’ve been excited by the opportunities generated by this superb site and its operators for a considerable time.

“2020 was mapped as a year of strategic growth for the group and despite the continued hurdles of Covid-19, we are on track to expand the estate as we grow our presence across the north of England in quality locations with the potential to deliver high-yielding, sustainable results.”

The Stables will continue trading in its current format and all staff will be retained.