Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe, near Knaresborough
Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe, near Knaresborough

Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe, near Knaresborough set to re-open October 2021

A much-loved North Yorkshire pub is to open its doors again next month (October) after recovering from a devastating fire.

The family-run Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe, near Knaresborough, has been extensively renovated and refurbished after the fire ripped its heart out in November last year.

The Tiger, which has been run by Ian and Barbara Gill for the past 15 years, will re-open on Monday, 25 October 2021.

Ian Gill explained:

We were left devastated by the fire, which started in our kitchen. It was accidental and we were so grateful that no-one was hurt. The local fire brigades from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Acomb were absolutely brilliant.

As you can imagine, the last 18 months have been extremely challenging. We were already struggling with the serious effects of Covid-19 last year, when the huge fire struck. As a result we have been closed ever since.

However, we have been so heartened and encouraged the support we have received from all our regulars, who have given us the strength to carry on and to ensure that The Tiger will re-open in style.

Barbara Gill added:

As a special thank you to the brave firemen who tackled the blaze, we will be presenting a cheque for £5,000 to the Firefighter’s Charity when we reopen.

Had it not been for Covid someone would have been on the premise, when the fire started. But, on the plus side, as the pub was empty, it meant there was no danger to life.


Angus Armitage, a Coneythorpe resident and Tiger Inn regular, commented:

The Tiger Inn is the heart of the community in Coneythorpe. My family and I are really looking forward to the re-opening in October. As regulars of the pub before the fire, we have missed the delicious food and the friendly faces there.


  1. Looking forward to the reopening of the Tiger Inn which has been so much missed.
    It will be a treat to return and enjoy that wonderful atmosphere and cuisine.

    Congratulations for your support of the fire service who performed magnificently.

  2. Of all the fine eatery choices in the area, The Tiger has always shone above the rest. So looking forward to seeing you soon and enjoying our Thursday lunch again.

  3. We went back to the Tiger Inn today for a wonderful meal and were not disappointed. It really was good . The service was excellent once more. The only thing I don’t like is the method of booking. When I telephoned to book a table ,I was told I had to leave my credit/debit card details, including the security numbers from the back. I think this is totally unacceptable, if not illegal. The owners should think again about this method of booking. It is open to card abuse.

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