Brunning and Price are to come to Harrogate at The Nelson Inn, Skipton Rd, Harrogate.
The Inn was built around 1776 and remained as a private house until early in the 19th century. For much of its early years the pub used to be more or less a farm with a sack over the door where locals came in for a drink. It received its name ‘when Nelson‘s great victory at Trafalgar thrilled the whole country’ sometime around 1805 and it has remained all that time, except for a short spell of being Chez La Vie in 2019.
They plan to spend the next few months refurbishing and restoring the building in order to open as early as possible in October 2022.
Brunning and Price also own the Highwayman in Kirkby Lonsdale, the Bull at Broughton and the Aspinall Arms in Mitton.
Each pub is very much individual, but all hold the same ideals of what they say makes a ‘proper pub’.
Mary Willcock, Manager Director for Brunning and Price said:
You’ll find us traditional in style, with wooden floors, bookcases, open fires, trusty old furniture and lots of rugs and plants. We love to restore old buildings, learning about the character they have within them.
Being foodies, our menu, which will be published on our website each morning, will be something of an eclectic mix, striking a balance of hearty pub classics, complemented by more exotic influences from around the world.
It changes regularly and reflects the seasons but there’s always a mix of traditional British dishes alongside something a little different.
We think simple things done well are often the best and we want to create a friendly atmosphere in attractive surroundings where locals, regulars and new customers can meet, eat, drink and relax. That for us, is what being a good pub in the heart of its community is all about.