Nelson Inn harrogate

Meet the New Manager of the Nelson Inn, Harrogate

22 September 2022

The Nelson Inn, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG3 2BU

Brunning and Price are thrilled with how their refurbishment of the Nelson Inn, on the outskirts of Harrogate, is going. They plan to open their doors to the public at 5pm on Wednesday 16th November.

The pub is situated on Skipton Road, overlooking beautiful farm land. The Nelson was built around 1776 and remained as a private house until early in the 19th century when it evolved into a very simple Inn. It received its name in around 1805, being named, like many others at the time, after Nelsons great victory.

When it reopens there will be an outside terrace to the front and lawns to the rear of the pub filled with tables to dine upon or drink in the North Yorkshire sunshine! There will also be a classic tractor for children to play upon. Inside the pub the bar will sit at the heart of all things, housing six local ales alongside all the usual suspects.

With the building works on the pub well underway, they now turn their attention to building a great team to run it. At the helm will be Sam Aston. Sam has worked in the hospitality industry all of her working life, most latterly as an Area Manager on the Isle of Wight and before that at the Gravesberie Inn on the Wirral for many years. The Nelson Inn sees a chance for Sam to return back to the mainland to be closer to friends and family and she brings with her fiancé Shaun and their beautiful 6-year-old Bouvier des Flanders, Bear.

Joining Sam in the management team will be Stuart Russell as Head Chef. Stu is no stranger to Brunning and Price as he currently works at the Grosvenor Arms near Chester. The menus will be decided in house by the team and published to the website each morning so you can whet your appetite before you even arrive. The menus will have a spine of freshly prepared, classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. A children’s menu and a Gluten Free menu accredited by Coeliac UK will also run alongside the Daily Menu.

Robert and Francesca with be joining the team as Junior Deputy Managers, both local to Harrogate and full of experience, Robert from Bettys Tea Room and Francesca having worked in several restaurants in town. They are looking for a Bar Manager to complete the Management Team and then a whole host of others to make up a 40 strong group of people, from maintenance people to chefs and kitchen assistants and front of house bar people and waiting crew. So if you’d like to find out more, visit the website and get in touch. You can also pop down to one of their recruitment open days at Killinghall Village Hall on Thursday 13th October (11am – 7pm) and Friday 14th October (8:30am – 3pm) or Thursday 20th October (11am – 4pm).

Dogs will be welcomed in the bar area and monthly pub dog walks will be advertised once Sam has her feet under the table / behind the bar, as well as Meet the Brewer and Meet the Distiller tasting nights and evenings to celebrate local produce and calendar events. If you are looking to bring along a group, there is a private dining room available for larger parties of up to 14 and plenty of room for diners and drinkers around a mixture of rooms that incorporate cosy booths and tables with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

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