A fabulous new boutique hotel has opened in Beverley following a two-year restoration project. The Beverley Arms dates back to the 17th century and was once the Yorkshire town’s flagship coaching inn. Thwaites purchased the property two years ago and have spent more than £6 million turning the historic building into a stylish place to eat, drink and stay with striking interior design and entertaining spaces.
Now back in its rightful at the heart of the thriving East Riding market town, the property boasts 38 bedrooms, a 68-seat restaurant bathed in natural light, two private dining/meeting rooms, a modern bar and an outdoor courtyard. Says Operations Director at Thwaites, Steve Martin “The transformation has been extraordinary: from the moment you walk in through the doors you know you are somewhere special.”
Thwaites has been careful to retain as many original features as possible, including the arches made famous by Elwell in his paintings of the Beverley Arms kitchen 100 years ago. They have been restored and are now a feature hidden in a new room.
This is Thwaites’ first property in Beverley and the new team will be led by local General Manager Chantell Dickinson-Clark, who grew up and lives in the town. “It’s been a labour of love because it’s taken so long for the work to be completed but it’s important to get it right,” says Chantell. “The Beverley Arms has been part of the town for over 300 years so we want to make sure we create a boutique hotel that we can be proud of for the next 300 years.”