Serial entrepreneur Jonathan Turner has acquired The Yorke Arms - one of Yorkshire’s six Michelin starred restaurants run by highly acclaimed chef, Frances Atkins - for an undisclosed sum.
Mr Turner, CEO of The Bayford Group and owner of leading hospitality venue, Bowcliffe Hall, will spearhead a high-end refurbishment programme at the historic The Yorke Arms - the former site of an 11th century monastic cheesery.
Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), took the property to market and identified The Bayford Group as a potential buyer due to its portfolio of high-end restaurant, wedding and licensed businesses.
Alistair Greenhalgh, the director from LSH who headed up the sale, said: “Like The Bayford Group, there are a number of investors actively looking for opportunities for country house venues like The Yorke Arms, due to the increased appetite in the staycation market.
“We wish Jonathan and Frances all the very best for the future and feel sure the business will go from strength to strength.”