The Stables, a new restaurant attached to the beautiful Pinchinthorpe Hall near Guisborough, has finally been given the green light to open on Wednesday, May 19.
Offering both indoor and al fresco dining, the 75-seat restaurant is currently taking bookings for lunch between 12 and 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm, allowing up to six people (from any households) or a table of two households of any size, the chance to enjoy first class locally sourced cuisine in a Covid-safe environment.
The launch of The Stables is the culmination of months of hard work by owner Simon Fletcher who will deliver not only a top-class eatery, but an events and wedding venue at the hall, together with a boutique hotel in the coming weeks.
Simon, who also owns Middlesbrough’s Baker Street Kitchen, fell in love with Pinchinthorpe Hall during the first lockdown and saw in it the potential for greatness.
More than a year on, the opening date of both the hall and The Stables restaurant has had to be pushed back more than once due to pandemic restrictions, but now at last it’s full steam ahead.
“It’s really exciting to finally be opening the restaurant after so many false alarms,” said Simon. “We can’t wait to welcome our first diners.”
“The Stables has a great head chef in Chris Garcia, previously of Middleton Lodge, Lartington Hall and Seaham Hall, and a great general manger in Joe, who I worked with at Cena and who was manager at the Devonport.”
From June 21, with all social restrictions expected to lift, guests will also be able to utilise the hall for weddings, corporate events and private parties of up to 80 seated and 100 for a buffet. There’s also the option of romantic, private dining in one of the hall’s atmospheric rooms.
“We are praying that all goes well and after June 21 we can really spread our wings,” said Simon.
“At the moment, Pinchinthorpe Hall can host weddings with up to 30 guests, and we can offer show-rounds, but we are really optimistic that as the weeks go by we will be able to welcome bigger parties.”
Indeed, Pinchinthorpe’s diary is already beginning to fill up with wedding couples who have fallen in love with the historic building and its stunning surroundings.
“We have quite a few weddings booked in and some that we’ve already hosted which, though small, have been fantastic,” said Simon.
An added attraction for couples is the option of booking four gorgeous, newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms, with a further six available later in the year.
“It’s certainly been a labour of love to bring Pinchinthorpe Hall back to life,” smiled Simon.
“What I’d really love is for the venue to be the place that people come for all their needs – weddings, dining, corporate events, christening parties, wakes.
“We have the space and the vision and the determination to make this a venue to remember.”
For more information about the Hall or to reserve a table at The Stables restaurant, visit www.pinchinthorpehall.com