A look at Inn Collection’s reopened Harrogate site

By Gary Lloyd

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High class: the renovated Harrogate Inn from The Inn Collection Group
High class: the renovated Harrogate Inn from The Inn Collection Group

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Newcastle-based pubs with rooms operator The Inn Collection Group has reopened the St George Hotel after a refurbishment under the new name of the Harrogate Inn. Here, we give you a look around the renovated site.

Taking place over the past five months, extensive work on the North Yorkshire site at the town’s Parliament Hill has included the building of six ground-floor guest rooms.

Barking George, which is the name of the on-site pub, has been described as “a stylish venue with a commanding position that will be open all day, every day offering delicious food and delectable drinks”.

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‘Opulent’ furnishings

Named in recognition of both the site’s former moniker and the links between Harrogate and King George III, Barking George has “opulent” furnishings throughout with the look and feel of a traditional pub.

This includes a restored stained-glass dome in the main bar area. The refurbishment also incorporates two new outdoor patio areas.

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For guests planning a stay at the venue, the existing 90 bedrooms have been supplemented by the six new suites on that run along the Ripon Road side of the property. The group said: “These luxurious rooms provide sumptuous spaces in which to relax and unwind in privacy.”

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Superb-quality venue

Hailing the renovation, which took place over just 152 days, The Inn Collection Group’s property director Louise Stewart said: “We’re delighted to have the Harrogate Inn back and welcoming guests after what has been a rapid refurbishment that has delivered a superb-quality venue.

“The works have been extensive with a total refurbishment of the old function rooms and reception area of the old St George Hotel, the creation of the new grand entrance and remedial works to the building’s roof.

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“It has delivered a venue that has been warmly received by those we have shown around prior to reopening and I hope the inn is going to delight guests going forward.”

The St George Hotel was added to The Inn Collection Group portfolio in 2022.

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