The Staveley Arms – Expressions of Interest

Are you an established chef, restauranteur or boutique hotel operator with the ambition to expand and the flair to impress discerning guests?

North Stainley Estate near Ripon is one of the UK’s most progressive and successful rural estates and seeks a highly experienced, entrepreneurial partner to operate The Staveley Arms, its high-performing, food-led pub with accommodation.

This rare opportunity will enable an accomplished operator to develop their own business and put their stamp on an already successful location and develop it into a renowned destination for both locals and visitors to eat, drink and stay.

Nestled in the picturesque village of North Stainley, The Staveley Arms is just four miles from Ripon and 17 miles from Harrogate, with easy access to Yorkshire’s many popular attractions. It has a reputation for serving best-in-class food and drink, and its eight immaculately presented en-suite rooms – housed inside ‘The Old Coach House’ – have earned numerous awards and 5-star reviews.

What’s more, The Staveley Arms also benefits from several large internal and external spaces, making it the perfect venue for weddings, celebrations and events.

North Stainley Estate has exciting plans to expand The Staveley Arms proposition with the introduction of a small village farm shop and daytime café that will drive footfall throughout the year and support the needs of the local village.

A single operator is sought to manage the entire proposition but there is flexibility to consider appointing multiple specialists who will collaborate in the successful running of the pub restaurant, accommodation and proposed shop/café.

For further details of this extraordinary business opportunity, please get in touch with Paul Smith, Director at Montfort Consultants at

Posted on May 15th, 2023