It’s been five years since the last case was closed at Northallerton’s Police Station. Now cases of a very different kind are being unpacked, as the doors to The Northallerton Inn have opened following a multi-million pound redevelopment by owners, The Inn Collection Group.
The pub with rooms on Northallerton’s High Street was officially opened by John Proud, retired inspector of Northallerton Police Station, who was in charge there between 1995 and 2003. Onlookers cheered as John cut through a police tape and The Northallerton Inn was opened as North Yorkshire’s newest place to eat, drink, sleep and explore from.
John said: “The transformation is amazing. The décor is very tasteful and I guarantee the bedrooms – in particular, the cell bedrooms - will be far more comfortable than the accommodation we had to offer. One thing that does remain the same is the view from my old office window.
Instead of being behind them, customers can now order their favourite drinks and meals at the bar which is open daily with food served from 7.30am until 9.00pm.
General manager of The Northallerton Inn Jules Gibson said: “I am so proud to see our doors finally open. Seeing people’s reactions when they walked in has been amazing. The inn is everything we planned it to be – a lovely, laid-back place where people can pop in for a drink or good food in a home-from-home environment.
“We have an outstanding team of staff who are as excited as I am to be open for business and being part of the fabric in Northallerton.”
The Northallerton Inn on 72 High Street, Northallerton is open daily, with food served from 7.30am until 9.00pm.