Best Western deal for Pennine Manor

Max Brierley and Mandy Foster at the Pennine Manor Hotel.
Max Brierley and Mandy Foster at the Pennine Manor Hotel.

The Pennine Manor Hotel, formerly the Flying Horse, on Scapegoat Hill has been taken off the market and is now a member of the Best Western group of hotels.

Having committed more than £500,000 of investment to replace the roof, all the bathrooms and updating the bedrooms, Deckers Hospitality Group have decided not to part with its Yorkshire venue.

Best Western have more than 280 hotels located throughout the UK.

Pennine Manor is currently recruiting chefs, housekeepers and front-of-house personnel and wants to improve its corporate business during the week.

General Manager Mandy Foster said: “I am overwhelmed by the decision the board have made and look forward to working with Best Western to improve our occupancy.

“Pennine Manor has a strong function-based business with more than 100 weddings and private functions per year and their Sunday Lunch is one of the most popular in the area.

“But without a busy corporate customer base throughout the week, it has been difficult to show growth.

“The capital investment and entry into Best Western shows that the board are committed to developing this business for the future, and I am over the moon.

“I’m really excited and can’t wait to show off the new bedrooms, some of which will be on show during our upcoming Wedding Fayre on September 28 where we will have some great offers for anyone considering getting married”.

Managing Director Max Brierley said: “I am so pleased Pennine Manor is to remain owned and operated by the Deckers Hospitality Group.

“The financial investment and Best Western franchise will help build on the hard work that the team have already put in to deliver a secure future for the venue.”