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Grantley Hall Ripon North Yorkshire, Opening Spring 2019

Grantley Hall Ripon North Yorkshire, Set to Open Spring 2019 with Michelin Starred Chef Partnership

Grantley Hall – Where 17th-century heritage meets 21st-century sophistication

The Grantley Hall Hotel

Located at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, near Ripon, Grantley Hall is tipped to be one of the UK’s most remarkable luxury hotel launches of 2019. The historic Grade II* listed property, complete with a lake and English-heritage listed Japanese garden, is currently undergoing extensive restoration and will open as an exceptional luxury hotel next spring.

The multimillion-pound restoration project, overseen by owners the Yorkshire-based Sykes family, will see Grantley Hall return to its former glory offering a relaxed luxury hotel and wellness retreat with 47 exquisite rooms and suites and an extensive and diverse range of dining options.

Other standout facilities will include a contemporary and well-equipped wedding and banqueting suite as well as a number of incredible private events spaces; a tranquil spa with indoor swimming pool, extensive wellness facilities and pioneering ELITE executive gym.

Owner Valeria Sykes is devoted to restoring the Grade II* listed mansion house back to its original splendour and making the most of all the wonderful produce and resources available in her native Yorkshire.

Grantley Hall’s Partnership with Michelin Starred Chef, Shaun Rankin

Grantley Hall is set to shake-up Yorkshire’s culinary scene with a Michelin-Starred Chef at the helm of the hotel’s fine dining restaurant.

Shaun Rankin Grantley Hall Restaurant Michelin Star Chef
Shaun Rankin, Michelin Starred Chef Heading up Grantley Hall Fine Dining Restaurant


Grantley Hall is delighted to announce a partnership with the highly acclaimed British chef, Shaun Rankin.  The Yorkshire-born chef, who gained his first Michelin Star in 2005, will be returning to his roots to preside over the new luxury hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall.

The elegant 38 cover restaurant will showcase what Rankin does best, local produce cooked in season with his unique signature twist. At his request, and to support his vision for locally sourced sustainable produce, the hotel is developing its own kitchen garden complete with bee hives and fruit trees within the grounds.

Set in one of the original public rooms in the Grade II* listed Hall, brimming with beautiful original features including ornate cornice work and sash windows with views over the formal gardens. The restaurant will feature bespoke handmade furniture and specially-designed crockery and glassware, carefully selected to reflect the beautiful surroundings.

A highlight will be the Chef’s Table, located in the heart of the engine room for up to six guests to enjoy; the adventurous amateur chef will be able to immerse themselves fully in the experience by helping to cook for their table. Signature dishes will include Yorkshire rhubarb crumble soufflé with rosehip and iced clotted cream.

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The highly revered chef has worked all over the world in restaurants as close to home as Darlington and as far afield as Chicago and Australia. The majority of Shaun’s career has been spent in Jersey, Channel Islands where he spent eight years at the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Hotel Longueville Manor, followed by the establishment’s sister restaurant Sumas. In 2003 he joined Bohemia restaurant as Head Chef, gaining his first Michelin star in 2005. Shaun opened his own highly-acclaimed restaurant, Ormer in 2013 in the island’s capital, St Helier which was awarded its first Michelin star four months after opening in 2014, as well as being additionally credited with three AA rosettes a few months later.

Shaun has made numerous TV appearances including 2017 Masterchef UK when Ormer Mayfair was featured as a location for the programme, with contestants being mentored by the chef.  In 2009 he also represented the southwest in the fourth series of BBC Two’s Great British Menu, as well as further appearances on ITV’s Saturday Kitchen and Channel 4’s Meet What You Eat. The chef also launched his first recipe book in 2011, ‘Shaun Rankin’s Seasoned Islands’, including over 75 recipes inspired by the Channel Islands.

Shaun Rankin honed his skills at The Mayfair Hotel in London and attended the Thames Valley University at Slough. He returned to Yorkshire in 1992, after three years in London, and took a position as chef de partie at the Black Bull Inn in Moulton.

Simon Crannage Grantley Hall Manager
Simon Crannage Grantley Hall Director of Food and Beverage


Grantley Hall have appointed Simon Crannage as Director of Food and Beverage, ahead of opening in spring 2019. Born in Leeds, Simon has over 21 years of experience, working in some of Britain’s top hotels and restaurants.

Crannage will oversee the luxury property’s collection of culinary outlets, which are set to shake-up the Yorkshire dining scene. These include an experiential Pan-Asian experience; a relaxed all-day dining restaurant; The Drawing Room, serving quintessential British afternoon tea and a spa lounge offering nutritious light meals and snacks.

Crannage joins Grantley Hall from The Bayford Group where he was Director of Excellence, overseeing the management of Bowcliffe Hall (including the private members club, events space and business park) and The Laudale Estate, a 13,000 acre private estate and exclusive rental house. Prior to this, Crannage spent ten years at neighbouring Swinton Park Hotel and Estate as Executive Chef, overseeing all the culinary requirements of the 37-bedroom luxury property, cookery school and glamping site.

The hotel’s exciting and varied dining offerings are a celebration of fine local produce combined with world-class skill, and the much-anticipated opening is set to offer many unique experiences and impeccable services in the remarkable setting of the Dales.

Find out more www.grantleyhall.co.uk

Grantley Hall, Ripon North Yorkshire HG4 3ES

Grantley Hall Exterior Image
Grantley Hall Ripon North Yorkshire Exterior



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Written by

Tara Harris


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