The 300-year-old Beverley Arms hotel will reopen on Monday following a £6m, two-year restoration project.
Today it boasts 38 bedrooms, a 68-seat restaurant, two private dining and meeting rooms, a bar and an outdoor courtyard.
Many original features have been retained, including the arches made famous by Frederick Elwell in his paintings of the Beverley Arms kitchen 100 years ago, which today hang in London's Tate gallery.
General manager Chantell Dickinson-Clark, who grew up in the town, said: "There's so much love for the Beverley Arms - we have been overwhelmed by the interest and messages of support. Every day we have lots of excited people asking how things are going, wanting to know when we are opening and to see what's happening inside.
"It's taken so long for the work to be completed but it's important to get it right - the Beverley Arms has been part of the town for over 300 years, so we want to make sure we create a boutique hotel that we can be proud of for the next 300 years."
Steve Martin, operations director at Thwaites, added: "The transformation has been extraordinary - from the moment you walk in through the doors you know you are somewhere special. Every time I go in, I spot new things in the design; it's really stunning and well thought through."
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