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Seafood Pub Company to open its first Yorkshire restaurant

27 February 2017 by

The Seafood Pub Company is to open its 11th restaurant and its first in Yorkshire later this year.

The company, founded by Joycelyn Neve (pictured), has acquired the Red Lion pub in Harrogate.

The property in South Stainley, North Yorkshire, will undergo a £1.5m redevelopment, retaining its original exterior but with a new interior design, and is scheduled to open in the summer.

The freehold pub will have 260 covers, guest bedrooms and a function space. It will serve pub classics and seafood specials, using fresh produce sourced from fisherman Chris Neve, father of Joycelyn.

The Seafood Pub Company, which is backed by Penta Capital, currently has 10 sites across the Lancashire area and last year saw Joycelyn take home the Pub and Bar Award at the Cateys.

Since its inception in 2010, the company has grown significantly, now employing more than 280 people, with a turnover exceeding £11m.

Joycelyn said: "We've been looking at crossing over the border into Yorkshire for some time and, as a striking, and well located site, it was exactly the sort of property we were looking for.

"We are incredibly pleased to be able to take our award-winning food to Yorkshire and we're looking forward to becoming part of the local community, to make sure we are delivering menus and service fitting of the area and its people."

The Caterer interview: Joycelyn Neve >>

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