The North Yorkshire hotel – with its flagship restaurant run by renowned chef Shaun Rankin – breaks into Pride of Britain’s UK 50-strong luxury hotel collection.
THE striking 17th century Georgian mansion has recently undergone a four-year renovation.
Situated close to the Cathedral city of Ripon and the Yorkshire Dales, Grantley Hall has hosted royalty, celebrities, socialites and soldiers during its colourful history.
Grantham Hall houses 47 rooms and suites with pillow and robe menus and marble bathrooms. There is also a Royal Suite, set over two floors with views of the River Skell and a Presidential Suite that can be accessed from the rooftop atrium and has its own Baby Grand piano.
Its flagship restaurant Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall is a major draw. Rankin honed his skills with stints at The Mayfair Hotel, Bohemia and Omer (in Jersey and Mayfair).
Many of the dishes’ ingredients are sourced locally or at the hotel itself; seafood and organic meat is from the Yorkshire coast and local farms, and vegetables are grown in the hotel’s Kitchen Garden.
The ‘A Taste of Home’ menu (£90 pp) includes Scampi served with Seaweed and a Rhubarb, Wensleydale and Buckwheat dish. The restaurant is open for lunch on Saturdays and for dinner Tuesday-Saturday.
Other food and drink options include Bar & Restaurant EightyEight, fusing Yorkshire and Asian cuisine, plus a varied cocktail menu.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fletchers is overseen by head chef, Craig Atchinson and serves British and European cuisine. Both restaurants are open daily.
Afternoon tea (£32.50 pp) is served daily from 2-5pm at various locations around the hotel, including the Neoclassical Georgian Drawing Room.
For drinks, Norton Bar and Courtyard is an opulent oak-panelled space with an extensive list of classic cocktails, whisky and spirits as well as a British bistro-style food. For a sophisticated nightcap, Valeria’s is the hotel’s glamorous late-night Champagne bar and opens on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Grantley Hall’s Three Graces Spa includes an 18-metre marble-lined indoor swimming pool, an indoor-to-outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and snow room. The Three Graces Spa Lounge serves a light menu of nourishing juices, refreshing salads and indulgent desserts.
The hall joins an established collection of some of the finest hotels across the UK, from historic castles to boutique boltholes, each of which is dedicated to providing the finest hospitality to its guests.
The self-imposed limit of 50 members ensures that each hotel is of the finest quality and maintains the exclusivity of the group.
Grantley Hall replaced the Farncombe Estate, which left the collection in June 2019.
An overnight stay at Grantley Hall costs from £350 per room total/ £175 pp (two sharing), including full Yorkshire breakfast. To book, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 www.prideofbritainhotels.com