The White Horse and Griffin in Whitby are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Ransome to the position of General Manager.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience of managing fine dining restaurants and hotels across the North and spent some time managing the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, Southampton.
Ed Henebury, Owner of The White Horse and Griffin said:
“We’re delighted that Paul has joined the team here at the White Horse and Griffin. He has a wealth of experience and the skills to really help drive us forward at an exciting time in our development. He shares our values, standards and vision for the future.”
Paul Ransome, General Manager of The White Horse and Griffin commented:
“I’m delighted with this opportunity. My partner Tracy and I have recently moved to the area and are looking forward to playing key roles in its continued success. We very much want to build on its reputation for fine food served in a relaxed, comfortable environment and contribute to further growth of the business”.
Situated in the heart of Whitby’s old town, just a stones throw from the foot of the famous 199 Abbey Steps the White Horse & Griffin re-launched in 2013, following an extensive refurbishment programme. Built in 1681 the White Horse & Griffin was the first coaching inn from Whitby to York and London. Charles Dickens famously stayed here and the inn was also used as a meeting place for explorers Captain James Cook and William Scoresby who hired and fixed their crews from the building. Flagged floors, exposed beams and brickwork, old wooden tables and a sea of flickering candles recall the past, but the locally sourced food is both contemporary and cosmopolitan.
The Inn’s reputation for warm hospitality and relaxed, yet high quality dining has firmly placed it on the region’s culinary map and it has become a popular choice for those wishing to savour a relaxing weekend break or mid-week stay.
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