As part of our continued expansion, we have completed the acquisition of The Red Lion pub in Harrogate.

As part of the deal, the property, based in South Stainley, North Yorkshire, is set to undergo a £1.5 million development programme and will reopen under a new name in the summer.

Acquired on a freehold basis, the property will relaunch as a pub, restaurant and function space with 260 covers and modern guest bedrooms.

Situated on a 1.8 acre site, it will maintain its original exterior whilst taking on our signature interior design features.

It will serve our award-winning menu of pub classics and seafood specials, using fresh produce sourced from legendary fisherman Chris Neve, father of Seafood Pub Company founder Joycelyn Neve.

Andrew McLean, executive chairman of the Seafood Pub Company, said: “We’ve been looking at a number of sites in the area for some time and, as a striking, and well-located site, it was exactly the sort of property we were looking for.”

Joycelyn Neve, Seafood Pub Company managing director, added: “We are incredibly pleased to be able to take our award-winning food to Harrogate 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.”