Craven Heifer at Addingham celebrates ‘Magnificent Seven’

Craven Herald: Craig Minto, who runs the Craven Heifer Craig Minto, who runs the Craven Heifer

A unique tribute to seven of the greatest Yorkshiremen and women has been created at an Addingham inn.

The Craven Heifer, on Main Street, has dedicated seven of its bedrooms to famous names from the region – ranging from cricket legend Fred Trueman, who lived near Gargrave, to 19th century writer Emily Brontë.

Each of the rooms has been redecorated around the theme of one of Yorkshire’s ‘Magnificent Seven’.

Craig Minto, who took over the Craven Heifer earlier this year, says the business wanted to honour the Yorkshire icons.

The other five rooms are dedicated to Captain James Cook, artists Henry Moore and David Hockney, aviator Amy Johnson and actress Dame Judi Dench.

The widow of Fred Trueman, Veronica Trueman, has been sent a picture of the room and is said to be keen to see it herself.

The rooms were designed by Mr Minto’s partner, Jay Patel, a former dancer with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Mr Minto, 31, said: “They are a tribute to famous Yorkshire-born icons and we wanted to go that extra mile to honour our ‘magnificent seven’ with personalised fixtures, fittings and furnishings.

“They are unique and, we feel, a valuable addition to accommodation facilities in Wharfedale and the wider Yorkshire region in general. We hope they will attract visitors from both at home and abroad, which will have a beneficial spin-off on the local tourism economy, as well as corporate guests.”

Mr Minto also runs The Fleece in Addingham.

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