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Steeton Hall Hotel set to close
12:52pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
Steeton Hall Hotel will close at the end of this month.
Owner Punch Taverns confirmed this week the Station Road premises would shut on the August 31 weekend.
The nine-bedroom hotel is being marketed for sale.
Last week, it was revealed the company was reviewing the future of the site, which has had a temporary person in charge since the sudden departure of the previous tenant in April.
Neil Pickles was asked by Punch Taverns to take over at the helm when the last tenant left.
“I have four pubs – two of which are with Punch, which is why they asked me to step in,” he said.
“But I run pubs, not hotels, and I’ve chosen to come out of Steeton Hall at the end of the month.”
Mr Pickles said he took on the eight staff at the premises when he moved in, and had now offered them all alternative jobs within his businesses.
Mr Pickles added that during his time at Steeton Hall, he had honoured all wedding bookings.
Punch Taverns thanked him for keeping the hotel operating temporarily during the past four months, and said he had done “an excellent job”.
It added anyone who had booked weddings at the venue for future dates is being refunded.
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