Global Excellence Awards 2018

Page 22 LUX 2018 Global Excellence Awards Based in the heart of Towton, the Rockingham Arms is a traditional gastro-pub offering a combination of exceptional meals and a friendly welcome. Russell discusses the hostelry’s priorities and why it always puts its guests’ needs first. “First and foremost, at the Rockingham Arms we are a traditional village pub, and as we are the only ‘public,’ building in a hamlet of just 100 houses the needs of our local community must be met. However, we are also a destination restaurant with an award-winning Master Chef, Gordon Clark and a talented team in the kitchen so the food we offer is to a standard above what is expected from a public house. “Preserving history and showcasing it to visitors is also key to our focus, and we are incredibly proud of the prestige that our site offers. Our building is sited on one of the great medieval battlefields of Europe which has not changed since 1461 so we cater for walkers, their dogs, historical societies and their interests. The Battle of Towton was the greatest of the Wars of the Roses and we are proud of our heritage.” Looking to the future, Russell has ambitious plans to enhance the Rockingham Arm’s already impressive service offering, as he is excited to conclude. “Moving forward, in 2019 we aim to increase our activity as a small-scale venue for With an historic setting, a selection of delicious ales and dishes as well as exceptional hospitality, the Rockingham Arms has a long-standing reputation for excellence among both visitors and locals alike. We invited Russell Dever to tell us more about the establishment and how it has become a beacon for those seeking a warm welcome in North Yorkshire. The Rockingham Arms: Best Country Pub 2018 - North Yorkshire weddings. We are presently renovating our first floor and introducing luxury air B&B facilities and will be looking at adding additional letting space in 2020. “Ultimately, our goal for 2019 is to take our restaurant up to a two-rosette standard and to become the country inn of choice in our region. These aims, alongside the developments we already have planned, will keep us busy over the year ahead and ensure that our guests continue to receive the incredible level of hospitality and service that they have come to expect from us here at the Rockingham Arms.” Company: The Rockingham Arms Name: Russell Neale Anthony Dever Address: Main Street, Towton, North Yorkshire. LS24 9PB Telephone Number: 07963806872 Web Address: