Begbies Traynor Group

Historic Monk Fryston Hall Hotel placed into administration

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Date Published: 27/09/2022

On 16 September 2022 Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor were appointed as joint administrators of Monk Fryston Hall Hotel Ltd.

Located in the Vale of York, between Leeds and Selby, the Grade II listed country house hotel dates back to the 12th century. Set in extensive parkland, it has function rooms, a restaurant and 29 en-suite bedrooms, and was a popular wedding venue.

Having traded successfully for many years, the hotel was forced to close during the Covid pandemic and faced challenges that prevented it from re-opening. Despite interest from a number of parties, a sale has not been concluded and the directors have now appointed Begbies Traynor to place it into administration in order to protect the business while a purchaser is sought.

Monk Fryston Hall Hotel, which includes 29 acres of land with ornate gardens, lakes and mature parkland, is being marketed by Eddisons.

The hotel is currently not trading and around 10 staff who were laid off following the Covid outbreak have now been made redundant.

Julian Pitts, joint administrator and regional managing partner at Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, said: “Monk Fryston Hall Hotel is a magnificent historic building set in acres of beautiful parkland and has been successfully trading as a hotel and wedding venue since the 1950s. Unfortunately, like many businesses in the hospitality sector, the disruption of the pandemic proved to be too great a burden for it to bear.

 “We are currently working closely with Eddisons to market the business in order to provide the best return for creditors as well as enabling it to continue to trade and provide jobs for local people.”

For further information about the sale of Monk Fryston Hall Hotel, please contact Eddisons on 0113 209 1064.

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Following graduation from the University of Hull, Julian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Leeds. In 1989  he was the joint founder of Wilson Pitts, a specialist independent practice dealing with all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery work.  Subsequently in 2006, the Wilson Pitts practice was acquired by Begbies Traynor where Julian is now the Regional Managing Partner for the North-East region.

Julian has significant experience in advising SMEs and their stakeholders, seeking innovative solutions to financial challenges.

With family roots in Devon, Julian has been a life-long supporter of Plymouth Argyle and he also spends time rallying a Mk1 Lotus Cortina as well as trying to reduce his golf handicap.

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