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tripadvisor logoFebruary 2020: 32 five-star reviews to date on TripAdvisor

This just in from ‘Looby’: “What a place! Superb hospitality and welcome. Try their wide range of gins. (Lindsey) has great knowledge. The food is absolutely delicious. We had the cauliflower cheese soup which is stunning. Well worth a visit but you’ll need to book at weekends as unsurprisingly they’re very busy.” For more TripAdvisor reviews, or to leave your own review, please follow this link!

Times14/02/2020 – THE TIMES “The 30 Best Places for a Perfect Pub Lunch”

“The lunch menu is full of classic and comforting dishes with a few modern twists here and there, including homemade sausage roll with crisp black-pudding bonbons, and roast free-range chicken with creamed wild mushrooms and triple-cooked chips.” To read the full article, follow this link (subscription only).

Yorkshire Living Logo03/2020 – YORKSHIRE LIVING “Much loved classics with a twist”

“The Hovingham is the opportunity we have been waiting for, for such a long time, having long believed our style and personalities are very well suited to a pub environment. We are very excited about the future here and offer something that is a little bit different to our customers.” To read the full article, please follow this link.

The Press23/11/2019 – YORK PRESS “A hearty Home from Home”

“The food was every bit the equal of what you’d get in a top York restaurant – and the setting and beaming welcome were second to none. A real winner.” To read the full article, please follow this link.

Yorkshire_Post_Logo_2014_RGB28/09/2019 – YORKSHIRE POST “Straightforward food [done] very well” 90% overall ranking

“There’s only a good handful of chefs in Yorkshire who have stood the test of time and all the changing fads and fancies yet continue to cook great food, food that people want to eat. It is an even rarer gem if the chef has their partner supporting them out front, a role key to the success of any restaurant business.” To read the complete article, please follow this link.

Gazette & Herald logo23/08/2019 – GAZETTE & HERALD “Hovingham Inn, formerly Malt Shovel opens with new look”

A pub has reopened with a new name following a major refurbishment. The Hovingham Inn, formerly known as the Malt Shovel, in Hovingham, has undergone a seven-month refurbishment and was reopened by Sir William and Lady Marie-Noelle Worsley of Hovingham Estates.” To read the complete article, please follow this link.

The staff canteen logo21/08/2019 – THE STAFF CANTEEN “How to Open Your Own Restaurant”

“Opening a restaurant is tough. Anyone who has done it will tell you that. But what happens once you’re open? How do you set your business up for the long haul? We asked industry veterans Simon Bonwick, Richard Johns, Michel Roux Jr and Sat Bains how they’ve managed to keep their restaurants open for as long as they have – and what they’ve learnt along the way.” To read the complete article, please follow this link.

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14/08/2019 – YORK PRESS “Hovingham Pub reopens after £500k makeover”

“A pub near York has reopened with a new name following a significant refurbishment. The Hovingham Inn, formerly known as the Malt Shovel, in Main Street, the Ryedale village of Hovingham has undergone a seven-month refurbishment and was reopened last month by Sir William and Lady Marie-Noelle Worsley of Hovingham Estates.” To read the complete article, please follow this link.

BigHospitality-logo05/08/2019 – BIG HOSPITALITY “Richard and Lindsey Johns open The Hovingham Inn pub”

“Restaurateurs Richard and Lindsey Johns have opened their latest gastropub project, The Hovingham Inn, in north Yorkshire.” To read the complete article, please follow this link.