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Vennell’s Restaurant up for sale after 17 years

The sale presents an ‘exciting opportunity’ for an accomplished and ‘enthusiastic’ chef to take on an ideally located and well-established business in the North Yorkshire region

Jon and Laura Vennell have put their fine dining restaurant on the market after 17 years of ownership.

It revealed the couple opened the restaurant in 2005 and established an “enviable reputation” throughout the region, which featured in the Michelin Guide, AA and Good food guide for 14 consecutive years.

The restaurant is set in a large, Grade II listed Georgian property off Masham’s town square, and has undergone an extensive refurbishment in recent months. 

According to the restaurant, the sale presents an “exciting opportunity” for an accomplished and “enthusiastic” chef to take on an ideally located and well-established business in the North Yorkshire region. 

The business will sell with or without its name, depending on the purchaser’s wishes, so there is scope to introduce a different style of cuisine.

The owners said: “Now in our 17th year as guardians of this amazing building, it is time to pursue our next adventure.”

David Cash, associate director in Christie and Co’s hospitality team who is handling the sale, added: “Vennell’s presents an opportunity for an experienced chef to live and work in an immaculately presented property, which has seen a great deal of investment recently. 

“Not only that, but they stand to benefit massively from the reputation that Jon and Laura have built over the past 16 years. Vennell’s is known far and wide as a quality eatery and presents massive potential.”

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