January 10, 2013
Whether on foot or by two wheels, a new cycle trail connecting countryside to coast is the best way to explore the hills and heritage of the North Yorks Moors.
Chapter’s recently hosted journalist Tom Hawker whilst he undertook a tour of our local beauty spots. Mr Hawker completed the very popular Roseberry Topping Walk, which is less than 10 minutes away in the car, an area made famous by Captain Cook. Mr Hawker stayed at Chapters on the first leg of his tour and enjoyed the delightful culinary skills of Victoria Vassallo, the Head Chef, then set off in the morning to continue his walk – read the full article by viewing the Great British Escape PDF
October 19, 2011
Victor & Victoria back at Chapters Hotel and Restaurant…
Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, during September this year, has seen the return of one of their most popular couples. Victor and Victoria Vassallo originally worked at Chapters from March 2005 for four and -a-half years, before deciding to have a change and move to Harrogate.
The couple were originally persuaded to move from Malta by Steven Bell,the current owner of Chapters. After sampling the food and ambience of Victor’s Malta establishment, which had been voted one of the best restaurants in Malta by British Airways Flight magazine, Steven realised this Maltese restaurateur and his talented wife (who trained in Malta under two Michelin-star chefs) were the ideal team to revitalise Chapters.
July 6, 2011
Having sold Bells Stores to Sainsbury and bought local Chapters Hotel in Stokesley, Steven has applied the same principal of investing in staff training and development to enhance the customer experience and retain a local, educated and enthusiastic team. It is this forward thinking which led Chapters to become one of only 3 places in the North East to be allowed to run Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses.
Steven himself even gained a qualification in wine to help him better understand the challenges faced by his team and how best to over deliver versus customer expectations.
May 24, 2011
The Bichot family history in Burgundy stretches back as far a 1350. Their iconic symbol of a deer will be familiar to fine wine lovers around the world. It wasn’t until the 19th Century when the family began to both act as negociants and to produce wine. In 1831 Bernard Bichot began a wine brokerage in Monthèlie, not far from Beaune. Wine production began shortly after, with their first shipment to the UK, Belgium and Switzerland arriving in 1840. The family heritage has been passed down from father to son until the present day. Since 1996 Albert Bichot has represented the 6th generation to run the house. They now own 100ha (245 acres) of vineyards across the most famous Crus of Burgundy.
For Albert Bichot, Wine is a singular product: a symbol of culture, pleasure and humanity. The producers’ most recent accolades include; (more…)
May 5, 2011
The Royal Wedding all day BBQ proved to be a massive success with locals in Stokesley, and even caught the attention of BBC Radio Tees.
Fortunately the rain held off and the sun managed to make an appearance. Below are our favorite pictures from the day;
April 26, 2011
On Saturday23rd April Ultimate Splendor Competition Winner Gill Bell and her guest from Markse by-the -Sea enjoyed a day out on Chapters Hotel & Restaurant. Her day began at The House, Yarm with lunch for 2, then a personal £200 shopping spree with 50% discount. Next stop, Contemporary salon in Stokesley for a cut and blow dry for 2. To finish off her day they enjoyed a Gourmet Night Package at Chapters Hotel & Restaurant which includes dinner, bed, breakfast & a bottle of Prosecco in their room. A great time was had by both of them. For more information on future events and competitions join our mailing list. (more…)
April 1, 2011
2011 saw the start of our 7th year here at Chapters Hotel & Restaurant and what a year we have planned.
On the 25th January we celebrated Burns Night with a twist. Serving a Scottish inspired menu with wine and whisky .
On Friday 4th February we held our first food & wine evening of the year. During February we took a look at Portugal, the sleeping giant of the wine world in partnership with ViniPortugal.
2010 for Chapters Hotel was all about wine with employees visiting major wine producing areas to select some special wines for our customers.
More information on up and coming events and our 2011 wine highlights download the PDF of our Whats On
March 31, 2011
The first in the series of ‘Food At Home’ videos from Chapters Hotel and Restaurant.
In this episode our Head Chef, Sean Wilkinson, show you how to make ‘Marbled White Chocolate with Hazelnut Praline Delice’. A really easy dessert for chocolate lovers. (more…)
March 25, 2011
Chapters Hotel has recently been reviewed in a feature within the prestigious Yorkshire Life. Find an excerpt of the review below or read the full review by viewing the Yorkshire Life Review PDF.
“Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, nestling in the North Yorkshire market town of Stokesley, is a handsome 250-year old coaching inn which mixes contemporary interior design with traditional elegance. The service is top notch: general manager Chris Neal and his team are friendly and welcoming and know regulars by name. That genial hospitality gold standard will ensure guests return time and time again.” – Tony Greenway, Yorkshire Life. (more…)
Chapters is proud to have supported ‘Helping Hands’ at the first event which launched the charity. We were asked to support the charity after one of the founders of Helping hands proposed to his wife at Chapters a few years ago. The charity helps people who are sometimes overlooked. (more…)
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