February 23, 2009
Simon Ward, Food correspondent for Now & Then Magazine writes:
When Chapters Hotel and Restaurant was put on the market, the rumours began to fly. We were told this historic listed building was going to be turned into flats, or was it offices? Happily Steven Bell had other ideas and thanks to his investment, the buzz has returned to this popular Stokesley venue. (more…)
November 1, 2008
Chapters Hotel and Restaurant in Stokesley has inspired one former resident to write her memoirs for the benefit of her three American-daughters and seven grandchildren.
Veronica Hagin 76 pictured a Yorkshire-expatriate who now lives in Northern California returned to the hotel in 1991 – a place which was her home from 1944 until 1952. Witnessing for her self the transformation of the former ‘Golden Lion Hotel’ into the modern day ‘Chapters Hotel and Restaurant’ Veronica felt inspired to write her life story. (more…)
September 23, 2008
Chapters which is owned by local businessman Steven Bell was recently named Restaurant of the Year at the Flavours of Hambleton Awards.
The establishment also received runners-up accolades in the Restaurant of the Year (Special Occasion) category at the Yorkshire Moors and Coast tourism Awards and the Yorkshire Life Food & Wine Awards. (more…)
February 2, 2008
Food and drink is a key player in the tourism industry – it is well known that having good places to stay, eat and drink leads to more visitors.
Last year tourism brought a massive £121.45 million into Hambleton – with the food and drink industry accounting for £21.29 million of it. And that segment rises year on year.
But it is not all about tourists – it is also important that the district provides top class facilities for our residents. They want good places to eat and drink too – and there is a real hunger for menus offering local dishes. (more…)
October 26, 2007
Steven Bell, owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, has spoken of his delight after raising more than £26,000 at a star studded event for the Holistic Cancer Care Centre in Middlesbrough.
Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne and Middlesbrough Football Club Chairman, Steve Gibson, were among 200 guests at the Riverside Stadium for the ‘Touch of Class’ event hosted by radio presenter Judie McCourt.
Auctioning an array of special items including hospitality tickets for an upcoming game at Middlesbrough Football Club, an Audi soft top for the weekend and Take That concert tickets, the fund-raising was off to a flying start with bidding topping £4,000 for a Shooting Experience at Busby Hall. (more…)
September 22, 2007
Chapters Hotel and Restaurant is holding its first wedding fair next week. There will be 15 stalls ranging from florists and catering to choosing the essential wedding outfits for the bride and groom and will be held on Sunday, February 4 from 11am to 4pm, with free admission.
Chapters has been the venue for many weddings in the past with a dedicated wedding team on hand to ensure the day is perfect from the moment the wedding is booked. The brasserie, which seats up to 60 guests, is tastefully decorated and boasts bespoke artwork from local artists. The restaurant seats up to 40 guests and caters for people who prefer a more formal gourmet service, ideal for any type of dining experience. (more…)
June 26, 2007
Chapters Hotel and Restaurant and The House have joined forces to produce three short films to promote the Tees Valley market towns of Stokesley, Yarm and Northallerton.
Steven Bell owns Chapters Hotel and Restaurant in Stokesley. He and his brother Peter also own The House designer fashion stores in Yarm and Northallerton.
The videos, each lasting around 3 minutes, highlight why Yarm, Stokesley and Northallerton are great places to visit and to do business. (more…)
April 7, 2007
IT was the hottest day of the year when Helen and Glenn Laville took their vows. After just 12 weeks of planning and organising, the Billingham couple tied the knot in Chapters Hotel and Restaurant in Stokesley, on April 7.
Helen, 26, and Glenn, 39, were the first couple to get married in the 300-year-old listed building on the High Street, which has started catering for civil weddings
“It was fantastic,” says Helen, a Health and Safety inspector. “I have friends who have spent two years organising their wedding and it just seemed too stressful.We knew we wanted something quite intimate and personal.We visited big hotels but it was more like a wedding conveyor belt. We also didn’t want the massive budget and all the years of planning.” (more…)
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