The HRH Group, owners of the Guy Fawkes Inn and Clementine’s Hotel, has received planning permission from York Council to open its latest renovation, The Fat Badger York, on High Petergate.
The Fat Badger is the second of its kind to open, with The Fat Badger Harrogate being the original, opening in 2010. The cheeky charm of the Badger has proved to be a firm favourite with locals and tourists ever since and now looks to take on York.
The Fat Badger York occupies two grade II listed buildings, which have seen a £1 million renovation and partially built into the famous city walls.
A place to be to enjoy a range of top-notch food and drink in a vibrant, sociable atmosphere, expect modern British pub-grub utilising fresh, local, seasonal produce.
The Fat Badger York will also be home to the enchanting ‘York’s secret gin garden’, a large beer garden which is inside the historic walls and has impressive views of York Minster.
The restaurant is headed up by new head chef David Cutcliffe, who will be creating seasonal menus using local produce, with the Harrogate Fat Badgers infamous Badger Burger making the menu.
The venue is a blend of Yorkshire heritage, Roman history and British classic style. The decor includes materials of wood and leather to give an organic feel and is accented with Badger brand style artwork.
The Fat Badger York is the first of the Badger venues to have bedrooms, with the bedrooms offering city wall views or garden views and includes a range of bedroom types, from four posters to a loft suite.
The pub front has also been spruced up to perfection ready to await guests.The new colour scheme compliments the fresh new Fat Badger branding.
There’s also a bag full of history wrapped up in The Fat Badger York, with the two Grade II-listed buildings believed to have previously been a house and a shop, dating back to 1840, and another building constructed in 1782.
The Fat Badger is owned by the HRH Group and has a portfolio of 4-star hotels, inns, AA restaurants and traditional British pubs. The group consists of 7 properties within North Yorkshire; Clementine’s Town House Hotel, York, The Guy Fawkes Inn, York, The Fat
Badger, Harrogate and York, The White Hart Hotel, Harrogate, The Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate, The Pickled Sprout Restaurant and Bar, Harrogate and The Black Horse Inn, Kirkby Fleetham.