James' Places expands into Settle

James’ Places the company behind several of the Ribble Valley’s most popular pubs, restaurants and hotels, has purchased The Falcon Manor Hotel, Settle.

Falcon ManorThe Grade II listed building has previously been a wedding and function venue, but recently has the 14-bedroom hotel has been run on a bed and breakfast basis only due to ill health of the previous owners.

James Warburton, the owner of James’ Places is keen to see Falcon Manor restored to its former glory.

He said: “The plan is to open as usual for the next few weeks before we close in early September for a top to bottom refurbishment and restoration. "We hope to launch the new-look Falcon Manor early in the new year as a destination bar and restaurant, with 14 brilliant bedrooms and a wedding venue beyond compare. We are not sure exactly how it’s going to turn out yet but looking at what we have got as a starting point then we are sure it’s going to be something special.”