Hotel joins The Great Inns of Britain

The Great Inns of Britain is a collection of independently owned country and coastal inns, noted for their traditional warm welcome and adherence to the innkeepers’ code of exceptionally high standards of quality food and drink and hale and hearty hospitality.

Joint owner of The Selkirk Arms, Chris Walker, said: “We are proud to have been chosen to become a member of the Great Inns of Britain with its shared ethos of providing great hospitality, exceptional fine dining and a warm welcome in wonderful surroundings.

“We know that our guests are delighted with the service, wonderful food and warm welcome that they receive, and we are pleased to be part of a network of independently owned, traditional inns, that share these aspirations.”

The Selkirk Arms is in great company as it joins 21 other fine independent hostelries across the UK including: The Inn at Whitewell, Forests of Bowland; The Wild Boar Inn, Windermere, Cumbria; Y Talbot, Treagaron, Wales; and The Lamb Inn, Wartling, East Sussex. All of the Inns are renowned for ther hospitality and fine wine and dining.

Simon Heaton, owner of Shibden Mill Inn near Halifax and Chairman of The Great Inns of Britain, said: “We’re delighted to welcome aboard Chris and Sue and the Selkirk Arms as our newest member. The aim of The Great Inns of Britain has always been to bring together Inn Keepers with a strong and proven commitment to upholding the best traditions of Inn- keeping through continuous investment and improvement and Chris and Sue, as owners of the Selkirk Arms, fit that bill perfectly. The Selkirk Arms is of an exceptionally high standard and comes with a big reputation – it makes a great addition to the Great Inns collection.”

The Great Inns of Britain offer a winning recipe of fabulous food, gorgeous rooms and glorious locations, with membership being by invitation only from the existing members. The Great inns of Britain was first established in 1996 by Sir Thomas Ingilby, owner of The Boar’s Head in Ripley, North Yorkshire and the late Paul Whittome, who was the owner of The Hoste Arms at Burnham Market in Norfolk.