A historic Teesside restaurant and hotel that dates back to the 1700s has announced the shocking news that it will close its doors for good in less than a month.

Pinchinthorpe Hall in Guisborough broke the news with a statement on Facebook today (September 7) that it will cease trading by October 5.

The well-known destination has amassed over 3,000 followers on Instagram and has been a prominent historical venue for anything from Christmas to birthdays and anniversaries.

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Owner Simon Fletcher stated the closure was a “difficult decision” that “wasn’t taken lightly” as he thanked the team for their work.

The full statement reads; “It is with regret, that we today announce that Pinchinthorpe Hall will be closing as a hotel, restaurant, and wedding venue by 5th October 2023.

“I have personally contacted all wedding couples affected by this decision. As well as offering an immediate refund on all deposits, I have appointed a wedding consultant to support the couples in securing alternative wedding venues.

“I am also trying to support the team to find new employment opportunities.

“It has been a very difficult decision, that wasn’t taken lightly, with the responsibility to the team and the booked weddings in my thoughts. However, ultimately is the correct decision for the business, property and future.

“I’d like to thank the team past and present, all that have supported the journey, friends and family, diners, guests and wedding parties for making Pinchinthorpe a place to remember. The achievements over the last three years are a testament to you all!

“The team and I will endeavour to ensure that the remaining time we have at the hall is enjoyed by everyone that dines, stays, or attends a wedding.”

The manor house traded as a boutique hotel, restaurant and wedding venue and attracted large numbers of couples until 2011 when the owners decided to close the business and live in the property.

The property was then transformed into The Manor House Hotel in 2018 before it shockingly closed again in 2019.

Current owner Simon Fletcher then rejuvenated the venue that opened under the name Pinchinthorpe Hall in May 2021.

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Disappointed locals flooded the comments to express their sadness at the news.

One said: “So sorry Simon but you have given it 150%! Times are hard for businesses and you have given it your best shot. Well done and best of luck for your next chapter.”

Another said: “Very sad news indeed, we had a fantastic bash for our wedding in 2022 and our friends who came and stayed absolutely loved the place.

“Sad sad day and I wish you all the very best of luck for the future of all staff and owners.”