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By Emma Warner

Jun 25th, 2015

Award Winning Black Bull to Expand 12 Months after Re-opening

A landmark Yorkshire pub which re-opened last year is set to expand, having acquired additional land surrounding the premises.

The Black Bull at Moulton, which was bought by Provenance Inns in 2013, will now benefit from larger gardens, offering an ideal vista for the pub’s 16 bedrooms which are scheduled for completion next year.

Since its opening last spring following a major programme of investment by its new owners, the Black Bull has been recognised with several accolades, including Dining Pub of the Year at the prestigious Flavours of Herriot Country Awards.

Langleys Solicitors LLP acted on behalf of Provenance Inns on the acquisition of the land. The York based law firm also acted on the purchase of the Black Bull in 2013. 

Provenance Inns now owns a group of seven village inns, including The Durham Ox at Crayke, The Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk, The Punchbowl at Marton cum Grafton and the West Park Hotel in Harrogate. The business, formed by Chris Blundell and Michael Ibbotson, supports local suppliers and producers, and is committed to reviving the traditional village pub.

Provenance Inns director Michael Ibbotson said: “The Black Bull has enjoyed an incredibly successful 12 months since re-opening and it seems sensible to make a further investment that will benefit our customers’ experience when they visit. When our bedrooms open next year, guests will have a wonderful vista to enjoy.”

Emma Warner, partner in commercial property at Langleys, added: “Provenance Inns has built a very popular group of village inns and the Black Bull at Moulton is testament to that. We are delighted to work closely with them as they continue to grow.”

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