By: 22 October 2015
Andrew Jackson advises on sale of iconic traditional North Yorkshire inns

Andrew Jackson Solicitors has advised North Yorkshire based Homfray Hotels on the sale of two of its inns to the Coaching Inn group in a deal worth more than £5 million.

The Golden Fleece in Thirsk and The Feathers in Helmsley have been part of Homfray Hotels’ portfolio for a number of years, along with The Crown at Hutton-Le-Hole and The Hornblower at Ripon, which remain under the family run Homfray brand.

The sale of both properties was led by Andrew Jackson’s property partner Adrian West, together with his corporate department colleague, associate Jody Horth.

Richard Murray Wells, managing director of Homfray Hotels, said that he had been impressed with the lawyers’ proactivity and ability to work to tight timescales.

“Throughout the transaction they have given me common sense advice and have acted quickly to issues arising during the course of negotiations,” he said.

Murray Wells added that he was pleased that the Coaching In group would be taking over the two hotels.

“Both The Golden Fleece and The Feathers are well loved and extremely popular traditional inns in wonderful locations.

“The Coaching Inn Group already has a wonderful collection of old historic coaching inns across the country. It has developed a reputation for revitalising and breathing new life into unique properties like The Feathers and The Golden Fleece.”

Pictured: (centre) Richard Murray-Wells, managing director of Homfray Hotels with (background, left to right) corporate associate Jody Horth and property partner Adrian West, both of Andrew Jackson Solicitors