THE Talbot in Malton has reopened following a month-long refurbishment.

Sam and Georgie Pearman, previously owners and founders of boutique Cotswold hotel and restaurant group The Lucky Onion, have taken over the management of the hotel.

Georgie, who designed all of the Lucky Onion hotels and restaurants, has led the revamp of The Talbot to give it a more relaxed rustic pub feel.

Newly-appointed head chef Robert Brittain has worked with Sam to create a series of menus that champion the produce of Malton and Yorkshire’s suppliers.

On the drinks front, a new cocktail menu will feature a range of classics, as well as some original additions.

Adjacent to the dining room, a Feasting Room, seating 24, will be available for private dining events and shoot dinners, while a riverside marquee in the walled garden, holding up to 200 guests, will be available for larger parties and weddings.

The redesign of the 26 bedrooms and suites, to be completed by late-spring, will draw on the building’s history and local heritage to create rooms with relaxed, homely touches.

Bathrooms will feature 100 Acres products – Sam and Georgie’s own natural botanicals range.

The couple said they are working closely with Tom Naylor-Leyland, whose family own The Talbot.

Sam said: “We’ve been visiting the area for many years and love the feel of Malton. With the changes at The Talbot that Sam and I have planned, we’re delighted that we’ll be able to play a part in Malton’s growing food scene.

“We have lots of exciting things planned for 2019.”