Provenance Inns adds a sixth pub to its growing collection

The Black Bull Inn at Moulton has opened after undergoing a sympathetic six figure refurbishment.

Around 70 people turned out an invitation-only evening aimed at showcasing the changes to friends and family.

Under the guidance of premium pub group Provenance Inns many of the features that once made the village inn a vibrant hit, such as the fish bar, tap room and open fires, have been revived.

Michael Ibbotson, managing director of Provenance Inns, said:

“Tonight has been a fantastic opportunity to finally reveal what we have all been working so hard to achieve at The Black Bull Inn these last few months.

“We’re delighted with the feedback, how well received everything was, and are positive the Bull will once again become a firm Yorkshire favourite.”

The Black Bull Inn is the sixth pub to be added to the Provenance Inns collection, with the West Park Hotel in Harrogate due to open as their first hotel in June.

Sarah Smith (nee Pagendam), whose parents George and Audrey ran The Black Bull in its heyday, was at the launch party.

She said:

“If Provenance hadn’t bought the Bull it would still be in the sad state that it was left in.

“It was in need of so much work and very few people would have been willing to take on that kind of project.

“We’ve been really pleased as a family that it is being brought back to life and are really excited to see there are also plans to create guest rooms – it was something my father had always dreamed of adding.”

(L-R) Ian Pilcher general manager of The Black_Bull Inn and Michael Ibbotson managing director of Provenance_Inns (B)
Ian Pilcher, (left) general manager of The Black_Bull Inn and Michael Ibbotson, managing director of Provenance Inns

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