Management promotion at the Coniston Hotel

food manager The Coniston Hotel

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One of the Yorkshire Dales website's high profile accommodation advertisers, the award winning Coniston Hotel and Country Estate near Skipton has further strengthened its food and beverage team with the promotion of Mark Wells.

Mark has been appointed as food and beverage manager following two years at the award winning hotel as deputy manager. He has previous experience at venues across the Fylde Coast and the Lake District. His new role will involve overseeing the three restaurants on site as well as the conference and banqueting operation. Mark will also be responsible for the management and training of forty five food and beverage staff members.

This promotion comes after the recent appointment of executive head chef, Simon Bolsover. Mark and Simon will be working closely together to evolve the food experience within The Huntsmanís Lodge, Macleodís restaurant and the spa brasserie "Nourish".

Louise Bolton, managing director at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, said: "We are proud to offer a dining experience with a difference at The Coniston and this is down to our fantastic team. They are exceptionally passionate about the service and food we deliver, so to have someone with Markís experience and enthusiasm leading from the front is great news for us.

"Itís a really exciting time for The Coniston. Our current focus is on building and investing within our teams, kitchens and dining across the hotel. The combination of Simon and Markís skills and knowledge will undoubtedly raise the bar of our offering."

Mark added: "I am delighted to take on this new role at The Coniston. The food and beverage team have a great reputation for service and Iím looking forward to working with them in developing and creating the restaurant identities.

"I will be developing wine lists to complement the dishes on our new menus perfectly and we will be working to evolve our staff and educate them on the food and beverages we serve. There is a great opportunity at The Coniston to create a memorable and unique experience for our guests and itís a pleasure to be a part of its future."

The Coniston Hotel won the title of "Best Hotel in Yorkshire" at the prestigious White Rose Awards in 2014 and won again in the category of "Business Tourism at the White Rose Awards in 2015. In 2015 the hotel also opened its new luxury spa.

For more information about the Coniston Hotel please visit the Coniston Hotel website at

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[News item based on press release and photo supplied by Freshfield posted June 2018.]

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