After some 5 years in business, owners of the well-loved Skipton restaurant, Elsworth Kitchen, have decided it is time to start a new chapter and move on to a new and exciting venture.
Bruce and Rebecca Elsworth launched on to the Skipton foodie scene in 2018, with their first co-owned business, dazzling locals with their relaxed and friendly approach to hospitality.
And their wholehearted enthusiasm for making people happy with their delicious dishes attracted a staunchly loyal customer base.
The news of the sale comes 15 months after this dynamic duo discovered the 14th century hydro powered historic water mill, High Corn Mill, just a 3-minute walk away from their Coach Street base. They had been searching for a venue from which to launch Bruce’s nutritional food brand.
“Bruce and I were invited over by Andrew (the landlord) in May last year and we can honestly say that it was love at first sight. We soon realised the versatility of this historical space; it was so much more than just a space to run “The Good Energy Chef” from.” Rebecca Elsworth
Whilst their new venture only launched in January this year, Elsworths at the Mill is quickly making a name for itself as a unique setting for memorable occasions from weddings and supper clubs to wine tasting and business away days.
Its scenic setting alongside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, coupled with its rustic, yet beautifully thought-out interiors, which feature original beams and Yorkshire stone, makes for a unique, bright, and open plan space from which to enjoy the Elsworth’s hospitality.
A culmination of over 50 years of experience in the hospitality and catering industry for this pair, makes this union most extraordinary and whilst Bruce Elsworth’s early career was spent as an innovative executive chef at The Angel at Hetton Rebecca managed a wide range of restaurants such as The Devonshire Arms. This next chapter sees a new era of creativity for the couple.
“I’m incredibly excited to spend some time creating in my new kitchen at the mill, alongside my sous-chef. And with an incredible event line-up including our popular supper clubs, this is just the beginning, and we hope to welcome our wonderful community soon!” Bruce Elsworth
A new home for the Elsworths, the mill will play host to countless unique, original, and memorable moments over the forthcoming years. And the couple are keen for the community to be involved in their themed dining evenings, dinner parties with musical accompaniment and speaker events.
And so, as the saying goes - as one chapter ends, another one opens for this Yorkshire town.