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Oldest hotel in England goes on sale for £1.4million (and it even comes with a nearby pub)

ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE DAILY MAIL – 6th January 2018: A historic Grade-II listed hotel – which can boast being the oldest one in England – has gone on sale with a £1.4million price tag. The Lowther Hotel in Goole, East Yorkshire, was built in 1824 by bridge maker Sir Edward Banks and overlooks the River Ouse. It claimed the title of England’s oldest hotel after its predecessor – the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter – was destroyed by a fire in 2016. The nearby Drake pub is also included as part of the sale. Owners Howard and Julie Duckworth, [ … ]

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Happy Birthday to The Lowther Hotel

The Lowther Hotel officially opened it’s doors to the public 8 years ago today after a 2 year long renovation, making it 10 years since taking on The Lowther Hotel!! We’ve put together some before and after photos of what The Lowther Hotel looked like 10 years ago when Howard & Julie Duckworth took on the renovation of what is now the Oldest Hotel in the Country!  

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JD’s Grill – Late Night Gourmet Burger Bar & Takeaway

After months and months of planning and building, we can finally present to you all ‘JD’s Grill’ Gourmet Burger Bar & Take away open every Friday & Saturday Night from 4pm till 2:30am! This mean you haven’t far to walk when you’re in the middle of your night out or on your way home from The Lowther Hotel, Voodoo Chilli, Coach House, The Royal or the Mac!! Keep the party going with some seriously good Burgers or a cup of tea! Grand Opening on Friday 27th October ready for the Halloween Party Weekend. JD’s Grill, Adam Street, Goole. Next to [ … ]

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Goole Civic Society unveil second blue plaque at England’s Oldest Hotel

A Goole hotel recently announced as the oldest in England has been awarded with the town’s second blue plaque. The Lowther Hotel – co-owned by Howard and Julie Duckworth – was built in 1824 by Sir Edward Banks, and was the first building to be constructed in the port of Goole. It now follows renowned Goole Town Cricketer Percy Jeeves as being home to a prestigious blue plaque. A special unveiling ceremony was held on Saturday May 6th to mark the occasion. Howard Duckworth, joint owner of the hotel said: “We were thrilled to have the Lowther confirmed as the [ … ]

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Lowther Hotel is ‘highly commended’ at tourism awards

Goole’s Lowther Hotel has been judged as ‘Highly Commended’ in this year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs). Hull and East Yorkshire’s very own tourism “Oscars” culminated in an awards evening attended by more than 500 people at the Spa in Bridlington on Thursday, March 30th – a new record for the event. There were record entries too, the eighth year running they have organised by Visit Hull and Easy Yorkshire (VHEY). Andy Grey, VHEY’s tourism manager described it as “a remarkable event to celebrate a remarkable industry which contributes over £797 million annually to the Hull and East Yorkshire [ … ]

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Lowther Hotel to be awarded blue plaque

Goole is to get its second blue plaque to celebrate the town becoming home to the county’s oldest hotel. The Lowther Hotel on Aire Street received the prestigious title after a fire destroyed the previous holder, the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter. The hotel – built in 1824 by Sir Edward Banks – will be officially presented with the plaque by the Goole Civic Society on Saturday 6th May. Howard Duckworth, joint owner of the Lowther, said: “We were thrilled to have the Lowther confirmed as the country’s oldest hotel, and delighted that the Civic Society is honouring it with [ … ]

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The Lowther Hotel Highly Commended Remarkable Hotel

We are pleased to announce that despite being up against 3 of Hulls most prestigious hotels, The Lowther Hotel has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2017 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards under the Remarkable Hotel Category. We are delighted to receive such a coveted award which sees the beginning of a new tourism industry in Goole being the first Tourism and Hospitality Award Goole has ever won!

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Englands Oldest Hotel in the Exeter Express & Echo

Another ‘Englands Oldest Hotel’ article has been published, this time in the Exeter Express & Echo titled: Hotel in Yorkshire named as oldest in England after Royal Clarence burnt down. Read the complete article here: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/hotel-in-yorkshire-named-as-oldest-in-england-after-royal-clarence-burnt-down/story-30016642-detail/story.html A 200-year-old hotel has claimed the prestigious accolade of becoming Britain’s oldest hotel by default – after its predecessor burnt down. The Lowther Hotel in Goole, East Yorks, was given the title after it was built two centuries ago to house architects and engineers who designed local waterways. Owners Howard and Julie Duckworth were delighted by putting the Aire Street hotel on the map. [ … ]

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Julie & Howard

We are delighted to announce that Julie & Howard Duckworth have been awarded the ‘Tim Richardson Lifetime Achievement Award’ presented at yesterday evenings Goole & Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards, a truly fantastic achievement! Thank you to everyone who has helped over the years and made this possible and well done to everyone involved in the Business Awards.