OWNING a hotel and restaurant has been a lifelong dream for Robert and Sarah Stoff, who took over East Ayton Lodge at the end of July this year.
Since then, they’ve been busy making positive changes to the venue and are keen for visitors to ‘come and see’ for themselves.
Owner Rober Stoff, who is also a financial advisor, said: “We’ve wanted to do it for years and we just fell in love with the estate. It’s absolutely beautiful. You get up here, and you’ve a strong feeling you’re in the countryside.”
The couple’s priority has been making the lounge and bar more user friendly for people wanting to pop up on a evening. Whether it’s just for a quick pint, a casual bar meal or to eat in the restaurant off the a la carte menu, nothing is off limits: “I’ve done quite a bit of work to it as it is, tried to make it more user friendly for people. You can come up on an evening and have a drink and something to eat, and once people get to know that, we might start putting entertainment on.”
There have been visual and functional changes. From fairy lights on the trees outside to listening to the local’s preference of beers and accommodating them, Robert and Sarah have worked hard to make East Ayton Lodge the ideal place to stop by.
As well as evening meals, East Ayton Lodge Hotel is open for Sunday dinners - find their advert in this issue of Scarborough Review for 10% off your meal.
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