Hipping Hall Hotel & Restaurant a potted history

What started off as a blacksmiths evolved over the years and has now become etc etc. HH biog, not AW biog.

He saw Hipping Hall on the market for £1m… a property at the opposite spectrum to what he could afford but with financial backing from my parents, he set out to buy it, follow his heart and become a hotelier.

Although Andrew had no previous hospitality experience, he didn’t let that get in his way, he did have a passion for good food, fine wine, well designed interiors, buildings and all else people… So, he promptly rolled up his sleeves and got cracking learning the ropes along the way…

What started off as an old-fashioned, six-bedroom guest house in 2005 was stripped back and totally transformed into a stylish and welcoming ten-bedroom hotel that now boasts five stars within the AA’s restaurant with rooms category as well as a three-AA-rosette restaurant.

In 2010 Hipping featured in the BBC’s seminal foodie comedy ‘The Trip’, which follows Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan as they embark on a gastronomic journey across the North of England, sampling the culinary delights offered by Hipping Hall along the way…

2015 saw the acquisition of a next-door property, adding a further five luxurious bedrooms, a private dining room and guest lounge to Hipping Hall.

Hipping Hall is always evolving and moving forward, as it has across the centuries, in 2017 the property has been lovingly re-imagined. Owner Andrew Wildsmith working with renowned interior designer James Mackie have peeled away the layers to re redefine Hippings essence, to capture its sense of place within the very landscape in which it sits… paying homage to the high fells, rivers and streams, woods and meadows and the very rock itself to create a very distinct pallet… encapsulating Hipping Hall’s past, present and future as part of this unique place…


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Hipping Hall is a restaurant with rooms

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You won’t find a spa, bar menus etc

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