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Wildwood restaurant prepares to open at Skipton Town Hall

Tasty PLC has signed a 25-year lease with Craven District Council to open and operate Wildwood, a modern restaurant chain which serves European and international favourites, plus a children's menu.

Contractors have begun a fit-out of the three-floor restaurant, using vacant office space within the building, after the council completed works to ensure the unit was wind and watertight and structurally sound.

Tasty PLC aims to open the restaurant in September 2017.

Councillor Simon Myers, Craven District Council's lead member for Enterprising Craven, said: "We're delighted that this high quality restaurant will be operating from Skipton Town Hall. This is a great step forward as we turn this historic building into a cultural hub for residents and visitors.

"We are transforming the Concert Hall with new technology and seating, plus an interval bar, and we have very exciting plans for Craven Museum and the Exhibition Gallery; this new restaurant will bring in even more people to this end of the High Street and help create a real buzz around the building."

Jo Bargery, Managing Director at Wildwood, said: "We are all very excited about the new Wildwood restaurant opening in such a beautiful historic building in Skipton.

"The restaurant will be over three different floors to accommodate all our diners! We will be offering a diverse menu, packed full of flavour and it is anything but boring, so make sure you pop down for some stone baked pizza, freshly prepared pasta or one of our classic burgers!"

Wildwood has a number of restaurants across the country, including in Cambridge, Nottingham, and York, and specialises in bringing beautiful buildings to life, incorporating original features of the buildings into the restaurant design. For more information about Wildwood, go to