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Our People

The Golden Fleece Team

From the moment you check in at reception, one thing is clear – The Golden Fleece Team are genuinely happy to meet you! As a family-owned business we pride ourselves on creating a friendly, pleasant atmosphere for our staff, which translates into a wonderful experience for our guests too.

We are professional and well-trained, but always approachable. Our team support and encourage each other and this helps us to deliver the best possible service at all times.

On behalf of the whole team, we look forward to welcoming you and showing you what makes our hotel such a special place.

A message from Steve Brown, our General Manager

“The Golden Fleece is iconic in Thirsk upholding its place in the centre of our community and is close to mine and the teams hearts and I am very lucky to be leading the fantastic team here.

Since its major refurbishment the fleece had gone from strength to strength. The introduction of our outside area and external pizza oven has expanded the choice we can offer. We constantly review and improve our menus to reflect both taste and seasonality using local high quality suppliers wherever possible which makes sure we offer what’s popular and enticing for our guests. Your experience is at the forefront of our thoughts and we strive on giving our guests fantastic customer service ensuring you have the best time every time here at the fleece. We look forward to welcoming you soon.”

A message from Lee Melton, our Head of People for The Coaching Inn Group

“The Coaching Inn Group is proud to invest in its people, which I’ve been fortunate to have been a part of myself. I began my career with the group as a part-time bar person, then with support and excellent training, I moved through the ranks up to General Manager level. Now I’m lucky enough to be able to help others through their own journey and over the past two years alone, we have put over 120 people though apprenticeships and qualified training courses. There are also a variety of management training courses and bespoke training for everything from wine to cocktail making. We are always keen to speak to anyone looking to join this industry – you can find out more by visiting our careers site.

A message from Dave Simms, our Executive Head Chef for The Coaching Inn Group

Our talented brigade of Chef’s here at The Golden Fleece are totally dedicated in their quest to produce the finest dining experiences to you, our guests, whether it be a slice of cake with our fantastic coffee or a fabulous evening meal. You can rest assured that the team will be working incredibly hard to produce the finest dishes, using the best possible ingredients.

Here at the Coaching Inn Group we recognise this passion and true dedication to their chosen career and wanted to help our chef’s harness this. That is why we have recently launched our very own Chef Academy!

This Academy will help us to continue to support the development of our Kitchen teams at all levels. I have already been blown away by the current group of aspirant chef’s, these guys are going to make fine future Head Chefs of our Coaching Inn’s indeed!!!

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