A FORMER police station is set to be transformed into a bar and hotel as part of a multi-million pound development set to bring a “fresh, new addition to the high street.”

The Northallerton Inn is set to serve up drinks, food and offer customers rooms that will be open daily with food served from 7.30am until 9.00pm.

As well as being an eatery and bar, the building also has 30 bedrooms, including the former custody suite where builders had to deal with reinforced walls and repurpose jail cells.

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The opening of the pub comes after an 18-month redevelopment project by the Inn Collection Group who purchased the grade II listed building in 2020.

The building had previously been empty since North Yorkshire Police services were moved to the force’s new headquarters at Alverton Court in 2017.

Jules Gibson, general manager, said there is a lot of “excitement and anticipation” surrounding the new building and she can’t “wait to see people’s reactions when they come in.”

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She added: “The Northallerton Inn will be a place that’s known for great food with wonderful drinks all served in a lovely, laid-back environment.

“We want people to come in and feel relaxed with friends, family and colleagues in an inclusive, home-from-home environment. We’re also dog friendly, too.”

Ms Gibson added that they planned to create a “memory book” where people who remembered the building’s former past, could share their stories.

She added: “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and welcoming them in and hearing their stories about the building which was a police station for 30 years and a Local Authority office and public library before that. 

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The Northallerton Inn on 72 High Street, Northallerton, will open its doors at 12pm on Monday, June 6 by inspector Sarah Sanderson who served as Inspector and Temporary Chief Inspector during the building’s time as a police station.