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Success in spades: East Yorkshire couple dig their new hotel project

Sam and Glen Mitchell dug the first sod on the site of their new six-bedroom hotel in Turnbridge, East Cowick yesterday (Wednesday 8 June 2016) – marking the start of a six-month redevelopment of their Peppered Pig restaurant and Pig’s Pantry deli.

The Snaith Road development, which will form part of the hugely successful restaurant and deli complex – and Turnbridge Children’s Nursery – will see a new boutique ‘Pig Inn Hotel’ built on the site, as well as an expanded bar area for informal evening meals and a function room for up to 120 people and 70 seated.

Staff numbers are also set to double at the business, set up by Sam and Glen in 2009, from 45 to 55 with ten new appointments to oversee the smooth running of the new hotel, bar and function room.

Glen, who will be project managing the redevelopment from scratch – and even getting his hands dirty with some of the building work – said they are both very excited about the project.  They have appointed local builder Stephen Ferguson who is based in East Cowick to mastermind the build.

“It has been five years of hard work to get to this stage and we’re really thrilled,” he said. “The business has been going from strength to strength and we’re extremely busy now, and feel we’re ready to add this exciting element. That said, we’ll be staying true to our original ethos, and everything about the new development from the building materials and the bed linen to the food and drink will all be from Yorkshire – even the new staff will be local!”

Contact The Peppered Pig on 01405 839888 or visit

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