A COMPANY running one of Huddersfield’s best-known hotels and restaurants has gone into administration.
The Kings Inn Company, which owns Durker Roods at Meltham and the Tower House Hotel in Halifax, is now in the hands of administrators from Sheffield-based Abbey Taylor.
A spokesman for joint administrators Tracy Taylor and Philip Nunney said Durker Roods was continuing to trade under licence by the management team while the business was being reviewed.
The hotel is continuing to take bookings for guests and for functions such as weddings, banquets and conferences.
The spokesman refused to comment on the circumstances which led to the company going into administration or its prospects.
Durker Roods was built in 1870 as a private house and later became the home of Huddersfield businessman David Brown, who headed the tractor-making firm in Meltham and gears company in Lockwood.
He also owned the Aston Martin car firm.
The building was converted to a hotel in 1975 and quickly established a reputation as a venue for weddings, celebrations and corporate events.
The hotel, which stands in its own grounds, has 30 guest bedrooms, a restaurant and bar as well as function facilities catering for up to 120 delegates.
Kings Inn bought Durker Roods in 1999 before adding the 16-bedroom Tower House Hotel at Pye Nest.
It stands in the shadow of the 253ft Wainhouse Tower.