Dedicated to offering you the highest standards of comfort and service, Beverley Tickton Grange now enters its third generation of ownership and direction by the Whymant family. Peter and Sheila Whymant bought Tickton Grange in 1979, with a vision that it would flourish through the efforts of their family.
“Lest any of us may feel that we are climbing higher than our parents, we must never forget that it is because we are standing on their shoulders”.
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As a young man brought up in the old boot and shoe town of Northampton, I was preparing to follow the family business into leather and footwear. After studying foreign languages I joined a calf leather tannery in the foothills of the Alps near to Grenoble. Immediately captivated by great food and wine, I was further fascinated by the young professionals learning their trade at the Grenoble hotel school.
Always remembering this as a defining moment in my life, I then decided that cooking and serving beef would be far more fun than tanning it. I was to become a hotelier.
A student with a passion for art my first sight of Tickton Grange, a run down Georgian country house with peeling paintwork in a tiny East Yorkshire village, did not impress!
Following many heated discussions with my parents about my feelings on their impending house purchase, I left our Northampton home to study hotel administration in Bournemouth, after which I joined the family in Yorkshire and my love for Tickton took root.
Today, looking after Tickton Grange’s finances and administration, never did I imagine I would make my living doing ‘th’sums’ but my fascination with figures grew as the business developed. Also very involved with Tickton wedding planning for future brides and grooms, I feel I have the perfect job.
Interior design is my passion. Often to be found in one of the Georgian rooms, shuffling a handful of fabric swatches or holding a colour chart to the light, a rolling programme of refurbishment ensures I’m always occupied.
With five children, an English setter, three geese in my farmhouse garden and a husband who travels the world, I could be forgiven for doing little else. None of it! My day job is as a solicitor in one of the North East’s major law firms, invaluable in my role as one of the directors of Tickton Grange.
Yorkshire born and hotel bred, Beverley Tickton Grange is in my blood; my childhood home and playground, the hard work of my family and the staff shaping my formative years. A lover of the seasons and Yorkshire’s rolling countryside I’m now a fulltime member of the team. Committed and passionate about our future and all the exiting plans we have for taking Beverley Tickton Grange into the 21st century.
Food & Beverage Executive
Guiding and growing our reputation for award winning food, I have been with Tickton Grange for over 20 years. A lot of effort goes into making our offering a little different - something special, consistent and of course the best quality we can possibly produce.
Born and raised just eight miles from Tickton, from my early ambitions selling homemade fudge to pay for a new bike, I have worked as a chef all over the world, from Royal Turnberry to Anton Mossiman’s two Michelin Star Terrace Restaurant at the Dorchester, Park Lane in London.
Today, alongside being responsible for all food service, I organise and run the Cookery Theatre marquee at the annual Beverley Food Festival and am current Chair of the East Riding Local Food Network.