Our three inns all reopened on Saturday 4th July with Physical Distancing and Enhanced Hygiene measures in place. Our reopening was possible thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our team. 


We continue to invest in our three beautiful sites and offer freshly prepared food and a good selection of drinks. Expect a very warm welcome when you visit any of our teams. 

The George at Backwell near Bristol was our first venture and opened in June 2011. In January 2014, the addition of a garden dining room and seven individually designed en suite bedrooms transformed The George.

Our first pub restaurant in Yorkshire, The Square & Compass, opened in September 2012. It is popular with both locals and people visiting the beautiful countryside. Located in the village of North Rigton, The Square & Compass is just four miles south west of Harrogate.

The Castle Inn sits at the heart of the historic village of Spofforth, five miles south east of Harrogate. The inn opened in November 2016 following extensive renovation and refurbishment. A range of stunning dining spaces and twelve individually designed bedrooms make it a very special place to visit. 

The George at Backwell

Bar & Restaurant | Private Dining
Courtyard Garden | Seven En Suite Bedrooms

The Square & Compass

Bar & Restaurant | Outside Terrace
Private Dining | Parties 

The Castle Inn

Bar & Restaurant | Private Dining 

Courtyard | Twelve En Suite Bedrooms


Malvern Inns was created by David Roffe and  Alastair Scott in October 2010. Both David and Alastair have worked in the hospitality industry for over three decades and share a passion for developing inns guests love to visit.  

The company is named after the Malvern Hills that span the Worcestershire and Herefordshire border. They are a beautiful destination and are regularly visited by David and his family. 

David and Alastair have key strategic and operational roles within Malvern Inns – but day to day management is delegated to highly experienced General Managers and their teams. Guests are greeted by knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff tasked with offering the best possible customer service.


Our three key operational partners are Punch Taverns,
Star Pubs & Bars and Catton Hospitality.  



We offer a wide range of opportunities and have team members who work either part time or full time.

If you are passionate about hospitality and would like to work as part of our Kitchen, Front of House or House Keeping teams, please email your CV and a covering note to samroffe@malverninns.com. We would love to hear from you.


Malvern Inns

Sam Roffe

t: 07854 056354

e: samroffe@malverninns.com

Antony Woodcock, GM
The George at Backwell

125 Farleigh Road


Near Bristol BS48 3PG

01275 462770

Paul Stephenson, GM
The Square & Compass

Rigton Hill

North Rigton

Near Harrogate LS17 ODJ

01423 722031

Tom Marshall, GM
The Castle Inn

High Street


Near Harrogate HG3 1BQ

01937 590200

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