Welcome to Malvern Inns


Our fantastic teams are ready to welcome you to our three lovely pubs.

The George at Backwell near Bristol was our first venture. Opening in June 2011 it has since developed into a popular inn with a stylish interior, seven individually designed ensuite bedrooms and a large garden. 

In September 2012 we opened the Square & Compass, our first pub restaurant in Yorkshire. The quality of food and stunning interior are highly regarded by both locals and visitors who travel far and wide to visit the pub. Located in the village of North Rigton, The Square & Compass is 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 12 individually designed bedrooms make it a very special place to visit.

The George at Backwell
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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

About us

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.  

Be part of our team

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.