9/27/2022 | Restaurants

Masham’s award-winning Vennell’s Restaurant sold to experienced chef

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to report Masham’s award-winning fine dining restaurant, Vennell’s Restaurant has been sold to Jon Atashroo, an experienced chef from London.


Opened in 2005 by Jon and Laura Vennell, Vennell’s has established an enviable reputation throughout the Yorkshire region, having featured in the Michelin Guide, AA and Good Food Guide for 14 consecutive years.

The recently renovated restaurant is set in a large, Grade II listed Georgian property just off Masham’s town square and comprises a contemporary ground floor dining area, private dining room and exceptional living accommodation.  

The sale presented an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic new chef to take on an established restaurant in the picturesque North Yorkshire region. The successful new owner, Jon Atashroo will be relocating from London with his wife, Arlette to run the business.

David Cash, Director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team, who handled the sale, comments, “It is a pleasure to have acted for Jon & Laura in the sale of their business and family home. We always discussed that the most likely buyer would be a couple who could step in to Jon & Laura’s shoes and make the business their own. We are still seeing lots of demand for hospitality businesses, particularly where there the property is freehold.”

For further information on this press release, contact:      

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

David Cash, Director – Hospitality

P: +44 (0) 7736 621 023

E: david.cash@christie.com

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