About Us

Our Team

The magic of Grassington House is championed by the inspirational leadership of owners John & Sue Rudden who work tirelessly to ensure every customer wants to return time and time again.

Since taking on Grassington House in 2008, the Ruddens and their team have achieved a host of tourism accolades and gained a loyal following of customers who appreciate the luxurious hotel décor and constantly impressive cuisine.

The sheer hard graft, drive and round the clock dedication of John and Sue is clearly an inspiration to their staff, but above and beyond that, it is the personable entrepreneurial spirit of this couple that attracts the following of both visitors and locals alike.

John Rudden
Head Chef and Owner

Originally from Skipton, John trained at the The Angel at Hetton under Dennis Watkins and returned to his Yorkshire Dales roots having made a name for himself in the North West where he was awarded Chef of the Year three times as chef and partner of the acclaimed White Hart at Lydgate.

Sue Rudden

Sue’s cheerful and attentive personality in managing the front of house team ensures everything runs like clockwork in the hotel and restaurant.

The Chefs
Kitchen Team

The team in the kitchen are a credit to the hotel. Perfecting master-chef techniques under John Rudden’s creative guidance they are talented individuals in their own right and it is a tribute to their skills that the standard of cuisine is maintained whether or not John himself is working

Our Staff
The Team

We pride ourself in the quality and professionalism of all our staff, they are one of the main reasons that Grassington House has gained such respect from our customers.