Manorview acquires Linlithgow’s Star & Garter Hotel


Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group has added The Star & Garter Hotel in Linlithgow to its growing portfolio. The hotel, affectionately known to locals as, ‘The Star’ was bought from local businessmen Ross Wilkie, David Kennedy and fellow director John Ward, who were responsible for restoring and re-opening the hotel in 2013, following a fire in 2010 which saw it lie derelict for a few years.

The three storey, Georgian mansion, which has been at the heart of Linlithgow for 250 years,  currently boasts five bedrooms, bar, restaurant, function room, coffee shop and courtyard and it remains home to Krafty Brew.

It’s business as usual for The Star & Garter, while the Manorview Group get to know the building, its staff of 45, and its customers. The Manorview team knows the hotel is a renowned institution at the heart of the local community, so any changes will be carefully considered, including details of a planned six-figure refurbishment to the bar and restaurant in Spring 2017.

Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group, which celebrates its 10th birthday in 2017, was founded by Steve Graham and currently employs 450 people and has a portfolio of eight hotels which includes Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden, The Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone and The Busby Hotel in Clarkston.

Fallon Cowley, Group Operations Director of Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group said, “This is an exciting acquisition for us. The Star & Garter occupies an excellent central location in the historical town of Linlithgow and has a fascinating background. It’s a much-loved hub of the town and we’re looking forward to becoming part of the community.”