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About us

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About Us

How it all started

Timothy Taylor’s acquired The Devonshire in summer 2015.  After an extensive refurbishment programme it was re-opened for business in December 2015.  On January 21st 2019 The Devonshire, and Grassington, welcomed new tenants, Mat & Kirsty Wilson.


Mat has been in the pub industry for the majority of his working life, most recently as Operations Manager looking after 18 managed outlets for Hyde’s Brewery. Kirsty also has extensive experience in the pubs industry, having been manageress of several pubs around the UK.


Mat & Kirsty have two children and have set roots in the village of Grassington moving into their family home at the start of 2021.

In 2020 Mat & Kirsty appointed Carl Anderson as General Manager. Carl lives with his partner & their two children above The Devonshire. He has a strong history in pub management, running his own sites and a great working relationship with Mat & Kirsty, having worked with them at a number of other sites for 2 decades. In 2023 we were proud to bring Carl onboard as a third owner & director of our business for his continued hard work.


Our Kitchen is run by Katie Meggison (Carl’s better half) and Jane Baker. Both have a distinguished career in catering. Katie’s experience comes from her many years in pub and kitchen management including time working in the USA. Jane earned her stripes through 5 years in RAF, going on to manage kitchens in pubs & restaurants.


Why not pop in and meet Mat, Kirsty, Carl & the rest of the team. They would love to see customers old or new and you will experience traditional pub hospitality at its best.


Do we look familiar? Grassington is the back drop for the fictional village of Darrowby used in the remake of All Creatures Great and Small. The Devonshire is used as the frontage of The Drovers Arms.