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Yorkshire’s Beck Hall to Become “England’s First” Fully Plant-Based Hotel

Luxury Yorkshire hotel Beck Hall is set to become fully plant-based from December 1. The hotel, which is located in the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, claims to be the first in England to make the transition.

On Facebook, owners Louise and Andy Macbeth explained that they had personally transitioned to a vegan diet for ethical reasons and wanted the business to reflect their values. The hotel’s menu is already around 50% plant-based, and the couple say they are “developing some of the most innovative, exciting and delicious vegan dishes we’ve ever tried” in preparation to become fully animal-free.

“This isn’t a profit-led decision, it is a big step for our family”

The food is described as “for everyone”, not just for vegans and vegetarians. It will include Sunday roasts and afternoon teas as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts.

All products provided in the hotel’s 20 en-suite rooms will also be vegan and cruelty-free, from the milk to the toiletries. Beck Hall is already known for its dog-friendly policy, which will continue following the transition.

© Beck Hall

“New beginning”

The news comes just a week after Dubai hotel NH Collection Dubai The Palm announced what are claimed to be the city’s first vegan hotel rooms. The rooms feature animal-free bedding, cruelty-free toiletries, eco-friendly dry amenities, and more. Another UAE hotel, Emirates Palace, also launched vegan rooms earlier this year.

Fully vegan accommodation is still a rarity, but these recent developments may indicate that change is coming.

“We hope you’ll support us in our new beginning and we look forward to welcoming back loyal guests alongside those new ones, who – like us – would love to visit a fully plant-based hotel offering the most incredible food, location, and team,” said Beck Hall on Facebook. “This isn’t a profit-led decision, if anything it is a big step for our family, but the time has come for us to align our business values with our own.”

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