A MICHELIN-starred chef with restaurants in York and North Yorkshire is set to launch a new pub with rooms.

Tommy Banks, whose restaurants are The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots in Marygate in York, along with his family, Matthew Lockwood and the Tommy Banks Group are launching their latest venture in late Spring close to the Michelin-starred Black Swan, and say it will exhibit the 'hyper-local, sustainably focused ethos for which the Tommy Banks Group is renowned', with the grown and reared produce from the family’s farm in Oldstead taking centre stage.

The coming months will see more details of the pub revealed, including date of launch and location.

York Press: The Banks family are launching a new pub venture in OldsteadThe Banks family are launching a new pub venture in Oldstead (Image: UGC)

For now, the team is busy working on a refresh of the historic site, with a state-of-the-art kitchen, relaxed dining room and cosy bar area equipped with roaring fires and a bar stocked with the team’s favourites including, of course, the Group’s very own Banks Brothers canned wine.

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The food-focused pub will include a number of rooms, in addition to dining, and two-night stay packages.

The new launch also comes with a number of job openings within the group.

The family bought The Black Swan in August 2006. Parents Tom and Anne, along with sons Tommy and James, transformed the site over the years into the Michelin-starred destination with rooms that it is today.

The restaurant continues to thrive, having been awarded numerous accolades over the years, including a Michelin Green Star, Four AA Rosettes, AA 5 stars and more.

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The family, along with business partner Matthew Lockwood, opened Roots in Yorks in September 2018 and January 2021, Roots became the first restaurant in York to win a coveted Michelin star and was voted Best Restaurant by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards in 2022.

In July 2021 they launched Banks Brothers, a canned wine brand working with small-scale growers.

As The Press reported earlier this year Will Lockwood, who is the head chef at Roots appeared as a contestant on a new series of The Great British Menu and Tommy was back on the show as a veteran chef.