The Copper Horse Restaurant & Cottages, The Mayfield, The Plough and The Yew Tree Cafe & Bistro, all situated just outside Scarborough, are four family-owned restaurants/pubs with accommodation which make up The HQ Collection. The Collection is part of the Yorkshire-based Qdos Entertainment, owned by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Nick and Sandra Thomas, who live in Scarborough.

The HQ Collection is a division of HQ Theatres & Hospitality, the UK’s second-largest venue operator, which operates 12 theatres and concert halls and is renowned for its unique specialism of combining first-class hospitality provision with its vibrant and diverse entertainment programmes.

The Copper Horse Restaurant & Cottages, The Plough and The Mayfield, carry the distinctive HQ Collection trademark of;

Award-Winning Dining…each one offers a varied and individually styled menu. Delicious food is created and produced by teams of top chefs, who use only the finest, high-quality, local and regional produce. With their welcoming atmosphere, comfortable and relaxed ambience they attract a steady stream of local clientele, as well as many visitors. Each bar stocks a superb selection of quality and contemporary wines, an extensive selection of craft ales, along with a great choice of beers and lagers.

Elegant Accommodation…all the accommodation is designed to make the guest feel pampered and cosseted, from luxurious rooms at The Plough and The Mayfield to the seven self-catering Copper Horse Cottages. All of the accommodation has been designed in boutique style using quality fabrics and furnishings, to provide exceptional contemporary five star accommodation.

A Warm Welcome…a first-class team of staff take enormous pride in extending the warm Yorkshire welcome to locals, visitors and guests alike.

Coronavirus Statement – HQ Collection

The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority.  We have been following the official government guidance regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus carefully.

Current NHS and Public Health England advice is that individuals only need to avoid public places if they have been advised to do so by a medical professional or by the NHS’s 111 service, or if they are displaying symptoms (persistent cough and/or high temperature). 

As a result, our pubs, restaurants and accommodation are open as usual and we are looking forward to welcoming guests. 

We would encourage all our customers to follow the advice from the NHS below:

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water (or hand sanitiser gel) – for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough and sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards.

We will ensure adequate supplies of soap, water and hand sanitiser (where appropriate) to accommodate this; and would reassure customers that our facilities are regularly and thoroughly cleaned.   

We will, of course, continue to monitor the official advice issued by the government, the NHS and Public Health England; and update this guidance accordingly.  

Further information and advice can be found on from governmentNHS and WHO websites.