Unique Place to relax and enjoy

About Us

The Angel Inn


The management team consists of four members of the same family: Maggie and Dave Mathews, daughter Rose, and future son-in-law Jack, who are supported by General Manager Katie Hayton, and a team of enthusiastic and skilled team members who are trained to the highest standards.

The Angel Inn holds a huge place in the hearts of our owners, Maggie and Dave, who first ever met at The Angel in 1995! They have worked together since 2016, firstly at The Bruce Arms in West Tanfield (where they first met Katie), then going on to run The Staveley Arms in North Stainley until early 2023. Maggie and Dave have formed numerous dynamic teams, always with their own family values underpinning them. 

Head Chef Jack Baldwin started as a teenaged pot washer at The Bruce Arms, before progressing to be Dave’s apprentice, and met his now fiancé, our People Manager Rose: Dave and Maggie’s daughter. We couldn’t resist sharing the below video of Apprentice Jack at the tender age of 16!


The Angel Inn

What We Do

Our mission is to provide a traditional British welcome to The Angel Inn and our lovely Yorkshire village of Topcliffe. We offer comfort, value, luxury and delicious locally sourced and produced cuisine with global influences



We love helping to organise weddings, offering a bespoke experience like no other



We’re perfectly suited for corporate events, with a variety of spaces and excellent facilities

Meet The Team

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Maggie Mathews

Owner & Managing Director
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Dave Mathews

Owner & Managing Director
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Katie Hayton

General Manager

Jack Baldwin

Head Chef
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Rose Mathews

People Manager