all year except 24/25 Dec (open for food 24 Dec).
tap room, lounge bar, dining/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in bars and dining room.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms (not unattended), not in public areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single from £60, double from £80. À la carte £25.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Janet and Edward Boynton’s 19th-century coaching inn between moors and dales is roundly endorsed by Guide readers, who praise its ‘hospitable, interesting owners’, ‘enjoyable dinners’, ‘relaxing atmosphere’ and ‘excellent value’. ‘It’s the “go-to” local hostelry: on a Sunday evening, the bar was buzzing and the restaurant was full.’ There are ‘horse pictures everywhere’ in the ‘welcoming pub’ (Thirsk is nearby); a blackboard menu lists ‘absolutely wonderful comfort food, served in vast portions’. Particularly enjoyed in 2017: ‘Delicious chicken-liver parfait and salad, followed by steak pie.’ Also pleasing: ‘A wine list that might be the envy of grander establishments.’ ‘Comfortable bedrooms’, including a ‘spacious’ family room, are up narrow stairs. ‘My first-floor room was compact and warm, if just functional, with plenty of towels in the spotless, well-lit bathroom.’ Breakfast includes ‘a tempting home-made berry smoothie, delicious scrambled eggs, tasty black pudding’. ‘An unbeatable stop’ for motorists travelling between England and Scotland. (Henry and Priscilla McDougall, David and Wendy Millar, Robert Gower, Michael Green)
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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