The Devonshire Arms

Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

Part of the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate at Bolton Abbey, the Devonshire Arms has grown from a 17th-century inn to a country house hotel with spa, fine dining and helipads. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Part of the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate at Bolton Abbey, the Devonshire Arms has grown from a 17th-century inn to a country house hotel with spa, fine dining and helipads. ‘Wonderfully located’ and much extended, the hotel mixes contemporary furnishings with period pieces, and has artwork from the Chatsworth collection. While ‘the hotel has a formal feel, the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful’. Bedrooms range from ‘quite small’ rooms near the ‘not so quiet’ road or overlooking the garden to four-poster rooms, with some larger rooms in the 18th-century, more traditionally furnished wing. All come with fresh milk and coffee machines, and modern bathrooms with bath and shower. Dining is a choice between the casual Brasserie – ‘delicious, with good-quality traditional meals such as steak and chips’ – or the fancier Burlington restaurant. The latter’s short-choice menu offers ‘high-order’ cooking such as poached cod with razor clams and fennel, and aged Yorkshire lamb with pumpkin and oyster. After one of the ‘beautiful walks from the door’, return to afternoon tea. (See also The Cavendish, Baslow.)

Hotel details

Address

Bolton Abbey Estate
Bolton Abbey
Skipton
Yorkshire
BD23 6AJ
England

Telephone

01756 718100

Bedrooms

40. Some on ground floor suitable for disabled.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon–Wed eves, brasserie open all week.

Facilities

4 lounges, 2 restaurants, private dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (indoor pool), gardens, helipads, EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £40.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per night), public areas, brasserie, not spa or restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £169, singles from £149. Set menu £75 (restaurant), à la carte £30 (brasserie).