“Renowned for over 200 years for engaging hospitality and friendliness” - AA Inspector
HELMSLEY, NORTH YORKSHIRE
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Contactless payments wherever possible Full sanitisation of any areas and equipment after every use Social distancing markers placed throughout inns to enforce 2m distance, hand sanitisers throughout and one way systems wherever possible Food and drink can only be purchased at a table and we're requesting guests stay at their table as much as possible No cutlery or condiments will be on tables, set once guests sit down. Introduced new, disposable menus. Rooms continuing to meet extremely high standards of cleanliness, plus extra sanitation, including touch points Team wearing PPE
Our Inspector's view
People have been visiting this establishment for over 200 years and it has become a landmark that dominates the market square. The inn is renowned for its hospitality and friendliness; many of the staff are long-serving and dedicated. Bedrooms and en-suites were refurbished in 2021 and differ in size and style. All day dining is available throughout the sympathetically refurbished public areas whilst the gardens are also a wonderful location to make the most of the weather.
Facilities – at a glance
- Family bedrooms: 4
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Open all year
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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