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White Horse and Griffin

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   87 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
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Ranked #12 of 20 hotels in Whitby
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5 of 5 stars reviewed today
Seshenviolet Barnsley, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent Easter Friday in Whitby and after a boat trip decided we wanted a late lunch. Massive ques at the Magpie and many of the other fish and chip restaurants. Then we found this place that was very quiet and cosy with an open fire and a great ambiance. Three of us had fish and chips (it is the... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the WH&G for the third time (the first since new owners have taken over). We stayed for two nights and ate dinner in the restaurant on both nights. The hotel is lovely and very atmospheric. The staff are helpful, professional and quick to sort out problems. There is still a way to go on refurbing some of... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been here a couple of times on previous visits to Whitby and the experience has been a little variable previously. The new owners have changed it around a little, moving the serving counter from the restaurant and creating a bar/ check in desk at the front. It is none the worse for this, and the ambience remains lovely and... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch with friends of seafood. The mussels were excellent and the service good can highly recommend, have not stayed in the rooms but based on the food we had here would definitely look at booking in here overnight.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our two night stay. This is a nice old inn with quirks and character. Not a corporate clinical place. The staff were energetic and friendly. The kitchen service could be described as 'leisurely' but why worry if you have the time to wait. The food was worth waiting for. The full English breakfast ticks all the right... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a good sign when you are given a warm welcome and greeted by your name when you first arrive at a place! Efficient check in and bags carried for us ( thank goodness as there were quite a few stairs to our room!). The room was lovely, great view over the roof tops and to the church on the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came away from our stay with mixed feelings, some good things, some not so good things. We had the 'Bagatelle' room, which is in the attic. The room was clean with a quirky charm but very basic decor. Nice view from the skylight if you popped your head out. If you need wifi, don't choose this room, as we... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the White Horse and Griffin hotel from 28th February to 2nd march 2014. Really friendly staff food was really good. I would highly recommend the seafood meze. The room was a little small and decor a little tired however it was very clean. The location of the hotel was just the best we parked our car and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We are long standing customers at this hotel but this was the first time we have stayed here since the new owners have taken over. The changes are the rooms have been decorated and there are flat screen TV's on the wall with free view and there is now a WF-FI service. Must say this does not bother me as... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I just had a couple of days at this hotel, Sunday to Tuesday and all I can say is the place was clean and tidy, the food was great as were the staff, Kieran, Jack and Hannah and the place itself had lots of character. After all it did used to be an old coach house. We... More

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Additional Information about White Horse and Griffin

Also Known As:
White Horse And Griffin Hotel Whitby
White Horse And Griffin Whitby
Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Whitby
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Whitby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse and Griffin 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Horse & Griffin is an almost 450 year old Coaching Inn, the first built in Whitby to serve the route to London. Operating these days as a Restaurant with Rooms it is situated on an unspoilt cobbled shambles near the base of Whitby's famous 199 Abbey Steps. The building is technically on 3 floors but is actually on 7 different levels. It boasts 10 unique and quirky bedrooms full of history and character. The walls are bumpy, the stairs are narrow and the ceilings are low. The Bistro/ Restaurant is cosy and heated by an open fire. The food is outstanding with the signature dishes (such as the Seafood Meze for 2 & the Fillet Sharing Platter) saying much about the place - great quality, great quantity, designed for sharing and, as with much in life, you get what you are prepared to pay for. The WH&G is best suited to couples and groups who want to get away, eat great food, drink good wine, meet new people, join in with the atmosphere and then retire to a hand-made bed with a hand stuffed mattress to regroup before a chef-cooked breakfast. As well as a comprehensive English Breakfast choices in the morning also include Fortune's Kippers, Smoked Haddock, Kedgeree, Scrambles, Omlettes, Fresh Fruits and Honeyed Porridge. A major benefit is that the heart of unspoiled North Yorkshire and its Coast is outside the front door in either walking or steam train distance. ... more   less 
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