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“Brilliant” 5 of 5 stars
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Richard the Third
Market Place, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4NP, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Middleham B&B and Inns
Wakefield UK
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had originally booked to stay at the Bay Horse in Masham with our friends for early May. We have been to the Bay Horse twice before and had really enjoyed the whole experience that Ken and Sharon Ward had created.
We were contacted by staff a few weeks before our planned stay to let us know that Sharon and Ken were moving on and would we like to change our booking to stay at the Richard III in Middleham which they were taking over.
We didn’t realise that this was to be literally during the first few days of Richard III opening.
Despite Sharon and Ken having a mountain of work and refurbishments to carry out (and they had done so much prior to arrival and during our stay) the welcome and hospitality that we received during our stay was excellent and just the same as our previous visits to their former pub.
We stayed the Friday night and the pub itself was really busy, with many of the familiar faces from the previous pub visiting Richard III as well as new faces…including new pup Ted!
The pub and accommodation are bigger but the atmosphere has been perfectly recreated.
The pub is cosy and inviting, and the rooms are a lovely size. We were lucky enough to have a room overlooking the centre of Middleham so awoke to the sound of hooves which was really nice.
Because the refurbishment was still ongoing, we were unable to have an evening meal at Richard III but the kitchen was almost complete and will have soon be up and running. Sharon kindly cooked our breakfasts in their own kitchen on the morning, a very yummy start to the day.
Ken and Sharon are a lovely couple and the hard work that they put into running their pubs was already evident.
We cannot wait to go back again, the one night was just not long enough!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bayhorsemasham, Owner at Richard the Third, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Rich,

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us . We are getting there now - kitchen is up and running and we were awarded four stars with eho bordering on 5! All the hard work is paying off.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon

Sharon and ken
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Market Weighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed here a few weeks a go. Under New Ownership the kitchen was been refurbished. But we still had a great time. Sharon and Ken make you feel very welcome. The rooms are really comfortable and clean!
We will definitely be back soon to try there food.
It was nice to watch the string's of race horse's going up and down to the gallops from the pub.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visited Richard the III on Bank holiday Monday, and were advised the pub had just changed hands & there was a limited menu on.
The menu was in fact quite varied, & when the food was delivered, of a pretty high quality. It did take a little while to receive our food, however as the kitchen had only just been opened, it was acceptable and definitely worth waiting for.
I'd advise sitting in a window as you are able to watch the world go by.
If the new owner's keep up the high standard, this pub should be an excellent stop off point to the Dales.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

What stars we were put up here at short notice as our original booking near by had been cancelled. The owners were themselves in the process of moving in, despite this we got a friendly welcome and the room we were given was clean and comfortable. Enjoy the stay so much have booked in again in a few weeks. When I hope the kitchen will be up and running.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Market Place, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4NP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leyburn > Middleham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Middleham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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