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The General Tarleton Inn

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been lead to believe this was the 'bees knees', we were somewhat disappointed. The room could have been decorated and serviced better, Housekeeping left a lot to be desired, breakfasts were poor, veggies obviously aren't that welcome. Dinner food was excellent - shame about the rest. Staff extremely friendly, the best part of the hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find! Stayed earlier this week for one night. Very comfortable contemporary room with good ensuite and excellent shower and toiletries. Home made biscuits on tea tray were delicious. Lounge and dining areas are very welcoming with lovely furnishings. Varied menu and excellent food served by professional staff. Can't recommend the place highly enough.

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Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Liz, a huge thank you from us all for posting such a wonderful review I am extremely happy with you not being able to recommend us highly enough! Thank you from us all and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my wife's birthday so I booked an overnight stay at the General Tarleton. We arrived about 3:30pm and after we were shown to our beautiful room we decided to pop down for a drink on the terrace. The weather was warm and my wife was drinking Aperol spritzer. We returned to our room about 5:30 as we had... More 

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Thank Andrew G
Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Andrew, we are all delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your wife's birthday stay with us, particularly your lovely comments about the bedroom and our team. I hope we can welcome you back again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 4 starters instead of a main course. Each dish is bursting with flavour and is presented like a work of art. My only criticism is the wine prices are too expensive - a bottle of prosecco is £32.00.

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Thank menthee07
Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed all the starters. Your comments about the prosecco are noted but we try very hard to offer the best wines of their type rather than the cheapest. I hope it will not deter you from coming back and thank you again for such a great review. More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the General Tarleton Inn last weekend when we were in the area for a wedding. The hotel has been exquisitely designed and furnished and we loved the sage green and heather decor. Bedrooms are very comfortable indeed, crisp white bedlinen, Molton Brown toiletries and a tea/coffee making tray with homemade biscuits to die for. We ate one... More 

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Thank Tororeal
Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us such a lovely and very detailed review and I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The biscuits are made from a family recipe and always go down well! We are in the process of getting some voile curtains for the ground floor rooms so they should be in place before your... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the GT. The room was very nice. The staff eere very friendly and helpful.. food was excellent.. ide definitely recommend and will be returning for another stay.. my only complaint was noise from other rooms.. maybe some extra sound deadening would help..

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Thank Richard S
Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us such a lovely review and also for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

March, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a friend and had a lunchtime meal, interesting menu. Food well presented, the dishes worked very well taste wise but presentation was a bit faffy on some dishes (a number of things served in small containers on plates). Service reasonable (some staff did lean across instead of walking round). Staff friendly and polite. Lovely décor, pleasant atmosphere. A... More 

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Thank Lyn B
Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lyn B thank you for giving us a very nice all round review which did make me wonder if you intended to only give us a rating of 2 which didn't seem to match your favourable comments. I am however glad to hear that you will return next time you are in the area. Thanks for taking the time... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky to recently spend a night at The General Tarleton (even though we live locally). We expected the food to be good and we weren't disappointed. The menu is really interesting and every dish was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. However, what really makes this inn stand out is the friendliness and charm of every single member... More 

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Thank 42CK66
Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for such a glowing review, particularly your lovely comments about our team who all work very hard, I will make sure it is passed on. I hope living locally won't deter you from staying with us again. Thanks again for posting your review and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, quiet, accommodation but mixed quality regarding the food - and The General Tarleton is in the ‘restaurant with rooms’ category. Avoid the Market Menu; the a la carte was excellent. Overall, let down somewhat by the lethargic service provided.

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Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Alunm45 thank you for your review and I am sorry that you found our service lethargic, clearly that is not what we are hoping for. I know it was the week before last when you stayed with us but can not recall any reason why the service was slow. All I can do is apologise and am very pleased... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed for a night on our way to a family event. Room was terrific and spacious. Restaurant food for evening meal was excellent, breakfast choice superb and the staff were very friendly. Not the cheapest place but worth every penny. Location was great for a trip into York and Knaresborough and I would recommend the General... More 

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Claire T, Owner at The General Tarleton Inn, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you very much and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I hope we can welcome you back again. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For fabulous food, outstanding service and a luxurious overnight stay, The General Tarleton is the perfect choice. We’re housed in a beautifully renovated 18th Century Coaching Inn, with views across open countryside in the pretty North Yorkshire village of Ferrensby. It’s handy for Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough and not too far from York.We have a firm focus on food, using high quality locally sourced ingredients. Our patron and award-winning chef, John Topham, creates fresh tasting dishes for a menu that combines modern exciting cuisine with some ever-popular more traditional and comforting choices. Whatever your want, whatever the season, The General Tarleton is sure to have something on the menu to whet your appetite. For more private dining our magnificent galleried private dining room is available, it’s perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or just for getting your friends together.To accompany your meal we have a wonderful wine cellar, many vintages often available by the glass and often at prices you will find surprisingly affordable. Our fabulous cocktail lounge is the perfect place to meet family and friends for a pre-dinner drink or coffee and liqueurs afterwards. With sumptuous chairs and sofas, and a welcoming log fire for the chilly evenings, you may find it hard to leave.Who really wants to drive after a delicious dinner and a glass or two of fine wine? So why not treat yourself and stay over? We have 13 stylish bedrooms, each individually decorated and appointed to the highest of standards, with little touches of luxury and comfort for a truly relaxing night. And of course, a hearty Yorkshire breakfast is included too.What is fantastic food without superior service? We’re committed to delivering service that is a little more special. Our staff are professionals dedicated to excellence so you can be assured of the highest standards of service in an easy, relaxed atmosphere. Whatever you might want, we aim to provide it, so if you have a special request, please let us know. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The General Tarleton Inn

Address: Boroughbridge Road, Ferrensby HG5 0PZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ferrensby
Price Range: $166 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The General Tarleton Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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