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“A superb Christmas break”
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Wainstones Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Great Broughton
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“A superb Christmas break”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

My wife and I went to Wainstones on the strength of the quality of food and the welcome we received when we had lunch there a few months back. We were promised a terrific break and everything lived up to those promises.
We arrived late in the afternoon of Christmas Eve to find the traditional Santa visit in full swing with home made mince pies and mulled wine to welcome us.
A welcome pack was waiting for us that was tailored to the three day break, including the times and directions to local Christmas Services, plus focused information on local attractions (including the sales) and how to get to places.
Our Christmas Eve Dinner and all the meals that followed proved excellent. Hot dishes were always hot and served on hot plates. Good, locally sourced produce is used, and we could not fault presentation quality or taste. The wine list is comprehensive and the staff clearly knew what they were talking about when choices were discussed. We found staff attentive, service was at a good pace, and the check "is everything OK?" wasn't just a passing remark.
A lovely touch was the gift of a small hamper and Hotel diaries when we got back to our room after Christmas Eve Dinner.

After a hearty English breakfast on Christmas morning, we had a drive across the Moors which start just to the south of Great Broughton. This proved quite mystical with the quiet roads, the mists in places, and passing through small communities as the Christmas services were ending.
We were back in good time though for the big man visiting again for Christmas Lunch with small gifts for everyone. Again the food was excellent and the kitchen staff achieved that near impossibility of everything at the right temperature, the right texture, and the right timing . I regard myself as having a good appetite but had admit defeat and take the mince pies to our room for later.
Despite being well fed at Lunch we managed to come down in the evening for drinks and a nibble from the buffet set up in the bar. Cold cuts, salad, pork pie, cheese, pickles, chunky chips and a piece of Christmas cake, so reminded me of Christmas day night visiting grandparents.
Christmas evening at Wainstones is reserved to guests, looked after by the Hume's, which I thought was another lovely touch.
Mentioning the bar it is worth noting (for any fancy of the hop) that in addition to a regular beer and two (on tap) lagers, there are three guest real ales.

After breakfast on boxing day we headed off to explore to the North, after which a bit of a rest was called for before Dinner.
This time Chef had me really thrown as three of the four choices for main were competing with me right up to my knife going into the delicious peppered fillet steak. Again, excellence in every way.
I spoiled myself (again) with Whitby kippers and poached eggs for breakfast, before we hit the road for home, after a thoroughly good stay.

David and the team at Wainstones are amongst the nicest we have met across the world let alone the UK. They excel in terms of service, the standards they achieve, and in offering value for money.
Everyone played their part in making our stay comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.
Just one request - how DOES the chef get his Yorkshire Puddings to that size?

Room Tip: We chose a corner room when we visited some months earlier. The staff were very willing to show us r...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockton on Tees
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Just been here for the xmas lunch, there were 12 of us. The food was very good, served well, hot and good presentation. The waitresses were very pleasant. A good 3 course meal for only £15 each and coffee too.

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Norton, Cleveland
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We decided to get away for an evening to ourselves this week before the family arrive for Christmas. We went to this hotel because it is in a lovely part of Yorkshire and near to Helmsley and Stokesley. We live on the County Durham side of the Tees but the hotel was only 15 miles away. However, Yorkshire is another country and wonderful. As is common with a lot of hotels, the public parts of the hotel are old and charming and the guest accommodation is newer and modern. The room was standard for its type but very clean and in good order. It was a cold night and the radiator was cold but my husband went down to reception and they immediately adjusted the thermostat (which apparently was situated in the bar area). Everything about the booking was correct and a table had been reserved for us in the restaurant which was heaving with Christmas celebrations. The hotel has the same menu in both the restaurant and the bar and it was suitable - certainly the kind of menu my husband appreciates with a good range of meat and fish dishes, locally sourced where possible. I had a local pork chop with red cabbage, mash and caramelised onions. My husband favoured the huge burger (this description doesn't actually do justice to it) because it was what he felt like - despite his usual favourites such as steak and ale pie and steaks being on the menu. It is really rather robust eating - this is not "fine dining" but it is good food, extremely well cooked and with a local provenance. Excellent menu. Very nice waiting staff, helpful. In the morning, the breakfast was superb and the waitress absolutely excellent. She was cheery and solicitous without being intrusive. The bacon (local) was wonderful and properly cooked (how often is this not true of hotels). All in all, we had a great night away before the festivities start and will certainly go there again. The gentleman who prepared our bill in the morning was helpful and chatty (a Scot who offered a Yorkshire welcome).....he explained that a lot of the hotel's business was normally corporate and that the hotel was frequently full in the week. However, if you are a hiker doing the Cleveland Way or just attempting Roseberry Topping, or visiting the lovely towns of Stokesley or Helmsley - this is a great place for a stop-over.

Room Tip: All the rooms are away from the road and quiet
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

A fantastic place to get married, it was recommended to us from another couple who had been married there and the place has a lovely warm feel to it, everyone we spoke to after the reception said it was the best wedding they had been to. This was all due to the expertise of David and his staff, the reception room looked fantastic, it was noted by a lot of people how courteous and cheery the staff were. The reception cost was very reasonable and David the manager was very flexible regarding arranging the menu and drinks. We cant speak highly enough about this venue and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone - this is now our anniversary venue! Ian & Karen McGowan

Room Tip: the bridal suite had four poster bed which was lovely..
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception here and we thought the service was excellent.
Right from the day we booked it we had good support from all the staff, answering all our questions, and helping to make the day to remember.
The staff during the day were fabulous,very courteous and the day went as smoothly as we had hoped for.
The one thing that let it down unfortunately were the rooms, they could do with a good makeover.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This was the venue for my daughters wedding. The staff were just wonderful from our arrival until we left.

There were a number of family's staying all had superb rooms.

The wedding went without a hitch we were all made to feel very special.

Thank you for a fantastic time.

Duncan Greene

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We got married at the wainstones in September. We had the perfect day. The staff are very attentive and will go out of there way to help you. Even with the smallest thing. We had our ceremony and reception here and would not have changed a thing. The day ran at our own speed with no presure of been told when anything had to be done. The food is by far the best I have eaten at a large function of any sort. Service was to the highest standard. The disco (provided by the hotel) was perfect, everyone got up to have a dance! A lot of our guests stayed over at the hotel as my husband is not from the area. Some stayed the night before the wedding and we enjoyed meals in the bar and drinks, this was very relaxed and again staff very attentive. We alson Stayed in the four poster room andhad a very comfy nights sleep and enjoyed a great fry up the following morning. Some of out guests have told us they had "fantastic food", "Very clean bedrooms", "Comfy nights sleep", "one of the best weddings", "Fantastic disco". This is just a few comments. We would like to thank all the staff at the Wainstones for making our Wedding day perfect : )

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wainstones Hotel
Address: 31 High Street, Great Broughton TS9 7EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Great Broughton
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Great Broughton
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Hotel Class:3 star — Wainstones Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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