We stayed for two nights mid October 2010 with friends for the Pickering War Weekend. This pub/hotel had a very tired appearance inside, this was not due to it being very old, but being quite tatty and shabby. Our room, no9, was twin bedded, quite large and clean. We had the exit door to the fire escape in our room, with a key to our room in a break glass container, outside the door, in case of fire, which we had never seen before and thought quite strange. Fortunately there wasn't a fire, so we didn't have guests exiting through our bedroom! This room was quite noisy due to it being over the smokers area, but not a major problem. Our friends had a tiny double room no2, which was extremely dark and had next to no storage. In thier room was a cupboard with only 3 hooks on the back wall and no rail to hang clothes, this was supposedly the wardrobe. We all thought it was really a single room, possibly used as a double for this extremely busy and popular 1940's weeekend at Pickering. When our friends complained to the manager that it was so badly lit they couldn't see to put on their make-up and get ready, they were told to go to our room as we had a bigger room! To be honest I think it was the manager's unhelpful attitude that was one of the main problems. We felt he didn't really want to be dealing with customers, which is a great draw back in this line of business! The other staff - bar and dining room seemed very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast on the first morning was a little delayed as unfortunately the manager was taken ill, but the other staff coped well and the breakfast was ok. The 2nd morning the manager was back and the breakfast wasn't as good - we joined our friends at a 4 seater table and no fresh tea or toast was offered, seemingly because there was both already on the table, but belonging to our friends and both cold as they were down quite a long time before us. We asked for fresh tea and toast which took a very long time to come. The sausage was obviously under cooked and not very hot. On paying the bill which was £75 per room per night, it was taken by the manager without any of the usual pleasantries of "I hope you enjoyed your stay" etc. All in all, we thought we had received very poor service for quite an expensive weekend and would not go back there again. In all honesty it seemed a popular local pub, not a well run hotel.
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- Kings Head Hotel Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire - North Yorkshire