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The Worsley Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hovingham
Certificate of Excellence
Malpas, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Yorkshire at its most gracious”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I love North Yorkshire, so when KGB offered a two night stay at The Worsley Arms in Hovingham, I was quick to respond. We arrived on a cold grey afternoon at the beginning of February and were delighted to see welcoming open fires as we settled in. The hotel is owned by the Worsley family and managed by Tony Finn and his staff, who are an excellent team. There was a pleasing buzz in the Cricketers' Bar, where we chose to eat, and a warm fire in both lounging and dining areas. Breakfast was served in the light, airy and elegant dining room. All the food was delicious and beautifully served. We had thought we might eat out on the second night but the lure of the cosy bar was irresistible. Our room (we upgraded to have a super- king size bed) was plain but nicely decorated, and a decent size. We had a large modern bathroom with a good independent shower over the huge bath and plenty of hot water and generously-sized towels. I would strongly recommend the hotel to any one who appreciates a touch of individuality when they go away. Hovingham is a picture postcard estate village, totally unspoiled, and the ambience of hotel fits wonderfully with its environs.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 at the back which was quiet but with an outlook over the carpark. It would be mo...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorsleyArmsHotel, Owner at The Worsley Arms Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear KateH
Thank you for your review. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you on your return. It has been a very cold start to the year so we are very lucky to be able to offer real fires as part of our welcome. Roll on the summer!

Thank you again

Tony Finn
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Having stayed at the hotel many years ago, we wanted to return, we found a great deal on KGB which we jumped at. We were not disappointed, fantastic relaxing stay, food was amazing, hospitality and service amazing enough couldn't be done for us, nothing was too much trouble, I have to mention josh, seems to do a lot of jobs always happy to help, he is a true credit to the hotel obviously happy in his work. We will definitely return as soon as possible. We met some lovely people and all had a good natter and laugh.

My only gripe would be staying in the cottages, although very nice and well equipped the bathroom could have been cleaner although I am picky, would prefer to stay in the main hotel next time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorsleyArmsHotel, Owner at The Worsley Arms Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your review.

It is always good to welcome returning guests back to the hotel, whether they are on a special deal or not. Please remember that we do have some great offers directly available from our website.
Your stay coinceded with our Valentines weekend package hence the full hotel and that great atmosphere in the bar on Saturday night.
We look forward to welcoming you back and please state you preference and we will try to allocate you a room in the main hotel. I have passed on your compliments to Josh- he enjoyed the weekend as well!

Regards

Tony Finn
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We arrived on a snowy afternoon to a very warm welcome and lovely warm fires. We were shown to our room with 4poster bed which was extremely comfy.
The bar has a nice relaxed atmosphere and we ate in the cricketers arms, the food was of a fantastic standard, as was breakfast, we shall definitely return.

Room Tip: 4poster room recommended
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorsleyArmsHotel, Owner at The Worsley Arms Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review which will be circulated to the team.

The past few months we have had some very inclement weather to say the least! So we do try to keep fires bright and the welcome warm!

I am delighted that we seem to have ticked all the box's for you and look forward to welcoming you back when maybe you can enjoy drinks in the garden on a barmy afternoon when you can experience Ryedale at its most beautiful.

Regards

Tony Finn

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Grimsby
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on 08/02/13. We arrived at the hotel about 7pm to a friendly welcome from the owner. He took our case up stairs and showed us to our room. The room was a good size and looked very cozy. Some of the decor might seem a little dated but this all adds to the tradition of this little gem.

The staff were very friendly and always gave excellent service. The bar area is very cozy with the fire and we ate both nights in the more informal bar dining area. The food is excellent and is quite rightly well regarded in the area. If you staying here make sure you eat in the restaurant you won't be disappointed.

All in all an excellent stay in what is a cozy little bolt hole. I would definitely stay again.

p.s. Wifi is available at the hotel for a small charge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a two night break, our second in six months. Can't really fault any aspect of our stay.
The welcome was second to none and continued throughout our stay. Our room was large and comfortable (we had been upgraded at no extra cost) and though plenty warm enough we were offered an additional heater if required.
The food in the restaurant is excellent with plenty of choice to suit everyone and we opted to dine on our second night even though not included in the deal.
The log fires in the bar, lounges and Cricketers Bar/ Dining room are very welcoming and make the whole hotel warm and inviting.
Our only, but very minor niggle is why oh why do they use such thin sliced bread for the toast at breakfast!!
It all but disintegrates when attempting to spread the rock hard butter and spoils an excellent breakfast.
Despite this we will be looking out for future deals and on the website. Thanks Tony and your excellent staff.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

A one night stay at the lovely hotel. Arrived on a cold dark night to find coal fires burning. we received a warm welcome. Our room was cosy and warm. The food menu looked good, so decided to eat in the hotel, and we were glad we did. Can't fault the service. Bed was a little hard for me, but my husband slept very well.We were impressed with powerful hot shower. Breakfast was lovely and piping hot. I'm sure we will be back, i think it would be beautiful in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ravenstone, Leicestershire, England
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Just spent the weekend at this lovely traditional country hotel - highly recommended to all.
The staff were excellent from arrival and throughout our stay - really friendly and helpful.
Decent sized room and bathroom, well heated, clean and comfy.
The food was good, a couple of decent beers and an excellent wine list starting at £15 a bottle which is a pleasant change.
And importantly - very dog friendly.
Warning - they teddy bear in your room is waiting for adoption!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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WorsleyArmsHotel, Owner at The Worsley Arms Hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thank you for your review.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Wine plays a big part in what we do so we do try to offer a selection of wines that represent good value across all price ranges, maybe next time I can talk you into spending a ittle more or better still talk you into joining us for one of our wine evenings!
I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
Regards
Tony Finn
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Property: The Worsley Arms Hotel
Address: Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Hovingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hovingham
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Worsley Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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