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The Inn at Hawnby
Ranked #2 of 3 Hawnby B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Our party of 5 had a great break at The Inn. We stayed in the stable block warm, comfortable, cosy and clean. Very welcoming staff -Jane who really was generous and kind during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. Our evening meal was delicious and well presented. Breakfast was just right and service again with a smile! Very good value and total relaxation.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

You certainly can't fault the location! The pub is warm and friendly. The restaurant is smart, food good and staff are friendly and efficient. Wine is a little expensive. The bedrooms in the stables are comfortable but not luxurious. Travel zoo prices are about right - not sure I'd pay more. I would recommend checking your bill carefully.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I booked with Travelzoo for dinner bed and breakfast for £99. We are very familiar with the area, often visiting Helmsley. We initially visited Nunnington Hall, lovely old place with small gardens and then went to book in at the Inn. We were greeted by a member of staff and taken to our room. Our daughters had arranged for flowers and chocolates to be delivered - lovely surprise. Our room, Heather, was old fashioned - I felt the carpets and bathroom curtains could have been cleaner but it was ok. The corridor leading up to it was very tired, curling wallpaper and the lightshade outside the room and the ceiling needed a good clean. No welcome drink was offered as advertised but that was ok as we were going straight into Helmsley. We were told the bar wouldn't be open during the afternoon but again that was ok. We were asked what time we wanted our evening meal and so at 7 we made our way down to the bar, a smal,l cosy room with a nice fire and we chose from a good menu. Some of the meals were starred so a supplement needed to be paid - refer to later when our bill was paid. The dining area is lovely, we sat next to the fire and the atmosphere was good. When we returned to the room at around 10pm the radiators had still not fired up even though we had turned them up so needed to use the additional heater. The bed was comfortable.
We had our breakfast over looking the side of the Inn, lovely views even with the dark, misty morning. We could only manage tea, toast and orange juice which was a shame.
When my husband paid the bill he was charged for two supplements which had not been shown with a star on the menu for steak and apple crumble; I think this should have been shown clearly as were things like the cheese board.
Overall our stay was pleasant, the views are stunning and the food was good but I didnt feel it was necessarily a 4 star experience.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kathryn Y, Owner at The Inn at Hawnby, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Thanks for your comments I am glad you had a lovely anniversary which your husband said on his departure. All of your other comments have been taken on board and are being dealt with.
Kind regards and congratulations on your anniversary
Kath Young

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our second stay at this traditional Inn. The food is sublime, the atmosphere is cosy, a real oasis in a busy world.The landlord and landlady make you very welcome and the staff are lovely. We rate this Inn our favourite place to stay to be able to totally unwind(no phones)and it's situation is absolutely stunning. You will relax as soon as you make your way down the beautiful scenic road to Hawnby.A piece of Britain that remains unspoilt. We will be back soon.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kathryn Y, Owner at The Inn at Hawnby, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

Dear Karen Thanks for your lovely comments it was lovely to see you again.
It was also lovely to be not too busy so that we could sit and chat with you.
Look forward to seeing you next time
Best Regards to you both
Kath

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed a stay at the Inn on Saturday night with friends who we meet up with regularly for similar breaks around the country. The Inn is in a lovely rural location and it was no surprise to find that there is neither mobile phone reception or wifi. Instead, there is a lovely cosy fire in the bar area and good food and service. As a party of four we had two rooms in the stable block which, although on the small side, were very peaceful and had everything we needed for a short overnight stay. We enjoyed a few drinks in the bar in the late afternoon and after a quick change were back there again for dinner in the evening. Although the Travel Zoo offer is for two courses from the A La carte menu, we all enjoyed a three course dinner and were not disappointed by the standard of food served nor by the excellent service provided and we felt the prices were very reasonable. The Inn has a decent wine list, although, as with most hotels, Inns and restaurants these days rather pricey and a good selection of beers. All in all, we felt the Travel Zoo offer was good value for money and we would most certainly go back thanks to the friendliness of the staff. For any longer stay, we would probably want a bigger room than the stable block rooms which are on the small size.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kathryn Y, Owner at The Inn at Hawnby, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write about our inn and for your nice comments.
Pleased that you had a nice time with us and do hope to welcome you again if you
do decide to have another visit with us.
Kind Regards
Kath Young

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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on a Friday evening- check in is done in the bar - which itself was very welcoming with a lovely open fire. We were shown to our room and asked what time we would like to eat! The room was a tad old fashioned but clean and tidy- but not the type of room you'd want to spend the whole night lounging about in- we left our bags and went down into the bar. The staff were lovely and friendly and the beer was good! We were given menus to look at our orders were taken before we were shown into the dining room! Everything we ate was delicious though I did feel it could of been improved upon with a few extra touches- for example a bit of greenery or colour on the plate would have made all the difference to the presentation- but you couldn't fault the food or any of the service!
The prices were very reasonable too.
After a decent nights sleep we were up bright and early for breakfast- service was good and a good variety of options available.We came here on a travel zoo voucher and it was definitely worth every penny- our additional spend on alcohol and extras was nearly the same again but we would most certainly return in the future .

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Kathryn Y, Owner at The Inn at Hawnby, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments. We really do appreciate customers taking the time to write
Best wishes
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

A lovely relaxing hideaway, miles from anywhere and no phone service. The warm fire in the bar was very welcoming as it was pouring down when we first arrived. We had a very warm welcome and very tasty lunch. The room was pretty and well appointed, bathroom was small but had everything needed and lots of hot water. The dinner menu was very similar to the lunch menu, but because there was lots to choose from this was not a problem. The view from the dining room was splendid whilst it was still light to appreciated, it must be lovely in the summer months. Breakfast was delicious. Everything was very laid-back and friendly.

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Kathryn Y, Owner at The Inn at Hawnby, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thanks for your lovely review. We would love to look after you again perhaps in the summer months as yes we are very lucky it is stunning around here
Kindest Regards
Kath Young

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Address: | Nr. Helmsley, Hawnby, Helmsley YO62 5QS, England (Formerly The Hawnby Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Helmsley > Hawnby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Hawnby
Price Range: $124 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn at Hawnby 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a nine bed roomed country INN situated at the top of a hill in the peaceful hamlet of Hawnby. Panoramic views surround us.We have a cosy bar with real ales and a good selection of wines. The restaurant is elegant with crisp white linen dressing the tables. The INN holds the taste of Yorkshire award as well as one rosette for its high quality locally sourced food.Our ethos is for you to come and stay with us, relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life while we look after you in a laid back professional manner. ... more   less 
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