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The Fairfax Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Gilling East B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

An outstanding traditional English pub....beautiful village and lovely old pub but rooms lovely-tastefully renovated and decorated- very modern and clean. The food was superb, we ate their both nights and it was terrific every night and breakfast was beautiful. The staff are also excellent- very attentive and friendly

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Greenville, SC
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

One of the best BandB/Inns we stayed in while in England. We stumbled upon the Fairfax arms on our way to York. Glad we stopped because the food in the pub was very good and the room was first class! The management and staff were very accommodating and I would highly recommend this place to anyone! The locals seemed to love the pub as well, so this is always a good sign.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington, England
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Stayed here foe one night on the 25th of August 2012. We booked rooms 3, 4 & 8 for our family as we were attending a wedding at Gilling Castle.All of the rooms were absolutely fantastic, spotlessly clean, flat screen tv's , I Pod docking stations with built in radios. The beds were very comfortable and had a choice of pillow fillings. The bathrooms were very , very nice with a great selection of complimentary toiletries. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included in the price and there was a great selection to choose from. We couldn,t fault The Fairfax Arms and would thorughly recommend it

Room Tip: Rooms 3 and 8 had lovely views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grobbo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

This was our second trip to the Fairfax Arms. Unfortunately, they were booked up originally so we booked a nearby hotel in the village of Appleton le Street but unfortunately, although purporting to be dog friendly we were accused unjustly of fouling the area and our stay became untenable. The staff at the Fairfax Arms were very helpful and managed to accommodate us at short notice and what looked like a ruined three day break turned into a really lovely time.

The hotel and surrounding area is ideal for dogs with good walks nearby. The village is very attractive and the locals are amongst the friendliest around. There are several rooms and a cottage allocated to dog owners.

Room Tip: For dog owners the cottage is the place
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joan G
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We booked the room as we were going to flamingo land with the kids & location was perfect. It really is such a lovely village pub. Can't fault anything.
Staff were friendly and helpful, food was fab.
We stayed in room 9, large, clean and modern.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Room was lovely and clean stayed in the superior suite,but was a little disapointed by the smell and noise from the kitchen fans directly opposite our door could hear them going whilst tring to get to sleep.We were also under the impression the suite came with a hot tub and i did ask on the phone when i booked it.When we asked a member of staff where it was she just laughed and said we dont have one.The children were very upset!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane H
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We recently spent one night here and our room (12) was as good as many high quality city hotels. DVD, Ipod dock, fan, fresh fruit and bottled water as added extras all made our stay even more comfortable. The standard was of a very high quality and very very clean. Breakfast was delicious and we were served with white gloves - a first!! All in all a very comfortable quiet stay in a perfect Yorkshire country pub - a good stopping place to visit, Helmsley and the North York Moors, Thirsk and even York. If you want a lovely autumn break with good food, log fires and comfortable rooms this is the place to book - or a warm summer evening sit in the garden by the beck and watch the world pass by. Perfect.

Room Tip: Room 12 is up outside steps, but it is away from the pub and very quiet and beautifully appointed.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Fairfax Arms
Address: Main Street, Gilling East YO62 4JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Gilling East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Gilling East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairfax Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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