We visited Masham overnight on a Wednesday. We arrived at 3pm and were welcomed at the bar, and shown straight to our room after being asked what time we wanted breakfast, rather than being told what time it was. This could be due to them being quiet mid week, but it was a nice touch.
I must admit that on being taken upstairs to the room I wondered where we had come as the staircase and hall were not the tidiest. However on being shown into room 1 it was tidy, clean, bright, new bathroom and a flat screen TV mounted on the wall.
We ate at the pub that evening and it was reasonably priced and excellent, really good tasty food. At this point we asked what time we had to be back and was advised for about 11.00pm as you only get a key to your room and not an outside door, however this was fine with us.
On talking to Sharon the landlady, she advised they had only been there 18 months and they were slowly doing the place up, as when the 1st took it over it was grotty. It seems that they have new bathrooms in 3 or 4 of their rooms now, and are planning to complete the rest in the near future.
We went down to breakfast about 9.00am, and what a breakfast!!! Cereals, juice, toast, coffee, and a massive full english (sausage, bacon, egg, beans, loads of mushrooms, not your usual token effort, whole grilled tomato, black pudding, and fried bread). It was excellent, and filled us for the day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bay Horse and would go back, my only slight criticism is, they need to get rid of the clutter from the hallway outside of the rooms, but I am sure once it finishes being a work in progress it will happen.
Parking is ample in the Square which is run on an honesty box.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Masham, The Bay Horse is an ideal base to stay if you wish to enjoy the beauty of both what we have on our doorstep as well as the stunning surrounding areas. At The Bay Horse, Masham you will get, a community local pub, that has a fantastic range of real ales, locally sourced food and real fires - we're not a hotel, we're a quality local, with well-appointed rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bay Horse Masham/Ripon