The Worsley Arms Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Worsley Arms Hotel is part of the Hovingham Hall estate
  • The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant
  • There's an extensive wine list and the hotel has its own wine cellar
  • The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the North York Moors and 40 minutes from York

90% (156 Member Ratings)

"A great location, with very friendly and attentive staff."
Jul 19, 2017
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 40-minute drive from York on the A64. Turn left off the A64, following the signs to Castle Howard. At the next T-junction turn left onto the B1257 and the hotel is in front of the village green. The main car park is at the back of the hotel and is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Worsley Arms Hotel is a 19th-century property in the village of Hovingham, set in the Howardian Hills in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire. Grade I-listed Hovingham Hall has been home to the Worsley family since 1563, and is open for guided tours every day from 1-28 June, 2017. The village has a shop, a café, a pub, a bakery and a monthly market.

National Trust property Nunnington Hall is a 5-minute drive from the hotel, and the market town of Thirsk is 30 minutes away. Thirsk is famous as the home of James Herriot, author of All Creatures Great and Small; you can learn about him at the World of James Herriot Visitor Attraction. Castle Howard, described by Lonely Planet as "one of the world's most beautiful buildings", is five miles away.

The area is a walker's paradise: you can explore the Hovingham Estate or follow trails within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and North York Moors National Park. Whitby, Staithes and the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay are just over an hour's drive from the hotel.

An à la carte menu is available in the main restaurant -- which holds two AA Rosettes for excellence -- and the Cricketers Bar, which also serves lighter meals. Produce is locally sourced, including game and venison from the Hovingham Estate and lamb from the local village of Coulton, and the hotel has an extensive wine cellar.

The hotel has a homely feel, with sofas, a log fire and a large garden to explore. Pets are welcome at no extra cost.

From the press:

  • "The hotel has some very attractive gardens, and the village is a delightfully tranquil location, close to many of North Yorkshire's tourist offerings" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017

  • "This proprietor-run hotel offers a truly gastronomic experience. Food and wine are taken seriously here, and there is a strong commitment to local provenance" --  The AA Restaurant Guide 2017



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request,: £5 per night for children aged 3 and under.
Extra bed available on request and in King Size Rooms only: £20 per night for children aged 4 to 15. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £7 per night on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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90% Positive
(156 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Worsley Arms Hotel over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
A great location, with very friendly and attentive staff.
Other Comments
The hotel restaurant offers fine dining with excellent food.
Elaine Jul 19, 2017 Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and friendly staff
Other Comments
Lovely hotel, very friendly staff.
jeff Jul 19, 2017 Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and hospitality
Other Comments
Well worth a visit would go again we really enjoyed are stay
Theresa Jul 15, 2017 Oldham, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Really nice place with pleasant and attentive staff and very dog friendly, The chef was very good and made vegan meal alternatives for my wife.
john Jul 17, 2017 North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location
Nonie Jul 12, 2017 Linton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food, friendly staff.
Susan Jul 14, 2017 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, with friendly helpful staff.
Other Comments
Excellent food, good rooms, and a good location.
James Jul 11, 2017 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The bed was comfortable as were the pillows.
Other Comments
Dinner was very disappoi nting having asked for my lamb to be cooked through, it was bloody. Having sent it back it was still bloody. Our room needed decorating and our bathroom was not cleaned.The staff were not friendly or interested in how our experience at the hotel was. Our room was extremely noisy as it was close to the road.
Juliette Jul 09, 2017 GLOUCESTERSGIRE, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly service and the amazing food.
Other Comments
We hadn't been told before we booked that our accommodation would not be in the main hotel. It was across a busy road with no pedestrian crossing.
Sara Jul 01, 2017 New Malden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent Food and friendly staff
Other Comments
A great friendly place to stay. Food is really good and, for the quality, reasonably priced.
John Jul 05, 2017 Holmfirth, United Kingdom

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