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 wine cellar
  • The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the North York Moors and 40 minutes from York

Enjoyed This
(139 Member Ratings)
"Traditional hospitality at its best in all respects."
Nov 22, 2017
Knaresborough, 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 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 -- and the Cricketers Bar, which 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.

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 Time is 2:30pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: £7 inclusive of tax, per night.

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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Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(139 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Worsley Arms Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Well done
Glenice Nov 22, 2017 Winsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Traditional hospitality at its best in all respects.
Eleanor Nov 22, 2017 Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were excellent as was the food and ambience and very comfortable
Other Comments
Re the comment re room, hopefully these are in the process of being refurbished even so the bed was comfortable and everything other aspect of the stay excellent
JULIE Oct 24, 2017 matlock, United Kingdom
Other Comments
great food
patrick Oct 24, 2017 nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent and the owner really knew his wine and made excellent recommendations
Sally Nov 13, 2017 Crewe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Tony Finn is a helpful and very knowledgeable host. We had a wonderful walk in the Howardian Hills and returned for a great dinner
Elizabeth Nov 08, 2017 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Upon arrival we were allocated a room in a cottage, 200 yards away from main hotel, across a main road. We had to pay an additional £20 to upgrade and stay in the hotel. I rang travelzoo to complain but you were not interested, so we had no choice but to pay as it was raining at the time.
David Oct 12, 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
History area food in restaurant
Other Comments
Really enjoyed it Rooms a little tired and bar food could be better value otherwise very good.
Beryl Oct 19, 2017 Skipton North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was so relaxing and friendly. The staff were so efficient , professional and helpful , nothing was too much trouble.
Other Comments
The food was first class . Breakfast was fabulous. We ate at in the restaurant both nights and the food was superb. Best fish and chips We have ever had.
Mary Oct 21, 2017 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and service was excellent.
John A Oct 03, 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom

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