The Worsley Arms Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The Worsley Arms, part of the Hovingham Hall estate, is in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant with an extensive wine list
  • The North York Moors National Park is a 10-minute drive away and York is 40 minutes away

Enjoyed This
(192 Member Ratings)
"The room was lovely and very quiet. The bed was comfortable."
Jul 15, 2018
Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 40-minute drive from York on the A64. 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 North Yorkshire village of Hovingham, set in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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 famed for being 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 and the 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.

The main restaurant holds two AA Rosettes, while the Cricketers Bar serves lighter meals. Produce is locally sourced, including game and venison from the Hovingham estate and lamb from the 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" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018

  • "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 2018



  • 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 child per night for children aged 3 and under. Extra bed available on request and in King Size Rooms only: £20 per child per night for children aged 4 to 15. No extra bed is available for older children and adults. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed/cot and confirm the age of the third guest. 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.

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

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
(192 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
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was lovely and very quiet. The bed was comfortable.
Other Comments
Had a room in a cottage on opposite side of the road and so had to cross a road which could be busy. Had no problem in this glorious weather but might be a bit less welcome in the rain!
Karen Jul 15, 2018 Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere and the staff were superb
Other Comments
The food and service was excellent . The staff very attentative
Edward Jul 14, 2018 HalsteadHalstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely Setting,and very friendly staff
Linda Jul 11, 2018 Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
peter Jul 14, 2018 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable. Good breakfast. Friendly British staff.
Other Comments
Exceeded expectations. Great value for money.
Paul Jul 11, 2018 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere
Other Comments
Compliments to the Chef.
Geoffrey Jul 08, 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulously friendly and informative.
Other Comments
Lovely people, professionally run place with a relaxed atmosphere.
Joanna Jul 01, 2018 Monmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great service and lovely place
Caroline Jun 29, 2018 Bridlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
staff all proffesional and pleasant.
Other Comments
The bathroom was down some stairs to another level which we found difficult at our age(72) the plug for the kettel was on floor level, so we had to boil water on the carpet.(not safe), room was hot.the only window to open was the bathroom.which was not private due to thin curtain which did not stay in place.the small tv could not hold the signal and was jumping in and out ..we know there were better rooms.we think the site should say that the bathroom is on another level and unsuitable for the disabled .I MUST STATE THAT THE STAFF WERE VERY GOOD AND PROFFESIONAL
CAROLINE Jun 25, 2018 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was 10/10
Other Comments
Room was very small extremely hot with no air, tv was small the headboard on the bed was falling off .. the hotel was suited better for older guests not younger couples
michaela Jul 01, 2018 Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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