The Inn at Hawnby

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • It's within the North York Moors National Park -- the perfect location for hikers and cyclists
  • The restaurant holds an AA Rosette for "refinement" and "contemporary flair"
  • Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park are all within a 15-minute drive

"An inviting prospect" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015
Enjoyed This
(39 Member Ratings)
"Food and location"
Sep 09, 2017
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The inn is a 30-minute drive from Thirsk railway station and just over an hours' drive from Leeds Bradford international airport. There is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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This cosy bolthole on the North York Moors is an AA 4-silver-star property offering stunning views, seasonal menus and local ales on tap. Furthermore, The AA Hotel Guide 2017 describes The Inn at Hawnby as a place to "enjoy a cosy stay and great food".

Lonely Planet describes the North York Moors as "classic walking country" and says that the area is "criss-crossed with footpaths old and new, and dotted with pretty, flower-bedecked villages". Hiking routes pass close to the inn, while the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle and the Baroque mansion of Duncombe Park are less than 15 minutes' drive away.

The historic city of York and the pretty seaside town of Whitby are both around an hour away by car. Keldy Castle is a 40-minute drive and Thirsk Racecourse is less than half an hour away.

The property is home to the AA-Rosette-awarded Mexborough Room, where you can sample the seasonal menu in the restaurant or on the terrace, while soaking up views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Produce is sourced locally where possible and although the menu changes regularly, we love the sound of the blue cheese to start and the beer-battered haddock main.

The cosy bar has a selection of fine wines, but the real highlight is the variety of local ales, including Black Sheep, Arden Ale and the inn's own Hawnby Hops.

Once you've had your fill, there are nine bedrooms to choose from -- six in the main inn and three in the converted stable annex across the road. All rooms are furnished in a cosy country style. During term time it's best to arrive before 2pm, when reception closes for a few hours while the owners pick up their kids from school.

From the press:

"This charming 19th-century inn is located in a peaceful village" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017

"Has the sweeping majesty of the North York Moors all around it, an inspiringly remote setting for walkers and gastronomes” -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2017



  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

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 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 15 and under, £15 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Infant's cot/crib are not available.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(39 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Inn at Hawnby over the past 15 months.
3.3 Ambiance
4.1 Location
3.2 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was good. The location was beautiful.
Other Comments
The room in the stables annexe was very disappointing - very basic, no wifi,tv remote barely working, bathroom door jamming , shower door had to be wrestled with and both taps kept dripping.
Lin Sep 15, 2017 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and location
Gill Sep 09, 2017 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
I am not sure if all the rooms are away from the main building but ours certainly was
Other Comments
There appeared to have been a breakdown in communication with Travelzoo as they had no record of our reservation - fortunately they had a room available for the 2 nights of our stay
Doug Aug 29, 2017 Addlestone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The excellent food,and service in the restaurant
Other Comments
Lovely setting, picturesque countryside.Authentic country inn, but with modern bathroom amenities and large comfortable bed.. Friendly helpful staff.
Linda Sep 01, 2017 Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere created by the waitresses
Other Comments
our room had a tired appearance. But the stay was good value
Irene Sep 06, 2017 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Location . the peace and quiet of the area and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Food excellent. At breakfast and evening. meal.
Jacqueline Aug 26, 2017 Morpeth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet location - Amy young staff member very helpful.
Other Comments
Poor service by management - i.e. nobody on arrival to greet with prosecco as described just a note from management, forced to pay again upon leaving despite buying voucher from travelzoo Well cooked but sparse breakfasts i.e. small cooked breakfast 1 sausage, 1 egg, 1 tomato, 2 small bacon rashers no mushrooms or beans, no phone signal, no atmosphere in hotel, tv not working properly.
Joe Jul 31, 2017 wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
I'm sure the rooms in the hotel were nice having seen photos, but we weren't given one. Some of the food was good, if your could find clean crockery.
Other Comments
I shall be submitting a formal complaint, but basically we booked a break in a 4 star hotel but were accommodated in a 1 star converted stable, that was small, unclean, badly designed and maintained, did not have access to facilities like the advertised WIFI etc. The hotel was unmanned for several hours when we arrived and basics left undone.
Denise Aug 02, 2017 Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The quite village, and lovely scenery.
Other Comments
The hotel was very tired looking, it need to be tided up, the rooms had things that were broken, like the light shades, television was loose on the wall, and the hot water didn't work on the last day.
Clare Aug 13, 2017 Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The relaxing,friendly atmosphere
Alec Aug 03, 2017 Ulverston, United Kingdom

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