Inn at Hawnby

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Why We Love It

  • Michelin-listed country inn with welcoming owners and stunning views
  • North York Moors National Park location is perfect for hikers and cyclists
  • Restaurant holds a Taste of Yorkshire Award and an AA Rosette for "gutsy, crowd-pleasing" food
  • Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park are all within a 15-minute drive

"An inviting prospect" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015

90% (142 Member Ratings)

"Great food, and wonderful location."
Apr 21, 2017
Sunderland, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The inn is 12 miles from Thirsk train station and just over an hours’ drive from Leeds Bradford international airport. The property is a 30-minute drive from the A1, close to the A19 and the A170. There is free parking on-site.

Rooms & Rates

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The AA Hotel Guide 2015 praises The Inn at Hawnby's "charming" atmosphere, "attentive and friendly" service and "delicious, home-cooked meals". This cosy bolthole on the North York Moors is an award-winning inn offering stunning views, seasonal menus and local ales by a cosy fire.

The location of the hotel is a walkers’ dream -- the Lonely Planet describes the North York Moors as having “some of the most spectacular views you'll see in the north of England”. In addition to rambling routes accessible from the doorstep, the hotel is less than 15 minutes' drive from the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle and the Baroque mansion of Duncombe Park.

For a day trip, the historic city of York and the pretty seaside town of Whitby are both around an hour 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, from Murton Bank pigeon and Yorkshire haslet to English cheeses accompanied by a tankard of port. The bar also serves up traditional pub fare, with a fish and chip night each Friday.

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 their 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, with ensuite bathrooms, TVs and complimentary Hawnby spring water. 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 2015

"Has the sweeping majesty of the North York Moors all around it, an inspiringly remote setting for walkers and gastronomes” -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2015



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • DVD / CD player & library


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


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary 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.


Pets: Pets allowed

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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10am

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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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.

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90% Positive
(142 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Inn at Hawnby over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great food, and wonderful location.
Other Comments
I would recommend the Inn to those travelling with dogs
anne Apr 21, 2017 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
friendliness of the establishment
Erika Apr 08, 2017 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Food in restaurant was lovely and staff very welcoming.
Lynne Feb 28, 2017 Royston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Open fire and good food
Sue Feb 28, 2017 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful location, friendly, helpful staff. Excellent food.
Other Comments
I would have paid slightly more for the deal if a dinner was included at the inn, worth considering for future deals.
Angela Feb 15, 2017 Gomersal, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very good food and the staff were exceptionally cheerful and helpful, in particular Amy.
Lynn Feb 14, 2017 Northwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The attitude of the staff was great- friendly and accommodating. The rooms were beautiful and the food was delicious
Hilary Sep 27, 2016 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great people. Great food. Great location. Great atmosphere.
Rowan Sep 27, 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view! And the offer price,the large room and the huge bed
Philip Sep 21, 2016 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful setting - off the beaten track.
Lesley Sep 19, 2016 Knowsley, United Kingdom

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