The Talbot Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century inn is recommended by Condé Nast Traveller Johansens
  • The restaurant was set up by British TV chef James Martin and holds 2 AA Rosettes
  • It’s 10 minutes by car to Castle Howard, where ‘Brideshead Revisited’ was filmed
  • Good for country pursuits, 10 miles from the North York Moors

"Expensively revamped" -- The Good Food Guide

99% (99 Member Ratings)

"Everything! The food was probably the best food we have ever eaten, the staff were friendly and efficient and the room and facilities were excellent."
Mar 26, 2016
Doncaster, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is on the outskirts of Malton, an hour's drive from Leeds Bradford Airport and two hours from Manchester Airport. It's a 4-hour drive from central London, but trains from Kings Cross station in London reach Malton in two and a half hours (change at York). Free parking is available. The train station is five minutes' walk across the river from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Condé Nast Traveller Johansens-recommended Talbot Hotel is a 17th-century inn that has been fetured in The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph. The 17th-century inn is on the Fitzwilliam Estate and is on the outskirts of Malton, five minutes’ walk from the high street shops and the train station. The 17th-century inn is part of Castle Howard -- stately home and backdrop to 1980s TV saga "Brideshead Revisited" -- is 10 minutes away by car and the grounds and house are open most of the year for tours (March-December).

The restaurant, originally set up by British TV chef and local boy James Martin, has two AA Rosettes. Dan Graham is now head chef -- he previously worked for Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche. He's also appeared on "MasterChef: The Professionals". The succinct menu highlights local Yorkshire produce and "the flavours are special" according to Olive magazine.

The hotel’s landscaped gardens overlook the valley and provide farm-fresh produce for the restaurant. There's also a cosy bar for local bitter, or you can retire to the conservatory lounge for Yorkshire parkin cake and a cup of tea. Further afield, guests can go for a hike in the North York Moors National Park (10 miles away), attend the races in neighbouring York or join one of the local, world-class game shoots (a secure gun room is available on site).

Floral prints and quilted bedspreads decorate the country manor-style bedrooms, each of which is unique. Generally speaking, the higher the room type, the larger the bed. Bathrooms in the entry-level rooms have walk-in showers; upgrade for a bath tub. Most rooms are dog friendly (on request, extra charge applies) and blankets, bowls and chew treats are provided.

From the press:

  • "[The menu's] classic combinations have a delicate touch and a subtle modern style" -- The Michelin Guide 2016

  • "Set in its own beautifully landscaped grounds close to the historic market town" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Flatscreen TV


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower


  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2:30pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under in Norton, Feature and Suites. This includes breakfast.

Extra bed available on request for children aged 3-16 in Norton, Feature and Suites: £15 per child, per night. This includes breakfast.

Extra bed available on request for adults in Norton, Feature and Suites: £27.50 per person, per night. This includes breakfast. 

Pets: Pets allowed on request: £10 per pet, 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 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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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99% Positive
(99 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Talbot Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything! The food was probably the best food we have ever eaten, the staff were friendly and efficient and the room and facilities were excellent.
Other Comments
We will definitely be going back.
Gary Mar 26, 2016 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel, fantastic food and incredible value for money!!
jonathan Mar 26, 2016 Liversedge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
nice hotel overall with good attentive staff.
Other Comments
restaurant food was disappointing (but breakfast was very good)...........however,would rather any future deals would not tie you into the restaurant evening meals.
Geoff Mar 25, 2016 Morpeth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the room was excellent and well deserved the 4 star rating
Other Comments
The staff were very helpful and friendly, especially Steve the Assistant Manager
Roger Mar 24, 2016 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
comfortable room
Martin Mar 23, 2016 Warrington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Luxury of the room and standard of food, with very helpful staff
Suzanne Mar 21, 2016 Crowle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food in the restaurant. Comfortable and spacious room with lovely views. Friendly and helpful staff.
Other Comments
A wonderful stay, can't wait to return.
Amy Mar 15, 2016 Normanby by Spital, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The great staff.
Other Comments
Wonderful food and a relaxing ambiance.
sue Mar 13, 2016 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and good food
Pauline Mar 13, 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Other Comments
Pleasantly surprised on arrival that we had been upgraded to the fitzwilliam suite. Service in the restaurant was slow, but very friendly and given we were residents was not a problem as not in a rush.
Nicola Mar 11, 2016 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

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