We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

The Fox & Hounds

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (101)
Room & Suite (22)
Dining (14)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#1 of 1 inn in Ainthorpe
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the North York Moors, this former 16th-century coaching inn is now a high quality residential country pub and restaurant, rich in historic charm. A recommended four star inn by VisitEngland, set in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, The Fox & Hounds is a great base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the moors and the region's heritage coastline. The comfortable e- suite rooms overlook glorious countryside and free fibre Wi-Fi is available throughout. The bar has an open fire and a beautiful oak-beamed ceiling. An excellent range of cask ales and selected wines are available and guests can enjoy freshly prepared food every lunchtime and evening in the bar, restaurant or family/games room. After an energetic day out walking or cycling on the moors you can enjoy a drink in the garden whilst savouring the superb views. The Fox & Hounds is also an accredited Dark Skies friendly accommodation, so you can also take in some of the UK's clearest views of the night sky from your window.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Darts
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Show more
Room features
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
251Reviews0Q+A41Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 147
  • 68
  • 21
  • 7
  • 8
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
MrMullow wrote a review 7 Apr
Watford, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely pub to stay at for a couple of days with great views across the Yorkshire Moors, it is a really dog friendly pub and spotlessly clean. The rooms are nice, to be food is good as is the beer with three real ales on. The staff and good and efficient with particular mention for Maisey who was great.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Alan A wrote a review Mar 2024
Brotton, United Kingdom56 contributions62 helpful votes
What an absolutely beautiful location, the views are amazing. Our room was immaculately clean and had a huge very comfortable bed, the outlook over the valley was beautiful. The evening meal was delicious as was the hearty breakfast. The local clientele made us feel very welcome as is usual for the good folk of Yorkshire. We will be back in the very near future.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Room 7 has a huge bed and the views out of the window are amazing
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
SaraC wrote a review Mar 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Just got back from another stay. We last stayed at Christmas and since then they’ve painted and put new carpets down. The room was really cosy. Staff make you welcome. Pub food is nice with a good menu and specials board. Breakfast again is great with lots of different choices. Looking forward to going again.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Train to Whitby from danby is a lovely journey through the villages. £11 return for two people....
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Michael B wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom132 contributions54 helpful votes
What a fantastic few days we spent staying in this lovely old place which is set in beautiful surroundings. Our room was immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and helpful. Can't fault it in any way and look forward to a return.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
FITZTJ wrote a review Jan 2024
Warwick, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
We stayed here for three nights over New Year , the hotel is lovely , cosy in a good location with friendly staff who were very accommodating. We were aware of some complaints regarding the temperature of some of the bedrooms but we were allocated one in the modern extension number 10 which was heated with under floor heating so no complaints whatsoever. Breakfast good and choice of evening meal too . Would recommend the Fox and Hounds . Great location within driving distance of Whitby, Saltburn by Sea , Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay all of which we visited after being recommended by other hotel guests (from Leeds) .
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Sara C wrote a review Jan 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom42 contributions55 helpful votes
Another great stay. Friendly atmosphere. Great breakfast. Evening meal good choices. The young man who works there is a credit to the place, very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. We stayed two nights, yes it was cold in the room when we first got there but once the heating kicked in it was fine, and it is December and it is the North Yorkshire Moors. Log fire in bar area, very cosy. 12 minute walk to the nearest railway station where you can catch the train to Whitby. We had a good walk round and up to the Danby Beacon. Second time we have stayed here and we will be staying again without a doubt. Great location for Saltburn, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby and lots more lovely places.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Patricia W wrote a review Nov 2023
Dewsbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
My husband was greeted by a very grumpy barmaid who was talking to locals and said she did not like tourists she was not approachable and when we were leaving we felt she was glad we definitely would not recommend
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
SaraC wrote a review Nov 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
Stayed one night and had a great time. Spent all day in Whitby. Got to hotel approx 5 o’clock. Log fire burning. Really welcoming. Superior room was lovely. Comfortable with great views. Evening meal was nice. Breakfast great. We have booked between Christmas and new year.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Kerri F wrote a review Oct 2023
5 contributions7 helpful votes
We had booked a superior room for 2 nights. We arrived at around 4 and was shown our room ..it was freezing the decor was shabby,dated and unwelcoming. The bed was rock hard and the duvet and pillows thin. The bathroom was sparse and reeked of bleach it was overpowering. We asked for some heat but was told it was on a timer and would have to wait. The dining rooms were 🥶 we chose to eat in the bar as it was warmer, we ordered black pudding bites ..basically it was just black pudding cut up with some jarred chutney..7 quid ! Our mains were mediocre the veg massively overcooked. We were frozen all night the heating is only on for a very short time it's the North Yorkshire moors in October! we were told there were blankets in the cupboard 🤣I saw the valence on the bed and cushion covers they looked grubby so I declined the blankets. We checked out after one night(even though we had paid upfront for 2 )and ran for the hills it was neither cosy or welcoming 😟
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your thermals
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Mick M wrote a review Oct 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
following an hours driving across some of the most picturesque landscape we came across our destination nestled away in Ainthorpe, Parking is limited within the grounds but ample roadside parking is available,. It is a picture box inn with a warm welcome, the bar was busy with locals and guests, dogs are made welcome and bowls of water are provided, rooms are very clean, tidy and functional, the shower is a bit snug if you are size L and above that it becomes a bit of a squeeze but its still do-able. Meals in the bar or restaurant are 1st class with hearty food cooked extremely well at realistic prices. Breakfast is well catered for with several options from very basics of toast and cereals to nicer food like smoked salmon and scrambled egg as an option. Highly recommended place for a night or two while visiting the area.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good walking country so suitable attire needed
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Ainthorpe area.
PRICE RANGE
£104 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireAinthorpe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

THE FOX & HOUNDS - Updated 2024 Reviews (Ainthorpe)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Fox & Hounds
Which popular attractions are close to The Fox & Hounds?
Nearby attractions include Yorkshire Cycle Hub (2.1 miles), Danby Lodge National Park Centre (0.9 miles), and Scaling Dam Reservoir (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fox & Hounds?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Fox & Hounds?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fox & Hounds?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fox & Hounds?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Eskdale Castleton, The Fox & Hounds, and Downe Arms Inn.
Is The Fox & Hounds located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Ainthorpe.
Are pets allowed at The Fox & Hounds?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fox & Hounds?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gisborough Priory (7.6 miles), Mulgrave Castle (8.7 miles), and Port Mulgrave (8.3 miles).
Is The Fox & Hounds accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.