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The Fairfax Arms

Main Street, Gilling East YO62 4JH England
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The Fairfax Arms is a traditional country Inn located in the heart of the picturesque and historic village of Gilling East, North Yorkshire. Our name is derived from that of the Fairfax family, who once inhabited the Castle. The Inn features a bar filled with character and atmosphere. We serve good food with a menu full of quality local produce and also offer high quality accommodation. The Fairfax Arms continuously delivers the highest of standards in providing comfort and ambience whether you’re staying the night or simply dining with us. With the help of our our team we strive for customer satisfaction, and as a result are proud to repeatedly welcome back regular customers and friends time and time again. Your hosts Mick & Sarah look forward to your visit
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
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English
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cmcmcm1 wrote a review 16 Feb
Hong Kong, China70 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night in the summer. This was literally the only hotel for miles around so there was not much choice we wanted to see the night sky - which was a success. Parking is on the street. Rooms are very nice and comfortable. Breakfast is quite fancy and delicious.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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AmyBrown265 wrote a review Jan 2024
Selby, United Kingdom52 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely food, great location and excellent service. It seemed to be very popular with locals but we were made to feel very welcome. We had a lovely meal which was reasonably priced and decent portion sizes. The Fairfax Arms is dog friendly too which is a bonus as it is nice to find places that welcome dogs rather than just 'accept' dogs.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Nick V wrote a review Jan 2024
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Hi mate, can I thank yourself, sarah, and all your team for an amazing few days at fairfax. We all loved it, Clare had the best birthday and we will definitely be back. You have a fantastic place you have smashes it. You really go beyond to make people welcome. The bar staff are fantastic and very funny. After moving on to Edinburgh for new year it Looked like you had a great new year. Can I send our best wishes to you all. All your staff was amazing. Everyone was so polite and helpful. We loved it. Thanks again. Xx
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared to have a laugh. Very funny team and so polite.
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Steve B wrote a review Dec 2023
Darlington, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Cosy, attractive pub but we could hear the music in our room from the bar below. It was none stop from our arrival at 3.30 until 11.20pm. The room was average and the bathroom needed upgrading. The shower over the bath proved difficult to use and the scalding hot water and tap a hazard. Nice little box of chocolates provided. The breakfast and evening meal were very good and the serving staff pleasant. Restaurant was lovely.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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martine c wrote a review Nov 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for a few days whilst visiting family Read previous review and thought hive it a try booked over the phone its set in a. Idyllic village with good connections to York and other major villages and town but you will need a car the hire car at York Station a stone tho away from trains a very reasonable . We arrive and taken to our room no7 which I'd I think prob best room and was recommended by the knowledgeable young man I spoke to when booking. The fairfax is a pub a well as a hotel and a village hub for the regular locals who take the bar area over from about 5 ish that's fine but as it got bussier with people wanting food who were staying and coming in I think it proved a distraction for the bar staff who twice got our food ood order wrong and made to feel it was our fault with no sorry maybe take chairs away in front of bar as takes up space. Staff in general very good but maybe the odd one needs to be more tolerant. It's hard to get a happy medium between local pub hotel and restaurant but only a few tweeks needed and yes I would stay there again
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Craig W wrote a review Oct 2023
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We visited for our anniversary and ate in the orangery area in the restaurant. Our food was absolutely beautifully cooked, and our service from the waitresses was very friendly and attentive. I had chicken stuffed with 3 smoked meats and my wife had steak which was a delight. My wife had a fairfax mess desert which was beautiful. This was the second time we had booked, last year we tried and never received a response to confirm our reservation, so we chose to eat somewhere else. So a second chance was given and it was a lovely experience, we will definitely be back
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Teddy C wrote a review Oct 2023
30 contributions20 helpful votes
The last meal of our holiday and a real treat - fantastic Sunday lunch with the dog. Really superb food, fresh, great choice on menu and although we ate later in the afternoon the presentation was excellent - often not the case for Sunday lunch outside of the usual lunch time service. Staff al very welcoming, professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Not a vegetarian but I had the mushroom and blue cheese Wellington - amazing! We did book and had our dog and it was lovely to have a really nice table - you are usually shoved in a dark corner with the shoddy furniture when eating with your dog so that made a great change. Dog welcoming not just 'dog friendly'! It is a very 'smart' pub but used by locals as well. Would love to stay and sample more on another visit.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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fayealden wrote a review Sept 2023
Swanland, United Kingdom20 contributions7 helpful votes
What an amazing find - lovely surroundings , great breakfast, wonderful locals. Room was very comfortable good selection of breakfast tea’s and biscuits. Will defiantly return. Already recommended to friends !!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Amy L wrote a review Jul 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing stay - the location is gorgeous, rooms a big, clean and comfy! The staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough and the food was excellent couldn’t recommend enough! It’s the little things too! Great tea coffee biscuits, chocolates and robes too! It really exceeded our expectations! The breakfast is amazing! Continental as well as a varied hot breakfast menu and the conservatory was gorgeous!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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daphne b wrote a review Jun 2023
York, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
Food always great. Staff very good. We have been going to this pub for the last 30 years + never fails to please, seen lots of changes over the years including new owners.. food remains great. Thank you great polite staff, such a nice change in this day & age.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fairfax Arms
Which popular attractions are close to The Fairfax Arms?
Nearby attractions include National Centre for Birds of Prey (3.9 miles), Ampleforth Abbey (1.5 miles), and Nunnington Hall (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fairfax Arms?
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 Fairfax Arms?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fairfax Arms?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Fairfax Arms?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cocoa Tree, Cornercopia, and The Stapylton Arms.
Is The Fairfax Arms located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Gilling East.
Are pets allowed at The Fairfax Arms?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Fairfax Arms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nunnington Hall (3.8 miles), Helmsley Castle (4.2 miles), and Helmsley All Saints Church (4.3 miles).
Is The Fairfax Arms accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.