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The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel

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#3 of 6 hotels in Richmond
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The quality of food and menus at the Frenchgate reflect the passion and enthusiasm of the staff. Care is taken to source ingredients locally wherever possible and all our food is all prepared to order. Start with a selection of homemade breads, starters of hand dived scallops, Whitby white crab or carpaccio of local beef, then maybe a loin of Yorkshire lamb together with a confit of shoulder, a fillet of pan roasted halibut cooked to perfection, local game or one of our delicious vegetarian options. Our bar and wine lists match the quality and value of our food. Choose from our superb house recommendations or unique “wine flight” to classic and unusual new world offerings. As well as a range of fine spirits and liqueurs befitting the independent and non corporate feel of The Frenchgate, you can also enjoy a range of both local bottle conditioned ales, and imported beers from around the world.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Umbrella
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Polish
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susanne G wrote a review 14 Apr
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had room Nr.1, the biggest rip off we ever had in GB. A damp small room, with just one nightstand and one reading lamp. When we opened the little closet, a cloud of dust cane out. There was mold in the bathroom and under the bedroom window. The TV does not have any BBC. The hotel, according to there website, has free Wi-Fi, but it died not reach this room. We talked to the owner about this, he was not sorry at all, he said ”you should have send a special request. Booking.com makes mistakes all the time.” Well we travel a lot and never ever had that problem, when the hotel had wifi, it’s everywhere. The WiFi in the main house is poor as well. All this for a good 155 pound. I call this rude. It is at a cobbled street, you feel every car driving by as if it were in your room. The beds are comfy though. The breakfasts is good.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t stay in room 1!
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Grainne B wrote a review Mar 2024
South Shields, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with original features. Luxury features throughout. Mattress the best I have slept on in a hotel. Staff were amazing. David the owner was so funny and knowledgeable. Giving us recommendations for places to eat and see. Felt like we were family visiting. Great stay. Would recommend
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking at the back is easy to get to as parking on the street can be difficult
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elaine d wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lovely hotel, comfortable, warm, great staff , great breakfast and perfect pillows . Would definitely book again, excellent value for money and good location. Staff were helpful and welcoming, didn't want to leave
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Date of stay: December 2023
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jacki_dee wrote a review Oct 2023
esher, surrey, UK201 contributions138 helpful votes
Just got home after a weekend in Richmond. Our choice of the Frenchgate hotel was a good one. The rooms were really clean and housekeeping was good. Breakfast was comprehensive with a good choice of cereals and hot dishes. Nothing was too much trouble for David and his team. We would definitely recommend staying there and would return in a heartbeat if we find ourselves in North Yorkshire again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If there is no room outside the hotel they have a car park at the back
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Anne wrote a review Sept 2023
Yorkshire, UK81 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed for 1 night in Room 8 Tokyo and found the hotel to be excellent. Liked the ceiling fan over the bed as we stayed during a heatwave and the mood lighting in the bathroom was a nice touch. Everything was clean and the staff very welcoming and friendly. Very good choice for breakfast. The small car park at the back was very useful as parking in Richmond can be a problem but we were able to check in early and leave the car there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Mark B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Stayed for 2 nights in room 6. Room was a good size with a very large and comfortable bed. The hotel is situated near the centre and has good parking. The breakfast is superb with good quality and options and very well presented. We paid £157 per night which feels overly expensive even given current costs. David the owner is very friendly, talkative and quite a character. The big test is would we stay again and that would be a yes. Overall a good hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room 6 is a wet room and is larger than room 8 which is on the smaller side.
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LancsLad2 wrote a review Jul 2023
Lancashire52 contributions41 helpful votes
Very comfortable and welcoming B&B. Nicely appointed with a lovely garden. Rooms very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful, recommending a great cafe in town for lunch. The breakfast was excellent - with a great choice which our group made the most of. The owner was very engaging and good fun. It’s in a great central location to explore Richmond and the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Unhappy wrote a review Jun 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent hotel near Richmond town centre. Parking was plentiful and easy access into the hotel. Staff were super and extremely pleasant and helpful. The room was a single one but very comfortable with all the amenities. Breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. Thanks for a great stay.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eamon131 wrote a review Jun 2023
Lichfield, United Kingdom387 contributions36 helpful votes
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Stopped over in Richmond on a journey down from Scotland. Arrived mid afternoon and found the entire street was fully parked up with cars. Evidently there is an overflow parking pitch some walk away. Eventually a vehicle moved which I could see from the room so raced down and got parked satisfactorily. The owner was in attendance for booking in and informed me there was no restaurant open despite the establishment having the name of Hotel and Restaurant. The bedroom was nicely decorated and the bed proved comfortable. As there were only venetian blinds on the window light comes in at dawn or 04.45, at this time of year which tends to waken some people. The bathroom was fitted out for display purposes rather than to facilitate satisfactory ablutions. The sink has a mixer tap nozzle tube which protrudes halfway across the bowl and stops ones face getting to water. The shower has a roof mounted shower head and is so small that any movement required to wash below waist is prevented this being the case even though I am not tall or overweight. A wall mounted removable shower head and supply hose would solve this Given the one night stay the above could have been dismissed until the breakfast scenario was played out. A nice lady arrived and I requested tea and toast while I considered what to order. I was brought one slice of toast. The dining room is devoid of any sustenance, no fruit juices, cereals etc no fear of the guests helping themselves here. Now that I had a feel for the regime it was apparent that Oliver Twist like imploration would be required, stating every last item one would gratefully receive for breakfast. The experience was not what I have come to expect in North Yorkshire and was not offset by the payment re3quired.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Sue C wrote a review May 2023
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely loved it. Lovely central location, very easy to find, car park, wonderful garden walk from parking area to hotel, lovely room, wonderful breakfast and very friendly management. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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THE FRENCHGATE RESTAURANT & HOTEL - Updated 2024 (Richmond)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Georgian Theatre Royal (0.2 miles), The Green Howards Museum (0.2 miles), and Richmond Castle (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Number 29 Tapas Bar, Mocha, and Wilfred Deli and Pantry.
Is The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Richmond.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Easby Abbey (0.9 miles) and Weselyan Chapel (0.2 miles).
Does The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.