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“Historic Coaching Inn with modern service”

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Golden Fleece Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
95 hotel reviews
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“Historic Coaching Inn with modern service”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Overnight stop en route further north, so booked the cheapest price we could find and were not disappointed. We had room 1, at the back of the hotel, so it has no view. There is a market in the square twice a week and the set up is from early morning, so perhaps a room at the back could be an advantage. Our room was a little small, but more than adequate, well decorated and with an interesting ensuite bathroom that was up a few steps. Comfortable bed and furnishings. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.

We had dinner in the restaurant, which far exceeded expectations. Extremely good quality food, well cooked and presented and for a reasonable price. Dinner for 2, bed and breakfast came to just over £100, plus £20 for a decent bottle of wine. There is plenty of free parking at the rear of the hotel.

Being very picky, the only criticism is the bathroom. The water pressure to the shower is very low, making a good shower very difficult. Apparently, it is a "known problem" and is being sorted, but if you are staying more than one night and like a decent fierce shower in the morning to wake you up, it might be worth a call to confirm that you get a room that has some water pressure.

One on the list of places to stay again.

Room Tip: Front for a view; rear for peace the night before market day
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We received a very warm welcome from Reception staff on our first visit to The Golden Fleece. Our room was spacious, with a very large 4-poster bed. Two comfortable chairs and a table were provided in a good position to view the Market Place. The room was equipped with every facility you require for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was served in a pleasant room with a good choice of dishes. Again, very pleasant and efficient staff. Would revisit this hotel if in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a wealth of history and quirkiness that makes the stay here memorable. Reach this hotel after a long drive but was warmly welcomed and shown our room. I don't think spirit levels were used in the construction of the hotel but it added to the charm of our hotel choice. Excellent location being central to the town for easy access to local amenities, but the hotel bar is worth a visit. The breakfast was excellent with wide selection of goodies to choose from using local fresh ingredients, one of the best. The reason for not giving an excellent rating was the poor shower, so check before accepting the room.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

One of the good things about this hotel is that you are made to feel welcome on arrival and from then on, the staff are very attentive providing superb service. This was our second visit to The Golden Fleece this year. We stayed in Room 4 overlooking the Market Place. The room was large enough and well appointed with comfortable chairs so we could relax and enjoy a great view of the town. The room was kept spotlessly clean and was equipped with everything needed, tea/coffee, hair dryer and adequate wardrobe space.If you want to visit The Yorkshire Dales or Moors, you could not choose a more convenient location. We were very happy with our visit and will return.

Room Tip: The Mews rooms at the rear of the hotel are very good too and quieter when the market is being set u...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stay at the Fleece every June, for a couple of nights, for the races
The hotel benefits from ample off-street parking
Thirsk is a pretty little market town with a host of individual shops and cafes - which we enjoy patronising
We've stayed in rooms in both the main hotel, and the mews, all of which are comfortable and well appointed
The food at the Fleece is great - and good value for money. Their Yorkshire breakfast is amazing (and they're very accommodating of individual requests !)
The staff are fantastic, and will always go the extra mile to help
Can't recommend it highly enough !!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Had a four night stay at this hotel,where I have stayed several times before.
As usual a lovely comfy room,spotlessly clean,great food,and a wonderful atmosphere.
As usual the staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This was our first visit to Thirsk, and we were not disappointed. The Golden Fleece Hotel is situated in a wonderful location, overlooking the Market Place. There is a good sized car park at the rear, although I am not sure if all the cars owners were patrons of the hotel.

We had booked a room with a four poster bed which was simply amazing, and great value for money. Had a great night's sleep, and then down to a marvellous breakfast with great service.

A very clean establishment, and well maintained. Reception was brilliant and very helpful. Probably one of the best coaching inns we have stayed at in England. Will definitely consider staying here again, when coming up and down the A1.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Fleece Hotel

Property: Golden Fleece Hotel
Address: 42 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Thirsk
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Thirsk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Fleece Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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