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The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were warmly greeted by Alice in reception and shown to our room. We had left our bags in the car as it was raining very heavily when we arrived. When the door was opened to the "Mousey Thompson Room" also known as the Bridal Room, we were amazed at the size of the bed! The room was beautiful! I had ordered a bouquet of flowers to be placed in the room for our arrival and I was not disappointed with the size and quality of the flowers. They were gorgeous! We were there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and have a quiet romantic weekend break together and we made a good choice with the Frenchgate. Alice offered to have our bags taken up to our room when we had collected them from the car after it had stopped raining but we had travelled lightly and only had small bags so we took them ourselves. The bathroom was modern and had a spa bath which we used very soon after unpacking the bags.
We booked a table in the restaurant for 6:30 and we were shown to the bar first of all and offered drinks and then we met David and had a friendly chat before being shown to our table. The food was superb! Well done Chef!
We had a walk around Richmond Market Square afterwards before going back to the Frenchgate to sleep in the very comfortable oak four poster bed.
The breakfasts was also very good quality with us both having a 'Full English' each and very good coffee. We stayed for two nights and we had a lovely stay here and I would love to go back there and we would recommend the Frenchgate to others.
Thank you David and all the staff for making it a memorable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Excellent hotel,excellent food and very attentive host.Introduced us to sabrage and lots of new drinks.Doreen's black pudding at breakfast was particularly memorable.We had a brilliant couple of days at The Frenchgate.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

In all my years of travel I have never been made to feel so small by, who I assume was the owner. I was checking out and commented about the parking or lack of it on the street. He said "we have our own car park" "I didn't know that I replied". "well didn't you ask!" was his retort. "I didn't ask but normally that information is volunteered" His reply was "didn't you read your booking confirmation!"
Suffice to say and it is purely because of his abrupt manner I won't be staying there again which is a shame because the location is perfect.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 4!! Too cramped!
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

David the owner / manager is very welcoming and helpful - he even insisted on carrying our bags (!) which is not always offered these days. He can suggest new drinks and assist very well with choices of wine. Great breakfasts to set you up well for the day. Excellent food, presentation and super service; what more could you want?

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our small groups have been staying at the Frenchgate for several years now and it has always been the highlight of their trip. David, the owner, is welcoming and engaging, the rooms are beyond comfortable, and the meals are amazing.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

The hotel and staff were simply first class!! the rooms are stunning, modern, spacious, luxurious and beautiful, every care has gone into every aspect of the hotel and the owner David and his staff were just fantastic and did eveything they could to make our stay perfect.... everything is very clean and so well styled, we had one slight issue with other noisy hotel guests but David resolved this as soon as he found out by moving us and upgrading us to the best suite in the hotel which was simply gorgeous and full of period features. I cant rate this hotel and staff high enough, if you want the best nights sleep stay here the beds are massive and total quality, this a real gem and we will definately we staying here again in the future... Andy , Ipswich

Room Tip: the bridal suite has a sumptious four poster bed, stunning period features and a jacuzzi bath!!
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, stunning rooms, superb service and lovely food. We were staying in town for a wedding and it was agreed we had picked the best hotel by far. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, they even designed us various cocktails. It was so lovely drinking them, sitting in their garden taking taking in the beauty of Richmond

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Additional Information about The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel

Address: 59-61 Frenchgate, Richmond DL10 7AE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range: £109 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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