Overall our stay was good but there were just a couple of little niggles that stopped it being an exceptional stay. We booked the gourmet taster menu with 'wine flight'. On arrival we were left wondering where to register. There is a desk tucked away under the stairs but no-one there and when we asked a member of staff where we register the reply was 'down there on the right'. A little later a receptionist turned up. Our room was one of the junior suites and we couldn't fault this. Four poster bed, lovely views, clean, large light bathroom etc. The bed was comfortable and the night was quiet and we had a good night's sleep. Fantastic. During dinner the wines arrived a few minutes before the food giving time to taste etc. The food was excellent, well prepared, well presented and is probably the best dinner I have had so far. With one of the courses the wine failed to appear and had to be requested but turned up eventually. Coffee and brandy failed to appear and when we asked we were told 'most people are full by now and don't want any'. I would have thought a question would establish if we wanted coffee rather than assume. Coffee was served in the sitting room, but arrived with no brandy and this had to be asked for again. We were left feeling that if they could get away with providing these things it would just be extra profit. This was reinforced the next morning when we checked out and on the bill there was an extra £54 for wines that were included in the price (another pure profit item had we not queried it). The extra cost was removed when queried but no apology was offered. We received a feedback request from the hotel the day after our return which we completed, raising the issues raised here and in addition emailed the manager (Mr du Plessis) but to date have not even had the courtesy of a reply. Yes, these are just minor niggles but they stopped it being an exceptional Christmas treat fir us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Talbot Hotel - Malton Wentworth Restaurant - Malton Brasserie - Malton Cookery School Dating back to 1740 this lovely old hotel was reinvented in 2012 and named Small Hotel of the Year at Welcome to Yorkshire's White Rose Awards in 2014. The Wentworth Restaurant holds 2 AA rosettes. The country hotel design and atmosphere combined with its historic market town location convenient for York, the moors and coast has made it the place to say in the area. There are 26 individually furnished bedrooms, drawing room and bar, extensive landscaped grounds, two restaurants - the Wentworth Restaurant and Malton Brasserie - and the Wentworth Room for private dining and meetings. Just a short walk from the hotel is the Malton Cookery School, under the same management. The kitchen is in the hands of head chef Dan Graham who has worked under top chefs including Michel Roux at Le Gavroche. The Wentworth Restaurant offers contemporary British cooking with a fine dining 9 course tasting menu in the evenings and a Sunday lunch menu whilst the Malton Brasserie is open daily for lunch and dinner offering brasserie classics and a daily specials board. Working at the Talbot is about enthusiasm and a willingness to reach high standards in a friendly and fast paced environment. For more information please speak to us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Talbot Malton Nr York
- The Talbot Malton Nr York
- The Talbot Hotel Malton Yorkshire