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White Horse and Griffin

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Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Read the average ratings to get a real feel for this place. It really was just o.k! A wonderful, warm and friendly welcome was followed by a family room in the attic. It was quirky and quaint with two rooms, a bathroom and somewhere to sit. The beds were comfortable and crispy clean but that really is about it. The...

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

What can I say, the food was just delicious, the best meal ive eaten in a restaurant 10/10 easy. I had the lobster an my partner crab an it was just sooo nice. you must give it ago when visiting whitby. :)

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Thank spanner241
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Faultless service, beautifully cooked Belly Pork to start and the shared seafood platter to follow, I've managed and owned seafood restaurants for over 25 years in Edinburgh and this was as good as it gets.

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Thank Kenneth C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Loved the character and location of the property. Comfy bed, and old school charm. Bathroom wasn't particularly big or clean and shower didn't work so well. Breakfast was a bit of a shambles, we got items we didn't want and the Eggs Benedict was basically poached eggs in water. Barmen were efficient and friendly, the girls serving brekky were pretty...

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1Thank TheQuokka
Whitby
Reviewed 2 September 2014

clean.. helpful staff.. stunning bathroom... just was disappointed we didn't get to eat in their restaurant... was fully booked on a Wednesday...which is excellent for them !!!! went with my granddaughter would book again

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Thank Janet B
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed here for two nights and had a very tasty breakfast on both mornings and an excellent dinner on one of the evenings. The staff were lovely, very helpful and polite. The location could not be bettered. Our room was comfortable and clean and the bathroom just right. we will return. thank you.

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Thank madwife465
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed for one night in the loft room and really enjoyed the stay. Although the room might not suit being at the top of the hotel we loved it, very comfortable, quirky and lovely views of Whitby from the window. Loved the full english breakfast and also had evening dinner in the hotel which was equally to a high...

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Thank Mark S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Good WI Fi in rooms. Bedroom and bed good, shower and bathroom good. compared to 5 other hotels we stayed in Yorkshire it was the most expensive but not the best. Breakfast chosen was scrambled egg with smoked salmon but scrambled egg came with a flaked filet of warm salmon not nice. This is one out of 4 hotels we...

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1Thank mvarilyn
cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The property was lovely and quaint down a cobbled street centrally located to shops and dining. The room was ok but actually looked better on the website as it needed re-painting. The cleaning staff didn't do any cleaning as the scum remained in the bath from the previous night. The toilet still had talc on the seat from our bath...

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Thank FloandStan
Acomb, UK
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed one night during a walking holiday round NY Moors & coast. Were offered free upgrade to better room nearer top of building, during the week before we set off, so that disabled couple could stay a night longer (in lower room). Beautiful interesting old building, beamed ceiling in our room and partial views to harbour, views of old street...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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White Horse and Griffin
White Horse and Griffin
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Horse & Griffin is an almost 450 year old Coaching Inn, the first built in Whitby to serve the route to London. Operating these days as a Restaurant with Rooms it is situated on an unspoilt cobbled shambles near the base of Whitby's famous 199 Abbey Steps. The building is technically on 3 floors but is actually on 7 different levels. It boasts 10 unique and quirky bedrooms full of history and character. The walls are bumpy, the stairs are narrow and the ceilings are low. The Bistro/ Restaurant is cosy and heated by an open fire. The food is outstanding with the signature dishes (such as the Seafood Meze for 2 & the Fillet Sharing Platter) saying much about the place - great quality, great quantity, designed for sharing and, as with much in life, you get what you are prepared to pay for. The WH&G is best suited to couples and groups who want to get away, eat great food, drink good wine, meet new people, join in with the atmosphere and then retire to a hand-made bed with a hand stuffed mattress to regroup before a chef-cooked breakfast. As well as a comprehensive English Breakfast choices in the morning also include Fortune's Kippers, Smoked Haddock, Kedgeree, Scrambles, Omlettes, Fresh Fruits and Honeyed Porridge. A major benefit is that the heart of unspoiled North Yorkshire and its Coast is outside the front door in either walking or steam train distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Horse and Griffin

Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Price Range: RM393 - RM684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse and Griffin 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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