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White Horse and Griffin
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Having read a recent review I booked this restaurant for a meal with friends to celebrate a forthcoming wedding. Although a little pricier than some of the bistros in Whitby we were not disappointed with the food we ordered. The lamb main course I had was quite filling but I did manage a pudding. We didn't feel rushed and the atmosphere in the dining room was good. Would definitely recommend the WH&G for a special occasion.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Two adults and a 13 years old stayed on a sat nite. Great pub/ b+b. We stayed in the two bedroom loft room. Great breakfast the next morning. Parking was a nightmare as expected, all car parks are free between 6pm and 9am.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Have just spent a couple of nights during the bank holiday. We had stayed before and it was just as good as we remembered. We had one of the attic rooms with a double and then twin beds in the adjoining room which was perfect for us and the kids, although I would definitely say if you are anything like a tall person do be aware that ceilings and doors are low, which for us isn't an issue and actually part of the charm of such a genuinely old building. Breakfast is fantastic too and the breakfast room is superb. We sat in the old fireplace, which the kids really liked. It's right in the heart of the old town, but nice and quiet once you get off the street. Will definitely be back.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Al T
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A return visit to The White Horse and Griffin but this time to eat rather than just sample the gin cocktails although we did of course. Started with a Rose Duet and Dam Shame gin cocktail. Both excellent and to our tastes. I had Lindisfarne oysters to start and my wife mussels. The oysters were lovely and creamy and the mussels beautifully plump. We both then had local Whitby crab and lobster salad. Delicious. This was accompanied by a good bottle of French white. Feeling quite full we shared a take on strawberries, pannacotta and Eton mess which was light enough not to overload. Whilst one doesn't normally finish on gin cocktails we both went for one. These didn't hit the spot for us but only in the fact that they were not to our tastes in comparison to the first two. One was like Fanta, thus orange and the other a sloe gin with prosecco. Will stick to our favourites next time. Overall the sea food was fresh and delicious. Prices are competitive, staff friendly and the bar is dog friendly. Bit of a jewel in Whitby amongst the chip shops.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

When going away to stay somewhere for a short break, there are a couple of things you require: a comfortable bed, a good breakfast and evening meal and a well stocked bar. These three things were catered for very well on our stay at the WH&G. Having stayed here a number of times before, we always have high expectations. I must say, we have not been disappointed. The food is exceptional, locally produced and extremely tasty. The staff are attentive, without being pushy. Bringing in a Gin cocktail menu is an inspired idea. Breakfast doesn't have a vast choice of cold choices but is adequate, cooked breakfasts are very good. Only downside is you have to wait until 8.30am for breakfast, which can be a struggle when you're used to having it at 6am! Oh well, more reason to stay in bed, but I do think a 7.30am breakfast would serve guests here better.
Apart from that, keep doing what you're doing WH&G, you're doing a great job!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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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
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Whitby
Price Range: RM344 - RM634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse and Griffin 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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