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White Horse and Griffin

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Came here for a couple of nights in early July. The hotel is a lovely old stabling inn with all the character you would expect from such a description. There is a small, basic bar at the front of the hotel (more an inn, really) and the floorboards are suitably creaky. The room we were in (the Warrior Woman) was...

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I booked the White horse & Griffin for two night's for my partner's birthday it was the first time he had stayed in Whitby. the staff are very friendly and helpful the cooked breakfast was delicious ! our first night was in the resolution room no view & very noisy from a noise like a fan couldn't sleep! I was...

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Thank 191Birdy
Kelso, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2014

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Chester
Reviewed 25 June 2014

White Horse and Griffin is an old coaching inn on Church Street, the most picturesque street in Whitby. It's a stone's throw from the old town hall and a short walk to the foot of the 199 steps. I spent two nights in the Dickens Room. Everything in the room was in good order and the bed was comfortable. The...

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Thank CheshireRockFan
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed for 1 night at the White horse and griffin and to be honest it was enough. We are quite regular visitors to Whitby and I have always wanted to stay here but it has been fully booked. This time I was determined so I booked early. We booked the Dickins room but didn't get it. Instead we were...

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1Thank katieliz1961
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2014

booked lunch for 2pm only two of us in the restaurant though - decided to treat the wife to a 3 course meal. £50.00 including 2 pints expensive but a nice meal regardless dessert the best of the lot !

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Thank philandanita
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our second stay here - great location and interesting old building but a few annoying niggles. Firstly the pillows - surely a basic to get right. There are 2 'soft' and 2 'hard' pillows supplied per double room - (possibly trying to copy Premier Inn's excellent bed/pillow example?) Not good if you both don't like sleeping on brick pillows though....

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1Thank Hoxo
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Was a gorgeous little hotel. The breakfast was amazing and the bed was comfortable - Only problem is there was not a shower curtain to go around the bath therefore the water went everywhere and the floor was very slippery. We stayed in the Scoresby room - the view out of the window is basically a roof.

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2Thank Carly S
Wales
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Stayed in this hotel in May and have to say it is nothing like it's portrayed on their web site. We stayed in the Scoresby room which features on the web site as an example of the rooms available. Looks can be deceiving, its shabby, dirty and you look out onto a roof, to see the sky you have to...

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8Thank Casie_51
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We've just returned from 3 nights on a special offer - £240 for 3 nights B&B including dinner on the first night. I like olde worlde, but was niggled by a number of things. Good points: the rooms were beautifully clean, and made to look like new each morning whilst we were at breakfast. Breakfast was good. All the staff...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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White Horse and Griffin
White Horse and Griffin
Cuisines: Seafood, 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 > Whitby
Price Range: $118 - $189 (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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