The Whitestonecliffe Inn

The Whitestonecliffe Inn

A170, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Thirsk YO7 2PR England
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Robbo40000 wrote a review Oct 2019
44 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’d booked in advance for a large family Sunday lunch, unfortunately the booking had not been recorded in the diary.
However the landlady turned things around and changed our disappointment to satisfaction by seating us in a private dining room and serving excellent tasty roasts. There was a good selection of deserts and you have the chance to win a free desert by rolling a 7 with 2 dice which is a nice extra.
We also used the sandwich takeaway service - the selection baguettes were fresh, tasty and good value for money.
Friendly attentive staff on both visits to the Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chris B wrote a review Aug 2017
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom4 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stopped here after a day at flamingoland for 1 night,arrived tea time and called in the pub to pay which was no problem at all.Got key for the cottage and let ourselves in, not a big cottage by any means but adequate and it had everything we needed.The only downside for us was the reception on the tv (it was poor,picture freezing and then saying no signal) nowadays there is no excuse for this , also a bit pricey for what it is.It had a beautiful view for which I would recommend to pay a visit. Wi-fi not good.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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MayBradley wrote a review Sep 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom26 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little worried having read some of the other recent reviews of the Whitestonecliffe Inn. But my worries were ill-founded. We stayed in Sunrise Cottage and I would agree that it could do with a bit of an update but it was clean and comfortable - no damp to be seen - and well equipped - particularly liked the towels which were v. soft and the sheets - crisp and white. I would have liked a more powerful shower but it was fine and a bit more space between the beds in the twin room but for a short stay it was fine. We did no cooking in the cottage, beyond grilling some sausages for a sandwich, but everything worked fine. The views from the cottage were amazing and our nine year old loved the horses grazing in the field just outside the door. We ate in the pub twice and both times thought the food was great. I thought the staff were helpful and polite. The location is good for exploring the Dales and the Moors and is just 10 minutes away from Thirsk where you can find all amenities. I've scored the property 4 out of 5 which I'd say was 3 for the property and an extra 1 for the location, the views and the experience at the Whitestonecliffe Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Getting an cottage overlooking the countryside rather than the car park will give you a better view.
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Diane UK wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Self catering chalets around the back of the pub. The lounge/kitchen was okay, very basic, but we only needed a good bed for the night, but we were VERY disappointed to find the bed was as hard as rocks, I have never had a bed like that before. I tried sleeping on top of the scatter cushions to make it softer but that was not much good, my husband slept on top of the Duvet to make it softer and that was not much better, then we had no bedding to cover him. The pillows were like bricks. In the middle of the night we thought about getting up and continuing on our journey it was that uncomfortable. I also think the place was haunted. Needless to say we will not be staying there again. No wi-fi.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Wattsn57 wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and where very disappointed with the standard of accommodation the room we had was very basic and indeed of decorating as it was very tired. The tv could receive ITV and it perched on a old table surely a nice tv stand would look better, also we where on available there was no WiFi in the room only in the pub which days is normally standard.
The food in the pub was very expensive for what is was and the wine also very over priced, the menu was very simple and normally on pub menu there you expect to steaks or gammon but either appeared.
There seamed no manager present at any time in the evening and on 3 occasions we did eat there was lack of staff one member of staff seemed to doing everything running the bar, serving meals taking orders clearing tables and even taking payment for the guest accommodation he young lad who served us was working very hard remained very pleasant and courteous all the time, it not is fault the lack management.
What could been a very nice place to was let down serious lack of care and a small about of investment could make it much better.
We would not consider staying there again or earring either.
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1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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George M wrote a review Aug 2019
13 contributions10 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodges and pub get good reviews, why this is the case I have no idea! The pub is ok but in need of a refurb. It's old and tired looking but not in a good way. Staff are fine & friendly but unfortunately this is were the good points end.

The main issue is with the lodges at the back of the pub. The car park is in the centre with lodges around the perimeter, rather like a Motel. On arrival you get check in details through the pub. Instructions straight forward, your given a code for a little box on the wall next to the door where you will find your key.

On opening the door my little girl commented she thought the place smelt 'old', unfortunately i had to agree. The lodge was very dated with poor quality electrical appliances. The 2nd bedroom was tiny, more like a box room. On further examination the interior wall was covered by a room divider. On lifting this from the wall there was extensive damp & mould issues, not good. The damp issue also extended into the small hallway behind the bedroom door. The bathroom was dingy and dark with no storage for toiletry items. The shower door could be opened from the outside but once inside you had to reach over the top to close it as no handle existed on the interior.

There was no wifi in the lodges, only the pub itself, ridiculous! The front door didn't look overly secure with a single lock. I was kept awake until 03:00 by the next door lodge guests with noisy behaviour & abusive language, not nice but not the owners fault to be fair! The room overlooked the car park mainly so don't expect unspoilt country views!

We also ate in the pub that evening. The food was acceptable but nothing special. The reviews of this establishment are generally very positive but for the life of me can't think why! In my opinion I'm afraid i just did not see this. It was easily only worth half what we paid for this drab old run down place. If you want value and good quality accommodation i strongly suggest you look elsewhere.

We left early the next Morning and put the key back in it's little box next to the door. I really should have complained to the owners regarding some of the issues mentioned in this review but just left it at that in the end. What more can i say.... :(
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nigsyswann wrote a review Jul 2018
Birkenhead, United Kingdom59 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in most of the cottages here over a 10 week period while working in Dalton, cottages are clean, comfortable, and have all you need for an enjoyable stay, owners and staff are friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Sharon M wrote a review Aug 2016
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom10 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 5 stayed overnight at The Whitestonecliffe Inn recently as we were visiting Lightwater Valley the following day and didn't want to have to travel there and back the same day. Upon arrival we spoke to a lovely lady who booked us in and gave us a jug of milk to tide us over for the complimentary tea and coffee in the cottage. I should say the cottage only sleeps 4 but our youngest child is only a few months old and the staff were very accommodating in giving us a travel cot to borrow. The cottage was very clean and had all the amenities we needed as well as a beautiful view!
We decided to have tea at the pub that night, it was absolutely gorgeous! The pub had such a lovely, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the bar staff would chatter away quite the thing to you! The wifi wasn't bad, a little intermittent but that didn't bother us (was nice to get a break away from the internet/social media!).
The only issue we had was later that night after we had a couple of drinks we asked about how we book the breakfast for the following morning only to be told that they had recently stopped serving breakfast altogether. I booked the cottage through booking.com and at the time it stated breakfast was £5 extra, I thought that as they said they only recently stopped the breakfasts, it maybe hadn't been updated with booking.com however I've just had a look tonight and see booking.com are still saying breakfast is £5 extra. Unfortunately as myself and partner had both had a couple of drinks neither of us wanted to drive the short distance to tesco to grab breakfast items so we could sort ourselves out in the morning. If we'd have known breakfast was no longer an option whilst making our cottage reservation we would have catered for that ourselves. The owner of The Whitestonecliffe Inn was very helpful though and did give us some suggestions and recommendations on where to get breakfast. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again! I would have given this stay 5 stars if it wasn't for the breakfast issue.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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fee2908 wrote a review Aug 2016
Sheffield, United Kingdom276 contributions169 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely location behind the whitestonecliffe inn, fairly nice and clean. dog friendly, family friendly, lack of grass available for the dogs though. We stayed in Meadow View (single and a double) and Sunrise (bunks and double) cottages- everything was okay, but not extra special or anything
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Date of stay: July 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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claire4949 wrote a review Mar 2016
lancashire21 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in the kingfisher bungalows over the Easter weekend and was more than pleasantly surprised. The bungalow had double bed and bunk beds and was more than big enough for us all. everything in the kitchen if you want to cook,the bonus of having the inn next door were the meals are fabulous and has a children's and pet friendly room was great. Located a few miles away from Thirsk but loads of great places to walk and cycle within the area.Would defo visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Ian H
Dumfries, United Kingdom77 contributions109 helpful votes
View from Woodpecker will primarily be of car park and then the rear of 2 other cottages to centre/right or green fields towards the left. View will be nothing to write home about. I think all cottages have a fire in living room.
MayBradley wrote a tip Sep 2019
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom26 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Getting an cottage overlooking the countryside rather than the car park will give you a better view."
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Carmen T wrote a tip Jan 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms to the right side of the pub have the view."
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Ian H wrote a tip Jul 2018
Dumfries, United Kingdom77 contributions109 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only Meadow View has a view"
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Neil C wrote a tip Aug 2015
Morpeth, United Kingdom66 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lake view rooms are great."
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Wyldwoman15 wrote a tip Aug 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only room for 2 adults & a small child"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Whitestonecliffe Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Nearby attractions include World of James Herriot (5.6 km), Monk Park Farm (1.9 km), and Byland Abbey (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hare, Restaurant with Rooms, Dog and Gun Knayton, and The Greyhound at Bagby.
Are pets allowed at The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Whitestonecliffe Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting White Horse of Kilburn (3.2 km), Shandy Hall (7.0 km), and Byland Abbey (7.3 km).
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