The Golden Fleece Hotel

42 Market Place, Thirsk YO71LL United Kingdom (GBR)
3 Star Property
54.232453-1.342356

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Local Attractions

World of James Herriot, Falconry UK, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Scenic Walks & Cycles, Monk Park Farm, Mount Grace Priory, Ritz cinema, Thirsk Racecourse & Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo.
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Property Description

The Golden Fleece Hotel has been an inn since Tudor times and is one of the oldest Coaching Inns in England. This charming Hotel has been visited by royalty and rogues alike serving travellers for nearly four hundred years.1791 George Blythe purchased the property to provide "Good stabling and accommodation". He also bought the adjoining property and enlarged the Inn. In 1815 he took over the Coaching Business and by 1823 directories show that seven coaches a day called at the Fleece. In the heyday of the road, the Hotel kept fifty or sixty horses in its stables to work the coaches alone. During this period the Newcastle - London and Edinburgh - London vehicles called at The Golden Fleece."Picture the scene as the Newcastle to London mail four-in-hand coach galloped into Thirsk market place, hoofs and wheels clattering on the cobbled stones; pole chains jingling, leather creaking, accompanied by the mellow tones of the post horn. The "Whoa mi' beauties!" from the driver as he pulls the ribbons to check his team and bring his coach to a standstill."1840 Mr William Hall became landlord of The Golden Fleece at the age of 21. He managed the stabling, feeding and grooming of sixty horses as well as handling a large staff, the catering and accommodation. He was also responsible for the mail and luggage. The market place was always bustling with farmers and tradesmen who frequented the Golden Fleece for food and drink."On Monday, the 24th of September, 1855, there was great rejoicing in Thirsk, in consequence of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge and Sir George O. WombweIl, Bart., of Newburgh Park, passing through the town. Sir W. P. Gallwey, on the part of a deputation of gentlemen from the town and neighbourhood, delivered a short address to His Highness, expressive of their appreciation of His Highness's conduct whilst serving in the late war in the Crimea, and of congratulation to Sir George Wombwell, on his safe return to his home and friends from the war in the east. Having partaken of refreshment at the Fleece Hotel, they proceeded to Newburgh Park, His Royal Highness being the guest of Sir G. O. Wombwell. " Whellan's History of Thirsk (1859) During the twentieth century Trusthouse, later TrustHouse Forte, owned the Golden Fleece. In 2006 the hotel was purchased by Homfray Hotels, before selling to The Coaching Inn Group in Autumn 2015. Set in the heart of Herriot Country, The Golden Fleece is ideally placed for exploring the Yorkshire Moors and Dales, areas of unspoilt beauty. Both the locations were used regularly for the filming of Heartbeat and James Herriot.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 15:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Floors: 2
Rooms: 26
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 26
Handicap Rooms: 0
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 3
Meeting Space: 833 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 75 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 12PM-9PM
Ownership: Coaching Inn Group
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
3PM day prior to arrival.
Total Taxes: 0.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Alarm clock
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Dinner available
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television

Breakfast Information

Full English & continental

Pet Friendly?

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Dogs allowed in 24 of our rooms upon request.

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FAQs about The Golden Fleece Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 15:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Golden Fleece Hotel have?

There are 26 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at The Golden Fleece Hotel?

Yes, they have 3 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at The Golden Fleece Hotel?

Full English & continental

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