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Christmas with the Coaching Inn Group

Christmas with the Coaching Inn Group


CHRISTMAS WITH ADDED SPARKLE!


Here at The Golden Fleece Christmas is our favourite time of year and we know how to make it extra special!
Join us this festive season for Party Nights, Festive Meals, Christmas Escapes and much more!
Why not take a look at our Christmas Brochure to find your festive favourites and BOOK NOW!

Take a look at our 2017 Christmas Brochure here!

http://www.goldenfleecehotel.com/christmas/ 


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Hotel Information

Hotel Information


The Golden Fleece Hotel

Market Square,
Thirsk,
North Yorkshire,
YO7 1LL
Telephone : 01845 523108
Email: goldenfleece@innmail.co.uk

The Golden Fleece hotel and restaurant, on Thirsk's cobbled market place is situated between the North Yorkshire Moors and The Yorkshire Dales National Parks.  The hotel was once a famous coaching inn and is steeped in history, it's Georgian "coaching clock" still hangs in the entrance hall. Our 26 en-suite rooms are individually designed to make guests feel completely at home, service is relaxed and friendly.  We have our own private car park and wifi access is free of charge.  Whether you are looking for something to eat in our restaurant, attending a conference or social event or simply getting away from it all we offer all our guests a warm Yorkshire welcome..

Thirsk is home to the award winning James Herriot centre and for racing enthusiasts there are courses in Thirsk, York, Ripon, and Catterick. The hotel is well placed for visiting the best that Yorkshire has to offer, from the ancient city of York, with its winding streets and Minster, to the North Yorkshire dales and moors and the historic coastal town of Whitby. Markets are held on the market square every Monday and Saturday.

For satellite navigation, please enter the postcode YO7 1LU, this is located at the rear of the hotel and is accessed via Chapel Street.

Bedrooms - 26
Dog allowed
Disabled facilities available
Free Wifi
Families Welcome
Coffee Shop in house

History

History


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Located in the centre of Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the main part of The Golden Fleece Hotel retains structures dating from the 1500s, including a large, oak-beamed, inglenook fireplace. It is thought to have originated as a private house. It came to prominence as an inn in 1810 when new owners George and Mary Blythe established it as one of the north’s most important coaching inns.
By 1823 it was serving five coach services, mostly running up and down the nearby Great North Road and linking destinations as far apart as London and Edinburgh. The bustling inn received coaches around the clock, and had stabling for 60 horses. After the arrival of the railway in Thirsk in 1841, The Golden Fleece continued to thrive under the control of George Blythe’s great nephew, William Hall. He made it the leading venue for the townsfolk and the preferred hotel for tourists visiting the historic and scenic delights of the local countryside.
In the time of William Hall’s son, William Welbank Hall, the fourth generation of the family to run the inn, it provided a grand lunch in 1911 for an eclectic mix of some of Europe’s richest and most famous people. They were competing in a stage of one of the world’s first international motorcar rallies, and among them were Prince Henry of Prussia and Arthur Conan Doyle, the world-famous author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. William Welbank Hall sold up in 1918, bringing to an end 108 years of his family’s control of The Golden Fleece.
Under new owners in the 1920s and 30s it continued to attract visits by early motorists, who found the stables converted to garages; two of them with pits for mechanics to do running repairs on their cars. The hotel was acquired by The Coaching Inn Group in 2015, and has since undergone a major refurbishment to meet the needs of today’s market while respecting and retaining many features of its fascinating heritage.

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


Hotel Thrisk

2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards

2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands
2016 - Eat Out Awards - Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Team Spirit of the Year
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Front of house person of the Year - Andreea Dascalescu

2015 - 
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2014 - Enjoy England breakfast award



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