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Yarn-ever going to believe it!

Yarn-ever going to believe it!


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Our little Yorkshire Market Town has been converted into an amazing woolen wonderland! Thirsk has been subject to a Yarn Bomb, where local people secretly cover the town in knitting over an evening. Residents and guests to the town alike were stunned to wake up to benches, trees and bicycles that were covered is yarn.

See our video below and check out our full gallery of images on our Facebook Page - The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk

 

Winners of #CIGAward16 Announced

Winners of #CIGAward16 Announced


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The annual Coaching Inn Group Awards were held at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk at the beginning of April and the winners have been announced. There were 13 awards presented and collected by the General Managers of each hotel on behalf of their teams.

And the winners are:

Maintenance Man of the Year - Neil Murten, Old Bridge Inn & Coffee House

Night Porter of the Year - Phil Walton, The Old Bridge Inn & Coffee House

Housekeeper of the Year - Angie Atkin, White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Receptionist of the Year - Dorota Metselaar, Talbot Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Front of House Team Member of the Year - Andrea Dascalescu, Golden Fleece Hotel

Bar Person of the Year - Weronika Tentschert, White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Best Team Spirit of the Year - Golden Fleece Hotel Eatery & Coffee House

New Comer of the Year - Nick Kilmartin, Three Swans Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Duty Manager of the Year - Christina Schlanek, Admiral Rodney Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Chef of the Year - Chet Wilcock, Three Swans Hotel Eatery Coffee House

Customer Service of the Year - Rob Walshaw, Three Swans Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

General Manager of the Year - Adam Charity, White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Inn of the Year - Royal Oak Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Managing Director, Kevin Charity, spoke about the awards saying: "It's great to recognise the hard work and dedication that our teams put in and as the company continues to grow these awards can only get bigger and better. There were some hard decisions to make as we have such a wonderful and talented workforce."

Highly Commended at The Publican Awards

Highly Commended at The Publican Awards


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We're delighted to share the news that The Coaching Inn Group were 'highly commended' at The Publican Awards on Tuesday 15th March.

After the late entry into the category of Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites) we're honoured to have been recognised at the industry awards hosted the Morning Advertiser at Battersea Evolution in central London.

Ed Bedington, Editor of the Publican's Morning Advertiser said this to the paper: “I’d like to pay tribute to all our worthy finalists and a big congratulations to all our winners on the night. Judging these awards is both an honour and a privilege and one we take very seriously."

Planning has already begun for next year's awards where we aim to go one step further and join the winners in 2017.

h/t: The Morning Advertiser


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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, 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 attending a conference,wedding 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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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.

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


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2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
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