• Blending traditional character with modern comforts, The Golden Fleece has been extending a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over five centuries…

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  • Relax in our restaurant and take your pick from a menu brimming with traditional, tasty treats...

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  • Enjoy a drink at the bar, or ask our bartender to blend you a ‘bartender’s choice'...

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The hotel

The Golden Fleece Hotel, Eatery and Coffee House, 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..

A fascinating history

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.… read more

Our people

Guests and visitors of The Golden Fleece will notice something that everyone who works here has in common – they genuinely enjoy their jobs.

As a family-run business we strive to deliver a more friendly, personal service and could never be accused of being stuffy or pretentious. That being said, all staff are professional and extremely well trained to ensure that your experience is as great as it can possibly be.

It’s our hotel, but we want it to feel like it’s your hotel too… read more

Join Us

The Coaching Inn Group are an equal opportunities employer. We offer great training and the opportunity to progress, so if you have the energy, drive and professionalism to represent our strong company values then we would love to hear from you.

We employ in excess of 600 people, including centrally based management, office & maintenance teams through to locally based management, chefs, receptionists, and many more.

We pride ourselves on encouraging staff progression within the group, and consider it an honour to be able to help start someone’s career in the hospitality industry… read more

Reviews

From local guests who regularly dine with us, to visitors from across the country and abroad, we welcome feedback to ensure that we continue to exceed the standards you have come to expect from us.

Click here to read some of our most recent reviews.

The Coaching Inn Group

The Golden Fleece Hotel is part of The Coaching Inn Group, which has a passion for restoring lovely old historic coaching inns, of which there are now 15 of these iconic buildings in their collection.

Through refurbishing, revitalising and breathing life back into these inns, The Coaching Inn Group creates elegant, comfortable and well-priced accommodation and dining spaces with tempting menus, relaxed and stylish bars and coffee lounges… read more

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