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Restaurant with rooms
Guest Rating: 4
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87 Church Street

Whitby, 

North Yorkshire, 


YO22 4BH,  United Kingdom
The White Horse and Griffin Restaurant and Hotel is Whitby's original coaching inn and is situated a stones throw from the foot of the famous Whitby Abbey's 199 steps. The hotel offers high quality accommodation and food in a 335 year old building which is full of history from a bygone era.
  • 330 year old building
  • Exceptional cuisine
  • Characterful
  • Very friendly
  • Wedding reception
  • Atmospheric restaurant
  • Charming rooms
  • Invigorating walks
  • Central position
  • Private Dining
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The White Horse & Griffin, Whitby are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
3.7
Value:
3.6
Friendliness:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.0
Facilities:
3.7
Staff service:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
4.5
Guest Rating: 4
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STEPH
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"A wonderful hotel steeped in local history"
I had a lovely overnight stay in the Provider room. Was very pleased to be able to read about the history of the hotel, which had a fabulous location. The staff were very friendly and nothing too much… Read more
"A wonderful hotel steeped in local history"
I had a lovely overnight stay in the Provider room. Was very pleased to be able to read about the history of the hotel, which had a fabulous location. The staff were very friendly and nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend and will be returning again. Read less
Likes:
Everything
Dislikes:
Parking for the stay was a bit stressful and I would recommend guests arrive as early as possible to be able to park in the recommended parking area.
Guest Review for The White Horse & Griffin, Whitby
Christine
Group of Adults
Stayed: Apr '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Value for money"
Had an overnight stay here for the 1st time and would come back again. The food was good as was the sevice. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were also clean and… Read more
"Value for money"
Had an overnight stay here for the 1st time and would come back again. The food was good as was the sevice. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were also clean and comfortable. Read less
Likes:
The food
Dislikes:
Only down side was being able to hear the guests above walking around, but that can't be helped due to the age of the building.
Guest Review for The White Horse & Griffin, Whitby
Dinah
Group of Adults
Stayed: Apr '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Friendly and charming"
Delicious food, cosy, very helpful and friendly staff… Read more
"Friendly and charming"
Delicious food, cosy, very helpful and friendly staff Read less
Likes:
I enjoyed everything about my stay
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The White Horse & Griffin, Whitby
More Information
Parking
Off-site parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The White Horse & Griffin
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Laser Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 7:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
The White Horse and Griffin Hotel is situated a stones throw from the foot of the famous Abbey's 199 steps on a cobbled street in the heart of the beautiful seaside holiday town of Whitby, North Yorkshire.The hotel offers high quality accommodation in a 335 year old building.

Our hotel rooms, having been recently renovated still hold the charm and character of many centuries ago. All bedrooms are individually designed and ensuite.

The restaurant and bistro offer exceptional cuisine, all prepared using fresh, seasonal local ingredients. Our speciality is based around the beautiful fresh seafood, brought into the town daily by the local fisherman. We also offer a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes.

Whitby is the home of Captain Cook and world-famous explorer William Scoresby. The hotel is only minutes away from 'Heartbeat Country' and several other national heritage sites. The town's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on the East Cliff. Spreading below, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside. With unique old world charm, for centuries Whitby has provided a safe haven for shipping and fishing fleets. It was once the main whaling port for the North of England. The small fishing town of Whitby is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. The town has a thriving holiday resort trade, bolstered by the recent arrival of the replica of Captain Cook's ship "HM Bark Endeavour".

If you have stayed in Whitby before you will know that parking can be an issue at busy times. One of the joys of the WH&G is the great location on a beautiful 17th Century cobbled street.This also means that access by car is for unloading only so do please consider this when arriving. The closest car park is just along Church Street.

As the building is over 335 years old, we do not have a lift and there are plenty of stairs so may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Style of property
Comfortable, Eclectic, Rustic, Traditional, Unique
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