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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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Melissa
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fabulous location, lovely hotel"
Had a lovely break at the White Horse and Griffin. The food was great, especially breakfast and the gin cocktails were amazing. Ideally located with easy access to all attractions. Love Whitby and wil… Read more
"Fabulous location, lovely hotel"
Had a lovely break at the White Horse and Griffin. The food was great, especially breakfast and the gin cocktails were amazing. Ideally located with easy access to all attractions. Love Whitby and will definitely stay at the hotel again Read less
Likes:
Atmosphere, good food and beverages
Dislikes:
No
Guest Review for The White Horse & Griffin, Whitby
Caroline
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fabulous"
Everything about it was great… Read more
"Fabulous"
Everything about it was great Read less
Likes:
The Gin menu!
Dislikes:
No
Guest Review for The White Horse & Griffin, Whitby
Richard
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
2
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
1
Friendliness:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
2
Location
4
Breakfast:
2
"Great location, shabby hotel and poor service at breakfast"
One night… Read more
"Great location, shabby hotel and poor service at breakfast"
One night Read less
Likes:
Great location, but the hotel is run-down by modern standards and the price is much too high for what you get.
Dislikes:
The young thin lady who gave us service at breakfast was surly not to say rude. She dispensed food in an offhand and brusque manner.
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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