42 Market Place, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
39.5km from Tees Valley Airport
34.6km from Eaglescliffe Railway Station
"First Coaching Inn Group hotel to get anything less than 5 stars from me. Nobody on reception when we walked in, which I never think is a good thing. Had to go into the bar and wait in line with drinkers for my turn to be served in order to check in. Nice, clean adjoining rooms with a good size bathroom. Went straight through to our restaurant table, which was booked for 7pm, although due to traffic we were running 10 minutes late. No sign of any staff in the restaurant, so waited a couple of minutes before anyone came to seat us, other diners were looking for staff too. My son's fish and chips was superb, as was our Thai Green Curry - best one we've ever had. The TV didn''t work in our room, but so tired, it didn't really matter on this our first night. The room was very comfortable, but rather noisy, I suppose being in one of the mews cottages in the car park on a Friday night, there was quite a lot of traffic (cars and people) passing through, which made it difficult for my son to sleep to start with. As we lay in the bed a little later into the night, somebody tried the door handles into our rooms, clearly looking for somewhere to 'further their Friday night fun', as their conversation confirmed. Told reception that the TV wasn't working and they said they would look into it. Saturday breakfast was really good, the kitchen could not be faulted at any point during our stay. Good selection of buffet items and superbly cooked full English. I did notice that many locals were using the car park to do their shopping in town, so now understood why the car park was always SO busy. When we returned from our day out, we couldn't get in the car park at all. Nobody on reception again, but one of the bar staff kindly moved his car, so that we could get in. TV still not working. We decided not to eat in the hotel on the Saturday evening, so left our room about 7.30pm to wander into town only to find that there was a drunk lad having a wee in the walkway through to the town - lovely. My seven year old asked why he wasn't using a toilet. Although the lad apologised and clearly felt embarrassed it was not nice to step over as we approached the high street. Then we were immediately met by a group of lads swearing 'Fs and Cs' and laughing as a drunk girl fell out of the pub next door on to the pavement - and this is 7.30pm! Now I am possibly a snob, yes, I think I am, but I didn't expect to encounter this sort of thing at that time of evening in a small market town. Had I known Thirsk was like that, I wouldn't have booked the hotel, which is a shame. When we got up on Sunday morning and left our room to walk up the car park to the restaurant for breakfast, there was a used condom on the steps of the fire escape, so clearly my impression of Thirsk was correct and while fine for a stag night, I wouldn't recommend it for a family stay with children, unless you really want to open their eyes! Once again enjoyed breakfast and checked out. I think we'd"
"The management and staff have done everything they possibly can to make the Hotel Covid safe, clearly marked one way systems, automatic sanitiser dispensers at the entrance to the hotel and the dining room, they were also actively challenging people to sanitise their hands, perhaps this is why there are a few negative reviews on the restaurant page as some people think this is all nothing to do with them. Our room was clean and well maintained, unlike so many places every light bulb was working, its amazing how many places have at least one blown bulb in the room. The only negative point is that if you are a person who likes to read in bed there are no lights that shine from behind. As we were staying for three nights there was no housekeeping, on the two occasions when we asked for extra supplies they were delivered in less than 5 minutes. Another great plus point, the in room tea and coffee tray was well stocked, breakfast tea, fruit tea, coffee bags both ordinary and decaffeinated, hot chocolate, biscuits and even two chocolate bars. So many places think that 2 teabags, and 2 ordinary plus 2 decaffeinated coffee sachets and a couple of uht milk sachets are enough. We ate in for three evening meals and three breakfasts, at all times the staff were very pleasant, even though they were very busy on Saturday morning and things were a little slower. Fresh fruit, toast, fruit juice etc were all available on demand plus the hot menu. Evening meals were to the standard we expect from the coaching inns group good combinations of flavours and ingredients and for a reasonable price, once again cannot quite grasp the person complaining on the restaurant review page about the prices, we've eaten out more than 20 times in the past three months across 5 different Counties in England ranging from Cornwall to Cumbria, the Golden Fleece prices are typical of everywhere we've been. Perhaps the complainer should stick to Wetherspoons ?"
"Really impressed with the Golden Fleece. Very clean, comfortable bed and great food. Very good value for money in my opinion. Probably not the place for people with mobility issues as there is no lift but it makes a really nice change from bland corporate rooms."