Our Coaching Inns

The Castle Hotel | Conwy, North Wales


Conwy is a town rich in history, with much of it still preserved within the walls and traditional structures of its buildings. In the heart of it is the mighty 13th-century castle, whose walls encapsulate this remarkable medieval town.

The Castle Hotel is an old coaching inn in Wales, standing on the site of a Cistercian abbey within the UNESCO World Heritage walled town of Conwy.

This popular Hotel in Wales offers individually designed accommodation. The hotel has 29 bedrooms to the AA and Visit Wales’ exacting 4 Star Town House standards with a ’boutique’ feel. A recent addition is the very popular ‘Healing Hands’ treatment room.

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The White Hart Royal Hotel | Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds


The White Hart Royal Hotel is conveniently located in the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh at the head of the beautiful Evenlode Valley in the English Cotswolds.

The hotel was and still is a great coaching inn. Its reputation was enhanced when King Charles I sheltered in the inn following the battle of Marston Moor on 2nd July 1644. A copy of the King’s unpaid bill is commemorated on a plaque within the entrance lobby.

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The Old Bridge Inn | Holmfirth, West Yorkshire


The historic Old Bridge Inn and Coffee House, famed for the warmth of its traditional Yorkshire hospitality, sits imposingly by the side of the River Holme in the centre of the small market town of Holmfirth.

Adjacent to the Peak District National Park, the town lies amongst the stunning natural beauty of the Pennine hills with the famous Pennine Way cutting across the adjoining heather-covered moors.

Although surrounded by such natural beauty, the Hotel is only a short drive from the major towns and cities of Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and Wakefield – making it an ideal venue for a relaxing week or weekend break, an important business meeting or conference.

Holmfirth is renowned as the location for the hugely popular television series Last of the Summer Wine and over the years the Hotel has been delighted to entertain famous members of the cast and production team as guests.

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The Three Swans Hotel | Hungerford, Berkshire


A traditional and historic coaching inn. While it has been altered over the years to reflect changing tastes, The Three Swans still retains the original archway through which carriages once used to enter the courtyard.

Situated in the beautiful Kennet Valley, Hungerford is ideally located for exploration of an area of unspoiled natural rural charm, steeped in history and myth, with bustling market towns, beautiful country homes and ancient landmark symbols such as the White Horse, Silbury Hill and Avebury Stone Circle.

Just 3 miles from the M4 (J14) and with excellent rail links, the town of Hungerford boasts a famous and extraordinary range of antique shops, courtyards and arcades. Newbury, home to the famous racecourse is only 8 miles away.

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The Swan Hotel | Stafford, Staffordshire


The Swan has sat in it’s position from the 1700’s, with reports of part of the hotel being used as a college for St. Mary’s Church, dating back to the early 1600’s. Following extensive refurbishments and renovations throughout it’s life as a hotel, The Swan is now a highly reputable hotel, and, with it’s key location on Greengate Street, offers patrons the chance to put their bags down and enjoy a relaxing and refreshing drink.

Whether you are looking for a welcoming place to spend the night or would simply like to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat surrounded by friendly faces, The Swan is perfectly placed, right in the centre of the historic town of Stafford. It has its own large car park, offers all-day dining and an in-house coffee shop, along with free WiFi.

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The Kings Head Hotel | Richmond, North Yorkshire


Built as gentleman’s townhouse in 1717 The Kings Head’s fine Georgian architecture blends with modern practicalities to give warm and comfortable surroundings and a relaxed ambience.

The rooms to the front of the hotel are typically large and many of the building’s Georgian features have been retained including the ballroom where Franz Liszt gave a piano recital in 1841.

Richmond itself with its wynds and streets offers many attractions including a Norman castle an imposing sight above the banks of the river Swale and the ruins of Easby Abbey.

Richmond has many beautiful walks including riverside, woodland and the remains of the Georgian racecourse.

Catterick racecourse and Croft Motor racing circuit are nearby and a further 7 racecourses are within an hour’s drive from the Kings head making it a perfect base for leisure visits.

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The Admiral Rodney Hotel | Horncastle, Lincolnshire


Located in the attractive Lincolnshire market town of Horncastle, the Admiral Rodney Hotel is midway between the Cathedral City of Lincoln and the East Coast seaside resorts. On the southern tip of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, there are many places to go and things to do and see in the area.

In addition to the many antique shops in Horncastle, there are a wide variety of other attractions including Cadwell Park Racing Circuit and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre at RAF Coningsby.

Originally a coaching inn first mentioned in the seventeenth century, it has been the subject of a major refurbishment and redevelopment scheme and now offers international standards of accommodation, comfort and cuisine in its range of stylish 31 en-suite bedrooms, restaurant & bars. Whether it is for a business meeting or conference, seminar, private dinner, banquet or wedding, or simply a relaxing weekend, you can be confident that the friendly, professional and helpful staff of the Admiral Rodney Hotel will help to ensure that your stay is both pleasurable and memorable – every time.

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The Talbot Hotel, Oundle | Northamptonshire


The hotel originally dates from the 7th Century AD and its oldest building is clearly medieval in design albeit with a modified 16th century gallery, complete with original graffiti dating back to the 1700s etched into its windows. The hotel is famous for its New Street and inner courtyard facades, which were built with stone from Fotheringhay Castle in 1630. The stone mullion windows and timber staircase overlooking the inner courtyard are reputedly, also from Fotheringhay Castle. The staircase is believed to be that which Mary Queen of Scots famously descended on route to her execution at the castle on 8 February 1587.

The Eatery at the Talbot is so named because it offers a comprehensive but not overwhelming, menu available not only in the main garden restaurant, in the bar or School room but is also available alfresco in the courtyard or garden. The restaurant has one AA Rosette for an experience “that stands out in its local area".

The Coffee House, with its fully stocked patisserie unit, offers a true high street coffee experience. The difference is the period ambience as you take a sofa in the glass house or a seat on one of our varied internal and external areas.

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The Feathers Hotel | Helmsley, North Yorkshire


The Feathers is a traditional inn on the bustling market square in Helmsley.  It has 25 ensuite bedrooms, 3 bars and a versatile function room which can seat up to 200 guests.

 
Helmsley has charming shops and tearooms and is surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.  It is situated at the start of the Cleveland Way walk. The area is full of romantic ruins, stately homes, magical gardens and is ideal for walking, cycling, golf, riding and a range of country sports.  For families and holiday makers we are within half an hour of the delightful seaside resorts along the North East coast. 

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The Golden Fleece Hotel | Thirsk, North Yorkshire


The Golden Fleece, 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.

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The White Hart Hotel | Boston, Lincolnshire


The White Hart Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the bustling market town of Boston, Lincolnshire. With its stunning riverside location it enjoys great views of the Boston Stump, which is the local name for the historic 700 year old St Botolphs Church, which is the largest Parish Church in England.

The hotel offers a mix of 26 classic, superior and executive en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy the Riverside Restaurant for evening dining, and the relaxed setting of the Courtyard Bar for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and evening dining. The hotel has lovely sofa areas for you to sit, relax and unwind and enjoy a drink from the wide selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks on offer.

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The Royal Oak Hotel | Welshpool, Mid Wales


The Royal Oak Hotel is a Grade II listed building which began its life in the 18th century, however parts of it are much older. There is a chimney stack in the hotel which features stone from an abbey that once stood in Pool Quay in Elizabethan times.

Originally The hotel lay in the grounds of nearby Powis Castle. During its existence for centuries this grandiose Georgian building has welcomed many travellers through its doors. During our time as a coaching inn on the main route to the welsh coast of Wales, the Hotel saw its current function suite used as a stables with its own Ostler (someone who looks after horses). Notably, in 2010, The Royal Oak Hotel pleasure of welcoming one of the most prestigious guests from anywhere in the world, Her Majesty the Queen, when she visited Welshpool to open its new indoor cattle market and to have lunch at The Royal Oak Hotel.

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The Feathers Hotel | Ledbury, Herefordshire


As a much-loved part of Ledbury’s history, The Feathers Hotel is a cosy, truly traditional Coaching Inn. Full to the brim with character, this charming Tudor era building is the most distinctive of Ledbury hotels.

Standing justly proud on the High Street for over 400 years, The Feathers is ideally located for exploring the attractions and natural beauty of the local area. The Malvern Hills for example, have inspired generations of visitor, including CS Lewis and Edward Elgar.

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The Golden Lion Hotel | St Ives, Cambridgeshire


The Golden Lion Hotel is a classic coaching inn, situated in the heart of the picturesque market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

We are proud to say that the Inn offers 21st century comfort within a delightful 18th Century building. Whether for business or for pleasure you are sure of a warm welcome at the Inn and an enjoyable stay in this thriving small riverside town.

There is a large choice of wines, spirits, draught beers and local real ales, so you can enjoy what ever takes your fancy. Our hotel, bar & restaurant appeals to all ages, and we welcome families to come and dine with us.

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The Three Swans Hotel | Market Harborough, Leicestershire


For over 500 years, Market Harborough’s The Three Swans Hotel has offered a warm welcome to guests, travellers and diners. As a coaching inn, it dates back to as early as 1517 when it was known simply as ‘Ye Signe of Swanne’. Many famous guests such as King Charles I and Queen Anne have been welcomed through its doors.

The 16th century building/ property blends traditional hospitality with the comfort of a modern hotel and has been providing excellent food, drink and warm hospitality for over 500 hundred years. The hotel is perfectly placed in the centre of the historic market town of Market Harborough and has it’s own large residents car park. There are easy links to local motorways and major road networks and it is close to the town’s railway station which has mainline services to London and the North.

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