The Talbot Malton

Malton, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1653 639096

A smart country inn in this ancient market town with lovely rooms, great local food and the Moors close for fabulous walking


23 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

A 17th-century coaching inn owned by the Fitzwilliam estate, not far from Castle Howard. It stands on the edge of town with Malton’s streets on one side and country views on the other. Outside, there’s a croquet lawn, a terrace for lunch, and paths that lead down to the river. Inside, an easy elegance abounds. A fire burns in the drawing room, you find fresh flowers, lovely art, the daily papers and cavernous sofas. Bedrooms (all en suite) have chic fabrics, warm colours and botanical prints on the walls. Several have the view, all have robes in gorgeous bathrooms. Now to the serious stuff – delicious local food. Malton, an ancient market town, is the food capital of Yorkshire, with a festival every May that was started by the estate. No surprise then to discover the hotel serves the best Yorkshire produce. They also run a cookery school and have food trails to follow – to pie shops, vineyards, local farms and breweries. Dinner, predictably, is a treat, perhaps twice baked cheddar souffle, roasted cauliflower and salsa rosso or venison and claret pie. There’s a farmers’ market every other Saturday, too.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay two nights at weekends.
Lunch from £4.95. Bar meals from £10.95. Dinner, 3 courses, about £35. Sunday lunch from £20. Afternoon tea from £19.50.


Nightly price
from £110
Dinner, B&B from £100 per person.
23 Doubles
From £110
2 Suites for 4
From £270
1 Suite for 2
From £270



Enjoyed a lovely stay at the Talbot. Spacious rooms, tastefully decorated, with all you need for a comfortable stay. The evening meal menu was imaginative and the food delicious, the breakfast plentiful and with locally sourced ingredients. Malton itself is a delightful town and we had a really enjoyable time reacquainting ourselves. This combined with great scenery made for a fantastic, relaxing weekend.

Lisa, York

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David Macdonald

  • Just a couple of minutes’ walk into the heart of the historic market town of Malton, popular with foodies with regular markets, annual food festival and good independent shops.
  • Castle Howard, Yorkshire’s foremost stately home, is nearby as is the wartime museum of Eden Camp.
  • The Talbot is only a short drive or train hop to the ancient city of York and a perfect base for exploring the North York Moors, Yorkshire’s heritage coastline and a wealth of historic properties and picturesque villages.
  • Bikes are available to hire nearby and can be delivered to the hotel.