The Alice Hawthorn

Location Nun Monkton

Postcode YO26 8EW

Telephone 01423330303


Why we love it...

Charming and stylish

The Place

We like to make our reviews distanced, in contrast to the gushing approval of the pay guides who do compliments for cash, but here it’s hard not to go overboard. The Alice Hawthorn is everything we want in a charming small hotel – for that is what it is, rather than a pub with rooms.

The location in Nun Monkton, a pretty, spread out village with a vast green is 15 minutes from A1 exit 47, west of York. It’s a rural village setting with the main building looking like a private farmhouse. The outbuildings at the back providing extra rooms are artful examples of timber interior construction at its best, also clad with timber outside and topped with silver corrugated iron roofs, a stylish yet appropriate echo of farm buildings, and necessary for planning permission.

The main house’s public spaces and bedrooms are country house super-chic, stylishly original yet restful and harmonious. The food is well above average for the money, and the rooms are similarly well-priced.

Only a deep-pocketed investor working with talented hospitality experts could achieve this quality, and unsurprisingly the place is a partnership between John and Claire Topham, with their impressive record of Yorkshire inns (see also The Angel at Hetton) and Richard Harpin of the successful HomeServe plumbing and home maintenance business.

Alice Hawthorn was a racehorse named after Alice Hawthorn, the young woman who delivered her at birth.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 12; selection of pub and garden rooms
Food Served Tuesday - Saturday, Lunch 12-2.15pm, Dinner 6-8.30pm
Facilities On-site restaurant, walk-in rainfall showers, tea and coffee in room, Wi-Fi, parking, room service
Children Welcome
Accessibility Restaurant and courtyard are wheelchair accessible, garden room designed to accommodate wheelchair users
Pets Dog friendly

To Book

Call 01423330303

Good To Know

Address The Alice Hawthorn, The Green, Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EW

The Location

Find this place: Nun Monkton

What's nearby: Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, All Saints Church

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