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Reviews - The Bay Horse Country Inn

4Self Classified Inn Ratings explained
Sleights Lane, Rainton, , Thirsk, YO7 3PX

Simply the Guest Awards Winner

Categories: Family Friendly & Small Hotel 2013
Based on 100% genuine guest reviews.

This country inn is in the heart of James Herriot's world. An ideal place to stay, unwind and enjoy your hosts' hospitality or take yourself out and about in some of North Yorkshire's most beautiful scenery. Enjoy real ale in front of an open fire in the cold winter months, or watch the world meander by from the picnic benches on a warm summer's night in front of the inn. After a long day there is no need to be off as there are several spacious en-suite rooms for you to relax and re-energise with a shower, or soak those aches away in a relaxing bath. The Bay Horse Country Inn has 7 spacious letting rooms all tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. All rooms are en-suite with both bath and shower facilities. Each one has a TV, tea and coffee making facilities This 18th century traditional coaching inn is located in the idyllic village of Rainton, a sleepy hollow where time stands still. A place where village spirit draws strangers and locals together, set midway between the Yorkshire Moors and Dales just minutes from the A1. This country inn is in the heart of James Herriot's world. An ideal place to stay, unwind and enjoy your hosts' hospitality or take yourself out and about in some of North Yorkshire's most beautiful scenery.
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Guest Reviews Based on 139 reviews
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96% recommended this accommodation to a friend 96% would stay again
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we visit again
cant keep away just love the place

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Chris Lunn

From Sheffield, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Hidden Gem
Warm & friendly welcome, excellent food, lovely room.

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paula p

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Who stayed in October 2014

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Wonderful village pub.
Very friendly and welcoming. The hosts were great! The food was very good-every second wednesday is homemade pie night with several choices and extremely good value for money! The full English breakfast was brilliant! Helpful local information given regarding travelling. Was only sorry that we only stayed one night and would definitely go again! Good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality- can't beat it!

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N Shepherd

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Comfortable country hideaway
Room was clean and comfortable, food was excellent, as was the breakfast. Topped off with a stroll around Thirsk the following morning. Chris and the staff gave us a warm welcome, already planning our return!

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Chris M

From Leeds, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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great overnight stay
Warm welcome, friendly hosts, excellent dinner (steak, fish cakes perfectly served by delightful waitress.

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Angela Priestley

From Redditch, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Top host
Nothing to much trouble everyone at the hotel very helpful

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Stan Gee

From Sheffield, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Warm welcome
Lovely pub, Landlord very helpful, good accommodation and excellent breakfast. Plenty of hot water and glorious deep bath. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

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Linda L

From York, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Brilliant stay
Only stayed one night but would have happily stayed longer. Warm welcome, friendly staff, great food, good company in the bar, very comfortable and quiet room and generous & tasty breakfast. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to return in the future. Very sorry to have missed pie night.

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Ian L

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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a very pleasant stay.
Everything was good and added to a relaxing break.

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julian h

From Huddersfield, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Great food, well worth staying.
Chris and wife got up very early as we had to leave at 6.30am to run a sporting event.
We had a full English breakfast and a great evening meal the previous evening. Chris was the perfect host.

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REX L

From Scunthorpe, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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