The Grapes Inn


Scaling Dam, Easington, Scaling Dam, TS13 4TP

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73% would recommend it to a friend


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  • emma v

  • April 2015

Stayed for a wedding at grinkle park

Very friendly and helpful staff.

Rooms were clean and simple. We had a family room which is spacious enough for 4. We went to a wedding up the road at grinkle park to which it was a 5-10 minute drive away. The road outside is quite noisy and very dark-advise a torch if returning to hotel late.

  • michael dickinson

  • January 2015

the grapes

my wife and myself stayed for two nights at this delightful oldie worldy inn as soon as we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome by mark.

The room was brilliant as was the service we recieved the breakfasts were exellent and plentyful as was the meals in the relaxing dining room and bar. We will be booking again.

  • Kelly H

  • September 2014

Fantastic location

The rooms need updating, but the bed was clean and comfortable.

The view from our room across the reservoir was amazing. We didn't eat here as had arranged to eat elsewhere with others. We didn't hear any complaints though. The host, Mark, was informative about the area and very accommodating.

  • david fox

  • September 2014

The location of the hotel was good.

Accomadation poor, service acceptable, service in dinning room, could do with some training for presentation

  • Vince Mathieson

  • August 2014

No Sour Grapes

We had three nights at the Grapes Inn.

If you are travelling by car it is ideal for visiting the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors. The Inn itself is old and a lot of effort is being made to make it a pleasant stop, as it was originally in times gone by. The room we had was small but clean and pleasant and the bed comfortable. The Landlord and his wife were very welcoming and always willing to assist in any way. Bar and restaurant staff were also pleasant and helpful. You could have anything you wished from the breakfast and the evening meals were excellent and plentiful. This Inn is what it claims to be - a staging post. If that’s what you want it is ideal.

  • P Woode

  • November 2013

Grapes Inn Experience

Thank you to the hosts of the Grapes Inn who made our stay a wonderfully relaxing experience.

Beautiful landscape, very peaceful and tranquil. Lovely roaring fire to welcome us and the food was fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they went the extra mile to make sure are stay was comfortable.

  • David Roche

  • September 2013

Very small room, not very clean no hot water for the shower.

  • David K

  • August 2013

Reputed to be haunted, its not, its deserted!!

If you are planning a trip to this area then forget this place.

I note the excuse from earlier in the year that the owners had only recently taken over, well not a lot has changed. It dirty, dark and coming apart at the seams. It has the feel of an unloved boot. The front area is full of weeds. The room leading to the corridor to rooms smells badly of damp. Whilst the bed was clean, and has to be said comfortable, the room itself was barely big enough to swing a cat in. The shower was quite simply awful. Like trying to wash in drizzle. Sleep was interrupted on numerous occasions during the nigh due to macerator toilets being used in other rooms, yes you can hear them every time regardless of room. Also a louder motor cranked up until at fever pitch a number of times. Room also full of spiders and cobwebs so don't stay here if you are Arachnophobic. We left a homemade salad in a sealed container in the guest fridge in the corridor only to find it gone the next morning. When we quizzed the owner he claimed to have put it in his own fridge for safe keeping. He supposedly went off to retrieve it only to return 5 minutes later with an empty container saying it had been thrown out, downright bizarre!. He did reimburse 10 pounds but still very strange behavior. At breakfast he apologised for the lack of real coffee explaining that his coffee roaster in DEVON had gone on holiday without telling him. Coffee instead was from a Nescafe mound on a plate and a pot of boiling water. Breakfast was mediocre, under-cooked bacon, and sausage that tasted like sandy breadcrumbs. Given that we booked this place to some extent based on previous reviews on this site i am concerned by the authenticity of said reviews. I travel constantly and can honestly say this is the worst places i have stayed in a long number of years. They need to call in Gordon Ramsey!!.

  • M Barker

  • August 2013

was a lovley place to stay very clean and tidy food was excellent would stay again although the locals could have had a bit more consideration toward the owners places like this do not cater just for them as thats what they thought

  • A Pearson

  • July 2013

Mark and Lynn made us very welcome, nice comfy room, pub its self very old and rustice , food great.

If ever we are up that way again will certainly call in .