The Carpenters Arms

Thirsk, Yorkshire

Lots of style here, lovely staff too, and some very tempting food. Swish garden suites have patios and views - and a welcome for your dog


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Peace has returned to sleepy Felixkirk following a dramatic transformation by Provenance Inns. They have worked hard to create one rather stylish country inn, keeping period detail in the traditional bar whilst adding a decked terrace and eight garden suites. Built into the hillside below the church, set around a landscaped garden, these stunningly swish rooms have private patios and picture windows for a view that stretches across the Vale of Mowbray to the Dales. Inside are sweeping floors, gas fires and honesty bars, big beds topped with duckdown and bathrooms with toasty floors. Back in the pub, stone floors, wonky beams, open fires, scarlet walls and comfy old furniture – an inviting backdrop for tasty food. Try scallops with garlic and parsley butter; pork fillet wrapped in Serrano ham with apple mash and mustard sauce; rib-eye steak with dauphinoise potatoes and Madeira jus. There’s a cracking wine list, an intimate private dining room, and the staff are local and lovely. Fabulous moorland walking, too; bring the boots.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Lunch from £7.95. Dinner from £12.95. Bar meals £3.95-£8.95. Sunday lunch from £14.95.


Nightly price
from £120
Singles from £100.
8 Doubles
From £120
2 Twin/doubles
From £120


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Vanessa Pitt

  • Felixkirk is located 4 miles northeast of the market town of Thirsk in the heart of Herriot countryside
  • Easily accessible from the A1 yet on the edge of the Hambleton Hills overlooking the Vale of Mowbray, in the shadow of the White Horse, the village has a rich historical legacy dating back to the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem.
  • The Church of St. Felix has parts that date from before 1175