The Talbot Malton

Malton, Yorkshire

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


23 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A 17th-century hunting lodge on 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 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 has two restaurants serving 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 pressing of Yorkshire duck, local lamb with an olive jus, coffee crème brûlée. There’s a farmers’ market every other Saturday, too.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


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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.