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The Old Lodge
The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds, on the edge of the historic Market town of Malton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire There is a cosy wood panelled bar with a real fire, an excellent restaurant with a choice of menus and a lovely terrace for outside dining, with extensive lawns and comfortable garden seating. Tea, good coffee and clotted cream scones are available all day. We have 20 fabulous en-suite rooms in The Lodge, all with TV, tea and coffee facilities.

The Old Lodgings
In addition to the bedrooms in The Old Lodge we now have a further eight rooms in a renovated public house about 50 metres away, called The Old Lodgings. The Old Lodgings is a fantastic new addition to The Lodge. The rooms are comfortable and with its separate kitchen and comfortable residents lounge, it has a real home-from-home feel about it. The Old Lodgings is also available for private hire as a holiday cottage for weekends away with friends and family, and it makes a great base from which to explore Malton and the surrounding countryside. It is also a good choice for wedding groups.

The Old Lodge is perfect for your Wedding, Party, Christening, Special celebration or Corporate event.

Simply drop in... and chill out!


Malton is a historic market town situated just north of the river Derwent in North Yorkshire. The building remains date back to 71AD when a Roman auxiliary Fort called Deventio was built on the land and a large civilian settlement developed in the south of the river. The Old Lodge Hotel is situated west of these remains, known locally as ‘Orchard Fields’ on land that was part of Malton Castle. Malton Castle was a wooden castle built in 1138 after the Norman invasion as a temporary measure to occupy the land they had captured and then rebuilt in stone by Eustance De Vescy. It was an important castle in its days and welcomed Richard the Lionheart in 1189, visited by Edward II in 1307 and by Robert the Bruce in 1322 however shortly after the great house of De Vescy fell to ruin along with the castle.

Upon Lord William Eure receiving his title in 1544 he inherited the land. The Eure family had a long history with the area; William’s son Ralph, born in 1510, defended Scarborough Castle against the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 and became Warden of the East Marches. He was also involved in the burning of Edinburgh in 1544, famously commemorated in Sir Walter Scott’s poem ‘Lord Eurie’.

In 1569 Raplh, 3rd Lord Eure built a new house on the site where the castle stood, now known as ‘Castle Gardens’. The house was then rebuilt in a much grander style in 1602. This was a spectacular property and is described by the diarist and gunpowder plotter Sir Henry Slingsby rivalling many other great houses including that of Audley End House in Essex. This house was then inherited by Colonel William Eure, a casualty of Marston Moor and eventually by his two daughters Mary and Margaret (Peg and Moll). The rumour spread that the two sisters quarrelled over their inheritance and could not agree on who should live in the property, resulting in the Sherriff Henry Marwood ordering the house to be torn down and then the bricks shared between them in 1674. However a fireplace was rescued depicting the true story; that the sisters didn’t pay their taxes and a cannon was blown through the doors to retrieve the valuable bricks as payment. We believe that the sisters created the rumour of the quarrel so as to preserve the family name.

The Old Lodge is what is left of the original house and the size of the lodge suggests that the original Jacobean Prodigy house would have been quite a substantial property. The Old Lodge has been substantially altered and extended since the purchase of Sir Thomas Wentworth in 1712.

Tourism and things to do in the area

If you simply want to chill out and relax, or enjoy a fabulous fun filled family adventure, there's no shortage of things to do in North Yorkshire. Yorkshire is friendly and relaxing, and full of simple pleasures, nostalgic delights and great value indulgence. Why not explore the beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, either by car, on foot, or by bicycle?

The East Coast is full of wonderful places to visit. Scarborough, Whitby, Runswick Bay, Robin Hoods Bay and Filey are all within driving distance from The Old Lodge.

Scarborough, Helmsley, Pickering and Richmond all have Castles to explore.  Whitby Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey are close by and loads of ancient villages and houses in the region such as Castle Howard.

York is a great travel destination and is only a 25-minute train ride from The Old Lodge. It's full of ancient history and charm, plus there are dozens of restaurants and hundreds of great shops to explore. There are many year-round events to enjoy too. Why not go for a river boat ride, visit Clifford’s Tower or York Minster.

Castle Howard, Yorkshire Lavender, Eden Camp, Sledmere and Flamingo Land are all well within an easy (15 minutes or less) drive, as are the beautiful towns of Pickering and Helmsley. There are many lovely Golf courses close to The Old Lodge.

York, Wetherby, Ripon and Thirsk racecourses offer a great day out. In addition to the North York Moors Railway, there is a super local rail and bus network- the stations ten minutes stroll from us. Malton bus station is opposite the railway station. The Coastliner is a regular dedicated bus from the coast to Leeds, which runs through Malton. It runs regularly throughout the day.



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Introduction :

The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor building, originally built in 1604, which has been sensitively renovated and now functions as a 20 bedroom guest accommodation facility. Because of its age, the building is fairly quirky, yet has good access, and the staff are well trained and keen to extend a warm welcome to all visitors. 


Pre-arrival :

If you have any questions you may contact us by email or telephone. 
Malton has a good public transport network. The bus and train stations are each about 5-10 minutes walk away, and there are a number of local taxi firms.
Malton the town centre is around 5 minutes walk away, and has a wide range of shops and retail outlets, including a cinema, and a number of pubs and cafes. 

 Arrival and Car Parking Facilities for The Old Lodge :

The Old Lodge has a large flat car park with no marked car parking spaces.

Staff are happy to assist guests into The Old Lodge and all guests are offered assistance with luggage.

Well behaved dogs are permitted at The Old Lodge and welcome to stay over in certain rooms. Guide dogs are most welcome. Dogs are not permitted in the dining room and also in the bar whilst food is being served.

 Main Entrance and Reception to the Lodge :

There is one small step down into the entrance foyer (about 2 -3 inches) however, we have a removable ramp that is stored behind the front door at all times. The door is 3 feet wide, and opens into the reception (push) once inside, all of the downstairs is on one level, and the lighting is good throughout.
The entrance desk is immediately in front of you.
Staff will assist with completing registration forms and orientation tours if necessary.
Seating is available in reception.
There is an entrance to the bar directly in front of you, past the reception desk, and an entrance to the lounge area to your right.
The toilets and main dining area are past the reception desk and to your left. We have three toilets in the ladies toilet, one of which has grab rails and is suitable for access by a reduced mobility guest, but is not suitable for a wheelchair a user with no mobility. The gent’s toilet is spacious and accessible to guests with reduced mobility, but is not appropriate for a wheelchair user with no mobility.
Immediately to your right as you enter the foyer are the stairs leading up to the rooms.
There are no rugs or other trip hazards, but there are some slightly uneven surfaces at the entrance to the bar and also the entrance to the ceremonies room, because of the age of the floors.

 Main entrance and access to The Old Lodgings :

Access to The Old, Lodgings has three external steps and one internal step. Due to how the building is situated, it has not been possible to build a disabled access ramp.

 Public areas at The Old Lodge :

WC The toilets are situated through reception, the ladies on the left, and the gents on the right. The toilet doors are 2 foot 6 wide, and although the toilets do not have the full disabled access they are all on one level, spacious and equipped with grab rails in one stall. There is a waist high baby changing facility in the ladies’ toilet.

Public Areas at The Lodge- General (Internal) :

The main restaurant is downstairs, as is the lounge, the bar and the ceremonies room. Some of the doorways are 2 ft 6 inches wide, and this is difficult to remedy, because the building is Grade 2 listed.
There is no public telephone, however assistance will be given with making calls if requested.
There is a short pile carpet laid throughout the ground floor and the bar, which is part wood floor and part carpet. The dining the room has a wood floor. Doors are solid, and some are held open with fire alarm sensitive devices.
Baby changing facilities are available.
Good access is available to the garden through the bar or the ceremonies room.
Restaurant/Dining Room, Bar, and Lounges
The main restaurant, and second restaurant (ceremonies room) and also the bar are all situated on the ground floor, and are all on one level, with no steps.
All of our tables can easily accommodate a wheelchair (please state when booking).
There is good lighting available throughout.
Our menus are written in an easy to read font, and staff are happy to read them to you on request.
Special diets can be catered for on request.

 Laundry service:

A laundry/dry cleaning service is available on request.

 Bedrooms at The Old Lodge:

We have one double bedroom, room 10, with 3-foot wide doors on both the entrance and bathroom. It is necessary for guests with reduced mobility to go out of The Old Lodge to access this bedroom.
Room 11 is opposite room 10, and this double room is suitable for clients with reduced mobility, however the shower is over the bath and there are no grab rails in the bathroom.
Room 1 is a double room that is suitable for guests with reduced mobility. It is accessible only from the car park, and is all on one level, with no steps, but has a standard size doorway.
Room 2 is a double room that may be suitable for some guests with reduced mobility, as it is on the ground floor, but there are four normal sized steps from the bedroom into the bathroom.
The remainder of our rooms are up at least one flight of stairs. Some of the stairs are narrow and of unusual sizes or depth, due to the age of the building. We have special door hangers for guests with hearing impairment, should it be necessary to evacuate.
All our rooms have flat screen TV.
Information about all our bedrooms is available on our website.
All rooms have domestic kettles and room service is available. Guide dogs and well-behaved dogs are welcome in certain rooms.
All bedrooms are en-suite.

Our Staff

We consider our staff to be our greatest asset. Our enthusiastic, caring and well trained staff team who are keen to make your stay at The Old Lodge a delightful experience in every way. We have a dedicated wedding manager, Beth Spiller, who is only too happy to help plan, organise and coordinate your perfect day. Our staff are a mix of ages and levels of experience to help offer you a vibrant and enjoyable experience. Our traditional Head Chef who has been with us for 11 years has many years of experience and believes in using local, seasonal produce and cooking it in a way that shows off its natural quality and flavour. The Old Lodge is a place that you will want to return to again and again.