Talbot House

Talbot HouseSituated in Pateley Bridge, this charming B&B is set in the spectacular countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, in the Valley of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A wonderful base from which to enjoy walking, cycling and sightseeing tours, Talbot House is beautifully set within a grade II listed Georgian building. It has been restored and upgraded to offer all modern comforts, whilst maintaining its original character. Talbot House is both a haven for people needing a peaceful break and a true alternative to the bustle of large cities for conference delegates, with Ripon and Harrogate just 25-minutes away, and Skipton within a 35-minute drive.
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Hotel details

Proprietor Stephen Boyden turned a dream of owning a business in the Yorkshire Dales into reality when he took over one of Pateley Bridge's oldest listed buildings in 2002. He renamed it Talbot House and has been refurbishing it ever since. Stephen's career spans working for Grand Metropolitan Hotels in the south, running a wine bar in London and managing the restaurant at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate. More recently he spent 3 years with Borders Books and Music where he indulged his love of good literature and cappuccino. A grade II-listed Georgian building whose first incarnation was an 18th century coaching inn named The Star, the front of the building was constructed in the 1740s, with the rear extension added at around 1810. Very little of the original interior remains, as the building suffered a major fire in the late 1800s, but there still exists blocked-in doorways and chimneys which hint as to how the building was used. The courtyard is a shadow of how it was; there used to be stabling for up to 15 horses, and beyond, and, where the car park is, was an orchard. The town was a major trade route for wool and lead; wool from Fountains Earth Estate in Wharfedale on it's way to Fountains Abbey, and lead from Greenhow Hill, thence to Hull for exporting by water. Pateley has been a crossing point over the River Nidd for nearly 2000 years. Roman mines have been found up at Greenhow, and a Roman Villa at Glasshouses. During your stay you can browse a wide selection of books and enjoy Fairtrade cappuccino.

General information

Size : 6 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 16:00 to 21:00
Check-out : 09:00 to 10:00


  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Internet Services
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The house is happy to cater for particular dietary needs. Those with dairy and wheat allergies can enjoy dairy and gluten-free breakfasts. Soya drink and goat’s milk are available as alternatives to cow’s milk.

Deposits for group bookings are requested. Please note: the hotel has 2 large rooms where spare mattresses and/or sleeping bags are available for children. To take advantage of the the free Wi-Fi you will need to bring your own laptop.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free private parking is possible on site. 


Pets are allowed. No extra charges. 

Location & area


27 High Street
HG3 5AL Pateley Bridge

Travel information

Manchester Airport is 75 miles away. There is off-street parking at the rear of the building (it is operated by the council, but free of charge).

Area information

Nearby is a large variety of visitor attractions, including Fountains Abbey, How Stean Gorge, Ripon Cathedral, Ripley Castle and Stump Cross Caverns. To the east, the house is one hour's drive from the city of York, and 2 hours from the famous seaside town of Whitby. To the west, Ambleside in the Lake District is less than 2 hours away. The port of Hull, with The Deep, the world's only submarium, is 2 hours away. Talbot House has nearly 50 brochures from various local attractions, ranging from stately homes to adventure days, through mazes and museums, falconry, horse-riding, gardens (both big and small), fishing, sailing, steam railways, farmers' markets, festivals and country shows. There is something for everyone, young and old, regardless of the weather.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 8 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room.  

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy