The Fairfax Arms

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Fairfax Arms

The Fairfax Arms

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
Main Street, Gilling East, York, England, YO62 4JH

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAmpleforth College Golf Club4 min walk
  • Popular LocationAmpleforth Abbey8 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational Trust Nunnington Hall10 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)62 min drive

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About this area


The Fairfax Arms is located in York. Castle Howard and Duncombe Park are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo and Ampleforth Abbey. The Dutch House and Yorkshire Lavender are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Ampleforth College Golf Club - 4 min walk
  • Ampleforth Abbey - 8 min drive
  • Duncombe Park - 8 min drive
  • Hemsley Walled Garden - 9 min drive
  • National Trust Nunnington Hall - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Malton Station - 22 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 62 min drive


  • Crema Coffee House - 8 min drive
  • White Swan - 8 min drive
  • White Horse Inn - 8 min drive
  • Scotts of Helmsley - 8 min drive
  • The Feathers Hotel - 8 min drive

About this property

The Fairfax Arms

4-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers and a garden are on-site. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find DVD players, hairdryers and showers.
The Fairfax Arms offers 4 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This York inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Extended parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • DVD player


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11:30 PM


Check-out before 10 AM


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 93 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 25 out of 93 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 93 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 93 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 93 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Mostly clean and well appointed, the cozy decorative theme extends from the pub across the yard into the ex stables, which have been turned into comfortable accommodation. Negatives: Despite thermostat in room being set to 23*C, the boiler is timed to go off at night, and by 3 am the room temp dropped to 18*. The duvet was quite thin, resulting in uncomfortably chilly night. Bathroom has a large tub with high border and no walk-in shower, which would be impossible to use for people with restricted mobility. The glasses were set upside-down on each bedside table (not on a paper napkin), and when I poured still water into my glass the bubbly slimy water tasted sweet (?unwashed from previous occupant). The wifi was unreliable (satellite TV reception also jumpy), you could not work from there. The breakfast was ok, bacon a bit tough, fried bread greasy. No hot drinks in the morning besides tea and filtered coffee (no espresso/cappuccino in a hotel?). Positives: Several energetic young members of staff serving up drinks and meals in the pub and continually asking if everything was ok. Lovely atmosphere with real fires. Very abundant portions (even too much).
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Short break away
Love this place, traditional, cosy rooms, amazing breakfast and evening meal.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel was good apart from the food menu, which was limited and there where items on it that were unavailable
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What can we say brilliant stay with Grandchildren( and our dog Molly) food as always excellent nothing too much trouble only problem is have to go to the gym to work off excess calories ! Breakfast esp is excellent and staff friendly and helpful its our forth visit to the Fairfax arms over the ;past 8-10 years and too long since our last stay wont make that mistake again ! Plus it really dog friendly
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021