Those looking for a base for a small residential event or executive retreat in Yorkshire can consider the Old Lodge hotel at Malton, a cosy Yorkshire town midway between York and Scarborough.
Also popular for weddings (it has a licence) and private dining this Tudor mansion offers a total of 20 individual bedrooms in the atmospheric main house and 8 modern rooms in The Old Lodgings, a self-contained annexe nearby, which has its own lounge area and kitchen and can sleep from eight with a bedroom each and has beds for up to 20 sharing. All rooms have baths, most have showers over, all have double beds and B&B prices are from £85 for single occupancy to £125 for double occupancy.
In the historic main house, once a 17th century gatehouse, there are five rooms with four-poster beds, including the hotel’s huge and tastefully furnished honeymoon suite. Eleven of the 20 bedrooms have a bath/shower combination, all have tea and coffee facilities, TVs and DVD/CD players and B&B prices run from £85 to £145.
For conferences and meetings the Dining Room can seat up to 100 theatre-style, or 75 for a banquet and the Main Hall takes up to 25. There is also an antique wood-panelled Boardroom for 16 boardroom-style, and a wood-panelled Snug that seats 15. Prices are based on hourly, half-day and daily hire, with catering and AV extra. All rooms can be used for private dining, as can an outside terrace, and there is a marquee option in the three acres of grounds for larger events. Those corporate or wedding guests who overdo the evening alcohol and forget the essential rehydrating pint of water before going to bed are offered a “hair of the dog” restorative at breakfast of a Bloody Mary, champagne, Kir Riyale or Bucksfizz.
Tel. 01653 690 570 Web: theoldlodgemalton.com