• Blending traditional character with modern comforts, The Feathers has been extending a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over five centuries…

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  • Relax in our restaurant and take your pick from a menu brimming with traditional, tasty treats...

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  • Enjoy a drink at the Pickwick bar, or ask our bartender to blend you a ‘bartender’s choice'...

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The hotel

The Feathers hotel is a traditional inn on the bustling market square in Helmsley. It has 25 ensuite bedrooms (including 2 ground floor bedrooms as we do not unfortunately have a lift), three bars and a versatile function room which can seat up to 110 guests or 200 when standing.

Helmsley has charming shops and tearooms and is surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is situated at the start of the Cleveland Way walk. The area is full of romantic ruins, stately homes, magical gardens and is ideal for walking, cycling, golf, riding and a range of country sports. For families and holiday makers we are within half an hour of the delightful seaside resorts along the North East coast.

Whether you are looking for a welcoming place to spend the night or would simply like to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat surrounded by friendly faces, The Feathers is perfectly placed, right in the centre of the historic market town of Helmsley. It has its own car park, offers all-day dining and an in-house coffee shop, free WiFi and is pet-friendly.

A fascinating history

The Feathers Hotel in Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, opened for business early in 1959 having previously been two private houses, both owned by the local Duncombe Park Estate, and each with very different but equally fascinating histories. The Duncombe family’s connection with the town dates from 1694 when Sir Charles Duncombe, a very wealthy London banker, acquired the manor and castle of Helmsley from the bankrupt estate of the late 2nd Duke of Buckingham.

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Our people

Guests and visitors of The Feathers will notice something that everyone who works here has in common – they genuinely enjoy their jobs.

As a family-run business we strive to deliver a more friendly, personal service and could never be accused of being stuffy or pretentious. That being said, all staff are professional and extremely well trained to ensure that your experience is as great as it can possibly be.

It’s our hotel, but we want it to feel like it’s your hotel too…

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Join Us

The Coaching Inn Group are an equal opportunities employer. We offer great training and the opportunity to progress, so if you have the energy, drive and professionalism to represent our strong company values then we would love to hear from you.

We employ in excess of 600 people, including centrally based management, office & maintenance teams through to locally based management, chefs, receptionists, and many more.

We pride ourselves on encouraging staff progression within the group, and consider it an honour to be able to help start someone’s career in the hospitality industry…

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Reviews

From local guests who regularly dine with us, to visitors from across the country and abroad, we welcome feedback to ensure that we continue to exceed the standards you have come to expect from us.

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The Coaching Inn Group

The Feathers Hotel is part of The Coaching Inn Group, which has a passion for restoring lovely old historic coaching inns, of which there are now 15 of these iconic buildings in their collection.

Through refurbishing, revitalising and breathing life back into these inns, The Coaching Inn Group creates elegant, comfortable and well-priced accommodation and dining spaces with tempting menus, relaxed and stylish bars and coffee lounges…
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