Posted 27th Feb 2016
Classically stunning, the Talbot Hotel is part of the Fitzwilliam Estate owned by Sir Philip Naylor-Leylan who, along with his son Tom, is very hands-on, owning 75 per cent of the town and working to put Malton on the map as a foodie hotspot – the Talbot is no exception. Boasting the Malton Brassiere and a formal restaurant known as the Wentworth, the hotel offers the finest local food to indulge you whenever you pull up a chair.
Entering the Wentworth Restaurant by day, you are greeted by the upbeat melodies of jazz songs, while by night the restaurant is transformed into a romantic setting with more subtle sultry tunes, inviting you to enjoy a taste sensation as you sit down to try the finest produce that Yorkshire has to offer. Head Chef Dan Graham, who uses fresh, local produce to create his popular seasonal dishes, supports the producers right on his doorstep, using food boasting the 'Made in Malton' stamp from the Talbot Yard Food Court, meaning that they are made locally.
Both the bread on your table, sourced from the Bluebird Bakery who make delicious artisan bread, and the handmade ice cream from Groovy Moo, are stamped with the 'Made in Malton' logo. While the Talbot itself has its own smoke house where it can smoke fish and meat, as well as growing much of their own fruit, vegetables and herbs, ensuring that the food miles of each dish are as low and as local as possible.
Passionate and tentative staff keep the Wentworth running smoothly, as the waiters share their knowledge on local wines and beers, keeping the diners engaged as their faces brighten at the sight of each course. In comparison to the relaxed elegance of the restaurant, the brassiere is a more lively, vibrant dining experience, starring award-winning Malton beer and simple, flavoursome dishes.
Close to the River Derwent, this Grade II listed building was originally a hunting lodge built in the early 17th Century. From 1740 the lodge became an inn to fulfil the needs of the residents of Malton, after it was purchased by Thomas Watson-Wentworth, Earl of Malton, the previous year, and was enlarged and turned into what would become a well-known spa resort until the First World War.
Now an elegant 26 bedroom hotel in the heart of Malton, the Talbot is the epitome of traditional design paired with contemporary food, offering stunning views and mouth-watering local dishes bursting with flavour. Each room oozes country charm with Ryedale double, Malton double or Norton double rooms available. With charming finishing touches, such as luxury toiletries and a complimentary tea and coffee service, this more than 300-year-old hotel is a welcoming retreat just a stone's throw from the coast. The pristine bathrooms are opulent and inviting, with some rooms even offering a large roll top bath, while the plush white bedding allows you to drift off peacefully, awaking to stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside.
To try the delicious food the Talbot has to offer, or for a luxury stay visit www.talbotmalton.co.uk.