The Inn on the Moor is the friendliest of country hotels nestled in the scenic village of Goathland, near Whitby, in the midst of the North Yorkshire Moors. A real hidden gem, the Inn on the Moor Hotel will give you the warmest of Yorkshire welcomes. Feel instantly relaxed and enjoy a comfortable sleep in our characterful and unique guest rooms with fine views of the surrounding fields and moorland. Get involved and feel the true spirit of our community as you meet new friends in our happy, fun and vibrant hotel bar and lounge. Explore local treasures from our doorstep along the North York Moors Heritage Railway, the ‘Rail Trail’ to Grosmont or even along the Jurassic coastline of Whitby. Bring back old memories in our local sweet shops and chat to our friends in one of the three village tea rooms and coffee shops. Learn all about the best bits of the North York Moors National Park using our local knowledge and expertise. Walk for miles over the purple hills and through the enchanted valleys’ before returning after a busy day to rest, put your feet up, and relax in front of a roaring log fire with fine food that we really take pride in. At the Inn on the Moor you’ll have everything you really need and more.
We believe the best way to run our business, is to be a part of it
We are a local family who have been farming sheep on the hills and moorland around Goathland for generations. Originally from Masham in the Yorkshire Dales, our ancestor William Graham travelled over the hills with his family on a horse and cart. Making their way through the valleys of the North York Moors, until they finally settled in Goathland where we still are to this day. As our family has grown over the years, so has the family farm. Starting its days with a modest flock of 200 on one farm, across 50 acres it has grown to an impressive and remarkable flock of 1400 over three farms and across 3000 acres. You could say, we know a thing or two about sheep. Over the last decade, the future of farming has become more uncertain and it became clear that our family business needed to diversify.
In 2016, our family decided to take a leap of faith and try our hand at something new. We moved into the Inn on the Moor in May 2016 and re-opened the doors to the public after what had been a long winter for the historic hotel. There had been many rumours about the future of ‘The Inn’ and we didn’t want to see the building, which has been a part of our community for years, torn apart. Over the following winter we made ourselves very busy, refurbishing the ground-floor area and re-decorating most of the guest bedrooms. We re-opened our doors once again at the start of 2017 and the rest you could say, is history. This new branch of the family business is made up of Hazel (or Granny as she’s better known), Tracey, Ian, Nicola and Emily.
Emily and Nicola are familiar faces around the Hotel
Our long-term goal is to bring the life and soul back to The Inn on the Moor Hotel. Once a hive of activity and the holiday destination for many it has, over the years, struggled to keep up with the modernising world. As a family, we are determined to restore the love our community holds for ‘The Inn’ to that it once was. Having been a part of the village community for over 100 years, we know how important it is to value those around us. It is with this in mind that we always try to support as many local businesses, services and charitable groups as we can. We use local Butchers, Fishmongers and Greengrocers as well as Yorkshire based Distilleries and Breweries. Forever thinking of ways to support our local community, the heritage railway, primary school, cricket club and sword dancing team are often at the forefront of our minds. There isn’t a day go by where we aren’t visited by a local patron who’s after a bite to eat, a quick drink, a game of darts or even a good natter. If you want to hear about real-life in this famous village, it’s worth popping into the Inn for a few.
Over the years our all-family team has expanded to the amazing team we have today. It is through the dedication, enthusiasm and passion that our team has for The Inn that we are proud to say that the welcome, service and experience that you will encounter is second to none. Yorkshire really is a friendly place and we are the most welcoming of them all.
Nicola is responsible for Customer Service and the Front of House Team. Not only does Nicola make sure you have an enjoyable time at The Inn, she also presents the very popular weekly pub quiz and can often be found talking to herself about another new idea!
Lillian is part of our friendly Reservations Team who ensure that you receive a personalised service at The Inn. Often found at the end of a telephone, she’s also a coffee addict with killer nails!
Emily is a very bubbly member of the staff team and the Inn Family who is frequently heard laughing her socks off! Ensuring all our customers and guests are well fed and watered is part of Emily’s role along with the occasional taste testing!
Max is our resident pub dog and has possibly the most challenging job of them all. He makes sure that every paw that steps through our doors has the tastiest treats in ready supply. Not only that, he makes sure we all know a good walk or two!
Tracey is no regular Housekeeper! Not only does she lead a dedicated team, ensuring ‘The Inn’ remains spotlessly clean for our guests, she spends her free time racing across the moors completing athletic challenges that are so intense they make our toes curl!
Will doesn’t just wash the dishes! He works alongside the rest our friendly staff team to make sure that the amazing food homecooked by our wonderful team of Chefs is delivered to our eagerly awaiting guests. He’s also our regular go to guy for a good old’ midget gem!
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