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The Fairfax Arms

A picturesque Country Inn offering 4* accommodation,
nestled in the beautiful village of Gilling East on the edge of
the North York Moors.

Enjoy a pleasant and peaceful stay at The Fairfax Arms.

The Fairfax Arms is a traditional country pub situated in the beautiful village of Gilling East near Helmsley, North Yorkshire with very good quality, modern accommodation and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Relax by the real log fire, unwind in the spacious bar and watch the world go by in this picturesque North Yorkshire village. The inn has a range of accommodation and bedrooms, from classic doubles to deluxe and superior rooms including a luxurious suite - perfect for those seeking a relaxing country retreat. The inn is proud to hold the accolade of 4 stars as awarded by Visit Britain. The extra little touches such as homemade biscuits, freshly ground coffee and complimentary fresh fruit make your stay extra special.

We offer the perfect place to stay when exploring North Yorkshire and when visiting Helmsley, Ampleforth and York. Whether you are looking for a luxury weekend away from it all or a couple of nights of great food and drink in a charming location, you are sure to find what you're looking for here at The Fairfax Arms. We offer rooms on a bed & breakfast basis, and there are also regular dinner, bed & breakfast offers and discounted rates available throughout the year.

The pub itself attracts a range of visitors and locals alike, offering some quite lively evenings, especially at weekends. The streamside beer garden is a relaxing spot to spend a sunny afternoon, or you can venture inside to the bar area, which, with its traditional furnishings, impressive oak bar and wooden beams presents a relaxing and pleasurable place to have a drink or a meal. The traditional open log fires are perfect for warming up by on chillier days.

Dining at The Fairfax Arms restaurant is an experience not to be missed - whether it be for a special occasion or just a quick bite to eat. Our chefs use only the freshest, finest ingredients, which are locally sourced where possible. Our breakfast comes well recommended and our delicious lunches and highly acclaimed sumptuous evening meals have earned us an excellent reputation locally.

You can be assured of a warm, North Yorkshire welcome at The Fairfax Arms - a small, friendly inn where the staff endeavour to ensure that you to have a wonderful stay in superb surroundings. It's easy to see why our guests keep returning, and why we are regarded as "one of the best inns in North Yorkshire".

Christmas Eve Open for lunch and dinner as normal

Christmas Day Join us for Christmas drinks
11.30am until 1.45pm

Boxing Day Open for lunch 12noon until 3pm (Sunday lunch style menu)
Drinks only in the evening

New Year’s Eve Open for lunch as normal
We are now fully booked for dinner but do still come and join us for drinks and our disco and help us bring in the new year with a bang!

New Year’s Day Open for lunch from 12noon until 3pm
Drinks only in the evening

Back to normal from 2nd January

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday: 12noon-11pm
Sunday : 12noon to 10.30pm