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Best Western Forest and Vale Hotel.

Perfectly placed in Pickering.

The Best Western Forest and Vale Hotel is in the centre of Pickering, a delightful market town on the edge of the North York Moors. As a guest here, you'll be in the enviable position of staying in a secluded beauty spot, yet having all the best bits of Yorkshire within easy reach.

Standing proudly as a 230 year old listed Georgian Manor House, the hotel has a long history of hospitality! Our original bedrooms set the tone for a truly relaxing stay, while our friendly staff will make sure you have everything you need.

The hotel makes an ideal base for touring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the East coast resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, with historic York and Castle Howard providing the intrigue inland!

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Malton Road
North Yorkshire
YO18 7DL
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6158*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

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Our Garden Suite Restaurant serves up traditional English food, with a wonderful view of the garden and terrace. The views just as pleasant inside, with a light, airy room and high ceilings creating the perfect atmosphere for dining.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:15 - 20:15
Weekend times may vary
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Lounge Bar

Our bar is a great place to enjoy your own company, or sit back and relax with friends and family in a comfy chair. We serve bar meals and snacks, which makes us even more popular at lunchtime and dinnertime, but you can sample Black sheep cask ale from nearby Masham at any time of day! A selection of wines available by the glass and bottle.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Kirkbymoorside Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parklands
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 6200 Yards
No handicap required


7.5 miles away in Kirkbymoorside


Practice ground golf facilities
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £24.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £15.00
Tuition Yes

Norton Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parklands
Location: Off Site
Holes: 0
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required


8.00 miles away in Norton/Malton


9 holes Yes
18 holes £35.00


We only host one wedding at a time here, so you can be sure of our undivided attention. Our function room can be divided however, so we can welcome guest lists of every size and adapt our flexible space accordingly!


Wedding service and reception venue

With lovely gardens and terrace for drinks and photographs, flexible packages and a civil ceremony license, there's no reason not to say yes to Best Western Forest and Vale Hotel!


We'll listen to what you want and then make it happen. Simple! Our drinks package usually include welcome drink, drink with meal and the toasts, so heres to a great day!

Honeymoon Suite

Our bridal suite is a wedding present to you! It boasts contemporary dcor, four poster bed, roll top bath in the bedroom, walk-in shower with rain shower head and a view of the gardens and terrace, a contemporary fire, complimentary robes and the famous Forest & Vale Teddy bear given to every bride and groom. You're welcome!


Registry office:
Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House Old Malton Road, Malton YO17 0HH
0845 034 9483

For any enquiries please call Susanne Anthoni on 01751 472722

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M1, J44, 40.00 miles
Nearest train station: Malton, 10.00 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 48.00 miles
Free parking on site (50 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Malton Road
North Yorkshire
YO18 7DL

What's nearby?


  • Elland Road, Leeds Utd FC (60 miles)

  • Yorkshire Cricket Ground, Scarborough (20 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway (1 miles)

  • Pickering Castle (1 miles)

  • Castle Howard (14 miles)

  • Helmsley walled gardens (14 miles)

  • Goathland(Heartbeat Country) (13 miles)


  • Pickering (1 miles)

  • Helmsley (14 miles)

  • York (25 miles)

  • Scarborough (18 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Our main room can split down into 3 separate rooms, so it's as flexible as our friendly staff! Some meeting rooms open onto the terrace. All rooms offer natural daylight and airconditioning.

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ryedale 30 16 14 20 20
Eastgate 60 24 20 30 40
Southgate 40 16 16 24 24
Westgate 30 20 16 20 30
Garden Suite 100 50 40 50 120
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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forest and vale idyll

20/10/2016 wanderlust1950, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stayed here 3 nights in a superior room with the summer offer. Loved it. Room was spacious as was the bathroom. Kettle in room and more than ample supply of teabags, coffee, hot chocolate and packets ... more


Great little gem in the heart of the most beautiful countryside

19/10/2016 Richard G, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Really friendly welcome after a long day, The Forest & Vale Hotel is an impressive building in the heart of Yorkshire countryside. There was a good selection for dinner, I had beetroot with goats chee... more


Lovely Visit

12/10/2016 Greyham, Derby

We had a two night stay in this lovely hotel. The staff were all very courteous and welcoming and the breakfast was excellent. The room we had was one of their cottage rooms which although a little sm... more


Oct 2016.......3night stay

09/10/2016 Ian W, Derby

Stayed in an executive room .....#7 which was far from executive standard. I am a Diamond for Life member of Best Western and have stayed in hundreds of their Hotels. This is by far the worst one I h... more


Second visit to this hotel

02/10/2016 Carol B, Stafford, England, United Kingdom

We stayed in room 4 this time, a superior room, overlooking the road. I do not sleep well and am a light sleeper but wasn't troubled by traffic noise, however, on our previous visit we stayed in room ... more