Best Western Forest And Vale Hotel

Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7DL, England
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Best Western Forest And Vale Hotel

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
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Weddings and functions on some weekends, rooms may be affected by noise until midnight. Please check with hotel.
Property will be holding Christmas Parties nights on December 11th, 17th and 18th with music until midnight, some rooms will be affected by the noise and there will be no evening meals served on these dates.
Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide and hearing dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out15:00 | 11:00

COVID Safety

We have taken extra steps to ensure your health and safety during your stay at our hotel. Click here for further details

Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7DL, England
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Restaurants & Bars

Delicious food in the gorgeous restaurant

We serve good honest food made from local ingredients, so for a real taste of Yorkshire, take a seat!

  • Restaurant
  • Brasserie Bar

We serve good honest food made from local ingredients, so for a real taste of Yorkshire, take a seat!


In the evening an extensive seasonal menu with daily specials are served in the Brasserie.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 20:00
Weekend times may vary

Brasserie Bar

The lounge bar is a great place to enjoy your own company or sit back and relax with friends and family in a comfy chair. Tea, coffee, homemade biscuit, scones and toasted teacakes are available during the day. Beers and lagers are on tap and a selection of wines are available by the glass and the bottle.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


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 & Reception Venue
  • Catering
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Susanne Anthoni on 01751 472722

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

Golf Off Site

Whether you’re dedicating your full getaway to the green or just want to sneak in a few holes in between sightseeing, we’ve got you covered. Just don’t forget to pack your lucky club…

  • Kirkbymoorside Golf Club
  • Norton Golf Club

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club

7.5 miles away in Kirkbymoorside

Course information

  • Practice ground golf facilities
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type



Off Site






6200 Yards


No handicap required


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

Norton Golf Club

8.00 miles away in Norton/Malton

Course type



Off Site





0 Yards


No handicap required


Meetings & 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

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name 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

Reviews of Best Western Forest And Vale Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.5 Rating: 577 reviews
Excellent 68%
Very Good 24%
Average 3%
Poor 2%
Terrible 0%

h0lgate1, wrote review 23/11/2021

Excellent Place To Be Snowed In !

Excellent place to be snowed in ! - the staff are all so attentive/helpful/accomodating.Room was warm and well appointed.Bar/restaurant very flexible regarding menus etc Free parking on site Central l... more


WiffenPaul, wrote review 10/11/2021

Ideal Hotel for Exploring Moors

I stayed here recently for a few days. I chose Pickering as it was ideal for exploring around the Moors and NE Coast. The hotel is easy to find at the top of the High street and next to the roundab... more


Richard B, wrote review 06/11/2021

A top Best Western Hotel

Of the many best Western Hotels in which we have stayed over the years, this one has to come out on top. From the moment we walked into the Reception, the staff made us feel welcome. The ambience of ... more


MHGPotton, wrote review 31/10/2021

Ideal base for exploring the area

Very good hotel, staff were attentive, polite and friendly and always willing to accommodate your requirements. Nice cosy hotel the only downside was that the wifi signal wasn't that brilliant in the... more


Safari45523486894, wrote review 30/10/2021

Family occasion

The staff at the Forest and Vale are second to none - couldn't ask for more. We had a funeral gathering and the team here did everything we could ask of them - thank you all for making our day so fa... more


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