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Best Western Forest And Vale Hotel

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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*


Weddings and functions on some weekends, rooms may be affected by noise until midnight. Please check with hotel.
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


Dining and Bars



Light bites are available at lunchtime and in the evening an extensive seasonal menu is served in the Brasserie.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 13:45
Dinner: 18:15 - 20:15
Weekend times may vary

Brasserie 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. Tea, coffee, light snacks available or why not try our Black Sheep Cask Ale from nearby Masham. A selection of wines are available by the glass and the 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


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 440 traveller reviews
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Christmas Party

12/02/2018 whoshizen, Brisbane, Australia

My company had its Christmas party at the hotel. The food and service was good, and they even catered for vegetarians, which suited us well. We also stayed the night and had a good ol' English break... more


Ticks all the boxes

27/01/2018 bellion, Merseyside

We have stayed in many hotels in USA, Europe and Sri Lanka, and the Forest and Vale is one of the best that we have stayed in. On arrival we were pleasantly greeted by the receptionist, shown to our r... more


New year resolutions

14/01/2018 Robert K, Malton, United Kingdom

Decided to visit new Sunday lunch venues,booked in advance, good reception and service,traditional menu,chose Yorkshire pudding with a rich gravy,followed by chicken. Once again second "oldie"requeste... more


NYMR Christmas Party

04/01/2018 Hazel D, Pickering, United Kingdom

Went to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Christmas Event. We were seated with our 6 friends and 2 more couples who were very chatty and friendly. The tables were beautifully set with candles, cracker... more


Dinner Excellent

03/01/2018 Arti C, Sleaford, England, United Kingdom

We had New Year's Eve dinner here, staff were wonderful and food was so tasty. The dessert was the best. Bar staff were very lovely. Great atmosphere and would definitely go back. Very centrally locat... more