Ganton Greyhound

Main Street, Ganton, Scarborough, YO12 4NX, United Kingdom
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Great location for Scarborough & Filey

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 22, 2015

My wife and I spent a Saturday evening at The Ganton Greyhound during a weekend visit to the North Yorkshire beach resorts of Scarborough and Filey in June 2015.

We booked our stay through www.booking.com and paid £59 for a Superior Double Room with full English breakfast included. You will likely find a room for less than £50 a night in midweek and outside of the busy summer months.

We paid our bill, in cash, when checking out at the end of our stay on the Sunday morning.

Location

The Ganton Greyhound is located on the A64 road, about 9 miles from the centre of Scarborough.

We were able to drive from the hotel to the beaches at Scarborough and Filey in about 20 minutes.

There is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel, with buses running to the following destinations:

Filey = 20 minutes

Scarborough = 25 minutes

Bridlington = 45 minutes

Malton = 25 minutes

York = 1 hour 15 minutes

There are a number of pubs and restaurants located along the A64 just a short drive from the hotel.

Ganton Golf Club is directly next door to the hotel.

Other attractions close to the hotel are the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Flamingo Land theme park and Eden Camp Museum.

It took us around 1 hour 30 minutes to drive to The Ganton Greyhound from northern Sheffield.

Bedroom

Our room, #17, was located on the first floor of an annex building directly next to the main pub & restaurant building.

It was incredibly spacious. Despite containing a large (and very comfortable!) double bed and a sofa, there was still plenty of unused floor space.

There were sets of drawers on either side of the bed, a large wardrobe and a further set of drawers in a corner of the room.

The flat screen TV, hanging from a bracket on the wall and fully rotatable for watching either from the bed or the sofa, picked up dozens of Freeview channels.

Free wi-fi is available both in the main restaurant building and in at least some of the rooms in the annex. The in-room information booklet suggested that wi-fi might not be available in some rooms. I found that the signal was much better near the window in our room than it was near the bed.

There were plenty of plug sockets for recharging batteries and devices overnight.

A kettle was provided, along with sachets of coffee, tea bags, sugar, milk, cups, spoons and glasses.

There was a radiator in the room, but we didn't need to use it in June. I imagine it would be needed for heating such a large room in the colder winter months.

Our window looked out over the busy A64 road outside. We could hear the fast traffic passing by, but the combination of an early start and a bottle of wine meant that we slept through any overnight traffic noise! Light sleepers might want to request a room away from the main road.

The en-suite bathroom was also spacious, with a shower over a bath tub. There was plenty of hot water and the water pressure in the shower got a big thumbs up from my rather demanding wife!

Fresh towels, a hair dryer and a small assortment of toiletries (shower gel, soap, shampoo, sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kit) were all provided.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served between 8:00am and 9:30am in the main building.

Guests are given an allocated table (you'll find your room number on the menu card displayed on the table). Our table was in an adjoining conservatory, with views out onto the hotel's beer garden and children's play area.

Guests help themselves to cereals, yoghurts and orange juice which are laid out on a table.

The waiters bring pots of coffee and tea to the table.

The cooked breakfast includes local sausages (very nice!), bacon, fried egg (scrambled and poached also available), mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and toast. Baked beans and black pudding are optional extras (at no extra charge). A plate of butter, jams (raspberry, apricot and blackcurrant) and marmalades (orange and lemon) was provided on the table.

Bar and Restaurant

The main building contains a restaurant and bar (traditional rural pub ambiance) – with food served until 9:00pm and drinks served until 11:00pm.

The menu (www.thegantongreyhound.co.uk/Alacarte.pdf) includes an extensive range of salads, starters, main courses (including burgers, steaks, chicken, pork, sausages and locally caught fish and seafood) and desserts.

We didn't eat in the restaurant, but stopped by for a drink on the Saturday evening. As well as a selection of mainstream lagers and beers, there were two local cask real ales available – on the evening of our visit these were "Golden Pippin" by Copper Dragon Brewery of Skipton and "Angler's Reward" from Wold Top Brewery of Driffield. I paid £3.50 for a pint of Golden Pippin; a decent enough 4.2% blonde beer.

General

The Ganton Greyhound has plenty of free parking available for its guests, both at the side and in front of the main building.

Check out time is relatively early at 10:30am – this wasn't a problem for us as we had breakfast and then set off for Filey at around 9:30am.

There is a small foyer at the side of the main building where you can find booklets, maps and fliers for local attractions.

Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms next to a traditional pub and restaurant. Great location for exploring the North Yorkshire beach resorts and the North Yorkshire Moors. Hearty English breakfast included. Recommended!

Directions: Located on the A64 between Malton and Scarborough. A 20 minute drive from Scarborough and Filey.

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