Built in 1681 by Sir Hugh Cholmley, the White Horse & Griffin was the first Coaching Inn from Whitby to York and London. Situated right in the heart of the old side of Whitby on a beautiful 17th Century cobbled street, just a stone’s throw from the foot of the famous 199 Abbey steps, the White Horse & Griffin is one of the most iconic and charismatic properties on the old East side of the town and you will feel transported to a bygone world of explorers and smugglers.
The White Horse & Griffin is one of the Great Inns of Britain and is now renowned for great food including of course the locally caught seafood.
The White Horse & Griffin has been tastefully restored to present 10 ensuite individually styled guest rooms. Some are large and quite grand, others small and cosy. All are named after famous Whitby ships and their skippers. Whilst being sympathetic to the age of the building, all rooms have essential mod cons such as flat screen TVs and free Wifi.
Four of the rooms at the White Horse & Griffin are dog friendly and up to 2 small dogs can stay at a cost of £10 per dog per stay.
In your room you will find a cosy bed for your beloved pooch and some all essential poo bags.
You can enjoy the excellent menu in the Bar with your four-legged friend and your canine companion is also welcome in the Residents Lounge.
Whitby has beaches on both sides of the River Esk. Although Dogs are not allowed on the South end of the beach, on the east side is the smaller Tate Hill, a sheltered sandy beach that allows dogs all year round. Nearby Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay are delightful and have beaches where dogs are allowed all year.
Steeped in history, Charles Dickens and Captain Cook stayed here, the White Horse & Griffin is a wonderful base for you and your pooch to explore this part of the Yorkshire coast.