About Us

The Old Lodge

The Old Lodge is a stunning Tudor mansion set in beautiful grounds, on the edge of the historic Market town of Malton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire There is a cosy wood panelled bar with a real fire, an excellent restaurant with a choice of menus and a lovely terrace for outside dining, with extensive lawns and comfortable garden seating. Tea, good coffee and clotted cream scones are available all day. We have 20 fabulous en-suite rooms in The Lodge, all with TV, tea and coffee facilities.


Malton is a historic market town situated just north of the river Derwent in North Yorkshire. Building remains date back to 71AD when a Roman auxiliary Fort called Deventio was built on the land and a large civilian settlement developed on the south of the river. The Old Lodge Hotel is situated west of these remains, known locally as ‘Orchard Fields’ on land that was part of Malton Castle. Malton Castle was a wooden castle built in 1138 after the Norman invasion as a temporary measure to occupy the land they had captured and then rebuilt in stone by Eustance De Vescy . It was an important castle in its days and welcomed Richard the Lionheart in 1189, visited by Edward II in 1307 and by Robert the Bruce in 1322 however shortly after the great house of De Vescy fell to ruin along with the castle.Upon Lord William Eure receiving his title in 1544 he inherited the land. The Eure family had a long history with the area; William’s son Ralph, born in 1510, defended Scarborough Castle against the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 and became Warden of the East Marches. He was also involved in the burning of Edinburgh in 1544, famously commemorated in Sir Walter Scott’s poem ‘Lord Eurie’.In 1569 Raplh, 3rd Lord Eure built a new house on the site where the castle stood, now known as ‘Castle Gardens’. The house was then rebuilt in a much grander style in 1602...

Tourism and things to do in the area

Whether you want to escape from the World, explore the Tea Room capital of the North or enjoy fabulous fun filled family adventures there's no shortage of things to do in North Yorkshire! Yorkshire is friendly and relaxing, and full of simple pleasures, nostalgic delights and great value indulgence! Why not explore the beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, either by car, on foot, on horseback or by bicycle?

See the Sea! The East Coast is full of the sights, sounds and flavours of smugglers, fishing, boats and boat trips, sports, birds and fossils! (Did you know that Whitby Jet is actually fossilised Monkey Puzzle Tree and that you can explore the beach and find your very own piece?) Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all well worth a visit, as are many of the smaller 'undiscovered' Yorkshire Coast towns. The East Coast has a seaside town that will suit absolutely everyone.

Useful Links

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Our Staff

We consider our staff to be our greatest asset. Our manager is called Eileen Lowery, and she is backed up by an enthusiastic and well trained staff team who are keen to make your stay at The Old Lodge a delightful experience in every way. Our staff are a mix of ages and levels of experience to help to offer you a vibrant and enjoyable experience. Our head Chef is called Mark Hitchcock. He has many years of experience and believes in using local, seasonal produce and cooking it in a way that shows off its natural quality and flavour. The hotel is owned by a company called Warmest Welcome Ltd, and the directors are all experienced in the hospitality industry and committed to making The Old Lodge a place that you will want to return to again and again.