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About Hovingham Village

The village is on the edge of the beautiful Howardian Hills, a designated National Landscape, which is only 17 miles North from the Historic City of York. The Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors are within easy reach and there are many local attractions including Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey and Terraces and the market towns of Helmsley and Malton.

The facilities within this pretty village are extremely good and there is a school, Church and Methodist Chapel, village shop and bakery, a hairdressers, a physio, a doctors surgery as well as an hotel and pub, making Hovingham a very popular village in which to live.Public services are also very good, with a regular bus service to Malton and Helmsley. Leisure wise, there are tennis courts and a bowling green, a village playpark for children, and Amotherby Young Farmers, not forgetting the idyllic cricket ground on the front lawn of Hovingham Hall where the village team plays. In addition the award winning Hovingham Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month, and has become a very popular date in the diary.

The Hovingham Directory

The Worsley Arms Hotel
The Worsley Arms Hotel stands proud in Hovingham village, overlooking the village green at the cross-roads. It is an unstuffy affair, of late-Georgian splendour, owned and managed by Tony and Sally Finn for over 20 years. Their genuine focus is on ensuring guests are relaxed and comfortable. It is like a second home to many, a place to meet friends or make them, and a place to return to. There are 20 bedrooms, an elegant restaurant and informal dining bar, while comfortable lounges open onto a welcoming garden with marquee and grassed area. This is a place to relax; a place to drink, to eat, to meet, to celebrate.
Contact: Tony and Sally Finn
01653 628234
Hovingham Bakery & The Rolling Pin Cafe
Here at the bakery we use traditional baking techniques with modern twists and a handful of Swedish influence from Victoria. We bake fresh bread everyday ranging from white or brown tin loaves to Sour dough and focaccia breads. Swedish cinnamon buns fill the air with their irresistible scent every morning. We produce cakes, brownies, tarts, layer cakes, almond slices and we always have specials on a weekend. Our cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday and on Mondays from May to October plus we have idyllic outdoor seating set next to the ford.
Contact: Simon & Victoria
01653 628898
The Hovingham Inn
Formerly known as The Malt Shovel, The Hovingham Inn is undergoing a major renovation programme and is due to reopen Summer 2019. The new owners, Lindsey & Richard are award winning operators within the hospitality industry and are looking forward to bringing the pub back to life. Serving locally sourced, seasonal ingredients along with great regional ales. A warm welcome awaits you. To find out more email:
Contact: Richard & Lindsey Johns
01653 628428
Hovingham Stores
Your local village shop, supplying newspapers, magazines; general groceries, fresh fruit & vegetables, frozen foods; fresh sandwiches, bread & cakes; Yorkshire soups, Masham sausages, Haigh’s bacon, black pudding & cooked meats; Yorkshire Dales beef; wide range of dairy products & Dales ice creams; Taylors of Harrogate teas & coffees; good selection of wines, beers, spirits, soft drink; wide choice of gifts, cards, chocolates and wrapping papers.
01653 628934
The Park at Hovingham
The Park at Hovingham is a Hair & beauty salon, offering a full range of hair and beauty treatments. In addition to the salon is a lovely coffee shop, offering delicious cakes and light bites. Alongside the coffee shop there is also a small gift boutique selling exclusive gifts for all occasions.
01653 628969