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Accommodation Details The Old Brewery Guest House
29 The Green, Richmond North YorkshireDL10 4RG
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Comments by walkers who stayed at The Old Brewery Guest House in Richmond on The Coast to Coast Path
Felt very welcome here the night before we started our walk. Pleasant quiet location near River Swale. Good restaurants in Richmond for evening meals, a short walk up the hill. Excellent breakfast with amazing menu, which was laid on early to fit with our minibus to St Bees.
Richard Hovey, left on 17 July 2017
Very good welcome to The Old Brewery Guest house. Our room was a garden room and it was lovely sitting in the sunshine with a bottle of wine after the day's walk. The breakfast was excellent, lots of choice, was nice to see kippers and pancakes on the menu, they were both delicious. Would definitely go back and would recommend.
Christine Martin, left on 13 June 2017
A great place to stay. Best on the coast to Coast. just look at the reviews on Trip Advisor
Angela Smith, left on 14 October 2016
Stayed here 2 nights in June 2016. A most excellent stay. The room we had was in the outer building and was very large and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Excellent breakfast both mornings - especially pleased with the smoked haddock and poached egg. Surprisingly large variety of choices. The only stay we had that had laundry service - speedy! Richmond was the perfect town to take the rest day. Don't miss Rustique cafe in town, an excellent recommendation by our hosts.
Maria Hancock, left on 18 July 2016
excellent hospitality, great location and lovely rooms.
debbie mills, left on 22 June 2016
Richmond is a wonderful town and the Old Brewery Guest House was perfect. Our room was beautiful and immaculate and a great place to spend the end of a long day hiking on the Coast to Coast. The food was nice and we were made to feel very welcome. I recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Richmond.
December 2015, left on 30 December 2015
Lovely building, nice rooms and clean facilities. We used the laundry service which was very efficient and useful. Definitely recommend for the coast to coast walkers.
September 2014, left on 30 December 2015
This hotel has very friendly staff that are willing to accommodate your every need. My partner and I managed to get a room there very last minute and needed washing to be done by first thing the next morning. This was all done very well and was given to us iron, pressed and folded at breakfast. I have stayed in many hotels and have never had such impeccable service. The hotel is very cosy and surround by so much history. We had a very comfortable stay and would recommend more people to stay. The hotel is situated below the castle and is a ten minutes walk up a hill to the market square and castle.
August 2015, left on 30 December 2015
Stayed here for two nights at the end of July and was seriously impressed with both the facilities and service.

The B&B has recently changed ownership and the new management are dynamic and customer centric. I stayed in Room 7 in the garden annexe - a lovely double room with a spacious ensuite bathroom and a private courtyard garden.

Unlike many B&B's ( and most hotels) the hospitality tray in the bedroom had coffee, hot chocolate and a range of black and herbal teas and fresh milk in a vacuum flask.

The choice at breakfast was amazing - full English, eggs benedict, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, kippers - and was all freshly cooked.

I will definitely stay again next time I am in North Yorkshire.
July 2015, left on 30 December 2015
We stayed for one night before we were driven to St Bees the next day to start the Coast to Coast. We had a very friendly welcome, the rooms were comfortable, and the situation perfect - very calm, and just a short walk from the centre of Richmond. We were given helpful advice on where to eat in the evening, The breakfast menu was excellent. All in all a very good start to our adventure.
May 2015, left on 30 December 2015
A central location in Richmond with a good room with excellent facilities. Staff were friendly and accessible and the breakfast menu was a little different with a range of choices which were well cooked and presented. Ideal for walkers on the Coast to Coast
September 2015, left on 30 December 2015
We stayed here as part of the Coast to Coast and were very impressed with the room and service. We received a very warm welcome and the new owners were extremely helpful and knowlegable about places to eat and things to see and do. The breakfast menu was a treat with smoked haddock and kippers as an option to the sometimes tiresome full English ....we loved this place and wished we had planned a rest day here.
If in Richmond this is a must stay !
September 2015, left on 30 December 2015
Stayed here 2 nights whilst walking the C2C in mid September. Had our washing done for us at a very reasonable cost. We had a nice quiet room across the court yard with a large bathroom.
John & Jenny, left on 15 November 2015
Very homey feel. Friendly hosts. Room at the bottom of the hill, so convenient to the railroad station shops, etc.
Norm & Bonnie Kern, left on 29 October 2015
Nice room, clean tidy and staff helpful. Breakfast seemed to get out of sequence a bit on our first stay - we needed to be on the 7,30 transport and went for the first breakfast time and sat waiting for breakfast whilst others were served first who had just got up early. Our order wasn't even taken until the others were eating. Result was a bolted 10 min breakfast and out the door for two hours indigestion on the mini bus to St Bees!!. Second time, half way through the walk, It was a bit more relaxed - but by then I was sick to death of full English breakfasts. Please sort the clients out in priority of who needs to be on the bus gets fed first. Lucky the staff just did me a bacon sandwich. Good place to stay.
Ian and Helen Papworth, left on 23 June 2015
so just come from cambridge guest house reeth, the old brewery is a busy place (think its the command centre for the shepa company) she took us out the back and into another building which had a very nice large twin bedded room. was very clean and the bathroom was a large 'wet room' which was fine. richmond is a lovely place and enjoyed our stay here. next white swan inn danby wiske.
ALAN & PAUL, left on 26 July 2013
stayed here 3 times on our walk, room was very nice and the manageress was friendly. My only 2 niggles would be the toilet seat in the bathroom was broken on all 3 occasions and breakfast was a little disorganised, had to wait over half an hour on our second visit which is no good when you have a schedule to keep to, it seemed everyones breakfast was cooked to order which meant alot of disgruntled guests.

The toilet seat is fixed ( Cant pop round to the local B&Q in Richmond so these things can take time to sort. A wide choice for beakfast also takes time when cooked to order.
Debbie Scott, left on 01 October 2012
A busy establishment, but staff very helpful. Comfortable, spacious room. Very good breakfast,especially on our rest day, but service was rather slow the next day when we wanted to be off early! Laundry service available - but watch they don't cook it in the tumble drier!
Jill, left on 04 February 2012
During my C 2 C satyed for a total of 4 nughts. Coming, Going, and Rest Day in the middle. Always very helpful with parking etc.even found my glasses which had slipped out of trouser pocket in van during return from Robin Hood's Bay. How many B & B's offer you a Breakfast choice which includes Eggs Benedict. Washing Service is a great help, after over a week on the trail clothes star to smell a bit. One slight word of warning fro evening meal if you book at La Rustique - one of the recommended places, make sure you are seated downstairs. The upstairs is like a Mausoleum.
Derrick Stocker., left on 13 January 2012
Yet again I am glad I ignored most of the rubbish on Tripadvisor about the Old Brewery. I really enjoyed my two night stay here. the location the service and the excellent breakfast were all I could wish for.
George Taylor, left on 07 October 2011
The Old Brewery is a very pretty b&b. Its run by very friendly staff and is a comfortable place to stay. They will do your washing for you for 5 a load which was very welcomed and It has a very impressive breakfast menu to choose from (was a little slow though!) The beds are comfy and rooms are spacious. The only problems for me was the room was a little shabby and needed a some repairs, the corners seemed to have been missed in the cleaning. Also we couldn't turn down our heated towel rail which resulted in the bathroom becoming a sauna!! The town centre is back up the (steep) hill where there are plenty of places to eat, do your research about where is good to eat though we had an awful meal on our first night!!
Steph Bett , left on 09 September 2011
Great room with private courtyard. Great breakfast and friendly cooks! Nice quiet location.
Jim Hill, left on 18 July 2011
Excellent stay, staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.
great breakfast
Chris and Stacey, left on 20 June 2011
Did coast to coast in September. One of our best overnight stays. Staff really good and got all my washing & drying done here. Very central for Richmond and right on coast to coast. Good rooms and a good size. Excellent value and would stay here again. Reception staff very helpful with regards where to eat.
Miss Tania walls, left on 07 January 2011
We stayed here prior to starting the C2C walk in May 2010, as we had opted to park in Richmond and use the Sherpa mini bus to transport us to and from the start/end of the walk. The B&B is in a quiet location , a short walk from the town centre/castle or the river. Our room was adequate and clean with a good shower and comfortable bed (something not to be taken for granted when doing the C2C walk). The breakfast was good, but the tap water was absolutely disgusting - which we didn't find out until the next day when it was too late (buy bottled water for the next day's walk!!) (OBG response- Sorry guys but we dont supply the water you will have to blame Yorkshire Water) Richmond is a lovely market town and is well worth wandering around. There are several places to eat around the main square, and we found a fabulous Italian restaurant (hidden above dry cleaners across the square from The Kings Head Hotel) for our evening meal. The next day, we followed the minibus a couple of miles out of Richmond to a farm were we left it for two weeks whilst we did the walk. The transfer service to St Bees and back from RHB was excellent.
Chris & Katie, Leicestershire, left on 30 October 2010
We stayed here twice on the trip, both times we were made to feel welcome. The breakfast selection made a refreshing change from the usual Bacon and Eggs.
Mandy Sept 2010, left on 17 October 2010
Very good place to stay. Clean & comfortable.with a good breakfast choice and with very flexable times. Can recommend it to all C2C walkers.
Last of the Summer Wine Group, left on 05 October 2010
They have got it spot on, what more can I say!
Steve B, left on 02 October 2010
Well done to all the staff who were working under a lot of pessure during our stay. We had a thoughraly good stay
Lynne Pritchard, left on 22 September 2010
Excellent in every respect, especially the breakfast- best on the trail. I enjoyed the garden so much it would be churlish to complain about the early falling apple that hit me on the head.
C Whittaker, left on 01 September 2010
Stayed on Thursday after a long drive. Lovely fresh coffee on arrival and a warm welcome from the lady on reception.
Room was very pleasant with all the usual things including fresh milk. Stacks of hot water and fresh towels.
The breakfast menu is amazing including freshly made bread - get down early.
Overall a very pleasant stay would return without a doubt.
anon, left on 29 August 2010
Really nice accommodation - well set up for walkers with an extensive breakfast menu as well! Thanks for the stay!
JULIE READMAN & Party, left on 24 August 2010
Hot tip. Get down to breakfast early if you want a slice of the delicious bread they make on site. It goes in a flash.
I have to take my hat of to these guys, they combine running the excellent Sherpa Van service, with running a great little guest house.
I knew all about the owners battle with Tripadvisor before I got there, and was nervous but curious. The instant I got Geoffs cheery welcome, all doubts were dispelled. They are doing a great job, and we had an excellent rest in Richmond.
Shame on you Tripadvisor.
The Brittain family, left on 23 August 2010
We stayed here for two nights to have a well-deserved rest day in Richmond.

The hotel staff - doubling as Sherpa staff - were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome.
The room we had was quite ok.
Breakfast was very good!
Florian, left on 22 August 2010
We stayed here at the start, in the middle and at the end of our Coast to Coast. We used the Sherpa services to the full, car parking and transfers to the start and from the finish as well as baggage transfers and all worked very well.
Our room (same one on each stay) was nice and very quiet being at the back of the courtyard. The staff were really nice and friendly although the breakfast staff changed on our last morning and I hope they were just a stop gap as they were nowhere near as good as previously. The same was true of breakfast. It was really good on our first three mornings but very poor on our last morning.
Assuming they get their breakfast staff back to their previous standard we would very much recommend the Old Brewery.
While in Richmond don't miss the Station - you don't need to climb the hill as its along the river . The food is good and there are a variety of shops there including a brilliant craft bakery.
Frank and Sue, left on 28 July 2010
Arrived here on 29th June prior to transfer to St. Bees the next day. Sherpa staff were very helpful with regard to clarifying any outstanding details. Compact ensuite room but clean and comfortable.

Good meal at the Italian Restaurant above the dry cleaners in the Market Square.

Excellent breakfast provided for 7 a.m. by friendly staff.

Arrived back in Richmond at 1.30 p.m. on 9th July, taken to collect car and were on our way home by 2 p.m.

Very efficient service
Margaret, left on 12 July 2010
Absolutely wonderful. The perfect peaceful and relaxing stay for our rest day, and the best breakfast on the trail
George and Sally Thomas, left on 09 July 2010
May 2010. Comfortable room. Breakfast was a bit slow but the location is very quiet and the staff are very helpful. Weather report posted each day a nice touch. No eating places close by so you will have to walk up a small but steep hill to get to the market square area.
Ben & Carol Bennetts, left on 01 June 2010
August 2009
We stayed at this guest house 3 times: start, middle, and end of walk. It was worth staying here to take advantage of the Sherpa minibus/baggage service, with secure parking.
It was interesting to observe the frenetic Sherpa activity, but have to say that it worked perfectly for us.
The rooms were not equally good, but adequate. Breakfasts were similarly adequate, but not great.
We ate in town: The Italian restaurant, above a dry cleaners, was better than expected. Glad we booked as it was very busy; Twice, we satisfactorily ate at The Black Bull, with extensive menu. Good shops for lunch et al
G&J Woods, left on 12 December 2009
Comfy bedroom (shame about 'sticky' mattress protector). Good breakfast, with fish options. Adequate B&B but not value for its premium price. La Piazza and Le Rustique good for eating out at night.
Left 24 Sept 2009
Anne & Colin Stares, left on 06 December 2009
Super spacious accommodation in a Garden Room.Warm ,comfy,easy to dry our clothes!V fiendly-gave me Internet access.Lovely garden to sit out in.Super breakfast.Will return!
Robin & Jill martin, left on 10 October 2009
Nice stay, but bags were late in arriving (5pm). It is an issue in Richmond, since this is the only sizeable town on the route and most walkers will arrive fairly early from Reeth - in a mood to do some sightseeing and shopping....

Nick Hubberstey, left on 30 August 2009
We were glad to have stayed here, a quaint location, spot on for popping into town then perfectly placed for the walk next day. A cup of tea and friendly welcome when we arrived (even though we were really early our room was ready within minutes), they even took up to our car to drop off unwanted (wet clothes) and were helpful in every respect. This is quite a big B&B by coast to coast standards, but is run like a small friendly family business. Everything was really nice; room, food and staff. We would stay again and recommend it to anybody.
Su and Fay, left on 20 August 2009
A lovely place to stay. Yes there's a climb to the town centre but then no downhill to start the next day! The breakfast choices are nice-to-have, the rooms clean and comfortable.

The staff are very helpful and I would highly recommend this to others.
Louise, left on 15 August 2009
Worth staying here just for the lovely peaceful garden. The breakfast menu was worthy of a large hotel, lots of choice. Kippers and smoked haddock and a lovely fruit compote; a great change after ten days of the ubiquitous full english fry up. I suppose being the HQ for Sherpa Van it has to live up to standards and it does
George Thomas July 2009, left on 22 July 2009
Given this is a walking site about accommodation on a path which goes through some of the most hilly parts of the UK, the complaints about the location of this place are chuckle-making. Agreeable hotel with the quality of accommodation expected in big-ish town at those prices. Felt slightly soul-less but wonder whether this was due to the culture shock of staying in a Sherpa run joint, as opposed to the stretch of family B&Bs enjoyed before. Would recommend.
Marc and Alex, left on 05 July 2009
Very nice.
Mary, left on 12 June 2009
excellent B & B
george, left on 12 November 2008
We stayed there on Friday 5th September where it rained all day. We had a small room with a shower en-suite. We had to wait for the central heating to come on in our room as we had to dry things. We came down for an early breakfast but the chef was very slow. The porridge was not cooked enough. My wife had fruit compote which was very nice. I ordered smoked haddock & poach eggs on homemade toasted bread but the portion was very small indeed on muffins instead.- 5/10.
Stephen & Jill Cutts, left on 27 October 2008
We staayed here at the start of the walk before getting the transfer service to St Bees. Rooms great, there is a small garden at rear for smokers. Evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch all great. Also good opportunity to meet staff from Sherpa, who are all very helpful.
Lynda Phillips, left on 27 October 2008
Nice welcome, comfortable room, good breakfast choice. Hubby loved the Eggs Benedict. Handy for the next morning transfer
Carrie Ross, left on 20 October 2008
If you are really exhausted, then okay, it is a steep uphill street back into town for dinner. But Richmond is a charming place and we didn't mind the climb at all. The breakfast room is small, though, and you may have to wait to be seated, so if you want to get up and out quickly, get there as soon as they open.
Jeanne and Bonnie, left on 09 October 2008
10/09/08 Very welcoming and a lovely room overlooking the green. Nice breakfast and glad we ordered the packed lunch.
Lesley and Alison, left on 05 October 2008
Absolutely delightful and highly recommendable! Our room was just lovely with a beautiful view across the green to the castle. The bathroom was heavenly (ask for a bath when booking) with fresh, fluffy towels, toiletries and lots of hot water. The beds were crisp and comfortable and the room was well equipped with TV, drinks, chairs etc. We even sat on the balcony in the sun to have a cup of tea! Good drying facilities.
By the way, this is Sherpa head quarters so able to sort out any future arrangements as well!
Craig and Nicola July 2008, left on 20 August 2008
This was one of the best places we stayed on our trip. Very well appointed room. The meals were great. William the chef (and everythig else) was superb, the Old Brewery would do well to hang on to him. We had a rest day in Richmond and found the town an interesting stop-over. The walk up to the town after a hard days walking looks daunting (a steep hill) but it is surprising how quickly you get there.
John & Rose., left on 05 August 2008
Right at the bottom of Richmond, by the bridge so in a great position to get a good start if slogging to Ingleby Cross the next morning. But a VERY steep climb back up to the market place of Richmond, as a result. Had wonderful room overlooking patio with a 4 poster bed and huge bath. All was extremely nicely done. Big packed lunch next day and amenable to breakfast as early as 7am the following day. If you have an enormous bowl of hot porridge with loads of cream and sugar, you'll be at Danby Wiske before you know it! But we still wish we had been able to push on to Catterick the same day and foreshortened the following day. We were in Richmond by 2pm and even if you spent an hour or two there you could still head out later for a couple more hours of walking.
Daryn Williams, left on 20 July 2008
This b&b was nice and as we were there on a good day it was great to enjoy the enclosed courtyard. The food was good . We would stay there again.
Doug Hill/Christine Pearson, left on 16 July 2008
This was a very pleasant place to stay clean warm and friendly and quiet. The best breakfast of the trip.
Ruby & Co, left on 12 June 2008
Stayed 17th and 28th May 2008. Nice place to stay and staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Janet Penfold, left on 11 June 2008
Good Accommodation & food, all the staff were really friendly & enjoyed the jokes about the scrambled eggs (You had to be there honest) shame about the actual town of Richmond - big disappointment to all 4 of us.
Oakley Plodders, left on 23 May 2008
Pleasant, but expensive for what it was, a lot of noise as our room was above reception, the room was a little small, but the people were great. Nice not to be in the centre of Richmond though.
Paul and Kate Staines, left on 29 April 2008
Really friendly place to stay and very helpful in arranging secure parking. Rooms were spacious and clean and I would recommend this as a place to stay in Richmond. Very handy for the start of the next stage in the morning!
Stuart, left on 29 September 2007
Very friendly and helpful. Be aware that the main facilities in Richmond (restaurants etc) are centred around the square on top of the hill and this Guest House is in a lovely quiet location at the bottom of the hill. The hill is about 1 in 3!! However it's all downhill after dinner!

Would recommend this and when we pick up and start the last third of the walk we'll stay a couple of nights here and
Hilary, left on 25 September 2007
A top class guesthouse in a quiet residential street.
Very hard to find fault with anything.
Large room, great breakfast.
Book it !
william tucker, left on 24 September 2007
We were pleasantly surprised here. Richmond a bit of shock after traveling through very small, quaint villages. Very touristy. However, happy to say the hotel was away from the center of town on a quiet square. The host (Jackie?) very, very friendly. That helped. Bathroom small and dingy but the room was okay. Breakfast okay too. July 2007
Cindy and Joe, Seattle, WA, left on 24 August 2007
A very pleasant stay if a little pricey. Sherpa staff who work from here were friendly and helpful and breakfast was plentiful and there was a good choice. Bread rolls with cheese and ham made a welcome change from full English.
julie and pete, left on 18 August 2007
Jackie the owner could not have been more welcoming. Tea and biscuits soon appeared and she also did some washing for us. The room was comfortable with all the usual facilities. We decided to walk on to Catterick Bridge on arrival to shorten the next leg and Sherpa (who are based at the Old Brewery) organised transport back for us the following day.
Dogs welcome. Stayed 6th June 2007
David and Kathryn, left on 15 July 2007
good breakfast, kippers for a change. room simple but had what was needed. friendly enough. base for sherpa so you can sort out any problems (like asking for your bag at 8.30 am) easily.
Tim Shepherd, left on 08 July 2007
There was no hot water during my 2 day stay an appalling state of affairs given the dreadful weather that we have had recently. I am not convinced that these comments will ever see the light of day given the' moderation' that will be carried out by Sherpa. Avoid at all costs!
Geoff Bowler, left on 27 June 2007
Business has recently changed hands and the Manageress Jackie works extremely hard to keep things ticking along .Unfortunately we had 2 nights of cold water and I overheard some people on another table who had experienced the same problem.Previous feedback in May 2006 also mentions similar problem.We had paid a total of 130 for 2 nights accommodation and quite frankly this problem of cold water was just not good enough.
Jeff Pepper, left on 25 June 2007
Me and my dog were made very welcome indeed. Tea and biscuits presented on arrival. The lady who runs it is so pleasant. The room was excellent with the best shower of the whole trip.
Paul and Midge, left on 11 June 2007
I've got to say there are a few rough edges here, with a recent change of staff and the building works in progress. But everyone is friendly and willing, and the new rooms are large, fresh and well appointed. I think they're getting there!
Stottie, left on 30 April 2007
Stayed June 2006. Really can't fault the place, nice room and very interesting house in a nice quiet location.
Naomi, left on 16 February 2007
Liked the location of the Old Brewery away from the
Ali-from NY, left on 07 January 2007
Nothing was too much ytrouble. Comfortable and very convenient as a starting point for the expedition.
C & L Turner, left on 16 November 2006
Good place to stay - excellent breakfast. Laundry facilities provided - would definitely recommend.
Ruth and Roy, left on 01 October 2006
Excellent Breakfast. Good accomadation. Most helpful and friendly service. Well situated in a quiet location in Richmond.
George, left on 26 September 2006
We did the C2C East to West, and I think when we arrived here we were at a little bit of a low point (apparently this is usual on a LDP - not at Richmond I mean, just after a certain amount of days of walking).

Well, we had a nice room with a four poster bed (romantic or what?) and liked it so much that we decided to just buy some snacks from the Somerfield in the Town Centre (after buying our C2C pin badges of course from the tourist information office) and just chilled on this lovely bed, glasses of wine, food, and watched telly.

Mary may not be the most outgoing person that you have ever met, but she does look after her guests without any doubt .

Breakfast was very good.

Can't fault it.
Alan & Pam, left on 14 September 2006
Stayed here on 26th July
Lovely old building in a quiet corner of Richmond. Mary and her husband made us very welcome. The standard of the breakfast was excellent but I would agree with a previous guest that the bathroom in our room could do with some refurbishment.
The walk back up the hill is not too bad, we ate at No. 29 Frenchgate - excellent food
anon, left on 07 August 2006
A very comfortable and pleasant place to stay in the main. Only disappointment was our shower, it really needed to be replaced.
Kay & John Patterson, left on 26 July 2006
June 18, 2006
OK but a long walk uphill if you want to go back to town to eat in the evening. However right on the trail for morning.
Carole Pratt, left on 20 July 2006
Mary and her husband are so lovely. We stayed here for 3 nights in total and were made to feel so welcome. They coordinate the Sherpa Coast to Coast baggage service from here and it was great to meet them on our first night before we left for St Bees (as well as when we reached there during the C2C) as it put a
Kev and Liz, left on 16 July 2006
A very friendly place to stay, and coincidentally the local HQ for the SherpaVan service. They did laundry for a very reasonable fee, and the owner was very friendly and thorough. Highly recommended!

Piaw Na, left on 25 June 2006
This is without doubt the best place to stay
in Richmond
Bob Dodd, left on 06 June 2006
We were wetter than ever on arrival here, but Mary seemed to take this in her stride and soon the wet stuff was all hanging up and the central heating (in late May) was back on and we were drying out. Lovely rooms, oodles of hot water and another hearty breakfast. Do remember to order your packed lunches before going out for supper though, as we forgot this and it was too late at 8.30pm when we returned!
Jenni Bradbury, left on 29 May 2006
Very nice, welcoming B&B. The breakfast was good. My only gripe was that there didn't seem to be enough hot water!
Ed Curl, left on 06 May 2006
While Mary may not be effusive, she was very professional and pleasant in her dealings with us, both in planning the Sherpa baggage movements for us and when we check in at OBGH. The room was fine, albeit that the shower was in urgent need of some running repairs. And breakfast was up to the high standards which, by this stage, we were expecting as the norm.

George & Kay, New Zealand, June 2005
George & Kay Horsburgh, left on 14 January 2006
We had a very positive experience at the Old Brewery Guest House. They even came to the rescue for friends of ours whose nearby accommodation was seriously lacking!
Louise Woodroofe April 2005, left on 26 December 2005
Very comfortable and probably the best bed I slept in all walk. Good location overlooking the Green and Castle but something was lacking - I agree with Uncle Gareth maybe a bit impersonal. Mary whilst helpful did seem very hassled.
Mike, left on 29 August 2005
Impersonal is one way of putting it. Smile please people, we are paying you money! Overrated and at the bottom of the steep hill if you need to pop into Richmond the next morning before setting off. Nearby Board Inn is a very good pub though.
Uncle Gareth, left on 24 August 2005
Spent 3 nights overall at the Old Brewery and thought it was excellent. Mary runs an excellent B&B considering that she is also organising Sherpa luggage transfer, which probably explains why she appears a little stressed and overworked?
Eric Rose, left on 15 August 2005
An extremely nice B&B, the rooms are excellent and very well furnished. It just would have been nice had the host managed a smile once in a while.
Sean & Jo, left on 18 July 2005
Mary runs a very good B&B and clearly enjoys doing it. Excellent choice, especially if you plan a rest day in Richmond, and want to meet the Sherpa team who are helping make your walk survivable.
Peter Shaw, left on 05 April 2005
Mary runs a very good B&B and clearly enjoys doing it. Excellent choice, especially if you plan a rest day in Richmond, and want to meet the Sherpa team who are helping make your walk survivable.
Peter Shaw, left on 05 April 2005
The Old Brewery Guest House wins the award for the most comfortable rooms and especially the bed! Thank you!
Gretchen Amis, left on 10 November 2004
Sherpa home base, so it must be good. And it is!
Fine accommodation, on the route. Mary does a good eveningmeal and, not being licenced, we could bring our own wine. And we did!
R. Jacobs, left 5/10/2004 8:19:12 PM

, left on 30 October 2004
Superb accommodation. Mary made us very welcome.Early breakfast was a bonus with the long walk ahead of us to Osmotherly.
Definitely Stay there again.
Kate Ellis, left 9/28/2003 10:12:21 PM

, left on 30 October 2004
This was an awesome place. We spent two nights here after pre-planning to take a day off in Richmond. We had the BEST room with a super comfortable bed and the most space we had during any of ours stays on the circuit. The hosts look after details and are extremely responsive to their guests. It was one of our favorite places on the walk.
Janice Plante and Rod Getchell, left 9/14/2003
, left on 30 October 2004
Our en-suite room was on the ground floor past the living room. You have to mind the step down into the bath. Very nice dining room and it has a pretty friendly atmosphere despite the fact that it's a larger B&B (almost like a small hotel). Great breakfast (aren't they all?) and packed lunch. Since this was our second rest city, we stayed here two nites.
Ron and Kay, left on 03 October 2004
Nice clean room and good breakfast. Can be recommended
Pieter van Niekerk, left on 24 August 2004
This was a larger B&B than we'd experienced elsewhere, so the feeling at first was rather impersonal. However, the twin en suite had a great bathroom with tub and shower and the room was comfortable. Breakfasts were very good. We were also able to hang out clothes on the line outside, and the sitting room, which was just a door away. provided a lovely spot to catch up on news and read. The location is perfect for start of next leg to Danby Wiske. Request a room either off the street or on 2nd floor. - Kate
ps. Leave time to tour the restored Georgian teatre, Richmond Theatre Royal, and Richmond Castle. And if you like Asian cuisine, don't miss dining at Taste of Thai restaurant. Excellent Thai food!
Kate DeRosier, left on 04 July 2004
Very good facilities in lovely location. En-suite had bath and shower - very welcome! All our soaking outer wear was taken from us and dried as soon as we arrived.
Joanne, left on 01 July 2004
Well run guest house in a pretty and quiet location overlooking the green. My shared bathroom had a nice long bath, whcih was very welcome for a good soak.
Shaun, left on 07 June 2004
This was an awesome place. We spent two nights here after pre-planning to take a day off in Richmond. We had the BEST room with a super comfortable bed and the most space we had during any of ours stays on the circuit. The hosts look after details and are extremely responsive to their guests. It was one of our favorite places on the walk.
Janice Plante and Rod Getchell, left on 14 September 2003
Thankyou Mary for for what was our best overnight stop on the Coast to Coast. I loved sitting in your beautiful garden, perfect peace and tranquility. Hope to visit again soon.
Chris Jones, left on 08 September 2003


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