A brand new but traditional hotel for the historic market town of Malton set in some of Yorkshire's finest countryside

Hotel events

Below is a list of some of the forthcoming events at the Talbot Hotel...you can find out more information on each event below by clicking on the event link.

Saturday 19th November - Friday 23rd December - Castle Howard Open for Christmas - 11am - 2pm daily

Visit us this Christmas when our grand interiors are festooned with a mix of traditional decorations and more modern installations.

Glittering baubles, twinkling lights and flickering candles combine with foliage, fruits, trees and twigs for an unforgettable start to the festive season.

For further information or to make a booking please visit the Castle Howard website »



Saturday 10th December - Made in Malton Foodie Tour - 11.15am

Book a ticket and munch your way round Malton’s charming streets, learning local history and tasting some of the top Yorkshire food and famous local produce all 'Made in Malton'! Some of the delights include tasting sweet pastries, coffee roasting, famous pies, french patisserie cakes, handmade chocolates, beer tasting, pork pies, Yorkshire cheese, gelato and even churning your own butter.

On the ‘Made in Malton Food Tour’ you will also meet and chat to the top producers who make these products, getting behind the scenes of Malton Yorkshire's most famous food town! Above all this is a tasting tour, a chance to have a huge a satisfying lunch so make sure you arrive with an appetite!

11.30 am Meeting Point – Talbot Hotel. We advise arriving 5 minutes beforehand.

Please advise us in advance if you have any food allergies or specific dietary requirements and please note that in some cases alternative products may not be possible. We recommend having a light breakfast.

For full details and to purchase tickets, please visit the Malton Cookery School website here »

For further information, email us or contact us via telephone on 01653 639096.

Malton Dickensian Festival 2016


Saturday 10th December

We are delighted to announce that during the Malton Food Lovers Festival on 10th December Penny Plain Victorian Street Theatre, all the way from Grassington, will perform, a unique, funny and slightly barking Victorian show for Malton Food Lover shoppers to enjoy, expect drama, traditional carols and mummery.





Friday 16th December

On Friday 16th December, The Talbot invites you to take part in a Q&A discussion in the drawing room from 6pm-7pm. Entry £3. You will be greeted with a glass of mulled wine with a chance to see The Talbot in all its Christmas splendour and to see the book itself, ‘A Christmas Carol’, an early and signed edition, on display in the reception. Our panel will consist of Selina Scott, Miriam Margolyes and Lucinda Hawskley with a book signing at the end of the event. Ask our esteemed experts everything you wanted to know about Charles Dickens and his circle. Limited tickets so book now by calling 01653 639096.



Saturday 17th December

For a festive treat, The Malton (Dickens) Society will present the spoof radio play ‘Who Killed Bob Cratchit?’ By Brian Oxberry on Saturday 17th December 2016 at 2pm and 4pm at The Blue Ball Inn, Malton, admission £5.

Harry Potter actress and The Real Marigold Hotel star, Miriam Margolyes is returning to Malton this year for the second time to headline the Malton Dickensian Festival.

BAFTA winning Miriam Margolyes, whose one-woman show Dickens’ Women was nominated for an Olivier award, will perform on 17th December at The Milton Rooms from 7pm. We also welcome special guest and Dickens expert, Professor John Bowen, who will be giving our annual Dickens lecture called ‘Dickens Magic’. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available at the interval.

Sunday 18th December 2016 - Luncheon talk, tickets on sale now!

At this year’s Dickens lunch on 18th December, Lucinda Hawksley will be talking about the extended Dickens family, looking at Charles Dickens’ parents, siblings and children – including his brother Alfred, who lived in Malton. Come along and discover a cast of characters who would not have been out of place in a novel of their own.’

Tickets for the lunch are available from the Talbot, priced £25 per person - call 01653 639096 to book.

Scrooges Counting House Museum will be open throughout the festival, please check the website for opening times: www.maltondickensianfestival.com


Saturday 17th December - 23rd December - Magical Evening with Father Christmas at Castle Howard

Add a touch of magic to your Christmas with this exclusive evening with Father Christmas.

Gather in the Grecian Hall for a festive tea party with the Christmas wizard before setting off on a candle lit trail into the house to discover the Christmas fairy and find Father Christmas in the magnificent Great Hall.

Children are invited to gather under the soaring tree and join in with music, games and stories before receiving their personalised present from Father Christmas, with photo opportunities too.

Child ticket includes:

  • Visit to Father Christmas
  • Invitation from Father Christmas
  • Personalised Gift
  • Tea Party

Evening with Father Christmas tickets do not include admission to the house and grounds during the day.

For further information and tickets, visit the Castle Howard Website here »

Saturday 14th January 2017 - Wedding Open Day - 11am til 3pm

Join us at our special wedding open day and experience what makes The Talbot Hotel the perfect choice for your perfect day! Weddings from 10 to 150, afternoon tea on the Terrace or fully exclusive use our new packages are simple and adaptable to give you exactly what you want.

Enjoy Champagne on arrival • See the Wentworth dressed for your special day • View a selection of our luxurious bedrooms • Tour the up and coming York House • Take a wander through the Talbot grounds • Meet our experienced wedding planner and her team.

The team is here to welcome you. If you require any further details or to book an independent appointment, please call the hotel today on 01653 639096.

View our wedding section »

For further information or to make a booking please click here to email us or contact us via telephone on 01653 639096.

Antiques Valuation Days - 2016

Have you often wondered the value of some of your collectables, antiques, jewellery, paintings and other items?

Now is your chance to find out at one of our FREE valuation days with Tennants Auctioneers - one of the North's leading auction houses.

Professional valuers covering a range of specialisms will be with us between 11am and 3.00pm on:

  • Next event date TBC

Just come along on the day and we will treat you to a glass of wine when you take lunch. No need to book.

Large Items
If you have any large items you would like Tennants to advise you on please contact Tennants directly on 01423 531661 or email harrogate@tennants-ltd.co.uk

For further information please click here to email us or contact us via telephone on 01653 639096.