We are delighted to have chosen The Encephalitis Society as our official charity partner.

The Talbot's Chosen Charity - The Encephalitis Society

The Talbot Hotel is proud to be based in Malton and takes seriously its responsibility to give something back to the community in which we live and work. That is why we are delighted to have chosen The Encephalitis Society as our official charity partner.


The Encephalitis Society was formed in the area in 1994 and since then has become the leading resource of its kind in the world for people affected by encephalitis. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. Sadly it has a high death rate and brain injury is a consequence for many survivors and their families. It is the only resource of its kind in the world providing dedicated services to those affected by this devastating condition.

Their dedication to help others and ambitions to raise awareness of encephalitis really struck a chord with us and initially led to Tom Naylor-Leyland, our managing director, becoming one of the charity’s vice presidents in 2015.

Earlier this year, The Talbot Hotel was delighted to announce that The Encephalitis Society had become our official charity partner. We subsequently hosted the book launch of Life After Encephalitis by Dr Ava Easton, the charity’s Chief Executive. That same weekend we hosted a Chef’s table with them and a cookery school for people affected by the condition. In April 2016 we teamed up with them again to become an official beacon lighting venue to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen in April 2016.

The Malton Brasserie at the Talbot Hotel has become quite famous for its North Coast Fish & Chips and to further support the Society will be donating 50p from every fish a chips sold. We will update you as to our end of year figure!

We hope this is the beginning of a long, lasting and rewarding relationship in which we can do our part to help a charity dear to our hearts and that of the Malton community.

For more information about encephalitis and The Encephalitis Society, please visit www.encephalitis.info