Local Area

Ancient origins

The Carlton Inn lies in the quaint old village of Carlton Husthwaite. The villages in this area are ancient and rich in history. Carlton Husthwaite itself was mentioned simply as ‘Carelton’ in the Domesday Book during the Medieval period.

The name Carlton Husthwaite

‘Carlton Husthwaite’ is derived from a combination of the Viking word ‘Carl’ meaning free peasants and the Anglo Saxon word ‘ton’ meaning farm or settlement. The Viking words of ‘Hus’ and ‘thwaite’ mean houses and meadow respectively. There are lots of other places of interest around here with unusual names.

Places of worship

Religion has always played a large part in farming folks’ lives. In Carlton Husthwaite, despite having had a population of fewer than 200, there were once two places of worship. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is a Grade II listed building thought to have been erected in 1685. However, there may have been an earlier building on the same site. The Wesleyan Chapel that was built in the village in 1869 is now a private residence.

The village today

There are lots of wonderful houses in Carlton Husthwaite dating back hundreds of years. It’s well worth a stroll round the village to the see their rooves and timber framing before popping into the Inn for a meal.

The Thatched Cottage is one of Carlton Husthwaite’s architectural gems. It is thought to have been erected as an ‘open hall’ house late in the fifteenth century. It was modernised about a hundred years later with the insertion of a central fire-hood and chimney.

To find out more about the fascinating history of Carlton Husthwaite, please visit http://www.husthwaitehistory.co.uk/gallery.php.

The Surrounding Area

There is plenty to explore in and around us here at The Carlton Inn. The charming market towns of Thirsk and Easingwold are both located nearby. They have a delightful range of independent shops selling art, antiques and gifts. Thirsk even has a yarn and wool shop offering very special Yorkshire wool!

19 miles away is the world-famous city of York. Renowned for its many attractions including York Minster, the Shambles and Clifford’s Tower, we highly recommend a visit. There are also many award-winning museums and galleries such as the National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Art Gallery

The pretty spa town of Harrogate lies 31 miles away. Stroll around green communal areas known as the stray, a lovely selection of shops or even take a dip in the historic Turkish Baths!

Here at The Carlton Inn, we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by fantastic footpaths that run throughout our local area. Take time to come and explore the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

The Carlton Inn at Carlton Husthwaite is nestled in the beautiful Hambleton Hills, leading out onto the wild and inspirational North York Moors.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Bank Holiday Mondays

Bar open 12.00 – 22.00 | Food served 12.00 – 20.00

Bar opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 12.00 – 15.00
and 17.30 – 23-00
Saturday: 12.00 – 23.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00

Food served

Tuesday to Friday: 12.00 – 14.00
and 17.30 – 21.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 21.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 20.00

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Book a table on 01845 501265 or

Bar opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 12.00 – 15.00
and 17.30 – 23-00
Saturday: 12.00 – 23.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 22.00

Food served

Tuesday to Friday: 12.00 – 14.00
and 17.30 – 21.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 21.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 20.00

Bank Holiday Mondays

Bar open 12.00 – 22.00
Food served 12.00 – 20.00

Find Us

The Carlton Inn,
Main Street, Carlton Hustwaite,
Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2BW.

Contact Us

Tel: 01845 501265
Email: info@thecarltoninn.co.uk

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