Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Helmsley, Yorkshire

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is a secluded luxury retreat, nestled in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Located on the River Rye, and surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North York Moors National Park, the hotel’s secluded location is the perfect hideaway.

Cosy yet contemporary, with artwork to rival a gallery: Outdoors the hotel boasts a unique Mediterranean terrace and outdoor pool, whilst indoors offers welcoming lounges, open fires and a snug to make our guests feel welcome all year round.  All 33 bedrooms (which include an impressive 20 suites) are tastefully designed with many boasting log burning stoves, balconies and terraces around the pool as well as large living spaces.

Your dining experience at the Feversham Arms starts from the moment you arrive. Choose a squashy sofa, either nestled in a corner, or next to a real fire and take your time to consider our three menus.

The signature Tasting Menu includes six courses of individual deeply flavoursome dishes – this menu is designed to be enjoyed at leisure and can take two hours to complete. The Seasonal Market Menu changes regularly and uses the best local produce that ties in with the seasons.  Head Chef, Norman Mackenzie is a keen forager (come rain or shine), and this menu reflects what might have been found in the vast countryside surrounding the hotel on any given day. The A La Carte Menu gives guests the freedom to choose from a wide selection of dishes, from light vegetarian or fish dishes to the “Bloody Good Cuts of Meat” section, from which many items are carved at the table.

From the lounges, guests may move through to dine in the air-lit Restaurant or cosy Snug, both of which offer a relaxed setting with a convivial buzz of people enjoying themselves. We don’t want you to feel that you can’t speak above a whisper; this is your time to catch-up with friends, colleagues or loved ones and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible. If you need a little help to get the conversation flowing we have a vast selection of wines to help!

The Verbena Spa relaxation lounge is defined by plump cushions, sofas you sink into, and views across the south facing terrace garden.

The spa houses six single treatment rooms and one couples room, in which guests can experience a tandem therapy, perfect for couples or ladies who would like to have a chat whilst they’re pampered. The spa has an extensive Heat Experience including an aromatherapy room, salt inhalation chamber, saunarium, monsoon shower, foot spas and ice fountain. This section can be experienced in conjunction with treatments or on its own as a wonderfully effective detox for your skin, sinuses and mind.

All together the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa provides a haven for people to retreat from the pressures of life; to take some time to indulge their bodies and relax their minds. The ultimate luxury hideaway experience.

Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm.


Check-out at 11:00am.


From a traditional Yorkshire Breakfast to afternoon tea, poolside lunches to an à la carte dinner, food and drink plays a big part in life at Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa for our guests and non-residents alike.

Dinner is the main focus in our 3 AA rosette restaurant where diners can enjoy our five course tasting menu or three course à la carte dinner each evening. We’re also home to one of the most talked about cheese trolleys in Yorkshire and our cellar stocks a large range of after dinner wines and liqueurs. However, throughout the summer months our lunch menu becomes the talking point as our fresh, seasonal dishes are served poolside on the terrace and gardens, as well as in the lounge.

The quintessential tradition of afternoon tea continues to be popular and is taken between 2pm & 4pm in our cosy fireside lounges during the winter or by the pool on warmer summer days. Guests can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, patisserie, scones with clotted cream and jams and a wide range of fine and specialty teas. Then there is Our Do Not Disturb menu, which is designed solely for in-room dining so you can relax, eat and drink while making the most of our movie library.

Nonetheless, if you plan on simply stopping by then coffee, tea and pâtisserie are served all day in the lounges and around the pool and gardens in the summer months too.

The Spa

Heat Experience

If you have booked any of our spa day packages you can enjoy our heat experience, so don’t forget to arrive in plenty of time to utilise the facilities to the full. The Heat Experience combines use of the saunarium, aromatherapy room, salt vapour room, monsoon shower and foot spas inside, while outside, our Jacuzzi and heated pool provide a uniquely revitalising experience.

Aromatherapy Room

We’ve added natural aromatherapy essences to help tired minds and bodies drift away from the turmoil of the day. Perfect for relaxation, increasing circulation, cleansing and toning the skin – essential oils are infused into the room, allowing you to gently de-stress. Great for the respiratory system and to relieve congestion, the aromatherapy room also serves as a gentle exfoliant, leaving skin glowing and beautifully smooth.

Salt Vapour Room

The benefits and experience of our salt vapour room are similar to a walk along the beach, imagine the sea spray and the crisp, fresh aroma from the waves. You will feel the benefit of higher humidity, giving a ‘soft’ heat, which combined with the salt water mist, helps alleviate respiratory problems. The vapour leaves the skin feeling smoother, any dryness or sensitivity is noticeably reduced and the warm salt water mist also leaves you refreshed and re-energised.


Saunariums have long been known to aid relaxation, and at Verbena Spa, relaxation is what we do best. Let the heat envelop you, helping to soothe your body and let your cares drift away, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the day of pampering that lies ahead.

Monsoon Feature Shower

The monsoon shower is the perfect way to refresh between heat treatments and to cleanse your body and brighten your soul. Choose from tropical warmth or arctic cool settings to suit your mood.


Guide Price: Standard double room for two persons per night from £120 bed & breakfast and dinner bed and breakfast from £200 per night

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929



Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

High Street , Helmsley, Yorkshire, YO62 5AG.

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General Manager

Ingo Wiangke

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Friday Fizz

At the end of a long week why not treat yourself to a night away with all the added perks to make your night extra special. Arrive on Friday afternoon to a perfectly chilled half bottle of Champagne and chocolates waiting in your suite.

Take time to use the Verbena Spa’s thermal facilities and indulge in a dip in the outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi as the steam rises.

In the evening, enjoy a three course meal from our Seasonal Market Menu before retiring to your deluxe suite.

After breakfast the next day why not sample the delights of Helmsley or take a walk to Rievaulx Abbey? Whatever you do, there’s no rush – you still have the whole weekend ahead of you.


Our Friday Fizz Package includes;

  • Accommodation for one night in a shared room or suite of your choice.
  • Half bottle of rosé Champagne & chocolates in the room for arrival
  • Evening Meal: three-course dinner from our Seasonal “Market Menu” or £48 allowance to our A La Carte or Tasting Menu
  • Full Yorkshire Breakfast.
  • Full use of the Verbena Spa Heat Experience


If you want to make your stay that extra bit special why not upgrade to a spa or poolside suite for a reduced rate of £60 per room.

Deluxe Suite                       £290 per room

Spa or Poolside Suite       £350 per room


This offer is subject to availability on Friday nights. Rates are based on two people sharing a Deluxe Suite and single occupancy rates incur a supplement.


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Christmas & NYE

Christmas & New Year at The Feversham Arms

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by joining us for our three night Christmas stay

Christmas Eve – Tuesday 24th December

Arrive at your leisure to enjoy a mini afternoon tea in our comfy lounge area before getting ready for the evening.

When you’re ready, a glass of Champagne will await you before being taken through to our restaurant The Weathervane for a sumptuous three course meal. Our resident harpist, Leah Fox, will be there to entertain throughout the evening.

For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass at the historic All Saints Church, mulled wine and mince pies will await you upon your return.


Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th December

The big day is here, start it with a Bucks Fizz breakfast served from 8am – 10am.

The main event is our five course Christmas lunch where you can enjoy a glass of Champagne before the feast. There will be two sittings to choose from, one at 12:30pm and the other at 2pm.

A relaxed mood will take over in the evening, where you can graze on a lavish evening buffet and relax by the crackling fire.


Boxing Day – Thursday 26th December

Following a hearty breakfast, the day is yours to enjoy. Why not brace yourself for a Boxing Day walk to Rievaulx Abbey or relax in our Verbena Spa.

In the evening join your fellow guests for our Boxing Day Gala Dinner and be amazed by our resident magician. Toast with our Champagne drinks reception at 7pm before enjoying six mouth-watering dishes, with the night being played out by our blues band.

Please note that guests will be seated at mixed tables for the Gala Dinner and the dress code for the evening is black tie.


The Day After – Friday 27th December

Inevitably it is home time for another year; but not until you enjoy one more hearty Yorkshire breakfast.


From £2,009 per room based on double occupancy

T&Cs: A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required at the time of booking. The balance of your stay should be settled by 31st October 2019. Please be advised, menus will be available closer to the time and the hotel must be made aware of any dietary requirements before the 1st December 2019. Please note that on Boxing Day guests will be seated at mixed tables for the Gala Dinner which is a set menu, and the dress code for the evening is black tie. The hotel reserves the right to amend the content of the package without prior notice.




New Year at the Feversham

The perfect retreat from the busy festive period

Hideaway at the Feversham this New Year and relax in one of our fabulously appointed rooms or luxurious suites.

Choose whether to arrive on 30th or 31st for your two night stay. The evening of 31st includes Champagne and canapés before dinner, a sumptuous five course evening meal, relaxing music in the lounge and a chance to join the festivities and watch the fireworks in the market square at midnight.

Whether you choose to stay the 30th or the 1st your stay includes a three course evening meal and full use of the Verbena Spa throughout.


From £699 per couple

Available until 31/12/2019

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By Road

We're under half an hour from York, 45 minutes from Harrogate and Teesside and about 50 minutes from Leeds. Use YO62 5AG for sat nav.

By Train

East Coast Mainline stations are at York (nearest) and Darlington. Pick ups from both stations can be arranged at an additional cost.

By Air

Several international and domestic carriers fly into Teesside (nearest) and Leeds/Bradford (60 minutes). Pick-ups from both airports can be arranged at an additional cost. There is also a small private airfield at Bagby, just 10 minutes from Helmsley. Helicopters can land in the grounds of Duncombe Park, just a few minutes stroll from the hotel.

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Attractions Near Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Helmsley Galleries

Helmsley Galleries was formed in autumn 2012 in association with Stephen Jack, a renowned and highly respected Art Dealer. The galleries are housed within The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa and currently showcase a fabulous selection of artwork.

The paintings which are on display in the public areas, allow Helmsley Galleries to showcase one of the largest and most varied commercial art collections in the North of England, with the added advantage that many works can be viewed in natural room settings in the comfort of the lounge and restaurant areas. Helmsley Galleries currently exhibits a wide range of paintings by artists such as Nicholas St John Rosse, David Howell, PRSMA, John Trickett, Yvonne Zomerdijk, and Jay Kirkman.

Duncombe Park

Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire’s foremost historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. The house closed to the public in 2011, but the spectacular landscape garden and surrounding parkland are open to visitors, as is the Fountain Tearoom at the Parkland Centre.

Rievaulx Abbey

If peace and tranquillity is what you seek from a family day out in Yorkshire, then Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice. Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North.

Weddings at Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Here at The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa we understand that each wedding is unique, whatever style of wedding you choose we will ensure you have a truly memorable day that will stay with you for years to come. Whatever your dream wedding entails we have the experience and knowledge to make it happen.

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Facilities & Features

Small & Stylish – Up to 32 guests

The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, an idyllic hideaway on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, offers an award-winning wedding venue to create the ideal setting for your special day. For small & stylish weddings our cosy interiors and relaxed ambience combine to ensure your wedding day is everything you wished for and more.

Intimate Wedding

Based on a maximum of 32 guests in the Private Dining Room, costs are £125 per person to include:

  • One glass of champagne and canapés served in a private area around the poolside or in a private lounge
  • Four course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person served with the meal
  • One glass of champagne per person for the toast to the Bride and Groom
  • Use of the Private Dining Room

Should an intimate night time celebration be required then the spa lounge can be available from 7.30pm. A room hire charge of £600 is applicable and an evening buffet must be provided for all guests. Unfortunately, no entertainment is permitted given the proximity to guest bedrooms.

Menu Options

Please call Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa for more information.


Exclusive Use

Enjoy absolute exclusivity of the hotel and spa from 3.00pm on your wedding day until 11.00am the following day. This includes all 33 bedrooms for double occupancy B&B and use of the spa on a private basis from 10.30am on the day of your wedding until 9,00am the following day plus £500 of spa treatments. Exclusive Use B&B fee £11,500 plus VAT based on 66 guests.

Wedding day packages from £125 per person to include, civil ceremony room hire, Champagne reception and canapés, bespoke four course wedding breakfast, half a bottle of house wine per person served with the meal, one glass of Champagne per person for the toast to the bride and groom and bacon butties and roast potatoes served in the evening.

Terms and Conditions

  • Exclusive use must be taken in conjunction with the wedding day packages
  • Minimum day guests 60 and maximum 70. All guests to be catered for
  • Maximum evening guests 100, additional charges for food and beverage apply £500 spa treatments to be used on wedding day. Non transferable

Civil Ceremonies

The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Day delegate rate: from £50
24-hour delegate rate: from £200

Max no. of delegates:
16 (boardroom style)
30 (theatre style)
Exclusive use available