Old Malton

Old Malton

Old Malton is a pretty village just north of Malton. It is a designated conservation area and is populated with many stone cottages on either side of the main road, Town Street. Old Malton village is thought to be the original settlement of Malton. There is evidence that the earliest church in Malton was located on the site of the current St Mary’s Priory. Artefacts found in the area also provide evidence of Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian activity in the 10th and 11th Century.  St Mary’s Priory Church is a grade I listed building and opens most days.  The history of the church can be found on the church website here.  The Great English Churches website provides even more details and many photographs.

The village has 2 pubs that both offer a warm welcome and a traditional Yorkshire menu for their customers.

Old Malton Church

The 2 Village Pubs

The Wentworth Arms is situated on the junction of Westgate and Town Street. It is a traditional coaching inn dating back to the late 18th century.

The Royal Oak is situated opposite the bend on the River Derwent, in the centre of the village, set back slightly from Town Street.

The Wentworth Arms, Old Malton
The Royal Oak, Old Malton

Eden Camp

On the other side of the A64, less than a mile away (about 15 minutes walk), is Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum – one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.


Malton is 1.3 miles away.  It is a relatively flat 25 minute walk with pavement and street lights all the way.  Alternatively there is an hourly service to Malton on the No. 840 Coastliner Bus.  The bus stop is 180m from Doodale Cottage.  Free parking is available for up to 2 hours in the centre of Malton.

Shops & Restaurants

Malton has a variety of family run shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

Yorkshire’s Food Capital

Malton is gaining a big reputation for food and attracting unique food producers.  Some of their produce can be sampled on the Malton food tour

2014 saw the opening of the Malton Cookery School offering many different full and half day cookery courses.

Malton hosts an annual Spring and Summer Food Lovers Festival with food stalls from around Yorkshire, delicious street food, music and cookery demonstrations.  In 2023, the festival is being held on the 27th & 28th May and 26th & 27th August.

On the second Saturday of each month (excluding January & February) a smaller Monthly Food Market is held in the town centre.

Malton – Market Town

Malton still retains many features from the past. There is a cattle market on Tuesdays and Fridays and a family run cinema showing most of the  latest releases.