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.
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.
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
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 either the artisan or gin o’clock food tours.
2014 saw the opening of the Malton Cookery School offering many different full and half day cookery courses.
In May (Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th in 2019), Malton hosts a two day Food Lovers Festival with food stalls from around Yorkshire, delicious street food, music and cookery demonstrations.
On the second Saturday of each month (excluding January) a smaller Monthly Food Market is held in the town centre.