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Events & Wine Dinners in Hovingham


March 2018


- Wednesday 14th, Worsley Arms Film Club Night - Additional Showing of 'Lion'

"Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home."

Fish and chip supper from: 6.30pm, Film starts: 7.30pm, £10.00 per person, to include film and supper. Book now on 01653 628234

- Thursday 22nd, Supper Club

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- Saturday 24th, Village Litter Pick

April 2018

- Saturday 7th, Market Day Lunch

- Tuesday 17th, Wine Dinner to celebrate 'World Malbec Day'

- Thursday 26th, Supper Club

Please call reception on 01653 628234 for further information about any of our special events.




Previous Events:


Wine Dinners and Tastings

Tony Finn the proprietor of the Worsley Arms is a qualified Master Sommelier and has been involved with wine for over 30 years.
Throught his network of contacts he arranges frequent wine evenings for guests to enjoy. These evenings take many different forms from straight forward tastings to tutored tastings over dinner in the company of the winemaker. Non-wine events can also (occasionally) make an appearance!


'The Chef and The Sommelier Dinner'

- Thursday 14th December

For our final wine event of the year we will matching some favourite wines to a menu specially created for the evening by Andrew Jones.


 - Seared scallop, Tonworth espuma

 - Hovingham smoked rare-breed beef fillet

 - Roast York herb-fed birds

 - Worsley Arms figgy pudding

 - Coffee & Christmas sweetmeat


Spaces are limited early booking recommended. The evening will start at 7pm.

£49.50 per person to include dinner and all wines.

To Book, call 01653 628234



Date for your diary:

Carol Concert

- Sunday 17th December

Annual Village carol concert with readings.

Join us around the tree in the hotel lounge, starting at 6.30 pm



The Bordeaux Wine Dinner and Tasting.

- Wednesday 18th October 2017

- 7pm arrival for dinner at 8pm

- Limited spaces available at £49.50 per person to include all wines and dinner

'Wherever I wander there's no place like home' If grape varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon had a theme tune, this would be it, for wherever they put down their roots the resulting wine will be compared and judged against those of Bordeaux, forever the benchmark for these popular varieties.

To accompany dinner I have selected some cracking wines that not only compliment the menu but also illustrate the individual character of their respective communes. We will taste from the left bank (Cabernet dominated) and the right bank (Merlot dominated) as well as some dry white and a delicious sweet wine to round the evening off.

The Menu

Smoked fillet of Dexter beef, wagyu fat roasted Gypsy potatoes, black olive tapenade, nasturtium puree, 18 month aged Parmesan, smoked oil, ox tongue


Roasted guinea fowl cooked with Sauternes

Selection of vegetables


Aerated dark chocolate, white chocolate sorbet, elderflower dust, yuzu puree, miso salt


Freshly brewed coffee with homemade petit fours


Some of the wines we will tasting are listed below, the final playlist as they say at Glastonbury will be announced on the night!

 - Chateau La Croix Des Moines Lalande De Pomerol 2012,

 - Chateau Du Moulin Noir Montagne Saint Emilion 2010,

 - Chateau De Ricaud Cadillac Cotes De Bordeaux 2011

 - Chateau Roc De Segur Bordeaux 2015

 - Chateau Roumieu Sauternes 2013

If you have not been to one of our wine evenings before, you are in for a treat! The format is simple, we will meet in the lounge at 7pm for a welcoming glass of wine before moving through to the dining room for dinner at 8pm. Each wine will be introduced and there will be the opportunity for discussion, but nothing too serious.

The inclusive price for dinner and all wines is £49.50 per person, spaces are limited so early booking is recommended, to reserve your places please call reception on 01653 628234.

I look forward to welcoming you to what will be an evening of great food, wine and company!


Tony Finn




An Inspector Calls ..... The Chef and the Sommelier Wine Dinner.

- Tuesday 30th May 2017

We are delighted to announce that following our recent inspection by The AA in April we have been awarded Two Rosettes, a big feather in the cap for Chef Andrew Jones.

What the inspector said 'In terms of cuisine, a most impressive offering, a comfortable recommendation at Two Rosettes, noteworthy to mention the exceptional aspects of cookery, ingredient provenance, & the excelled wine offering'

To celebrate this accolade we will be holding this special dinner, Andrew will prepare the menu enjoyed by the inspector and Tony will serve the recommended wines, you can judge for yourself!

- Spaces are limited to 16 guests so early booking is recommended.

- Reception Drinks 7pm for Dinner at 7.30pm.

- £49.50 per person to include dinner and all wines.

To book call 01653 628234

Why not stay over? We have a limited number of rooms available for guests attending the dinner at the special rate of just £85.00 (King Size £95.00) per night, based on double occupancy with full Yorkshire breakfast.

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Wine Dinner: Thursday 23rd March 2017

Over the years we have welcomed wine makers from many regions, some that trip off the tongue, others more obscure, but never in 17 years at Hovingham or in 30 years of organising wine events have WE hosted an evening dedicated to the wines of Uruguay, the fourth biggest producer in South America.

Our guest will be Diego Perez, brand ambassador for leading producer Establecimiento Juanico. They have over 500 acres of vineyards cultivated under strict sustainable practices. During his long involvement with Uruguayan wine, Diego launched the first online wine store in Uruguay and developed an in depth knowledge of the vineyards, the wine makers and their individual styles.

He will be presenting a selection of wines made from familiar varieties including some stunning Tannat, a vine that is seen as the poor relation in many regions but has flourished in Uruguay.

Spaces for this special evening are limited so early booking is recommended.

£39.75 per person to include Dinner, freshly brewed coffee and all wines.

Please call 01653 628234 to book your spaces.




A previous event: 


'The Wineless Dinner', Thursday 10th August 2016

(Courtesy of Nick Stafford and Masons Yorkshire Gin)

We recently had a visit from Nick Stafford one of the finest independent brewers around. Based just outside Thirsk, Nick has been supplying beer to the hotel for over 20 years.

He visited the day after a Supper Club and when he saw the menu our discussion moved on to the art of matching food and wine, and why not beer? He asked, I had no answer, so the idea was born!

For this special dinner we will be matching each course with one of Nick's hand crafted ales, from a range he specially created to accompany food.

To keep to the 'wineless' theme, we will be starting the evening with a tasting featuring 'Masons Yorkshire Gin'.

This special evening will allow an insight into the mysterious worlds of brewing and distilling in the company of two of our regions finest exponents.

We shall meet in the lounge (or garden if the weather permits) at 7pm with a view to sitting for dinner at 7.45pm.

The price for this will be £35 per person.

Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended by calling 01653 628234.



Why not stay over? We have a limited number of rooms available for guests attending the dinner at the special rate of just £85.00 (King Size £95.00) per night, based on double occupancy with full Yorkshire breakfast.

I look forward to welcoming you to this very special evening!

Tony Finn


The Worsley Arms Hotel
Main Street, Hovingham, York, YO62 4LA
England, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1653 628234
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E-mail: enquiries@worsleyarms.co.uk