Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Brenda from Ely Cambs
lovely placePosted Dec 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed at the manor house while visiting family in Newton Aycliffe and it was lovely. the hotel has character and charm. Another thing that impressed my partner was the price of the beer at the bar, lots cheaper than back at home. We will definitely be staying at the manor house next time we go visiting.
by Jo from UK
Forget about sleeping till 1amPosted Nov 20, 2013
Pros: If you don't need to sleep the full night - value.
Cons: Attention to cleanliness in a big way and a bit of time spent screwing in the loose fittings (headboard off the wall).
Location: Don't know but it looked peaceful once the pub locals went home.
True to reviews our room was directly above the function room and sleeping was out of the question before 1am, then it became peacefully silent. Sheets were clean but the room desperately needed a vacuum clean not to mention dusting. Too hot to sleep as couldn't find the central heating controls, in fairness should have asked at midnight, when we returned to the room. Stupidly didn't ask what was available for breakfast so had toast (no information was offered) and later witnessed others having a gorgeous full english, which look really good! Didn't pay a fortune so can't expect a great deal but I think I will give it a miss next time. If you read the reviews and same comments are being repeated, take note. Sadly no ghosts as someone mentioned :)!
by sheabeeds from usa
Posted Nov 19, 2013
Pros: Food was pretty good We had soup the first night and the breakfast was good both days
Cons: Fresh towels could be supplied
It was very loud difficult to go to sleep with the music being so loud The second night was quite but the first night was terrible
for Everyoneby Jim from Pensacola Beach, FL
Classic local hotel and pub near DurhamPosted Sep 29, 2013
Pros: Great food, friendly people, lots of locals, great garden, good value
Cons: Cleaning the bathrooms a bit better
Location: Short drive to Durham Castle and Catherdral.
Arrived late on a Saturday and was taken to the top room in the hotel - good size, room was clean, bathroom was a bit mildewy. Saturday (and Thursday) are steak nights - 2 steak dinners and a bottle of acceptable wine for what I have paid for wine elsewhere. A great bargain, especially as the food was great - perfectly cooked. Definitely a popular locals place, both for football in the bar and for food. Parts of the hotel date to the 1500's, it has also been a surgery and an orphanage. For those of you into ghosts, it has appearred in Britian's Most Haunted and the staff have some interesting tales to tell. Breakfast was a bit up and down depending on who was in the kitchen. We also had a massive Sunday roast meal there that was very good. Liked it enough to re-book on our way back to York.
Recommendedby Stephanie from Lancashire
Desperately needs renovationPosted Sep 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Room was basically clean but the bathroom was mouldy; tap fell off the bath; holes in plaster by the loo roll. Loud kareoke went on until 11.30pm - not great with a family and early start the next day. Stairwell smelt of smoke. Beds very comfortable. Staff friendly.
for Personal Eventby AnnBB from Gloucestershire
Hard bed, noisy pub but HUGE breakfast!Posted Aug 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Stayed Saturday night, and was warned on arrival that it was Karaoke night and that it would be noisy until 1230am - and noisy it certainly was! When I returned at 10pm from dining elsewhere with friends, I found the pub full to bursting and very very loud music. Luckily I can usually sleep through anything - though the bed was very uncomfortable: very thin mattress on top of what felt like metal spring frame placed on top of a divan. Had to choose breakfast options on arrival, which felt slightly odd - but the included full English was good and massive: two sausages, two rashers, eggs, beans, tomato, mushrooms, hash browns and black pudding, served with tea or coffee and toast/butter. No juice, cereals or pastries offered - but breakfast saw me through to supper time. Seemed clean, and welcome reasonably friendly. Nice village, easy to find, cheap and convenient for my needs. Not sure I would stay again, though: might try other local options next time I'm passing that way.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Deb Q from Lincolnshire
easy to find and welcoming staff.Posted Aug 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
We didn't arrive until late and had to leave early in the morning so we really just slept and unfortunately didn't get to sample the hospitality. Breakfast was nice.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Average all roundPosted Aug 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
Service could have been better. Staff not overly/genuinely friendly. Was not clear when coming down to breakfast whether we just waited for service or had to do something ourselves and there was no-one around to ask for a while. Have been used to a bit more choice with breakfasts when staying places too...was just a cooked breakfast, no choice of cereals, toast & marmalade, juices etc. Room (3) was generally fine (minor thing but hooks to hang things up somewhere in the room would be nice) but the bed was unbelievably uncomfortable, the springs were so noisy and when lying on the bed you sunk down to the base, did not get a good night's sleep! Have stayed in worse to be honest but would not go back again.
for Personal Eventby Scaredy Cat from London
SpookyPosted Jul 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
The rooms were clean and beds comfy, but something spooky of this place. You need to walk down dark corridors to get to your room...not very pleasant. Good breakfast and friendly staff. Bedroom / Bathroom with basic amenities.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Barnsley
Basic Hotel - Fine for an Evenings SleepPosted Apr 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
We booked this hotel last minute after finding ourselves in the area and not wanting to return home. I checked in around 6pm and was impressed with the downstairs bar and menu. The room was basic but adequate for a nights sleep. I returned at 9pm hungry and looking forward to a feed to find the kitchen had closed because there had been no demand. I went out and ate elsewhere. When I returned at 10pm the bar was closed completely and we needed to use the back door to get in using our residents key. These people obviously like early nights! The night was reasonable. However, I need total darkness to sleep and since the curtains were not blackout I was awake at dawn. Overall I guess this was reasonable for the price paid.