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The Garden House Inn

North Road, Durham DH1 4NQ , England
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Ranked #23 of 43 Durham B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely rustic place, must improved on how it used to be. Food has gone posh my other half said the cheeseburger was the best he'd had! Maybe a couple more meal choices for toddlers would be good. Otherwise all good, two young lads serving polite and helpful. outside area lovely too.

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Chislehurst, Kent
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good location, very friendly and helpful staff, parking sufficient for not too busy a night, and very relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed the food in the pub, excellent quality and good value. However, the service was friendly but terribly slow. We sat down at 8pm and got our drinks and menu half an hour later. It was a busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a resident of Durham I have passed the Garden Inn many, many times and always meant to go and see what it was like. Finally had lunch there today and it was brilliant. Friendly member of staff came and had a chat with us after we had finished our meal. It's cosy but today it was hot out so... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night during the Magic weekend event in Newcastle as we couldn't get accommodation in the Newcastle area. Room was clean and the staff were very friendly and welcoming (as were most people in the North East we came across). Inn is located about 5 minutes from the railway station where you can get a train into Newcadtle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Hi I would have to say that this bb is the best ive been to they are so welcoming allways happy to help food very nice and good priced mangers very good very polite bar staff clean tolits very nice lay out not too expensive I realy like my time here

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We stayed for 1 night on a leisure break. It was a good little hotel, good access to the city centre, comfortable room and a very good meal. the restaurant was buzzing and the staff were excellent in every way. Our only disappointment was that there was only a Continental breakfast available and the choice of items was a bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Accommodation in Durham being limited and pricey the Garden House Inn isn't bad. Certainly the staff were really friendly and efficient and the beer and bar food were very good. No a la carte menu was offered during my stay. My room was large and clean and the bed comfortable. But it was too warm; radiators couldn't be adjusted and... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Heating in my room couldn't be controlled other than by asking bar staff to switch the system off altogether. Windows could only be opened by using a wedge, one window didn't lock. Noise levels were poor due to my room being on a busy road without double glazing and poor soundproofing between rooms. Bed, duvet and pillows had seen better... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved the atmosphere in the pub but the restaurant was disappointing. The food was mediocre, I had fish and chips my husband had ham egg and chips and considering the price we paid and the photos on their website, we were expecting better. Our room was nice but the noise from the plumbing was audible whenever anyone in adjoining rooms... More 

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Whitley Bay
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

1 night stay: great bar and very friendly staff. Love the cozy feel (helped by real open fire) and decor of the place. Room clean and comfortable with tea/coffee making facilities. Expect a cooked breakfast rather than continental for £85 per night. The only disappointing part of our stay.

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