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The Garden House Inn

North Road, Durham DH1 4NQ , England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stresses and day to day debauchery of London life could turn any man into a rundown mess, glass of red in hand and a brief chat to the misses before she leaves the house to do God knows what, we decided we earned a well deserved weekend away, and what better place to pick then Durham city, home of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights as a break..food excellent..plenty of real ales..staff friendly and welcoming..would definately return. Leisurely 10 min stroll to Durham City Centre and handy for train to Newcastle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decided to try lunch here as it has been years since I last visited. Although the place resembled the Marie Celeste when I walked in with no customers (well, it was late in the afternoon) but more concerning to me, no bar staff, I decided to wait to see if anyone appeared. After a minute or two a young man... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 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 June 5, 2015

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 May 31, 2015

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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