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The Shoes

3.0 of 5
16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived at the Shoes abit later than we said but this was no problem, a very polite lady behind the bar showed us to our rooms which where absolutley imaculate and very spacious. After unpacking and coming downstairs there was a young boy behind the bar which we later found out was staying watching the place and nothing was... More 

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Cairo
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stayed a full week at The Shoes while visiting Durham and greatly enjoyed my stay. To avoid misunderstanding, I shall state that this is an old style, no-frills, 'pub accommodation', b&b style. The owner, Billy, and his staff are extremely friendly, the room I was in was en-suite bathroom (towels, hand and shower liquid soaps provided), comfortable, and quiet, with... More 

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Plymouth, UK
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13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We booked the Shoes at short notice while the owner was away. The lady behind the bar and the young man (owner's nephew) who were running the place were very helpful and friendly. An excellent pub B&B, recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stayed with my friend at The Shoes for two nights and it has been one of the most comfortable and relaxed places. The staff was always helpful and friendly, the room was tidy, wifi worked perfectly and the breakfast was simply excellent. Extra soya milk was provided for me as I have a milk allergy. If I come to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is great place to stay if you are cycling on Sustran route 1 through DUrham . The staff were so welcoming and helpful. The room clean, comfortable and great value. We arrived very cold after a long days cycling and the heating was put on for us so we could warm up. Highly recommend this well,priced pub. In spite... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

stayed here for 1 night bed and breakafast and.we were really impressed with everything .We were taken up to our room on arrival we had a twin room which we could not fault in any way . breakfast was first class just disappointed could not finish it all .management and staff were very friendly and helpful .will definitely recommend and... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to Durham with my five month old baby to get a passport. The Shoes is a short taxi ride from the train station. Approx £5-6. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by all who were there. The bar was well stocked, perfectly clean and the ales were well kept. We were helped to our room at the... More 

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grimsby, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

after surfing the net, I was not disappointed at my find in Durham. billy was an excellent host, and was very helpful. the shoes suited us, as it was also a pub, and very reasonably priced, and although not central, it didn't matter, it was only about a 20 min walk into the lovely city of Durham, or a five... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I work away a lot and have stayed in many b&bs and this is the first time I have been compelled to write a review about one. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, well presented, clean and cosy. The breakfast was excellent and the owner is a top bloke, very friendly and so laid back!! The best place... More 

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UK
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great welcome from Billy. Friendly locals pub - great draught too. Upstairs to the room:spacious and spotlessly clean. We were out until 11.30am - by which time the bar was closed - so no noise. Breakfast cooked by Billy kept us going until evening. In all a great place to stay: cheaper than the Premier Inn, closer to the city... More 

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