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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Plymouth, UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Brisbane, Australia
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93 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our welcome by Billy was great - he was expecting us. The room was far better than we expected - spacious and with a modern bathroom and the beds were comfy. In the evening there was pub noise but this stopped about 11pm. Breakfast was a huge meal (one of the few I've been unable to finish) served in the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed at Shoes when visiting Durham for the first time as my son was taking part in the Great North Run. Whilst initially the outside appearance suggested nothing special, as soon as we entered the pub it was a very nice atmosphere and we received a warm welcome from Billy and his staff behind the bar. Our room and... More

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Address: 16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
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Ranked #7 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shoes 3*

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