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The Shoes

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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, son, daughter and I stayed in the Shoes on 23-24 June 2015 whilst attending a graduation in Durham. A great little find considering how difficult it is to find accommodation in Durham around graduation time. Its about 25 minutes walk into the centre but a much shorter taxi ride - Durham is hilly. It is a very welcoming... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stayed for one night with my wife over the RFL's Magic Weekend. Just a decent pub with 3 rooms upstairs. No frills, but both the pub itself and the room were extremely clean and tidy. Parking on site and a pleasant 25 minute stroll into the city. Good breakfast. Only complaints were the cramped bathroom and the beds. Beds were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stayed in Durham on the spur of the moment, and the Shoes was recommended by the tourist board. This old style pub with rooms above is friendly and homely. Its not beautiful from the outside, but I think it is classic. I worried about noise (the pub was lively but not exceedingly loud, and things shut down at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stayed there for 4 days during a quick visit to Durham. I arrived quite early in the morning but the room was already ready and could check in. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, full of light during the day and quiet at night, I had a perfect sleep. Breakfast was also a good... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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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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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
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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
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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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