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The Shoes

16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and hardworking and made us feel quite at home. The rooms were a tat old fashioned but spacious and super clean! The typical English breakfast was perfectly prepared. Bottom line: our club of six friends enjoyed our stay here very much.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stayed for two nights from 9-11th October 2015, and absolutely loved it. Cozy and atmospheric pub with three lovely large ensuite rooms upstairs. The rooms were hotel standard and despite being above a pub, the noise was not disturbing in the least - and the pub closed at a reasonable time. The service was fantastic, and the food absolutely delightful.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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1 Thank Traveleroftheworl
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

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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