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The Royal Oak

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   1 Commercial Street | Cornsay, Colliery, Durham DH7 9BN, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Romford, Essex
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights here in late August having first visited the pub in 2009 for a meal en route from Hexham to Durham- we liked it so much then, that we decided to pay a longer visit this time round. Sonia and Ian were just as much fun as we remembered, and the regulars very welcoming and friendly as... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking for a quiet one night stop over to break our long journey home. This was not it! If you are looking for a quiet night of restful sleep - keep looking. This is a PUB, and has all the normal pub noises - the loud thump, thump, thump of the music from below went on until almost... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a little Gem! Loved staying in this comfortable, friendly, and relaxing Bed and Breakfast. Welcoming greeting from the staff. The Family room was perfect. My ten year old daughter loved the bunk beds. Clean bed linen, spotless modern toilet and shower. Everything you needed. The evening was delightful, spent relaxing, listening to some musicians who came in, and the... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night en route from Yorkshire to Liverpool. Very friendly place, with warm greetings from Sonia and good cheer from Ian. Locals in the bar also very friendly. We were made to feel at home. Room was ok, with comfortable bed, good wifi and ok shower. Nice to be overlooking a field in the countryside.... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was my first gala, so I needed a one night stay. The Royal Oak was the first one that I tried and to my surprise got a room straight away. After a 5 hour drive from the Forest of Dean and some magnificent countryside around Lanchester, I arrived feeling rather tired and jaded. After a very friendly greeting from... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed here for one night on 28th June 2014. When we were showed our room our first impression was how damp and musty it smelt. The outside of the building badly needs a paint job as does the inside. The toilets had tiles missing and the sink was hanging from the wall! We had a game of pool and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed for one night, but had a great time, lovely place for dogs and they can stay free! We went for a lovely walk, came back had a few drinks then decided to have a meal, was great and plentiful, we then went to bed all fed and watered to wake up to a fabulous full English breakfast!... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I together with another chap spent three days in Co Durham for some walking, sightseeing with a little historical research, during which time we stayed three nights at the Royal Oak. Outstandingly good in every respect. Beds, food and ale were excellent and one could not have been made more welcome by Sonia and Ian who run the pub. We... More

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

For many years (20+) I have had a preferred place when visiting the North East. However because they are running a cheap promotion it is impossible to get in these days, so I have been looking for alternatives. The Royal Oak is a little Gem, you are immediately made welcome by Sonia and Ian. Everything is clean and modern although... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

So glad I found this place. Very friendly owners. Breakfast served to perfection. Comfortable night's sleep. Set in a great rural location with lovely views. I can't understand how they make money at the rates they charge but I'm not complaining! Thank you.

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Address: 1 Commercial Street | Cornsay, Colliery, Durham DH7 9BN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Oak 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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