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The Royal Oak

1 Commercial Street | Cornsay, Colliery, Durham DH7 9BN, England
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Ranked #8 of 41 Durham B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in this fabulous character filled pub. Everyone was really friendly, the food was good and the room immaculate. Why would anyone want to stay in one of the big chain hotels which are characterless, unfriendly and more expensive. Many thanks

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I travel all around the country with work and hate to stay in the big hotel groups so now look for a good pub with B & B. What a find this place is, Sonia & Ian make you welcome straight away and the locals aren't bad either!!! You will also go a long way to have good food like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We chose The Royal Oak for location and price- ideal for Durham city and Dales- but were made very welcome by the owners and locals from the moment we walked in until the moment we left, and hope to stay again in future. Very dog-friendly. The breakfasts are huge and tasty. The owners are helpful, humorous, friendly and not intrusive.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed for a couple of nights as a base to explore the Durham area and do a bit of walking. Lovely area with good short country walks just outside the front door. Easy access to beautiful Durham city. Great value pub accomodation, wonderful hospitality, superb traditional breakfast and very good value and plentiful fresh homemade pub food in the... More

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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
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