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Bowburn Hall

#10 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Bowburn, Durham DH6 5NH, England
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Wednesday to celebrate my aunts birthday only to be left hugely disappointed and unsatisfied! I have eaten at this place so many times and the food has been great but in the last month the quality has gone seriously downhill. My steak was so dry and tough u could put a window out with it and as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only say one thing about our wedding day at bowburn hall hotel. AMAZING. The staff seemed so calm n chilled out and they were on the ball. They made our day fantastic and from start to finish we never wanted for anything it was just there or done. We were put at ease from the moment we arrived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for over 20 years for drinks in the lounge next to the conservatory. I've noticed more and more that there is no heating on and the draught from the conservatory is awful. There are no doors to close so nothing can be done. This is a shame because it's a lovely hotel and the seating is extremely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recommended Bowburn Hall by a friend as I was looking to book afternoon tea for my family to celebrate my upcoming wedding abroad when we returned to the U.K I did actually book the venue and I visited to check that it suited our requirements. All I can say is I'm so pleased we did, the staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the family room for a family wedding and could not have been more impressed with the accomodating helpful and friendly staff. The wedding party was large and the staff could not have done more to be helpful. From finding scissors for us to helping with the pram or happily bringing pots of steaming coffee to the room... More 

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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were presently surprised and this hidden hall, Recently went for Sunday lunch on Mother's Day, staff were lovely and very accommodating. There was a table of 10 we sat in the conservatory, food was lovely will definitely be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

As a sweet wine drinker I am constantly discriminated against. The joys of a Spatlese or Auslese from the Moselle in Germany cannot be surpassed. Unfortunately everyone on this island now seems to drink dry white, when I ask for something sweet I'm looked at askance. Last night I found a bottle in this hotel and my pulse quickened slightly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Booked for the motown dinner/disco. Visited several times before and always had good night with family at the evening shows. Great value, buffet style food with desert banoffee pie which was fab. Veggie option - pasta ok. Proper chips always a welcome addition - very good - had chip butty. Staff brilliant at organising, efficient, friendly and professional. We opted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My partner and I wanted a wedding here however after attending the wedding open evening we wouldn't recommend to anyone. If you don't fit into what kind of people they want they wont help you. Not here to be judged we were paying guests!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having never been to Bowburn Hall previously, I wasn't sure what to expect but it was just delightful. I had the beef sizzler (with a cheeky side order of chips) and it was tummy yummy. I am glad to have found another venue for going to with my friends over this side of Durham. Although if I ate there as... More 

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