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The County

Certificate of Excellence
The Green, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6LX, England
The County
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arriving at the County I was amazed at how busy it was for a Monday night. . .it was packed and had a really good vibrant atmosphere. We had a drink at the bar whilst waiting for friends and were made to feel very welcome. The menu was varied and a specials board was also available. I had smoked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made very welcome on arrival and individually shown to our rooms which were in a separate building next door. Beautifully decorated and furnished and extremely comfortable. Food in the pub/restaurant both at dinner and breakfast was excellent. Very reasonable rates too. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great pub which offers excellent dining but also serves fine ales. Never had a bad meal here and the staff are always friendly. Sunday lunch is excellent. Atmosphere is always vibrant. Give it a bash!

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Orford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I were travelling by car from the English East coast to North Berwick on the Scottish East coast and we found The County a perfect place to break our journey both ways. It is just off the A1(M) and adds very little to the overall mileage. Our room in an adjoining building to the restaurant was compact... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a fantastic weekend stay in The County to celebrate a wedding and the food was amazing, great service, very professional. Collette was very accommodating as we had a new born with us and a 4yr old. Loved the breakfast, eggs benedict was lush! Overall it was a fab weekend, a great place to stay and a lovely venue... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited for lunch and although impressed by the pub and the staff we left feeling disappointed about the food. The menu was extensive, and the food tasted pretty good but the portion sizes and vegetables in particular were very poor. We eat out a lot and we've never been anywhere with such small side orders and at around £20... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We found this restaurant in the Good Pub Guide and decided to stay here as well as sampling the beer. The room were lovely, just like a bedroom rather than a generic and bland hotel room. Spotlessly clean room and bathroom. We were very comfortable in the room, the only slight issue was the shower cubicle, my fella is rather... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Nice layout of restaurant. Quick efficient service. Having a bottle of wine served to u over the bar when your table is ready is not acceptable how ever. Enjoyed the meal but a little over priced. Wine also nice but cheapest decent bottle 20 pounds. Would go back tho.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I came for a mid-week lunch with a friend. We both ordered a sirloin steak ciabatta with thick and tasty chips from the lunch-time 'lite bites' menu (although the main restaurant menu is also available). The lunch time menu (which surprisingly isn't featured on their website) ranges between £6.95 and £8.50 and includes options such as eggs benedict. We appreciated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A new low in an industry called "hospitality" ... Tried to book a room for one night last week by using the phone number vividly displayed on the County website. Phone was answered by a woman who told me nobody was in the office and to book online or phone back after 2pm - there was no offer to take... More 

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