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Judges Country House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kirklevington Hall, Kirklevington TS15 9LW, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having got married at Judges last year I decided to book a night for our 1st anniversary as we did not really get time to appreciate everything the hotel had to offer. I emailed the booking email and within 10 minutes I had a reply. The whole process was simple and super efficient. As we would be celebrating our 1st... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Following a recent visit we felt we needed to flag up the service, it is the only let down to a truly lovely place and the food is outstanding, the first time I thought I imagined it but the head waiter was very abrupt and my plate of food was practically thrown in front of me! We were a very... More

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this review and also for all the positive comments that you have made. I have discussed your comment regarding the service of your food with my Restaurant Manager, Umut, and he is as disappointed by this as we all are. Umut and his team care deeply about looking after each and every guest who visits us and... More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, I would recommend anyone to have their wedding here in the courtyard suite!! We decided to get married here as the courtyard suite is a away from the hotel and has its own gardens and different rooms, 2 bars and plenty of seats. When we first viewed this I fell in love with it straight away and told my... More

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Brilliant! Thank you very much for your kind words and I know that the whole team here at Judges will get just such a buzz from reading this. Please do spread the word about us! Every happiness to you both in your future together and we all look forward to being of service again in the years to come. Kindest... More

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place but an absolute rip off at the bar. £4.40 for a pint of Tetleys. Scandalous taking advantage of a captive audience ! It's a popular place for a wedding reception and weddings are expensive enough without taking advantage of the guests.

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We monitor all our prices very carefully and, whilst we feel that they are commensurate with properties of similar quality, we will be taking your feedback into consideration when we next review our prices. Kind regards, Tim Howard GM 19/8/14 More

Elstree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here 3rd - 6th August 2014. This was our second visit having previously stayed here with our daughter in 2013 and thoroughly enjoying the whole experience. Starting with the outside setting, this is fantastic. The hotel is set in wonderfully maintained grounds that afford guests lovely long walks through woodland, over streams and bridges. With... More

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Reading this was a great way to start the week. On behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words. Please do tell your friends about us and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Judges in the near future. Kind regards, Tim Howard GM 19/8/14 More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our nephew and his new wife held their wedding reception in the Courtyard Suite. I have never visited this establishment before, principally because I consider such places to be typically overpriced, stuffy and pretentious. The hotel building itself is beautiful and impressive, as are the surrounding grounds. It is but a short walk from the car park to the Courtyard... More

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Brilliant and thank you for your kind words - I too dislike businesses that seem to feel they are doing you a favour by letting you spend your money with them. Yes, it's absolutely great to be rated as one of the best hotels and restaurants in the UK but for me if anyone at Judges starts to get big-headed... More

Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a business trip. Let's start with the only minor downside... the bed could be considered oldfashioned... But that's all. The room was spacious and clean. Funny twist, there was a goldfish in a bowl with a little note, asking to take care of him... which I did. The note also encouraged me to have a little... More

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We spend a lot of time and effort (as well as money!) on trying to create a welcoming, homely country house atmosphere for all our guests, whether they are staying with us privately or on business. Please do tell your friends about us and we all look forward to welcoming you back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held our daughter and new son-in-laws wedding in the Courtyard Suite at Judges and could not have asked for a more perfect location. The venue is amazing and all of our guests commented on how lovely the Courtyard Suite, the hotel, and the grounds were. The day was perfect and out guests commented on how relaxed the day was.... More

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Reading this was a really super way to start the day, thank you on behalf of us all. Please do tell your friends about us and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Judges in the years to come. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 7/8/14 More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got married here on July 31st, and I must say that we had an absolutely perfect day!! The staff are so friendly, helpful and accommodating at all times. The hotel itself is beautiful and the rooms are amazing. Thank you so much!!

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Brilliant! On behalf of us all thank you. Every happiness to you both in your future together and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Judges in the years to come. Please do tell your friends about us as, much as it does my head in, there are still some locals out there who say they don't know... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my fourth visit (my husband's first) for afternoon tea and yet again it was faultless. Now my husband knows why I continually praise everything about Judges: perfect food; beautiful interior; stunning setting and lovely staff. I'm sure it won't be long before I find another excuse to return!

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

What a great way to start the day; on behalf of us all thank you for your kind words. Please do continue to spread the word about us and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 30/7/14 More

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Address: Kirklevington Hall, Kirklevington TS15 9LW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Kirklevington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Judges Country House Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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An AA's Inspector's Choice Hotel since 2003, Judges Country House Hotel continues to be an AA 3 Red Star Country House Hotel as well as boasting 3 AA Rosettes, first awarded in 2003, and is also particularly recommended by the Michelin Guide 2014. Consistently rated by "The Good Hotel Guide" and praised by both "The Times", "The Sunday Times" and "The Telegraph" newspapers Judges is one of the finest hotels and restaurants not only in the Middlesbrough area but also in the United Kingdom as a whole. ... more   less 
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