New to this site after searching the net for somewhere to stay for our next little weekend away.
My partner and I regularly travel around the UK on weekend trips, and have got to say after finding the Oak Tree in in Tantobie we were delighted.
We arrived mid afternoon and were shown straight to our room which was located uptairs in the main building. Our first impressions were on how clean and fresh the accommodation was, including all toiletries, towels, spotless bedding, flat screen tv/dvd (freeview included), wi-fi access and the usual tea/coffee/kettle etc.
After dropping our bags off we went for a drink in the bar, and have got to say were entertained by the locals with friendly banter ranging from our differing accent to football results/transfers to even attending the leek show when it is on!
After a couple of drinks we were advised that there was a party on in the bar that night to celebrate the landlord (Tim) and landlady (Sue) getting married. We decided to head out for a quick bite to eat locally and after a shower and change secured a table in the bar area to see what the night would unfold.
What a laugh. Great locals, great hospitality, good ale and was still smiling the next morning! Albeit the paracetamol helped!
Breakfast was served on the dot at 7.30 as promised by Sue and was more than filling (how she managed I do not know!)
After reading the reviews on this site I was disappointed/confused to read certain reviews as some comments posted certainly do not relate to our experience, and the numorous other reviews of other visitors. Especially as they appear to be the same night as we stayed!
Myself and my partner will definitely be visiting the Oak Tree again (maybe for the Leek Show!) in the not so distant future. I would certainly recommend this friendly, clean and humourous establishment for anyone who, like us, enjoys short breaks away.
- Also Known As:
- Oak Tree Inn Stanley, County Durham