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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On arrival (room 1) I required whether the buzzing noise coming from downstairs was a temporary feature and was told it was from the kitchen fans which went off around 9.30pm. Several hours after that time (2.30 a.m.!) the noise finally subsided. This may have just been an issue for room 1 - in which case book a different room.... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never stayed above a restaurant/bar before, so I'm not sure if our experience was typical or not. We arrived in the early evening which was busy in the restaurant, and there was a bit of chaos getting checked in. The accommodations were ok, but not as nice as pictures appeared. This is not a luxury suite; however it... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights staff very friendly food was great the room was very nice and clean but the only thing is that the shower was not very good in room 3, but apart from that I would go and stay there again hope they get the shower sorted out for next time I go.

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Tianjin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable when all said and done. Perhaps a little on the salty side, but then I don't mind that. There was also a good selection of real ales if that's your bag. The service was friendly and attentive.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three or four years ago we had lunch in the Garden House and experienced the worst meal we had ever been served. We never returned until last week, following positive recommendations from friends. Unfortunately, it was again not a good experience. We ordered at 12.30pm in a very empty pub. Only one other table were eating. After 40 minutes we... More 

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Esh Winning
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Garden House Inn during the busy weekend of Durham's Brass Festival. The service was courteous and prompt. The food was good value and well presented. I would definitely will go again. We sat indoors and enjoyed the ambiance of the rooms which had the feel of a bookish drawing room.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to The Garden House a few times before and know that the service has often been very slow but yesterday was the worst. Unfortunately the food was bad as well. We had a table booked for 1.00, the orders weren't taken till nearly half past, the soup arrived at 1.50 and the mains at 2.25. The starter... More 

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Durham, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Garden House actually calls itself a gastropub. I've been a fairly frequent customer at this place since 1979. It's had its ups and downs over the years but has always been a comfortable establishment to visit. Like so many pubs today, the food side of business has had to assume greater importance. Of the several meals I've had there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We visit the Garden House on a regular basis and have done for many years mainly for a drink and the occasional meal, after reading some of the reviews on here I would like to voice my opinion and say how great the front of house service has improved this past month since a General Manager has came in, she... More 

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Durham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

First experience, booked a table during the week, restaurant was fairly busy. Meals took a while to arrive at our table. But the good food made up for poor service. Thought we would try Sunday lunch. Booked a table for late afternoon. Again it didn’t look too busy when we arrived. Unfortunately service again was poor again. The last starter... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Garden House Inn

Address: North Road, Durham DH1 4NQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range: $99 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Garden House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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