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“Lovely little escape!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Library Restaurant at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall

The Library Restaurant at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall
Ranked #5 of 29 Restaurants in Spennymoor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Set in the heart of a picturesque deer park. Whatever the occasion The Library Restaurant at Whitworth Hall Hotel can offer you a dining experience you will remember for all the right reasons.
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely little escape!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Gorgeous restaurant on a fab deal but worth full price too! Fine dining in a lovely setting, good choice & great value.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2,026 reviews
1,138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,797 helpful votes
“Decent hotel restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

When you stay at this hotel, it's country location certainly limits your food options without driving.
Decided to eat in on recent business trip & thought the food was well cooked & tasty. Good, friendly service, so well worth trying.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Leedsaway67
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Kirkby in Furness, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The service and the food were enriching to the mind and the palate!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Library is a small dining area and is a part of Whitworth Hall. The walls have various books on display and the ceiling and decor are in keeping with a listed building. The atmosphere and intentions are to create an intimate, and enjoyable, experience. Although this is part of a chain of hotels just stop right there. They care.

As it was January this was quiet time and so the dining team were Rebecca who is a delight. She gave us wonderful service and is a national treasure. Or should be. And then Lal with his delightful manners and genuine concern and care.

This was another memorable evening and something to treasure.

Oh, the food, you asked! Well, it is not gourmet but filling, well prepared, cooked and served. Complaints? None, I just wish I could afford to live there!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KirkbyTony
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warrington,cheshire
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Whether you are staying at Whitworth Hall or living locally, try the Library Restaurant. It has a good selection of food and drinks at reasonable prices. The staff are very attentive and are always trying to ensure you have an enjoyable time. We have tried a few different dishes, all of them excellent!

Visited January 2014
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Thank kennyg345
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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rock hard scones”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had afternoon tea with my friend today, we thought we would give it a try, at £9.95 it seems a good price. No problem at all with sandwiches and cake+ dessert. However - the main point of an afternoon tea, for myself, is a really good quality scone. This was the most discusting scone I have ever had in my life. It was so stale, rock hard and completely uncutable. I returned these to a member of staff who apologised and returned with another 2 scones, which if hadn't been heated up in a microwave would have been exactly the same quality. Quality control is needed if you want customers to come back. Check what is going out on the plate!!! Fresh, fresh scones is a must. Ps extremely small scape of clotted cream also.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Dukie11
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