This was a golfing "weekend" (well, Sunday and Monday actually). The package was a good deal as it included two rounds of golf (on a fantastic course with great facilities), bed, breakfast and "evening meal". Hmm! So far so good? The hotel was fantastic-great rooms, very clean, lovely added touches in the rooms-so far so good! As stated, the golf was also fantastic-again, so far so good! The breakfast could not be faulted either-there was so much to choose-a full hearty English, an amazingly varied continental with cafetiere's of coffee, pots of tea galore! No problems there then. So, why oh why ruin all this with the worst carvery I have ever been presented with in my life? Everything had been lying around for absolutely hours. Yes, the "roast meats" were replenished but they were all grossly over cooked and luke warm. Things like the salmon, lasagne and chicken dishes had been there for what looked like forever and the vegetables were lack lustre, cold and over cooked! The carvery room was like a cafeteria and there seemed to me to be a shortage of staff. You are not allowed to exchange the value of your inclusive "deal" for any other options but I'm not sure I would want to if THAT carvery is an example of the food served up here! Similarly, I'm not sure I would want to eat in their other restaurant (although if we went again it is probably what we would do) if the carvery exemplifies the overall standard of cooking! At the moment many of our Club members have been on these packages (and I would imagine that getting customers to fill a Sunday/Monday slot is usually difficult). Naturally we all compare where we have been and make recommendations. My advice-do it for the golf and breakfast but avoid the carvery at all costs!!!
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- Durham's only silver awarded AA rated and 4 star hotel. Set in a unique location, surrounded by 350 acres of private grounds with two 18 hole Championship golf courses, a purpose built luxury on-site spa complex, four bars and award-winning restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramside Hall Hotel And Golf Club
- Ramside Hall Durham