The hotel could not be faulted in itself. But the food at Table Table, adjacent, was truly vile. Overcooked fish; undercooked chips; greasy overcooked gammon.... And the breakfast - we chose the 'continental option' - was a big disappointment. Stale, dry muffins and croissants; cheap, unpleasant ‘jam’.... and the tea and coffee was not good as the hot water had been standing about in urns for goodness knows how long.
As the hotel is not in central Durham, with easy access to a range of restaurants, then the pub has a 'captive' clientele. So to offer such awful food indicates that they just don't care. I don’t know how much influence Premier Inn has over the pubs which are adjacent to the hotels, so I am not sure if commenting to Premier Inn can have any effect.
I've rated the stay 'average' purely because of the experience at the 'pub'. So, although the hotel was fine, the poor food at Table Table [and the horrendous experience we had at the Oswestry Premier Inn the following night - separately reviewed] is not likely to attract us to using Premier Inns in the future.
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