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“Seven stars well deserved.”
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Seven Stars Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Shincliffe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Situated in a very pretty village on the outskirts of Durham City the Seven Stars Inn and Restaurant is delightful and worth including on your Durham City itinerary. We enjoyed our lunch there and it fulfilled all our expectations for a very nice meal, the menu offered an interesting and varied choice and the service was splendid with a very attentive staff. The dining room is spacious and has a pleasing and relaxing ambiance. Parking may sometimes be a little difficult, but you will easily find a gap nearby, and a very short walk through this pretty village will sharpen your appetite !

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Chose this hotel as we enjoyed a lovely meal there a few years ago. Pleased to say the food was still as good and the rooms were a pleasant surprise. Hotel only has 8 rooms which are compact and bijou but have everything you require (inc free Wifi). Bed linen spotless and rooms clean. Breakfast was excellent but best feature was the friendliness of the staff and the owner in particular doing his early morning breakfast stint. Rooms above a pub so some noise but only until closing time. Shincliffe is a quiet village so no problems there.
As mentioned elsewhere good value for a Durham hotel and of course makes an excellent base for exploring God's own country!

Room Tip: If you are a sensitive sleeper then perhaps ask for a room away from the road.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

It is a nice old fashioned coaching Inn sitting in a nice quite area. There is a lot of period features throughout the building although the rooms are modern. The fixture and fittings are in good condition and the breakfast was a good size and enjoyable. The only downside was the lack of parking but this cannot be improved due to location. Unfortunately never sampled the evening menu although they have certificates up on wall as winners of taste of Durham along with a five star food hygiene certificate.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Keith96
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

A quaint country pub, but looking a little tired. Pleasant staff showed us to our room which was fine and the dreaded 'saniflow' toilet worked perfectly in the rather tatty bathroom. Pleasant dinner in the dining room and breakfast likewise. The 'free' wi-fi was a great help as there was no mobile phone signal for Orange, T Mobile or Vodafone. I was very disappointed though, to find that the 'free' wi-fi only lasted for four hours and that it was "not possible" to give me another passcode. This is apparently to stop folks downloading large files .... I only had my phone to check my e mails!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank JB-Cyprus
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

i loved and supported this pub for years. but i give up! tonight the staff were simply not interested. there is sense that you have to be local to be treated to some service. not interested in customers, simply gossiping and self-absorbed self gratification.

poor management. poor food. dirty tables. and less than savoury atmosphere.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank Divya144
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

My wife and I visited the Seven Stars Inn recently. This pub/restaurant is in a great little village just on the outskirts of Durham City. Although the bar area is only small it has a great local atmosphere and is very relaxing. We booked our meal for 7pm and were led to our table in the main dining area which was very comfortable.Both service and food was excellent, but the starter I had was a little on the small size and the amount of veg on my Venison could have been a little more. This is only the usual moan from me but otherwise a truly great place to try.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Birthday treat for my husband. Used the 2 night dbb deal. Excellent value. All meals well presented, freshly cooked. Staff very friendly. Rooms cosy. Nice quiet location, no late night noise.
Highly recommended. Went to Beamish museum and used 25% off voucher from Seven Stars, the ticket purchased is now valid for a year, which is also very good value.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seven Stars Inn

Address: High Street North, Shincliffe DH1 2NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Shincliffe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Shincliffe
Price Range: $72 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seven Stars Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seven Stars Inn is a English country Inn with restaurant located in the picturesque village of Shincliffe, only one and a half miles from the centre of Durham City and Durham University. Originally a coaching Inn dating back to 1724 the Seven Stars Inn is now a friendly, family run restaurant and Inn. ... more   less 
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