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Reviews - The Garden House Inn

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Framwellgate Peth, DURHAM, DH1 4NQ
Situated less than a mile from Durham’s historic city centre, and only a 10 minute walk from the Railway station, The Garden House Inn is a great location from which to explore the historic city of Durham. It offers tastefully designed rooms, a vibrant real ale pub, free Wi-Fi, and a popular eating house frequented by locals, serving traditional home cooked British food.

Each stylish en suite room features a flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.

The charming wooden-beamed real ale pub serves a variety of locally brewed ales and European larger. While a team of passionate young chefs work in the kitchen, producing seasonally driven menus that offer traditional home-cooked British faye at its best. Guests can enjoy both ale and food alike, outside in the tranquil beer garden, in the modern conservatory restaurant or by the roaring open fires which feature in the bar. Free parking is also available.

Ideally located. Guests are close to Durham city with its famous cathedral, castle and the beautiful tree lined river banks. The bright lights of Newcastle are only a 15 minute train journey away and a 30 minute drive will take you to the picturesque North Pennines.
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Overall score Guest rating scores since November 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 53 reviews
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88% recommended this accommodation to a friend 88% would stay again
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A good three days in the Durham Dales
Initial impression was 'oh dear'. Decor on staircase is tired, and also in the room. However, the room was spotlessly clean and tea and coffee facilities were more than adequate. Meals in the pub were well cooked and portions more than sufficient. Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful - both behind the bar and at breakfast time - but we were surprised not to have been offered a cooked breakfast.
We would happily recommend the Garden House Inn to anyone visiting Durham.

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Malcolm B

From UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Couple

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Very comfy bed

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Steve L

From South Hetton, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Very cold the first night - the heating was not turned on. Found it disconcerting that there were no staff in the building overnight but did not need to contact anyone. Food excellent and good value for money but cold buffet breakfast only, no option of cooked breakfast.

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Sally S

From Sandbach, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Family

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Good Grub, Made to Feel Welcome!
Tasty evening meal and quality Continental breakfast (no greasy English option!), Wasn't a problem, left happy with a full tum! Room was clean and presentable, overlooked a busy street(in rush hour) but noise not really an issue. Bathroom not quite up to the standard of the rest - clean but basic with a poor bathtap shower. Would stay again.

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michael b

From Maldon, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Family with young children

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Excellent Staff
Staff were friendly and very helpful,
the room could of done with a work desk but not esstential
will stay again

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Carl H

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Good, friendly accommodation
Good, friendly accommodation. Continental breakfast was good. Only real compliant was the provided wifi was poor to the point it was unusable.

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Stephen B

From Burgess Hill, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Couple

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Lovely room
The pub itself is very nice, only stopped for one drink but seemed a nice place. The room was very clean and spacious with tea and coffee available. Only down point was in the summer months they don't do a fried breakfast, just toast really,

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Ellie G

From , UK
Who stayed in September 2014

With colleagues

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Excellent stay
Lovely stay. Hotel staff really accomodating and made an early breakfast for us as we were leaving early to get to the Great North Run
Wish we had had the time to look around Durham however we were pushed for time but the hotel was ideally situated for sight seeing

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julie w

From Brigg, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Excellent value for money and superb evening meal

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Andrew C

From Romford, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Pleasant and friendly within walking distance of city centre
Very acceptable accommodation at a reasonable price. Only slight negative was the noise from the adjacent rooms bathroom.

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Michael Berridge

From Brackley, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Couple

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