78% would recommend it to a friend
The Royal Oak
October 2015 Overnight Stay
We stayed here for one night.
The room was comfortable. During the evening we could hear some noise from the bar but from 11pm it was totally silent. The bed was comfortable and there was no traffic noise from the road. The owner was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good.
a breakfast to travel the world on
The rooms are above a pub in a quiet area overlooking fields and easy to get to.
The pub itself is in need a good refurbish and a tidy up of all the clutter, but the welcome and friendliness of the owners is the loveliest I've ever had, and I have stopped in hundreds over the years. The pub does evening meals except sundays and the quality, quantity and prices are excellent, we as a party of four all had different and all enjoyed ours. The breakfast was one of , if not the best, a huge full English with cereal, juice, strawberries, toast, tea and coffee...delicious. We stayed here as it was near to Beamish for the next day and close to go into Durham itself.
Absolutely brilliant on all possible accounts
This is a little gem.
For only £35 a night, you'd expect a bit of a dive, but this B&B is absolutely fabulous. The owners who run the pub are very friendly and welcoming. All drinks go on the tab for the next morning and I was even able to order what I wanted for breakfast the night before and choose what time I got up as I was the only one having breakfast that day. WiFi works a treat unlike in most hotels and as this is in a rural area it took me by surprise that it wasn't slow. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and my plate was packed. Room was very comfortable indeed with TV with all the channels and very clean bathroom. I've been here twice now and will go again when working there next year. They even told me that if I'd have caught the train to Durham that they'd have picked me up :-)
The best b and b we have ever stayed in
Staff and owners friendly and welcoming, excellent breakfast cooked exactly to your liking evening meal prices very reasonable and of ample portion.
rooms great clean and contemporary. No excess noise level even from a party that was held during our stay. The pub area is a traditional style country pub that was cosy, ales etc. reasonably priced. Great location with nice views, their is absolutely nothing not to like or negative to say considering the nightly price you pay to stay here will definitely be going back every time we are in Durham. Thanks Sonia.
Nice friendly pub, good atmosphere.
Room was nice, clean with a nice big bed, plenty of clean towels. Had a poker night on when we stayed, thought we would be disturbed, but didn't hear a thing. Landlady was lovely, Full English breakfast was top notch. For what we paid, very good value.
A friendly pub
I had a very nice stay.
The room was clean and spacious. The staff friendly and helpful. The beer good and the food excellent. Both evening meals and breakfasts were well cooked and generous portions. I'll certainly stay again if I'm in the area
Not suitable for families
Pub with rooms
The room was okay if in need of a refurb, the breakfast was fine and the friendliness of the landlady could not be faulted.
But the first night I was there they had live music in the bar until late and there was no escape. For that reason I can't really recommend it.