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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed an overnight in Durham and found this little gem. Warm friendly welcome, pleasant , clean room and an excellent full English breakfast - what more do you need! Situated up in Gilesgate and only a short walk into town and all Durham has to offer. Would certainly stay here again.

Thank NeilBLeeds
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 6 weeks on business and cannot fault this lovely little place in any way. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The wifi and other facilities are excellent and above all the place is very friendly & welcoming by both staff & the locals . The bar downstairs offers a good atmosphere and is run extremely...

Thank Daz R
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very friendly as described before, pictures do not do this place justice atmosphere was warm and inviting. Really good value for money, enjoyed the stay and the full English will definitely stay here again. W:-)

Thank Wendy M
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I stopped off here for 2 nights on my way to Edinburgh - because I'd never been to Durham before. My room was immaculate. The people in charge that week-end were welcoming, friendly and helpful, and the pub customers were cheery and smiling. The pub was very busy; but the rooms are upstairs and at the back, and really quiet....

1Thank phllnick
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Accommodation in a Pub. Spectacularly clean, very good sized room and shower room Breakfast was massive(which if you do not want it he can deduct from the bill) Excellent friendly staff and owner. Good parking. Excellent location for exploring on foot, I would not recommend using the car in Durham Buses pass the door into town whilst I would use...

2Thank RogerJessiman
Reviewed 19 October 2016

rooms are above a pub, for the price it was really a good deal! no breakfast but the service staff i met when i checked in at 11pm and the next morning were absolutely lovely! my only gripe would be that for the room i got right at the top, the bathroom was outside. i'd preferred en-suite but it was...

1Thank edisun_23
Madison, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Welcoming pub with great spirit. Billy Gowland is the owner and makes you feel at home immediately. We stayed in room 2 which has a nice view of Gilesgate. Good wifi - nice shower and great English breakfast. Small, but good selection of malt whiskies. Would definitely return.

Thank dvanliew
Madison, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights while returning daughter to university. Billy was friendly and welcoming, rooms spotless and comfortable, breakfasts generous and delicious, and everyone in the pub happy to chat Parking convenient and within walking distance to town Would recommend this a great place to stay

Thank LucyVL
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stayed just one night but it was fabulous. its a lovely pub and the rooms are great.The bed was one of the comfiest i have slept in and the breakfast this morning was delicious.Billy the landlord was very welcoming,will stay again when next in durham.

Thank joannec71
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and hardworking and made us feel quite at home. The rooms were a tat old fashioned but spacious and super clean! The typical English breakfast was perfectly prepared. Bottom line: our club of six friends enjoyed our stay here very much.

Thank Karin_vH

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about The Shoes

Address: 16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shoes 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“room 3 at the top so quite high above the road outside traffic noise minimal at night, I sleep with window open did not cause any issue”
RogerJessiman, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are only three rooms but ask for the one with the on-suite shower.”
frankd563, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Only three so book early!”
Huddleston_Brown, 31 Jul 2011 | Read review
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