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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“the pub”(10 reviews)
“friendly locals”(2 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
3 Star Hotel
Family run public house with three letting bedrooms two of which are ensuite and one with private shower and toilet, there is also free wifi and tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms. We are just a 15 minute walk from the beautiful city centre of Durham with its numerous bars...
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Location and contact
16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
30 km to Newcastle Airport
11 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviews (44)
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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...More

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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....More

Thank dvanliew
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...More

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...More

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...More

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Family run public house with three letting bedrooms two of which are ensuite and one with private shower and toilet, there is also free wifi and tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms. We are just a 15 ...More minute walk from the beautiful city centre of Durham with its numerous bars and restaurants and the world renowned Cathedral and castle. Also The Shoes is a recent winner of the television show 4 in a bed which is shown on channel 4. We do have a very good record for repeat visitors which we think shows that our hard work is appreciated. Less
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Juniew47
13 June 2017|
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Response from NeilBLeeds | Reviewed this property |
Yes - about 10 -15 minutes. It will take longer coming back as there are some steep hills
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rachel g
27 May 2015|
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Plenty of parking outside the pub.
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"1 room on 1st floor - 2 rooms on 2nd floor"
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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..."
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"There are only three rooms but ask for the one with the on-suite shower."
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"Only three so book early!"
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