We had a very enjoyable time at Beamish Hall Hotel, it is set in beautiful grounds. We stayed on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, which were a red letter experience gift, so pleased we picked this hotel.
The restaurant is set in the stables at the rear of the hotel, which also has a micro brewery, where a few were taking part in a tour and sampling of the beers. Our three course meal was excellent and extremely filling. There is a play area at the back for children. The hotel also has a play area for adults, a wild high ropes course but this has to be booked and paid for.
Our room was very comfortable, if a little warm-we had the lovely hot few days in April!. There was a fan in the cupboard for us to use. The room was at the front of the hotel, overlooking the lovely grounds. The car park is to the side of the hotel so we were not disturbed by any coming or goings.
The breakfast room is in the main hotel, on the first floor. The staff were very helpful and friendly, we were asked if we would like a cooked breakfast, and choose from a few different items, going for the Northumbrian breakfast. We were then told to help ourselves to the continental breakfast as well, needless to say we were extremely full yet again. Checkout was very easy.
We made our way to the Beamish open air museum, which is roughly 10 minutes from the hotel. We had booked our tickets online, so entrance was quick. It helped being there early as well. We had a fun time going on the trams and exploring the old villages and chatting to the people that work there, they made you feel as though it actually was that era. It is good to know that we can re-visit again during the year without having to pay again. We had called in at Durham on the way to our stay, parking at the park and ride, nice and easy. It was lovely wandering around the streets making our way up to the Cathedral along by the river. On the whole a brilliant break. less