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Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel.

A delightful haven near Durham.

Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel is just 8 miles away from Durham, just off the A1(M). Country comfort awaits, so whether you need the perfect business base or a relaxing retreat, this is the place for you!

The hotels bedrooms are stylishly furnished and spacious, while its banqueting suites are well-laid out and well-equipped. Wherever you are in the hotel though, you'll never be far from excellent views of the gardens and open parkland.

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County Durham
TS21 2EH
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6228*


Please note that payment is taken upon arrival for all flexible bookings
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Chef Mark Bennett


Rib-Room Steakhouse & Grill

Our award winning Chef creates seasonal menus that are chopped and changed to include the freshest local produce. The service is professional, friendly and unobtrusive, while the substantial wine list includes Champagnes, dessert wines, Port, Armagnac and liqueurs for a complete dining experience.

Opening hours

Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Hardwick Residents Bar

Polished wood floors, rich rugs, leather armchairs and potted palms make this a snug, relaxing haven to meet with friends or eat with business colleagues. Whoever you share the good times with, enjoy a light snack with a cold beer or glass of wine, and lose yourself in the delightful atmosphere of the Hardwick Bar.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel is the North East's ultimate wedding venue. It sounds like a bold claim doesn't it, but we can more than back it up with beautiful suites, a licence to hold civil ceremonies and first-class service!

Wedding service and Reception Venue

During the summer months, the Paddock Marquee (with its own private garden and lovely views) makes a wonderful venue-within-a-venue. Our function suites in the hotel are equally impressive, so you'll definitely find your perfect match!


A wonderful selection of menus and food items are available here and you can even create your own menu from the self-selection choices! We also have carvery menus, fork buffets, evening buffets, canaps, children's menus and drinks packages. Here's to an unforgettable party!


Registry office:

Bishop Auckland Registrar, Bishop Auckland, Co Dur
01388 607277

Get in touch with our wedding team on 01740 620253

For any enquiries please call Lyndsey Barnes on 01740 620253

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J60, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Darlington, 14.00 miles
Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (300 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

County Durham
TS21 2EH

What's nearby?


  • Stadium of Light (26 miles)

  • Riverside Stadium (18 miles)

  • St James Park (45 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Beamish Open Air Museum (20 miles)

  • Angel of the North (30 miles)

  • Penshaw Monument (25 miles)


  • Newcastle City (40 miles)

  • Metro Centre (33 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Looking for the perfect conference, banquet or meeting venue? Look no further than the elegant and stylish Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel. It'll impress and inspire!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Coleman suite 1 section 150 90 50 50 100
Coleman suite 2 sections 300 180 50 50 250
Coleman suite 3 sections 600 280 0 0 350
Boyne suite 1 section 50 30 28 30 56
Boyne suite 2 sections 80 40 28 30 130
Boyne suite 3 sections 100 0 0 0 130
John Burdon Suite 60 30 30 20 130
Boardroom 1 0 0 0 20 0
Boardroom 2 20 15 15 15 15
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 792 traveller reviews
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Disappointing service

23/02/2017 Kayenne, London, United Kingdom

We recently visited as wedding guests for the day. Here are my top tips to whoever oversees the staff on these occasions: 1) It's a wedding; perhaps the waiters / waitresses could smile once in a whi... more


Beautiful building

21/02/2017 lucieaw, london

We loved the deer 🦌 in the park on the approach to the hotel ( but area closest to hotel needs to be made less muddy- rotation of deer fields perhaps). Good sleep. When we arrived no one was expectin... more


Lovely Place, Shame About the Management

19/02/2017 Ingleborough1359, Wakefield, United Kingdom

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here, having read some good reviews. We stayed for 2 nights in this fine old building, which is in a great location with large bedrooms and wonderful, ... more

Owner Response
Lee K, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I would like to start by apologising for your experience down in the restaurant on Saturday night. This is not to the standard which we expect to deliver at the hotel and I'm sorry that this was not to the standard which you expected from us. Could you please contact me at the hotel to discuss this further on 01740 620253. Thank you once again for writing a review and I hope to hear from you in due course. Lee

Lovely setting but service was disjointed

19/02/2017 19jcb66, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Visited for afternoon tea and an overnight stay. Staff were lovely but the pre-booked tea was not set up due to the usual room having an over-running event. I appreciate the staff were pressed but it ... more

Owner Response
Lee K, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm really disappointed to read about the problems which you experienced while here as this is not to the usual standard in which we deliver. We did experience some problems on Saturday however these problems have now been rectified. Could I ask you to contact me at the hotel to discuss this further on 01740 620253. I look forward to hearing from you. Lee

mrs tucker

19/02/2017 Tucka79, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic suprise afternoon tea for my mams 80th birthday in the boardroom . i would like to say thank you to Tom , Natalie , Stephen , Becka , Lauren & any 1 eles who helped make it a day ... more

Owner Response
Lee K, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hardwick Hall Hotel in the future.