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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


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
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Rooms & Rates


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 531 traveller reviews
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Nice for lunch

03/10/2015 N D, Peterborough, United Kingdom

We arrived at 2 for lunch, just as the pianist was finishing which was a shame. The place is huge with many conference halls etc. The food was good, but service was a little sporadic. We were a party ... more


Always return!

30/09/2015 Tom T,

Been staying here for a few years for the odd night or two, and still love coming back. Great location, excellent restaurant, rooms are good too. Not been disappointed so far, so hoping that remains t... more


Butterwick Hospice Fundraiser - Manu Tuigliani - Rugby Union

29/09/2015 Graeme H, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The turnout was fantastic for such a worthy cause; But sadly, the Hotel doesn't deserve the same applause. We are sitting at a cold table in 'The Grand Marquee'; Thank goodness it's the best one othe... more


Excellent Hotel

29/09/2015 David S, essex, United Kingdom

Fantastic suite, staff polite and helpful. Stayed here many times and definitely coming back again. A warm greeting from reception followed by a nice beer in the bar, plenty of choice and fantastic fo... more


Hardwick Hall Secluded Delight.

27/09/2015 Paula S, Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

What a beautiful hotel in a relaxing location overlooking a lake and surrounded by trees. Sadly, I only had a short stay there but I will definitely be returning. The room had everything that a trave... more