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Sweet dreams in Darlington.

Best Western Plus The Croft Hotel offers intimate, luxurious accommodation a stone's throw away from Darlington. We're perfectly situated for exploring Richmondshire and surrounding areas, and with 24 comfortable bedrooms - some traditional and some more contemporary, but each furnished to the highest of standards. There's plenty to look forward to after a big day out too.

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North Yorkshire
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 01325 720319


Bars, Free WIFI, Gym, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted guide dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:30 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Dinner is served...in style. Our Chef is pleased to offer a mix of traditional English grill food accompanied by a gastro style served menu.

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Hotel Restaurant

In its historical and homely location, the hotel also plays host to a brand new bar and grill, offering an all day menu showcasing signature modern and traditional dishes, which feature seasonal British produce sourced from select artisan producers and local farmers.

Traditional English breakfast is served daily, while our continental selection includes a variety of cold meats, cheeses, pastries and fruits.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Dinner: 17:30 - 20:45
Weekend times may vary
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1825 Bar

Enjoy a drink in our comfortable and relaxing bar area.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Rockliffe Hall

Course information

Course Type: Championship
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 7879 Yards
Handicap required


1 mile miles away in Hurworth Place


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £55.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £25.00
Buggy hire £25.00
Tuition £30.00
Driving Range £4.00

Blackwell Grange

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6446 Yards
No handicap required


2 miles miles away in Darlington


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £25.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £18.00
Tuition £20.00
Driving Range £4.50


Best Western Plus The Croft Hotel is the perfect Grade-II listed venue for the most important day of your life. With decades of experience, we are able to offer a selection of fabulous wedding packages. We can also tailor to specific, bespoke individual requirements making Best Western Plus The Croft Hotel one of the premier wedding venues in the area.


Registry office:
12 Queens Road, Richmond, North Yorkshite DL10 4AE

For any enquiries please call Courtney Cox on 01325 720319

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type DL2 2ST

Send to Tom Tom

Nearest motorway: A1, JJ57, 4.00 miles
Nearest train station: Darlington, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 45.00 miles
Free parking on site
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

North Yorkshire

What's nearby?


  • croft circuit (3 miles)

  • Mowden Park (5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Flamingo land (47 miles)

  • Lightwater Valley (35 miles)

  • 1 bar

  • Metro centre (30 miles)

  • Beamish living (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Our Grade-II listed hotel is the perfect proposition for those who want to host events in a distinctive corporate conference venue in the North East. Best Western Plus The Croft Hotel is the perfect venue for business meetings, product launches, seminars or conferences for small numbers. Plus, we are only a few miles from Durham Tees Valley Airport, with easy access to the A1 & A19 by road.

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
The Chater Suite 200 80 40 80 200
PDR room 20 10 10 20 10
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 477 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 217
Rating: 4 122
Rating: 3 68
Rating: 2 36
Rating: 1 34

Good but needs a few things looked at.

18/08/2019 KL_Caley, Darlington, United Kingdom

We've visited the hotel a few times as a family wedding has been held here. The hotel itself is lovely, beautiful location right beside a church and river. The staff are also very welcoming and frie... more


Lovely hotel

18/08/2019 Cerichick, Risca, United Kingdom

We stayed here with all our family for 2 nights it’s a lovely hotel and staff are great and can’t do enough for you we had a eddying here and everything was perfect the only thing that it down is the ... more


Lovely hotel, wonderful staff and good food.

14/07/2019 KHviews,

I can’t recommend this hotel enough. The staff are all lovely and can’t do enough to help you. The rooms are spacious, clean and have been refurbished. I had my wedding here and they planned almost ev... more


Lovely room but don’t eat here

03/07/2019 linda h,

The room we had was spotless and we had no issues with it. However, it seemed very strange that there were only soap and shampoo in the bathroom and no shower gel. Whilst I am very much in favour of r... more


Afternoon tea

03/07/2019 NANDKC, Durham, United Kingdom

Just had a lovely afternoon tea at The Croft Hotel. The food was very good with plenty of choice. A good variety of finger sandwiches, both cheese and fruit scones fresh from the oven followed by a ch... more

Owner Response
nathanl794, General Manager at Best Western Plus The Croft Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for this fantastic review we are very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea at out hotel! I hope that we can welcome you back to the hotel again soon. Kindest Regards Nathan & The Team