Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth Rd, Walworth, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2LY, England
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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel near Darlington.

12th Century charm meets 21st Century convenience. The Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel near Darlington offers all the peace and quiet that comes with staying in the countryside, with none of the isolation. Set within 12 acres of lawns and woodla show more

Bars, Electric Car Charge, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide and hearing dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out15:00 | 11:00

COVID Safety

We have taken extra steps to ensure your health and safety during your stay at our hotel. Click here for further details

Walworth Rd, Walworth, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2LY, England
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Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

Chef Steven Myers

Steve has been at the hotel for 30 years and during that time he has created some fantastic dishes and memories for our guests. He has even put an engagement ring in a dessert for a proposal. He prides himself on creating dishes which are both seasonal and local to the North East. The North East sharing platter is popular as guests can sample the best of what the North East has to offer.

  • Hansards Restaurant
  • 1189 Bar & Kitchen
  • Hansards
  • Farmers Bar

Hansards Restaurant

Hansard's Restaurant is located in the main castle and offers a good selection of dishes. Whether you are wanting to enjoy a good bottle of wine and a sharing platter, or enjoy a sumptuous four course meal, then we can offer it to you. Hansard's Restaurant is open at weekends, however we do open during the week depending on bookings.

Opening hours
Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

1189 Bar & Kitchen

1189 Bar & Kitchen is located within the main castle. Here we offer a relaxing environment where you can enjoy some superb quality dishes sourced from local Farmers. We offer the same menu throughout the hotel and you can dine wherever you like. We have a lovely patio at the front and rear of the hotel with a great children's play area and a healthy eating menu for the kids. Everyone is welcome.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


Hansard's Bar is located near to the restaurant. Drinks can either be enjoyed at the bar, in the lounge or on the front patio. Wherever you find most comfortable.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary

Farmers Bar

Drinks can be taken either in the Farmers Bar or on the back patio. This is a great location to enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside. There is also a children's play area which is great for keeping them entertained while you can relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


Where better to celebrate your vows than a romantic 12th century castle? Our hotel makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, and sets the mood for a truly special occasion! We only host one wedding per day.

For any enquiries please call Jess Todd on 01325 485470


Registry office:
Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT
01325 406400

Meetings & Events

We can offer some fantastic rooms your meeting or conference. We offer a daily delegate rate which would include room hire, tea coffee and biscuits, lunch and everything in the conference room.

Specialist equipment can be ordered in. We work very closely with team building company and we can arrange some great team building games and ideas.

Available Room Set Ups

The below information shows the capcity of each meeting room based on the room setup type.

Room Name Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Cardinals Court 150 0 0 0 120
Ballroom 75 30 28 30 85
Prince Bishops 30 18 16 18 34
Prince Bishops Tower 0 0 0 10 10

Reviews of Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 1375 reviews
Excellent 52%
Very Good 24%
Average 13%
Poor 6%
Terrible 3%

paulh83, wrote review 15/01/2022

Amazing staff

Absolutely amazing time yet again. From the moment you walk in to the minute you leave the staff are fantastic so friendly and nothing is a bother. Walworth castle staff 10/10. We had an evening mea... more


CBrook92, wrote review 04/01/2022

An utterly amazing day!

We were married at Walworth Castle in October 2021. It was our second attempt at a wedding, following the closure of the previous venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wedding and events team could ... more


FirstFatFerret, wrote review 23/12/2021

A Castle, Not Just a Hotel!

There are hotels one might be obliged to stay at by one's itinerary, and there are hotels one might choose because of a historic experience complemented by truly excellent staff. Walworth Castle is of... more


casrussell, wrote review 23/12/2021

It was fine.

The staff, the building and value for money allow this review to be four stars. We visited just before Christmas. And it was just fine. A pleasant stay. For what we paid it was value for money. Roo... more


TheAldertons, wrote review 07/12/2021

Good value for money

Just fine for a short stay. Food menu seemed usual but we quite liked that and the food was excellent both in terms of quality and quantity. We knew that the hotel was situated in the countryside so l... more


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