Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth Rd, Walworth, Darlington, Co. 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
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Bars, 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 out14:00 | 11:00

Restaurants & Bars

Steve has been at the hotel for 25 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.

Chef Steven Myers
  • Hansards Restaurant
  • Farmers Bar
  • 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

Farmers Bar

The traditional Farmers Bar Restaurant is also 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
Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00
Dinner: 16.00 - 23:00
Weekend times may vary

Hansards

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
12:00-23:00
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
12.00-23.00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

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!

  • Wedding Service & Reception Venue
  • Catering
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Registrar

For any enquiries please call Surinder Singh on 01325 485470

Wedding service and reception venue

We offer a personal service when booking your wedding reception at our hotel. The point of contact at the initial enquiry to planning all your personal touches, to running the wedding on the actual day the same team of highly trained managers will ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible. What could be more romantic than getting married in an original 12th century castle hotel, Darlington's only grade I listed building.

Catering

Wedding menus are created to suit your exact requirements. We have a selection of dishes for you to choose from, however if there is something you particularly require, then we can work with our team of chefs to design something specific to your wedding. No request is too small, just let us know.

Honeymoon Suite

The King James suite really does offer once-in-a-lifetime luxury. With its huge private lounge, dining table, period furnishings and beautifully decorated 16th century ceiling, you'll be in heaven! The bedroom is located in the castles tower and has a four poster bed for even more indulgence, while the bathroom has a tented double jacuzzi bath and full length windows for you to enjoy the beautiful views while enjoying a soak!

Registrar

Registry office:
Darlington
Backhouse Hall, Bull Wynd, Darlington
01325 406400

Additional Information

Please contact the hotel on 01325 485470 and our highly trained team will arrange a time for you to come and view the castle. We also offer you a complimentary first anniversary stay.

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. Specia...

  • Cardinals Court
  • Ballroom

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

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. We are also opening a Falconry Centre in the hotels grounds at Easter 2014 which can also be used.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape

Cardinals Court

The Cardinals Court is our largest function room and is located in what was the original courtyard of the castle. With a glass roof, there is plenty of natural light. Also located on the ground floor, this room has suitable access for disabled guests.

Ballroom

This meeting room is located on the ground floor and has direct access to the gardens. The walls and ceiling are adorned with 16th century plasterwork, so you certainly know you are having a meeting in a castle.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Cardinals Court 150 0 0 0 120
Ballroom 75 30 28 30 85
King James 75 26 28 30 75
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: 1229 reviews
Excellent 51%
Very Good 25%
Average 13%
Poor 7%
Terrible 3%
Rating

markroberts22020, wrote review 16/01/2020

Fantastic

Had to move to this hotel after a disaster the previous night at a different hotel (Not BW) and it was fantastic, food was awesome and surprisingly very well priced to stay in a Castle. It was actual... more

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Beckybeccles, wrote review 13/01/2020

Fantastic hotel and a very enjoyable stay.

We had a surprise party at this hotel & all the teams from the events staff, front of house and restaurant team were amazing. Lovely friendly team who looked after us and ensured the surprise for my ... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Becky, Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel and I will certainly pass your comments onto all the team who made the surprise party so enjoyable. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you back at Walworth Castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Letitbe0123, wrote review 08/01/2020

Christmas lunch

Seriously over priced, very ordinary Christmas lunch in a lovely setting. For 85 pounds a head, not including drinks or wine, we felt most disappointed in the quality of the food for that price point.... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, I am sorry you felt that Christmas lunch was overpriced. We believe our Christmas Day lunch is good value for money as all of our food is locally sourced and served by local staff who have given up their Christmas day in order to serve customers. I am pleased that you acknowledged the fact that the ambience and staff were good. As it was Christmas day, all venues serving lunch will charge a premium, however if you dine with us at any other time of the year, the price is obviously less expensive. We hope to see you back at the castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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W2729ZMpeterg, wrote review 07/01/2020

Excellent new year's eve break

Wanted to say how much we enjoyed our 2 night new year's eve stay here. The castle is kept beautifully, and all the staff were wonderful. It was ideal for a traditional New year celebration. After dd... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Peter, Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the new year celebrations here at Walworth Castle. I will be sure to pass your feedback onto everyone who made the experience so enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Lindsay H, wrote review 05/01/2020

Unique and wonderful

The castle is in a beautiful location. Very large car park. From walking in and being greeted by the receptionist until leaving the next day, every member of staff was friendly, helpful, efficient and... more

Owner Response
Mrs S, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Lindsay, Wow! Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and I will certainly pass your feedback onto all the team. Thank you so much. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director