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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COVID 19 - Hotel is only open for guests travelling for work or authorised purposes. Evidence may be requested on arrival or during pre-registration.
Breakfast is 'Grab & Go' and no evening meal service will be provided.
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
Walworth Rd, Walworth, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL2 2LY, England

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

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: 1290 reviews
Excellent 51%
Very Good 24%
Average 13%
Poor 6%
Terrible 3%
Rating

RichardL232, wrote review 04/11/2020

Fabulous experience

My wife and I booked a one night stay at Walworth Castle as a little treat for missing other holiday getaways due to Covid 19. Checking in was very well organised and efficient. Big shout out for Bet... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your recent review. We appreciate the comments you have made and I hope to see you back at the castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Emmalv842, wrote review 01/11/2020

Lovely first visit

Booked last minute yesterday, felt very welcome on check in. Lovely little place, perfect for a nice relaxing break Evening meal was delicious, breakfast was very nice Room was in the annex, clea... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Emma, Thank you so much for your comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to welcome you back to the castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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610n49, wrote review 31/10/2020

Amazing friendly and attentive staff

Stayed here Thursday evening. What a wonderful stay we had. On arrival the reception staff were friendly and helpful. During our stay we had coffee in the lounge, drinks before dinner and dinner in th... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you so much for your review. Your comments are very much appreciated. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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K5951IBlisab, wrote review 26/10/2020

Fantastic place to stay

Stayed here for 1 night and honestly had such a great time. The food was outstanding. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Very covid safe. If anyone fancies a meal out this is the place to go. ... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you so much for your recent review. We really do appreciate your comments. I will pass your feedback on to all the staff, Paige in particular who I know will be delighted with your comments. I am pleased that you even got to have a look down the dungeon! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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emmaeb30, wrote review 18/10/2020

Ok stay

We came to walworth castle for our 12th wedding anniversary stay we booked the vip castle stay advertised on Facebook I was expecting a little bit more of the room with it been advertised castle room ... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Emma, Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback about your recent stay with us. I will certainly take on board the comments you have made. We are doing our absolute best in these very difficult times, and all our staff are learning new procedures to ensure we are adhering to government guidelines, and still offering our customers great service. I sincerely hope you will stay with us again when you are next in the Darlington area. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director

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