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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Breakfast is Self-serve grab and go on departure
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: 1278 reviews
Excellent 51%
Very Good 24%
Average 13%
Poor 6%
Terrible 3%
Rating

Sarah F, wrote review 19/09/2020

Wonderful hidden gem

This was our first time at Walworth Castle, we booked for one night but on arrival was so impressed with the venue we tagged another night onto our stay. The castle has a wonderful authentic feel with... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Sarah, Thank you for giving us a five star review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again when you are next in the Darlington area. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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WendyRichardson, wrote review 18/09/2020

September 3day visit

An excellent hotel and for us also the location. We found the staff extremely helpful and all requests were carried, even being able to offer us food We asked and was not in the menu. Also I asked for... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Wendy, Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make you more comfortable during your visit. Thank you for putting us in your top 5 hotels - it's very much appreciated. The benefit of staying in one of the castles towers is the peace and quiet, and I am pleased you enjoyed this aspect of your stay with us. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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1wattsie, wrote review 12/09/2020

Fantastic castle

Stayed for a long weekend as part of our ruby wedding celebration. We had a 4 poster suite in the castle that had recently been refurbished. Food although limited choice was excellent both breakfast a... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us as part of your ruby wedding celebrations. I will pass your comments on to everyone who made your stay with us so memorable and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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wa9200, wrote review 08/09/2020

Excellent. Right on the door step!

My partner and I had food here and it was delicious! Service and food was excellent! Good value for money and We are very happy that this is on our doorstep! Haven’t been for years but will definitely... 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 appreciate your comments and hope to see you back at the castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Lisa S, wrote review 07/09/2020

Lovely break

First night away since March and was not disappointed, the grounds & castle look magnificent, the staff are really friendly and helpful, lots of precautions/measures in place re distancing, food in th... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Lisa, Thank you for giving us a 5 star review! Your comments are very much appreciated and we hope to see you again when you are next in the Darlington area. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director

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