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
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The hotel will have a temporary seasonal closure from Thursday 30th December 2021 until Thursday 13th January 2022. The hotel will re-open on Friday 14th January 2022.
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


In need of some long-overdue pampering at our state-of-the-art spa and leisure facilities? Maybe you're interested in a golf break? Or if you're making an overnight stop-off before a flight or ferry, stay with us and get breakfast, transfer and car parking for the duration of your holiday.

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Walworth Winter Warmer
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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: 1368 reviews
Excellent 52%
Very Good 24%
Average 13%
Poor 6%
Terrible 3%

Pdilks23, wrote review 30/11/2021

Beautiful hotel, Amazing friendly staff

What a stunning place inside and out, rooms very clean and tidy, loverly bar area and restaurant. Staff very friendly on reception. Got to give a massive mention to Melissa who made our stay amazing, ... more


michaelV3129DV, wrote review 27/11/2021

Nice castle in the country stay

The hotel in a castle has a good appearance from the outside and a nice atmosphere inside. Rooms are a decent size and well furnished. The restaurant food quality (dinner and breakfast) was good. The ... more


814jonk, wrote review 25/11/2021

Terrible - Luxury Stay in Room with 4 Poster Bed was a prison cell with standard bed

We were given a Luxury stay in a 4 poster bed room as a present and were looking forward to our weekend. On arrival we were given Room 27, a tiny prison cell type room, the ceiling was higher than the... more


gailgI7445HU, wrote review 17/11/2021

Fantastic Stay

When we arrived at our room which had an overpowering smell of bleach. We thought it might go within a short period but after considering we thought we should report it. The staff was outstanding. W... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Gail, I am pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director

Misterg777, wrote review 15/11/2021

Fantastic Anniversary weekend

Fabulous property, with staff that genuinely care about the guests - a rarity these days if corporate hotels. Staff left a card & rose petals on our bed for arrival for our anniversary weekend. Great ... more

Owner Response
Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. All Best Western hotels are independently owned and operated and my husband and I have owned the hotel for 21 years and we really appreciate it when guests let us know how much they have enjoyed their stay with us, so thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director


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