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Hallgarth The Manor House, BW Signature Collection by Best Western

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A warm North East country house welcome.

Occupying a glorious private estate on the outskirts of Durham and close to the Wearside city of Sunderland, Hallgarth The Manor House,BW Signature Collection by Best Western, radiates with traditional charm and character.
While it still retains many of its original 16th-century features, it has been lovingly refurbished to a high standard with plenty of modern touches, and the elegance of the restaurant not to mention top-notch cuisine makes it a standout dining destination.
Each of our 24 bedrooms is tastefully decorated, from our cosy doubles to the indulgent Sanctuary Suite. All come with a Nespresso machine, smart TV and free WiFi. Youll also have a spectacular view of either the adjoining countryside or gardens surrounding the hotel.
Were less than 5 miles from Durham, one of the most beautiful cities in Great Britain, so theres no shortage of historic sights to see during your stay. Dont miss the magnificent Durham Cathedral and splendid botanic garden at Durham University. A 20-minute drive away is the amazing Beamish living museum.
Were also just a short drive from vibrant Sunderland; its shipbuilding history, fascinating museums, coastal attractions and array of dining options.

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To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 0191 6403540


Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide & hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Chef Tomas Knott

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Garden Room Restaurant

Were firm believers in making the very most of local produce and seasonal flavours to give you a mouth-watering dining experience. Thats why our restaurant has rightly gained a reputation for excellence over the years.

The period feel of it, alongside the contemporary dcor, has created a relaxing and luxurious dining environment where you can enjoy a filling breakfast in the morning and hearty dinner in the evening. Homemade chicken and mushroom pie and slow roasted pork belly are among the sort of comforting delights you can expect here all with a twist of flair added by our skilled chef.
On Sundays we put on a delicious carvery, which is hugely popular with our guests and a great reason to book a weekend stay.
The view isnt bad either savour your meal while looking out over our beautiful gardens, complete with ancient church font and 17th-century sundial.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 11:00 - 17:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Tavern

Make yourself right at home in our comfortable beamed ceiling Tavern Bar here at Hallgarth The Manor House, BW Signature Collection. Whatever your preference, well keep you topped up with our great choice of traditional ales, fine wines, gins, cocktails and hot beverages.
We also serve a selection of delicious meals and light bites. Choose from sandwiches served with salad and fries, a juicy steak fresh from the grill or a handcrafted stone-baked pizza.
In the summer months, you can bask in the sunshine and while away the hours with family, friends or colleagues in our lovely renovated Tavern courtyard.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Ramside - prince bishops course

Course information

Course Type: Open
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72 Course
Distance: 6851 Yards
Handicap required


1.5 miles away in Carrville. Durham


9 holes £20.00
18 holes £50.00

Ramside - Cathedral course

Course information

Course Type: Open
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72 course
Distance: 6558 Yards
Handicap required


1.5 miles away in Carville, Durham


9 holes £20.00


With many years of hosting weddings to our name, were confident we can give you the day you always dreamed of. We realise that everyone experiences love a little differently, and its the things that are personal to you that our dedicated wedding team will help bring to your special day.
At Best Western Hallgarth The Manor House, you can choose from three beautiful backdrops. For lavish celebrations of up to 240 guests, our Mirrorball Suite is the ideal setting. When you make your entrance from the grand staircase, there wont be a dry eye in the house! If youre looking for a more intimate wedding breakfast, look no further than our elegant Victorian-influenced restaurant.
Our beautiful four-acre estate can also host outdoor weddings its the perfect romantic setting to say I do.
If youd like a traditional ceremony before the reception, the local 16th-century church is just a five-minute walk from our estate and can seat up to 120 guests.

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Registry office:
Durham County Counsil Registry Office
Aykley Headf House Business Park, Durham, DH1 5TS

For any enquiries please call Emma Gibson on 0191 6403540

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1M, J61, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Durham, 6.00 miles
Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley, 22.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)


What's nearby?


  • Stadium of Light (13 miles)

  • Emirates Riverside | Durham County Cricket Club (8 miles)

  • Emirates Riverside, Durham County Cricket Club (8 miles)

  • Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre (5 miles)

  • Sedgefield Racecourse (12 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Durham Cathedral (5 miles)

  • Durham Castle (5 miles)

  • Durham University Botanic Garden (6 miles)

  • Wharton Park (6 miles)

  • Finchale Priory (6 miles)


  • Dalton Park Outlet (6 miles)

  • Durham City Retail Park (3 miles)

  • Arnison Shopping Park (8 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Whether you're planning an inspirational conference, teambuilding day or simply fancy a change of scene for a meeting away from the office, we have the perfect space for your next event.
As were less than 5 miles from the historic city of Durham and close to the A1, we have good transport links for business travellers. The city of Sunderland is also around a 20-minute drive away.
We have four function spaces, all of which come with free high-speed WiFi, LCD projector and screen.
The Mirrorball Suite is idea for conferences, AGMs and large corporate events, with space for up to 300 delegates. The Drawing Room is suitable for board meetings, seminars and smaller events for up to 30 people. The Restaurant, with its delightful garden area and light and airy elevated conservatory, can be used as a breakout space as well as a spot for lunch. Finally, our relaxing Tavern Bar and courtyard is a fantastic setting for laidback dining and socialising.

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Mirrorball 200 100 50 50 100
Garden Room 60 30 25 25 30
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 229 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 126
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Delicious Sunday lunch

23/06/2019 Thompas155, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

We came for Sunday lunch as we are looking for a wedding venue. The house is very quirky and the gardens lovely. We had lunch in the conservatory. The roast beef was the best I’ve had for a long the,... more


Birthday Treat

20/06/2019 today12345678,

my daughter booked me and my family for afternoon tea and drinks on the 15th May 2019 the weather for fabulous. The service was first class, the food was good the hotel is spotless with very welco... more

Owner Response
leightaylor1, General Manager at Hallgarth Manor House, BW Signature Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind comments! Hope to see you soon.

Daughters wedding

16/06/2019 Bilton_10, Durham, United Kingdom

Where can I start we had the most fantastic amazing day, the drinks reception was held in the orangery which is over looking the beautiful gardens, the canapes were delicious,the wedding breakfast was... more

Owner Response
leightaylor1, General Manager at Hallgarth Manor House, BW Signature Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Please come and visit us again soon!

A place with Soul

13/06/2019 04inala, Livingston, United Kingdom

Great place off the beaten track with absolute rustic charm and appeal. From the moment I entered the hotel, receptionist Jo-Jo, was extremely welcoming and her beaming smile told me, yep this will do... more

Owner Response
leightaylor1, General Manager at Hallgarth Manor House, BW Signature Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you soon.

What a lovely place!

10/06/2019 peter b, Northampton, United Kingdom

We stopped here just for one night on our return North Coast 500 holiday. The hotel is in lovely surroundings and the rooms were huge. Th room was clean and well proportioned with tea and coffee makin... more

Owner Response
leightaylor1, General Manager at Hallgarth Manor House, BW Signature Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon.