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Hardwick Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection

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Hardwick Hall Hotel.

A delightful haven near Durham.

Hardwick Hall Hotel is just 8 miles away from Durham, just off the A1(M). Country comfort awaits, so whether you need the perfect business base or a relaxing retreat, this is the place for you!

The hotels bedrooms are stylishly furnished and spacious, while its banqueting suites are well-laid out and well-equipped. Wherever you are in the hotel though, you'll never be far from excellent views of the gardens and open parkland.

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County Durham
TS21 2EH
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 01740 620253


Please note that payment is taken upon arrival for all flexible bookings
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

Chef Mark Bennett


Rib-Room Steakhouse & Grill

Our award winning Chef creates seasonal menus that are chopped and changed to include the freshest local produce. The service is professional, friendly and unobtrusive, while the substantial wine list includes Champagnes, dessert wines, Port, Armagnac and liqueurs for a complete dining experience.

Opening hours

Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Hardwick Residents Bar

Polished wood floors, rich rugs, leather armchairs and potted palms make this a snug, relaxing haven to meet with friends or eat with business colleagues. Whoever you share the good times with, enjoy a light snack with a cold beer or glass of wine, and lose yourself in the delightful atmosphere of the Hardwick Bar.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Hardwick Hall Hotel is the North East's ultimate wedding venue. It sounds like a bold claim doesn't it, but we can more than back it up with beautiful suites, a licence to hold civil ceremonies and first-class service!

Wedding service and Reception Venue

During the summer months, the Paddock Marquee (with its own private garden and lovely views) makes a wonderful venue-within-a-venue. Our function suites in the hotel are equally impressive, so you'll definitely find your perfect match!


A wonderful selection of menus and food items are available here and you can even create your own menu from the self-selection choices! We also have carvery menus, fork buffets, evening buffets, canaps, children's menus and drinks packages. Here's to an unforgettable party!


Registry office:

Bishop Auckland Registrar, Bishop Auckland, Co Dur
01388 607277

Get in touch with our wedding team on 01740 620253

For any enquiries please call Lyndsey Barnes on 01740 620253

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J60, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Darlington, 14.00 miles
Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (300 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

County Durham
TS21 2EH

What's nearby?


  • Stadium of Light (26 miles)

  • Riverside Stadium (18 miles)

  • St James Park (45 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Beamish Open Air Museum (20 miles)

  • Angel of the North (30 miles)

  • Penshaw Monument (25 miles)


  • Newcastle City (40 miles)

  • Metro Centre (33 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Looking for the perfect conference, banquet or meeting venue? Look no further than the elegant and stylish Hardwick Hall Hotel. It'll impress and inspire!

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Coleman suite 1 section 150 90 50 50 100
Coleman suite 2 sections 300 180 50 50 250
Coleman suite 3 sections 600 280 0 0 350
Boyne suite 1 section 50 30 28 30 56
Boyne suite 2 sections 80 40 28 30 130
Boyne suite 3 sections 100 0 0 0 130
John Burdon Suite 60 30 30 20 130
Boardroom 1 0 0 0 20 0
Boardroom 2 20 15 15 15 15
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1051 traveller reviews
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Christmas night out

09/12/2018 Roch31, Yarm, United Kingdom

The food was quite nice for a Christmas works do and is the reason for the since mark. One of our party was in a wheel chair and we had to carry them down then back up the stairs. There was a stair l... more

Owner Response
Getaway825903, General Manager at Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Roch31 Thank you for your review. I really am sorry that the stair lift was unavailable on Saturday evening. I have organised for it to be repaired immediately. We were not aware that anyone attending was in a wheelchair but had we known, we would have advised that either of the two other Function Rooms hosting Christmas Party Nights would have been better options as neither have stairs and have accessible facilities. Please accept my apologies and i hope that we can welcome you back in the future.

Festive afternoon tea

07/12/2018 H630WIrichardb, Sedgefield, United Kingdom

The food was delicious and plentiful, The staff were so lovely and helpful . The setting was ideal and decorations were beautiful . This will have to become a Christmas tradition! Highly recommended ... more


Don't Bother With Festive Afternoon Tea

05/12/2018 cutebum6,

Went to Hardwick Hall for the Festive Afternoon Tea and was greatly disappointed. Venue and grounds stunning. Staff polite and friendly. However the festive afternoon tea was not up to scratch. Firstl... more

Owner Response
Getaway825903, General Manager at Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for posting a review. I am truly sorry that you were not entirely satisfied with the Festive Afternoon Tea. We have served a considerable amount of tea's during the past month and they have been very well received. I can only reiterate my apology and hope that this one experience has not deterred you from returning in the future. Our Rib Room is a great steak restaurant and Sunday Lunch is superb value.

Excellent afternoon tea

23/11/2018 _angela_hillerby, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Had a very please afternoon tea at Hardwick Hall today, excellent choice of sandwiches and cakes. Service by Jane was outstanding, couldn’t of been more helpful and friendly. Ray the chef was very acc... more


Beautiful Hotel

14/11/2018 katLiverpool, liverpool

We stayed here last weekend we had a lovely stay , staff were fantastic really looked after us we couldn’t fault this hotel . Beds were lovely and comfortable, room was spotless and food was delicious... more