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Hardwick Hall Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western

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Hardwick Hall Hotel.

A delightful haven near Durham.

Hardwick Hall Hotel BW Premier Collection by Best Western, 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
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries 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

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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
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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 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1123 traveller reviews
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Bring your old cassettes!

23/06/2019 danglemoon, leeds

Like a lot of Best Western hotels, there are signs of aging - bits of rust here and there, chipped wood work and marks on upholstery etc. Twice we found people at reception complaining about their ro... more


Great location but a few small details didn’t quite hit the mark

18/06/2019 863MikeR, Highworth, United Kingdom

Lovely location by the lake and great outdoor space. Stayed here on business and whilst it was nice enough, can’t help feel it could be so much better. I had a room (418) in the older part of the hote... more


Birthday night

18/06/2019 Cosmopolitan808138,

We booked here for a friday for a birthday treat for me. It was perfect, we booked the Fizz & Feast package, so got a night in a deluxe room, chocolate strawberries, a bottle of prosecco, £50 towar... more


A Very Pleasant Stay

15/06/2019 DorothyAmbler, Perth, Australia

My Husband and I enjoyed our stay at this hotel mainly for a family birthday occasion. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly - we couldn't fault our accommodation - our room and bath... more

Owner Response
Getaway825903, General Manager at Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Dorothy, thanks for posting such a lovely review. i am delighted that you enjoyed both the hotel and your special occasion.

Now that’s what I call a quality hotel

12/06/2019 Chris F, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Unfortunately we only stayed at Hardwick Hall for one night but it was amazing, and we will back. Starting with the friendly, efficient check in to our luxurious room, great views, excellent food we h... more

Owner Response
Getaway825903, General Manager at Hardwick Hall Hotel, responded to this review
thank you Chris F for posting such a great review. All three staff that you mention are long serving and appreciate you highlighting them personally. We have great staff and it really is nice to see their efforts rewarded in this way. We look forward to welcoming you back and thanks again for the recommendation.