The George Hotel (Darlington) Non Refundable
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The George Hotel is a traditional coaching inn with 30 bedrooms, bar, restaurant and function rooms including a wonderful ballroom. It is on the bank of the River Tees in the village of Piercebridge near Darlington and several of the bedrooms and function rooms have views of the river. There are open fireplaces in the bar inside the centuries-old building, an all-day menu in the Snug Bar and a delicious menu in the Riverside Restaurant.
There are 30 bedrooms in total at the George Hotel near Darlington. The original building dates back to the 17th century, and so all of the rooms here are individual and quirky, but with the amenities that you expect including Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities and very comfortable bedding.
There are locally-sourced, fresh ingredients on the menu in the Riverside Restaurant at the George Hotel. During the spring and summer months food is served alfresco on the riverside terrace. The Snug Bar, with open fireplaces, is open all day for bar food, local ales and an extensive wine list.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 30
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Name: DARLINGTON
- Distance: 9.8 kilometres
- Name: DURHAM TEES VALLEY
- Distance: 20.3 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:00
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 09:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Types: Cats & dogs
- Cost: £10.00 per stay
- Nearest Rail Name: Darlington Distance: 9.8 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Durham Tees Valley Distance: 20.3 kilometres
To view our full selection of accommodation in Durham Tees Valley, view our hotels in Durham Tees Valley page.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 570 reviews
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Stay Date: 09/2017, johnrA2046LR wrote this review.
This hotel is really more like a pub with rooms in adjacent buildings. Be prepared to go outside to reach the bedrooms and take a brolly if it is raining. The location is lovely with superb views to the river and bridge from the hotel gardens. Parkin… See more
This hotel is really more like a pub with rooms in adjacent buildings. Be prepared to go outside to reach the bedrooms and take a brolly if it is raining. The location is lovely with superb views to the river and bridge from the hotel gardens. Parking is adequate. In our opinion this place is quite good but with a bit of attention to detail could be so much better. It gives the impression of not firing on all cylinders. We ate in the restaurant one evening and the bar on the second night. The food was satisfactory but did not live up to the expectations suggested by the ambitious menu. The service was a bit slow, but ok. Though the staff are very willing and helpful, they so busy multi tasking they have to be prompted. Reasonable value if you are on an inclusive DBB deal as this includes a £25 pp allowance in the restaurant. Breakfasts were very good, much better than dinner, but again a bit more attention to detail would improve things, for instance having spare plates or napkins available near the toaster so you don't have to carry warm toast with your bare hands. And clearing tables quickly so that clients don't have to wait to get a table. Bedroom was fine except no drawers for clothes, just a wardrobe with no shelves. And no basic toiletries in bathroom, just a liquid soap dispenser. Are we being too nit-picking? Perhaps. Would we go back?...not sure. Collapse
Stay Date: 09/2017, Merv B wrote this review.
The family and I went for the Sunday carvery at the George in Piercebridge . My wife had beef and pork. Our granddaughter had beef and ham and I had beef and pork as well. It was all inedible . Too tough to eat ..so we filled it all out with the veg … See more
The family and I went for the Sunday carvery at the George in Piercebridge . My wife had beef and pork. Our granddaughter had beef and ham and I had beef and pork as well. It was all inedible . Too tough to eat ..so we filled it all out with the veg . That was undercooked to the point of being inedible . No mashed potatoes . No Swede. The best bit was the gravy and that ran out. Never again. In all my lifetime I have never had a worse meal .. and for a total of £35 for three (including a beer and two soft drinks) it was the worst money I've ever spent . Sorry for the George, but you must do better. Regards Collapse
Two Night Stay
Stay Date: 09/2017, Kevin G wrote this review.
Arrived late afternoon and had no issues parking even though the hotel was full. Check in was quick and we were assisted with our luggage to our room. We were on a two day travelzoo offer which was good value as it included £25 each towards dinner. G… See more
Arrived late afternoon and had no issues parking even though the hotel was full. Check in was quick and we were assisted with our luggage to our room. We were on a two day travelzoo offer which was good value as it included £25 each towards dinner. Given that this establishment is a coaching inn the stay was very good. Our room 227 was dark but spacious and we spent little time in it apart from sleeping. The evening meal was to a very good standard and we enjoyed three courses. Slight hic up re service regarding the sweet course but they were forgiven due the overall service provided. We had a bottle of white wine which was very drinkable and the price good. Drinks overall were very reasonable. The staff were very good and were stretched by all the multi tasking but were always polite and offered a good level of service. Second night we were joined to eat by our son who drove down from Newcastle. We enjoyed a blend of choice from the menus available which we all enjoyed. Overall this was good value for money in a lovely roman influenced environment surrounded by great countryside. Collapse
Good value interesting area.
Stay Date: 09/2017, astleybrook wrote this review.
Having read other reviews regarding this hotel we feared the worst. However our Travelzoo deal proved to be really good. Our room was spotlessly clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. We had an excellent dinner on the first evening which was par… See more
Having read other reviews regarding this hotel we feared the worst. However our Travelzoo deal proved to be really good. Our room was spotlessly clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. We had an excellent dinner on the first evening which was part of the deal. The breakfasts on both days were good and we decided to have dinner in the hotel on the second night although this wasn't in the deal, again a good meal. The service was a little slow but Liam (the waiter) was attentive at all times. The hotel is in a lovely area and well kept grounds with interesting Roman remains nearby. We would recommend this hotel and would return. Collapse
Excellent value for money
Stay Date: 09/2017, veryparticularperson wrote this review.
Having read the reviews for The George prior to our visit (which I had already booked) I was concerned about what we would find. I need not have worried, every member of staff we encountered was friendly, service was good and they always had a smile,… See more
Having read the reviews for The George prior to our visit (which I had already booked) I was concerned about what we would find. I need not have worried, every member of staff we encountered was friendly, service was good and they always had a smile, nothing was too much trouble. Its true the accommodation needs some money throwing at it, needs updating but having said that, our room was comfortable, great shower, lots of hot water, bathroom lovely and warm. Bed, bedding and towels good quality and very clean. We ate in dining room twice for dinner and again the service was good and food tasty and nicely presented, lots of options for breakfast and also very good. Perhaps those who have given poor reviews were expecting The Ritz but for what we paid (Travel Zoo deal) it was very good, we would stay again. I understand that the George is privately owned but run by a management company and being a listed building requires an enormous amount of funding to put it right but by just spending a little they could make a difference in the rooms I think. It would be a shame if such building with beautiful location were not to survive but hats off to all the staff for their dedication to the business, perhaps the management company should read some of the reviews and fund a few changes. Collapse
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