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
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 553 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
May look somewhere else next time
Stay Date: 08/2017, KiwiJohn01 wrote this review.
This was our 3rd visit here over 4 years. I gather it has changed hands multiple times. The building is very run down and I imagine quite a challenge for the latest owners. Our dinner in the bar on the first night was very disappointing and would def… See more
This was our 3rd visit here over 4 years. I gather it has changed hands multiple times. The building is very run down and I imagine quite a challenge for the latest owners. Our dinner in the bar on the first night was very disappointing and would definitely eat elsewhere if we returned. Having said all that I must say the staff were tops. On our arrival we were advised that there was a wedding reception that night and we were offered one of the apartments away from the main facilities. Much appreciated having spoken to another couple who were in the main building. The breakfast was good so we enjoyed that every morning. Do like the location and enjoyed walking the local countryside. Not sure what went wrong with our booking through booking.com but we paid more than we would have if we had phoned the hotel direct. Collapse
Excellent First Night
Stay Date: 08/2017, jdh41 wrote this review.
Booked 3 rooms, arrived on the first night, to find a very nice building situated on the river side. I spoked with a very nice member of staff, who did the booking, advised me on the times of the restaurant. The gentleman explained which bits of the … See more
Booked 3 rooms, arrived on the first night, to find a very nice building situated on the river side. I spoked with a very nice member of staff, who did the booking, advised me on the times of the restaurant. The gentleman explained which bits of the hotel I could take my dog and those areas where the dog could not go, but more importantly how the staff would accommodate this. so breakfast was in the bar area along with other guest who had brought their dogs. It was explained to me which room was the best one, that all rooms could accommodate my dog. So this allowed me to go and check out all the rooms, and decide which one I was having as the rest of my party had not arrived yet. Having settled on the room, it was time for a walk around the garden. The bridge onto the small island is a really good idea, it allowed me to take the dog off the lead and let her have a good run around without bothering other guest. Into the bar and have a beer, served by the bar staff and once the reminder of my guests arrive we have a meal. The meal was very good and compliments were given to the chief. That evening every member of staff would introduce themselves as being new. The staff that evening were very good and gave a warm welcome to all. We all retired to our rooms and the following morning, we had the normal conversations of how the rooms were, as expected some of us said the beds were fine, whilst others said they were uncomfortable. This is always going to happen, because it is not the bed you normally sleep in. But no one overly moaning. The room did as required. Into breakfast and the first problem, the toaster did not brown the bread, but the full English breakfast, was fine. We then went off for the day. After attending a sad family occasion, we returned to The George. I went up to the bar and having placed an order for drinks, I ask if they are still serving food, which I am informed they are, and as we are having food would I like a tab to be opened. An hour later 1955 (5 minutes to 8), I went to the bar to order the food, only to be told, the kitchen is now closed. This ends up being comical, the barman and duty manager are now in a meeting discussing how they are going to deal with this, and how they can tell us the barman told use the time the restaurant when we first walked in. The duty manager decides that on this occasion, we can order a takeaway and he will allow it to be eaten in the bar. [remember when the restaurant is closed, feel free to order a take away, the management have agreed it can be eaten in the bar - a president has been set] It was suggested to the duty manager, we would be happen with some cold meats and cheese, with some crackers - the managers reply. Was it was against health and safety for him to go into the kitchen and do this. Having a qualification in Health and Safety, i must have missed the bit about going to a fridge and getting cold food out - [remind me to have a word with my trainers to ensure this is included in the course] I will give the manager his due, he did get the plates and cutlery once the pizzas arrived. However whilst this was all going on the kitchen staff were all stood outside of the bar, in their uniforms having a well earned drink. My advise to the General Manager, if you are going to allow your staff to drink in the bar, would it not be better if they are out of uniform, and not drinking in there when there are dissatisfied costumers. You wont be the first place to stop staff from drinking in public when in uniform. The following day when I walked into the bar for breakfast, I was shocked to say the least when the manager asked if everything was alright. In case you are wondering this was the same manager who could not make a sandwich the evening before. The General Manager when asked if my stay had been good, I explained the above and his response was as expected he would speak with his staff, he would be able to identify them as they are working. I would hope he would be able to read a shift pattern, to know which members of staff were working,or he could just speak to the duty manager who was serving breakfast, as he was the duty manager from the night before. Now the big question Would I stay there again, On the performance of the staff on the first night - Yes I would On the second night - If handled the same way - No The handling of the issue by the General Manager - no issues with this at all However an email was sent by a member of my party to a director of the company who own the hotel, reply to date from them is none. If the company can not be bothered to reply to an email of dissatisfaction, and all they had to do was send an email acknowledging receipt. With the behaviour of this I would not be willing to recommend this hotel to anyone Collapse
Two night stay
Stay Date: 08/2017, holmesy30 wrote this review.
We stayed at the george for two nights as we were in the area for a family wedding. We arrived very late in the early morning due to poor traffic, luckily other members of our party had already informed the night porter we would be late however on ar… See more
We stayed at the george for two nights as we were in the area for a family wedding. We arrived very late in the early morning due to poor traffic, luckily other members of our party had already informed the night porter we would be late however on arrival it took us quite some time and eventual banging on the window to be let in! Our room was room 1 - beautifully decorated - very good size and incredibly clean. With rooms of this standard we were expecting a few little extras. We were quite cold but couldn't find a spare blanket for the bed, or indeed spare pillows should we have required them. No toiletries beyond what looked like some very cheap watered down hand wash and a generic fixed soap unit in the shower for shampoo. With such a beautifully decorated bathroom we were expecting the little extra touches! Staying at the front of the hotel and with single glazing we were awoken by the lorry collecting all the hotel linen first thing in the morning. The breakfast was very good, lots of choice and cooked to order. Scrambled eggs and salmon was lovely. My boyfriend had the full English and his only complaint was that the baked beans were a bit cold. There is a lovely view from the dining room over the river. Staff serving food were very polite and helpful. Overall a good stay in a great location for what we needed. Collapse
Well worth a stay
Stay Date: 08/2017, Billy H wrote this review.
We arrived early afternoon, plenty of parking available. Check in was smooth, most hotels/pubs show you to the rooms, however it makes it challenging when they don't and the lady who checked us in just gave us slight hand gestures and direction. Th… See more
We arrived early afternoon, plenty of parking available. Check in was smooth, most hotels/pubs show you to the rooms, however it makes it challenging when they don't and the lady who checked us in just gave us slight hand gestures and direction. The room was great, we booked a twin room. The room we got had two rooms in it, one with two singles and one with a double, nice change. It was clean and tidy, nothing special. I slept in the double (actually two singles pushed together) which ended up two feet apart with me stretching between both by the morning. The bathroom was of good size, clean and great shower. The food was brilliant! They do know how to choose there staff, very unique!! Would happily stay here again! Collapse
Tranquil well-connected hotel with lovely staff
Stay Date: 08/2017, FourbyeFour wrote this review.
I stayed over two nights for a job interview nearby. The hotel is actually much larger than a country inn/pub but retains period charm. In an ongoing programme, many rooms have been upgraded, not that the others are lacking (talking to other guests).… See more
I stayed over two nights for a job interview nearby. The hotel is actually much larger than a country inn/pub but retains period charm. In an ongoing programme, many rooms have been upgraded, not that the others are lacking (talking to other guests). I stayed in room 101 which is almost like a suite, lovely bathroom, a lovely quiet space to be in. I slept better than many other places - those modern hotels that suffer door banging all night. The location (especially if you like history) is exceptional. This is the territory of the Romans and IronAge royalty - the Brigantes - Queen Cartimandua who is documented by Roman writers, had affairs - politics of the time. The hotel overlooks the mighty River Tees from an upper terrace - so relaxing. You can see Roman remains in the fort, and the Roman bridge next to the hotel. The bar, where you can eat, or dine in the spacious restaurant, is amply sized and old world charm - some of the Roman finds are on display too - recovered by divers from the river! The staff are friendly, helpful, as is the northern way - Piercebridge spans the beautiful counties of North Yorkshire to the south and County Durham to the north. Via the A67 and A66 it is well connected for transpennine travel to Cumbria and the Lakes as well as the wonderful Tees Valley up to the famous and dramatic waterfalls at High Force, and beyond to Durham City and northern Pennines. By the way, breakfast is lovely too, cooked exactly how you ordered. Glenn, the manager is amenable to anything you might ever need or want to know. There is good wifi (if mobile phone signals are a bit patchy). You're within spitting distance of Barnard Castle - a fantaastic and heavin market town, the Bowes Museum, and in the other direction, Darlington and the North Yorkshire Dales, coasts and moors. The George is less than 20 mins from the A1(M), and half an hour from Durham Tees Valley Airport. You can reach Hadrians Wall within an hour, or trip "over the border" into Cumbria, the Eden Valley and Lakes to the west. The food? Scrumptious. One of those "not trying to do everything" menus, just good, tasty and locally sourced. PS, I checked their Christmas and New Year offers - all wonderful. Tip is to phone directly for a combined B&B+Dinner offer. I will definately be returning. Collapse
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