BEST WESTERN Beamish Hall Country House Hotel,  Stanley

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Beamish, DH9 0YB, Stanley, Great Britain - See map
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Once a privately owned home this 12th Century building and grounds have been lovingly restored into a 21st century Country House Hotel without losing any of its grandeur or heritage. There are stunning period features, including ornate ceilings, chandeliers, stained glass windows and a sweeping staircase. Windows overlook the gardens to the 24-acre estate dotted with rare and exotic trees planted by the Hall's former owners. BEST WESTERN Beamish Hall Country House Hotel is a destination in itself with a four star home-from-home, pub/restaurants with Micro Brewery and Beamish Wild Outdoor Adventure Park and High Ropes Course located in the grounds of the estate. We are perfectly located to enjoy the treasures that the north east of England has to offer with Beamish Museum the largest open air museum is just on the door step, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Durham City just a short drive away. We are approximately a 20 minute drive from Newcastle International Airport. Whether you want to relax or be active, celebrate or focus on business, we offer you the space, peace and privacy to do it your way. Enjoy your stay. "An excellent place to stay"

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  • 5
    « anniversary present »

    As our ruby wedding present we were booked in here for 2 nights. We had a premier room on the deal which included one night's dinner, breakfast each morning and a brewery tour. The hotel is impressive on first sight and got even better when we walked into our extremely spacious room (208). We had a very large bathroom complete with walk in shower and two person jacuzzi bath. The room was clean and tidy and there was plenty of tea and coffee supplies. There was also a plentiful supply of toiletries as well. All the staff were friendly and efficient. The food was very well presented and tasty with a good choice both in The Stables and at breakfast. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Great stay in lovely area »

    Stayed here after a wedding. The room was a standard room and very clean. The bed was not very comfortable. Not a very good view from bedroom window but friends were given a room with a great view. The breakfast was excellent with a good choice on menus cooked to order. Staff were very friendly. Worth walking to the Stables bar in the grounds as drinks are cheaper and a nice eating and drinking area.

    5
    « Champagne dine and stay »

    Lovely hotel for that special occasion.staff warm and friendly. Stayed in room 219 found it nice and warm spotless and very spacious .dined in the stables bar having a three course meal included in the package..had a good night sleep and superb breakfast in the Eden room highly recomended

    5
    « Third visit in a year. »

    We have just paid our third visit this year, something unheard of before. We are attracted to the hotel for several reasons. The receptionists are lovely and welcoming, the room we have had each time is generous in size with a good bath/shower room. Breakfast is served in the Eden Room which is spacious and very efficiently run by Suzanne, the food all being freshly cooked to order. Evening meals are served in the Stables Bar at the rear of the hotel, which has it's own micro-brewery alongside (Silver Buckles is to die for). The hotel is well situated for a good range of National Trust houses, shopping in the Metro Centre and also in Newcastle. See you again next year Julie and staff.

    4
    « Lovely stay »

    Lovely two night stay. Cannot fault the staff or service but some rooms are obviously better than others. Good choice for breakfast and a pleasant change to have breakfast cooked to order rather than buffet style. Wonderful meal in the Stables restaurant, great service and enormous portions. Ideal position for trip to Beamish Museum - ask for discount voucher at reception.

    5
    « Excellent. »

    Stayed in room 103 on the 17/11 for 3 nights. As always, a nice welcome and clean and fresh rooms. I would like to mention that Susann from the breakfast team was always smiling and couldn't do enough for us. Susann is a star and and an asset to beamish hall. Please pass on our comments to her

    5
    « Outstanding »

    Booked a 2 night stay via Living Social to include breakfast and 1 evening meal. On arriving we were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a premium room (208) which was enormous and featured a four poster bed and a huge bathroom with a jacuzzi pool! Beamish Hall is a most impressive building dating from the 12th century and featured numerous oil paintings and antiques which added to the general pleasant ambience. Our stay included a visit to the onsite micro-brewery which was pleasant and highly informative. Afterwards there were several tastings of the 11 beers brewed on site and the opportunity to purchase 9-pint casks. Breakfast was a substantial affair and included a full English as well as cereals,fruits,yoghurts etc. We ate one night at the adjoining Stables Restaurant which was also a most pleasant occasion. All the staff we encountered were most friendly and hospitable and they are a credit to the hotel. As an IHG Premium and Hilton Gold member I regularly stay at 5 star properties across the world and I can honestly rate the Beamish Hall Hotel better than many of the hotels we have stayed at previously. Without any doubt we will be booking in the near future.Highly recommend.

    3
    « OK - but only just! »

    We booked a DB&B plus Micro Brewery tour - at an excellent price. Dinner in the Stable Restaurant was enjoyable. All staff were attentive and friendly, service was quick. Meal portions were huge and over-facing for us. The room was smokey from the fire stove. This restaurant is the onsite pub (linked to the micro brewery) . During our visit a group of boisterous lads were enjoying more than a few pints - so this isn't the kind of establishment for a quiet, romantic dinner. Our bedroom was small and dinghy. The window overlooked a courtyard and despite net curtains, folks from across the way could look directly at us and vice versa. The antique bed (with a large wooden bedstead) creaked and groaned all night and I reckon the mattress was from a similar vintage! The room was noisy from the corridor, upstairs and from the courtyard until around midnight - and then the noise began again at 5.0 am. The shower is along thin affair between two walls, with no door. Although plenty of hot water was available, there is nowhere to hang a bath towel to use on exit, no handrail to compensate for a slippery tiled floor and despite my best efforts, water seeped out of the shower, onto the bathroom floor creating a further hazard. An accident waiting to happen, in my opinion . Breakfast was freshly cooked to order - again by friendly staff

    5
    « Mid week break »

    A lovely hotel - lovely building with lots of original features - in beautiful grounds. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very nice real ale brewed on site - unfortunately the beer festival was the day after we left! Good food both for dinner and breakfast. We will definitely be returning.

    5
    « Welcoming »

    In a great setting this hotel is a lovely place to unwind. The rooms are extremely well decorated in a country style.The stables restaurant is well worth a visit especially with its own micro brewery on site. A great location for either a business stay or a couples getaway.

  • 5
    « Wedding and overnight stay »

    Beautiful building and grounds. Wedding was beautiful, staff always helpful. Our delux double room ( no4) was stunning, fabulously comfortable bed, everything you need, iron,hairdryer,shoe kit,sewing kit. The bathroom was fabulous, double jacuzzi bath and shower, good quality towels and toiletries. Just perfect!

    5
    « Excellent wedding venue »

    Stayed over at a family wedding with my husband yesterday. The celebrations where very well organised and carried out in a professional manner. The room we where given was large and well equipped (with ironing board etc). The breakfast was very good and ample. Definitely recommend this venue.

    5
    « The Best Wedding Day Ever »

    If a wedding day can be perfect, my daughters certainly was. Thank you Beamish Hall for our amazing stay and wonderful wedding. Cannot fault you for anything. Would most certainly recommend this place to anyone.

    5
    « Excellent value »

    I booked two rooms for myself and my husband and the other as a surprise for my brother and sister in law for her 50th birthday. I phoned the hotel to ask if there was any chance of an upgrade for her. We got a lovely room but there's was amazing, a huge room with pink fiz on ice and two boxes of chocolate truffles....the bathroom was enormous with a double jacuzzi bath and double walk in shower...they were overwhelmed. We spent a day in Beamish museum and got discounted tickets from reception giving us 25% of a nice saving. Well worth a visit and we had a great day out. We were on two nights b&b and dinner on the first night. The meal was superb and excellent quality. Breakfasts were also very good with plenty of choice . Well done to all ...we will be back

    5
    « The bedroom must be down there, or maybe up there? »

    It is fairly obvious that this a converted country residence- the rooms are large and well appointed but sometimes difficult to find. I managed to find three different routes to my room without meaning to try. I was not the only guest struggling to find their room - I met two other guests with luggage and a puzzled look on their face. This is not a hotel for people who struggle with stairs - there are quite a few of them and some seem to lead nowhere. But the staff were helpful and the bed comfortable. Sadly an early start meant I could not sample the breakfast so no review of that.

    5
    « Stopped off for coffee »

    I stopped off for coffee with a friend and a browse, on Friday and we ordered a pot of coffee for two, it was very nice and enough for two cups each and we got some tasty biscuits, it was very reasonable price and s nice change in nice surroundings. We are gong back to try the afternoon team

    5
    « Excellent bonfire night »

    A fabulous family night. Very well organised. The bonfire was very impressive. Especially with the Guy on the top. My children thought that was great. The fireworks were spectacular. Enjoyed by both the big people and the little people. Thank you all the staff at Beamish Hall.

    5
    « An amazing wedding »

    I would totally recommend Beamish hall for weddings, my daughter got married here and the staff couldn't do enough to make sure everything went without any hiccups. The meal we had was lovely and the evening food went down a treat with all the guests. We had the daytime in the monbouche room and the evening in the amazing winter garden room which had everyone's breath taken when they walked in! Thankyou beamish staff for a day we will never forget!

    5
    « Very professional »

    Thanks for another good stay. The breakfasts are wonderful - plenty of healthy choices as well as the usual full English breakfast. Comfortable & clean rooms and excellent staff in a very nice setting.

    5
    « Weekend Break »

    We stayed here for the weekend while visiting beamish what a wonderful place to stay the hotel is in splendid grounds all the staff where so helpful and nothing was to much trouble to them in all the what they say and do

  • 4
    « Happy to stay here »

    Stayed over after a wedding. The reception staff were friendly and efficient. We were in room 220 , it was dificult to find, more signs needed, luckily we met the the occupants of 218 who pointed us in the right direction: before asking us how to get back down to the wedding party. The room was of average size. The bathroom with bath and overhead shower was emaculate it had soft white towels and good toiletries. The bed had crisp white sheets an comfortable. The wedding was perfect, food very tasty, service at the tables very good. Breakfast very nice with lots of choice, wellcooked, plenty of filter coffee. Would stay again.

    5
    « Wedding Venue »

    We booked this Hotel for our daughters wedding and from the outset we had a wedding 'manager' assigned to us. She helped us to decide upon which room to have the reception, explained food and drink options and it was clear that she was confident in her role and that helped us to be confident in our decision. The venue was absolutely amazing, drinks and canapés in the Monboucher room and Winter Garden room for the main event. Matt and Joanne who were on hand right through the day to support and ensure that all went to plan. We used beamish extras for the décor and their DJ for the evening. (Given that my daughter and friends are Ibiza club visitors he really pulled out the stops with their choice of music and they danced all night). Food was hot, plentiful and tasty. The hog roast on the evening was the talk of the night. We had lovely weather and therefore sat outside in the Woodland area with the fire pits and fairy lights helping to make it a magical scene. The guest rooms were perfect, warm and comfy. We literally could not speak highly enough of the place, the staff, the food and the rooms. Thank you Beamish Hall for a truly wonderful day.

    5
    « Short but SWEET! »

    My wife and I stayed at the hotel for one night as we were attending a wedding. From the moment we arrived until our departure I can only say that the hotel and its staff were the best. As we were very early for check-in (12 noon) we had lunch at The Stables. Service was quick and food was amazing. Whilst eating our food, reception contacted us to say our room was ready. This was amazing considering check-in is normally 3pm two hours to go! Reception staff, especially Debbie were friendly, professional and were able to assist in several queries that were raised and resolved. Nothing was too much trouble and they do understand what customer care is all about! The staff attending at wedding, again, were pleasant and efficient whilst serving our meal and drinks. The food was good and very well presented and I would definitely recommend the hotel as a wedding venue. Our bedroom was a twin with three large windows, and a large bathroom with shower over with plenty of hot water plus toiletries and lovely plush white towels. Tea and coffee tray, two bottles of water were provided. The beds were very comfortable, not to soft and we both had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was cooked to order, so hot when served, again the staff were very attentive and pleasant. This is definitely a hotel to highly recommend and we would be more than happy to visit and stay again.

    4
    « Good stay »

    We stayed at the hotel the night before visiting the Beamish museum and it was a great location with a sizeable room with all the facilities we required. We ate at the Stables which was decent but the best part about this hotel was the full Northumbrian breakfast which was superb

    4
    « Has its own brewery...what more do you need? »

    Very close to Beamish. Very nice hotel with nice reception staff and helpful bar staff. The bar and beer from the brewery were very good indeed. Nice breakfast...cooked to order and served by friendly staff. Would go again :o)

    4
    « Poor night »

    This review is about the stables Halloween night. Very little effort had been made with decorations none at all in the court yard. We had travelled from Sunderland to what we hoped was going to be a great night and we went in fancy dress but it was not to been. No ghoulish cocktails no scaring music there a folk band (very Halloween) no atmosphere. Would not go again only plus side no cover charge.

    5
    « Perfect »

    Booked here for a Birthday treat for my partner, initially when we arrived there was a mix up with booking, however this was rectified by giving us a upgrade to a apartment, had dinner in stable restaurant, cosy, lovely setting, good choice on menu, food and wine at reasonable prices, staff were very friendly and efficient, all in all no complaints whatsoever, even got discount vouchers for Beamish museum which is a great touch! will definitely be back!

    5
    « Perfect for Business or Leisure »

    This hotel is unique, the décor and furnishings are high quality antique. The staff are really friendly and look after you. It is home from home. Breakfast is good quality and plenty of choice and the Stables Bar offers good value meals.

    4
    « BEST WESTERN VALUE »

    This grand hotel was formerly a great country house,then coal board offices then county council offices before its present role in 2000.It has been much added to and is a popular wedding and corporate venue so there is always a buzz,The staff are local personable and polite.The food and drink reflect the four star status but the quality does not.The rooms are clean but over furnished and fussythe beds too soft and no brush in the toilet!There is a reduction of 25% for admission to the open air museum next door

    4
    « Bar meal in the Stables »

    A very smart bar area to have meals at. The menu was extensive and the food was very good. Staff were very friendly and attentive. An excellent place to meet friends and eat. The hotel looks brilliant and I will definitely look at coming here to stay if the Stables is anything to go by.

  • 5
    « Fantastic Wedding Venue »

    Just returned from my daughter's wedding yesterday. From the start of the day until we left this morning, everything about this place was great. Everything was very well organized, the waiting staff were lovely. Everyone at this hotel really understood customer service. The rooms were lovely with nice big bathrooms and breakfast this morning was delicious and we were served with lots of smiles. Thank you to everyone who works at Beamish Hall xx

    5
    « Beamish Hall Hotel »

    Fabulous hotel...very helpful friendly staff...we were there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary .The attached pub is a great eating pace lovely atmosphere not as expensive as the restaraunt in the hotel Room was huge with a very large ensuite and jacuzzi bath Beautiful grounds to explore Very close to Beamish outdoor museum which is a must visit ...reception will organise discount tickets

    5
    « The very Best Western »

    For our 44th wedding anniversary I want to take my wife somewhere that was different, special and enjoyable. Beamish Museum seemed to tick all the right boxes but where to stay? Beamish Hall was very close but it was a Best Western Hotel. Over the years we have stayed in quite a few of their hotels in various countries. They are alright but nothing special. I'm pleased to say I'm wrong The Beamish Hall Hotel is one of the best hotels we have stayed at. The staff are warm, friendly, helpful nothing is too much trouble and that goes for all the staff. This made for a most relaxed and enjoyable stay. Breakfast was well cooked well presented and served by the most friendly and pleasant staff that I've encountered in a long time. Last month we were in the USA on a tour so we had something recent to compare experiences. Beamish Hall and its staff far excelled any of the 14 hotels that we stayed in last month and I'm not saying that any of them were poor because they were all of a high standard. I can't wait to revisit and for Christmas my daughter and son in law are getting a stay as their Christmas present

    4
    « Fantastic Value for Money »

    I recently stayed at Beamish Hall Hotel with my girlfriend for a birthday break. It cost us around £65 each for a nights stay with dinner, breakfast and a brewery tour. And for this amount it was an absolute bargain. For the meal you get 3 courses, anything off the menu, which probably has a value of at least £25 per person. We then were also given our first round of drinks for free with it being my birthday as well as the free tasters from the brewery tour. This along with a cooked breakfast worth about 12.50 also included made this one very cheap stay. And for the Pokemon go enthusiasts out there it is also a definite Cubone Nest, never even seen one before and caught about 4 or 5 :-p

    5
    « Boys on Tour »

    We had a boys weekend visiting Beamish. We stayed at the Beamish hotel. Great food and drink. Very helpful staff. Can't wait to come again. Great location to visit Beamish museum. Fish and chips are to die for.

    5
    « Winderful »

    Stayed at this beautiful Hotel for two nights. Was attending a wedding close by. The room was lovely as was the whole hotel. The hotel room was lovely as was the bathroom. Staff at the hotel were very pleasant and helpful. Restaurant staff were second to non helpful and pleasant. All in all we had a terrific stay and would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    5
    « One of the best stays »

    The hotel is anything you want, when you want it. It has nice views and you can walk around a lot, especially if the weather is good. Very close to the Beamish Museum so you can have a day out. The food at the restaurant is also amazing, and the deserts are delicious! Must try the craft beers:) The decor is amazing in the rooms and it brings you back to a postbelic era.

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel »

    Loved this hotel. Beautiful rooms and wonderful views. The restaurant was amazing and they have their own micro brewery, so definitely try out the taster tour!! Plan to go back soon. Bit of an uphill walk to the Beamish Museum, so better to drive or get a cab.

    5
    « wedding »

    At a wedding on Sat 15th Oct this place is amazing the grounds are fantastic the staff were fab even in the stables before hand the staff were great. Food lush for the nigh time do would highly recommend it.

    5
    « Outstanding Service and Staff »

    My wife and I had the absolute pleasure to stay here for 2 night's as a wedding anniversary treat. On arrival at the reception Julie ( who is one of the most professional and courteous ladies we have ever met ). Explained we were slightly early and our room would be ready soon. She had also done her homework and noticed it was a wedding anniversary and mentioned casualy that we had been upgraded to the Penthouse Apartment Charon suite. Having traveled extensively as a diplomat my wife and I have been privileged to be accommodated in some beautiful hotel rooms. ....however Nothing compares to the Charon Apartment. Huge and luxurious complete decadence. The size is approximately 300 square meters honestly it's huge. And so beautiful modern meets old school beautiful furniture. Totally amazing room. Huge thanks Julie. And also a complementary bottle of French Fizz on ice waiting. Above and beyond the call of duty. Hence outstanding. We booked the Afternoon tea at the movies on the Wednesday however my wife had a flu coming on and so I called reception 15 minutes before the event started. Out of courtesy just to inform them we would not be attending. Again amazing service and understanding we discovered on checkout that we had not been charged for the cancellation even though it stated cancellation 24 hours before. I have already reviewed the Amazing restaurant Stables. .... Overall from the initial Warm Northern Welcome to the beautiful Room and Hotel Grounds. .we will never forget the Beamish Hall Hotel experience. 1st Class. James and Jelena

  • 3
    « Not impresseed! »

    My partner and I attended here for a wedding, unfortunately i was not left with a good impression! The hotel and grounds are lovely, nice old hotel, however very over priced I thought. When we arrived we were greeted by a rude receptionist Terri, I asked if there was anywhere to keep my bags as check in wasn't till 3 and we arrived in a taxi. I was met with 'well check in isn't till 3, but i suppose you could keep your bags behind the desk'. So my first impression was not great! However this was soon replaced as the wedding rooms were lovely, all the staff were so helpful and worked really hard. The room was decorated lovely, really good day. Massive well done to all involved. We were given room 219, which was a little far away from the wedding room. This was no problem to us, well until later in the night when we had a few too many and got lost! The room was huge, a lot of storage space. The bathroom really let it down though, was very old fashioned and the bath had long red hairs in the bottom. Breakfast was again a let down, There were no tables ready so we were asked to sit next door and wait, no offer of a cup of tea/coffee or given any sort of time we would have to wait. Luckily another couple we were with arrive so we got a table of 4 quicker. My poached egg had a black hair embedded through it and also there was a hair on my plate, I did mention this to the staff who offered to have my breakfast replaced, I had been put off eating anything at that point so declined the offer. Not a great stay but the wedding was outstanding and I can see why people pick this venue. We got the room rate discounted with being with the wedding party, Had i have paid the £175 that the room should have been I would have been very annoyed as I definitely do not think it is worth that price. If i attend another wedding at the hotel I will look at getting a taxi home.

    5
    « Excellent »

    We stayed at Beamish Hall for just one night whilst visiting the adjacent museum. The reception was friendly and efficient and the hotel has a really nice feel to it. Our room, a premier suite, was just great - well worth the extra spend. The dinner menu is a bit strange for such a hotel - burgers, sausage and mash etc, but in the event it was very good.

    4
    « Great service »

    Set in vast, well kept grounds, the hall welcomes you at the end of the drive from the country lane. A warm welcome from the reception staff, service is obviously high on the hotel managements list of priorities. Every member of staff was polite and engaging. Public rooms are spacious and bedrooms comfortable, although ours was a little cramped. I would have expected more space for the price. However it didn't detract from the enjoyable experience of staying at the hall.

    4
    « Lovely Old Building »

    This hotel is a lovely old building, a bit off the beaten track but ideal for visiting Beamish Open Air Museum. You have to ask for a discount ticket at reception.The staff are all lovely & very friendly apart from a few in the Stables Restaurant, who seemed bored to death. I was there with my husband for a two night deal Bed & breakfast with dinner on the first night. The dinner was not great. We were shown to a table which had food on the floor underneath & a dirty napkin! I asked to be moved. The food was not good more like a carvery which had been stood for hours. We didn't enjoy it so didn't eat there the second night. We went to the pub at the top of the road, the Shepherd & Sheperdess & had an amazing very cheap meal there! The drinks at the hotel were very reasonable for a hotel of this quality. The breakfasts however which are taken in The Eden Room are amazing. So much choice, all freshly cooked & yummy. The rooms were very clean BUT all the beds have thick foam on the top of the mattresses.Is this to cover up old mattresses? I am amazed that a hotel of this quality has thick foam as mattress toppers. Good value with The Superbreak Deal we had

    5
    « NIce Lacation & Welcoming Staff »

    This Hotel is set in a stunning location nearby to Beamish Museum. The staff are brilliant & very friendly. The room we stayed in was in the main part of the building. We did not sleep well due to the size of the bed & adjacent rooms with the television on till early morning & & the other residents snoring along with the early alarms going off,but that is life.The quality of the breakfast & choice was very good served in the Eden Room & evening meals were served in the Stables Bar along with the choice of beer & wines. Again the staff were brilliant. I would recommend this as a place to stay.

    5
    « Two night and meal deal.. »

    we had a two night with meal on the first night deal.It was an excellent hotel very clean room and bathroom.The breakfast was cooked to order and was served by friendly staff.We ate in the Stable restaurant and again very good food and service We found all staff to be friendly and efficient without being intrusive .Added bonus of being so close to Beamish Museum..Would absolutely stay again..

    5
    « short weekday break »

    professional friendly staff.when I opened the apartment door I thought I was in the ballroom.it was huge with a lovely 4 poster double bed.the bath could be used for a rugby team.tea/coffee/biscuits and kettle in room.

    5
    « Birthday Present »

    Set in its own grounds the Beamish Hall Hotel.A listed buildingi it is very impressive. We were greeted by a very helpful receptionist. We were in room 105 which overlooked the side garden. It was on the small side but had everything you needed. A modern bathroom with a rain shower over the bath. A very comfortable bed and good quality bed linens. Tea and coffee facilities together with bottled water are provided in room. As part of our stay we had a brewery tour, they have their own micro brewery on site where they brew around seven different ales. After this we were able to taste the different ones. We had dinner in the Stables Restaurant this was excellent, of a very good quality with very good service. The breakfast menu was superb and this was served in the very impressive Eden Room. We certainly would use this Hotel again.

    5
    « Beautiful setting,top breakfast, magnificent place, friendly staff. »

    We stayed here overnight for the second time this year due to our son studying at Durham University. We were not disappointed. Although the room wasn't as big as the first time and the view was of roof tops rather than the stunning grounds, it had everything you need. Tea making facilities with nice biscuits, hair dryer, ironing board, tv and plug in internet access which my husband used with his laptop. We ate in the Stables bar at night which was a comfortable, pretty bar with outside tables which I imagine are nice in the summer. Good food and fast friendly service. Breakfast was scrumptious with buffet for cereal etc and waitress service for cooked breakfast. Everything you could possibly want. If I had to nit pick it would be that although the bed was comfy the wooden bed frame looked antique and it squeaked when you moved but I am a light sleeper so it may just be me that would notice this! I love the suit of Armour in the foyer, and all the lovely antique furniture and paintings dotted around.The complimentary toiletries smell divine too. Beamish museum is just up the lane and is well worth a visit too. I would definitely consider staying here again.

    5
    « Great experience »

    Impressive grounds and facade. The staff were all brilliant - efficient, welcoming and above all efficient. If you are visiting Beamish Museum- you really should stay here; you will not be disappointed- accommodation good, food excellent and great selection of beers.

  • 5
    « Great base for Beamish Museum »

    Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Beamish and Durham. Gorgeous country manor hotel, with lovely antique furniture in keeping with the age of the hotel. Staff friendly and efficient. Room was huge and there was a very large jacuzzi bath to enjoy some champagne in, bubbles in bubbles! Food in The Stables restaurant was very reasonable and tasty and we had an interesting tour of their micro brewery. Will definitely be back.

    4
    « Very Good Hotel »

    This is a great hotel for visiting the Beamish Museum. We had a ground floor room which was excellent and ideal for us. We stayed for 3 nights in July and had dinner each night in the restaurant and was not disappointed, good menu and good food. All the staff at the hotel, restaurant and at breakfast where welcoming and friendly. We will be Back.

    3
    « Works function »

    The building is impressive but the decor needs attention it is such a big place it requires more detail. The grounds are very nice but it could be more than just a car park where are the beautiful gardens it needs. This is a function hotel not somewhere I would like to stay it caters for large parties not couples from my first impressions.

    5
    « Lovely afternoon tea »

    We had afternoon tea there for my wife's birthday. The building itself is a huge impressive one full of character. The staff in the room where the tea was served were very friendly. The afternoon tea was great with a good selection of sandwiches and cakes and as much tea as you like. We will be back.

    4
    « Excellent Hotel with good facilities. »

    A good hotel for visiting Beamish Museum, but a bit out of the way for going any where else, you need your own car every time you venture out, ie roads not suitable for public transport routes, and to far to walk to any bus stops etc. Apart from that an excellent hotel with good facilities.

    5
    « Sorry I thought I reviewed this stunning hotel in August when I was there. »

    We stayed here for 2 nights 16,17th August and didn't want to leave. Friendly welcoming staff beautiful grounds to walk around, bedroom spacious and clean with lovely antique furniture throughout the hotel. For breakfast you eat in the hotel grand dining room, for evening meals you walk over to the stable restaurant. We loved this hotel and will definatley come back here again when visiting Beamish Museum again. At reception they have vouchers to give you a little discount for the museum and that ticket when bought at the museum is an annual ticket so you can use it as many times as you want too. I visit many Best Western Hotels over the last couple of years and feel this one is the best.

    5
    « Great night out!! »

    We went as part of a business awards night. The food was amazing, the staff were excellent couldn't do enough for us and made us feel very special for the evening and would recommend to anyone the lovely meals.

    5
    « Great night away. »

    We stayed here for a night away as well as visiting the beamish museum just a stones throw away, beautiful surroundings, great rooms and staff who couldn't do enough for you. We also had dinner in the adjoining restaurant which was fantastic. If I was to be picky I had asked for my steak to be cooked blue and in my opinion it was medium-rare. This still did not upset the evening at all. Would go back.

    2
    « Very loud »

    Barely got any sleep Room was lovely. Clean and decorated to high standard. However, it was the worst nights sleep i have ever had in a hotel. It was so loud. I could hear everything that was going on in other peoples room. Everytime they went into their bathroom it set their fan off which sounded like an engine in our room. Also people upstairs and in the corridoor you could hear walking about quite significantly. This all could be because it was an old building but i wouldnt stay there again.

    4
    « God combination hotel+museum »

    We had a pleasant one night stay prior to visiting the Beamish museum (note that you can get combined hotel+museum for a good price). Large rambling place that won't have to be redecorated for years as faded paintwork just looks right! Pleasant and efficient front of house staff ensured a quick checkin and could provide lots of info on the museum (hotel has vouchers for 20% off). My only complaint was that the place lacked atmosphere, no bars were open, not even annoying background music you felt you had to tip toe around the place so as not to disturb the silence. Stable restaurant was passable but nothing special

  • 5
    « Great country house hotel with lovely staff »

    Had a two night break at Beamish Hall, as we intended to visit Beamish Museum, which is only five minutes away by car. The Hotel is tucked away in a peaceful, pleasant valley and is an impressive building both externally and internally and as it has been extended and added to, it is a bit of a maze inside. We had an upgraded twin room on the second floor, overlooking the car park and grounds, our friends weren't quite as fortunate, as their room faced into the interior of the building, so no pleasant view. The room itself was excellent. Clean, well appointed and extremely comfortable beds. The only comment I would make was that the rooms were extremely warm, even with no heating switched on. We ate in the The Stables on both nights, it is a nice venue but it is essentially "Pub Grub". Fish and Chips, Sausage and Mash, Burgers, Shepherds Pie etc. but the portions do tend to compensate for the basic menu. On site there is the Micro Brewery, with a range of interesting beers, well worth having a tasting. Finally, have to mention the girls on breakfast duty. Have never come across a more cheerful, friendly, efficient crew than these ladies, they were a delight. The breakfast offer was also good. Would we visit again - For Sure.

    4
    « Visited Beamish Village »

    Great stay, rooms clean , I'd trouble on the legs ask for ground floor room as the corridors are rambling with a few ups and downs. value for money, parking and ground plentiful. Staff very attentive, great breakfast selection. Situated close to Beamish Village.

    5
    « Lived up to expectations »

    Recently visited Beamish for a family wedding and have to say it lived up to the high expectations we all had . The room was fine on all counts as was the food the service and the facilities . so all in all it made for a excellent wedding venue and place to stay. My only complaint would be the quality of the lager (fosters) which was very flat and had poor taste which hopefully was a one off as I have been before and that was not a issue

    4
    « Lovely dinner in The Stables restaurant »

    This cosy restaurant is well worth a visit when staying at the hotel. It also has a pleasant courtyard area for pre dinner drinks. The staff is very competent, the food was excellent, so I highly recommend it.

    4
    « Vintage Victoriana hotel (very vogue) »

    Charming room with queen bed, long in width a bit if a his and hers seating and dressers. Lovely window seat overlooking the front of the property with extensive well manicured lawns. Small but compact bathroom space. Very friendly welcome from all the staff, from reception - to the Stables dining and bar, to the front of house team for breakfast. Efficient, friendly service delivered in all areas all working to make your stay enjoyable. Also lovely bar drinks service after dining sitting at Stables outside tables in the dark, cooling down from the warm weather. Food in the Stables is a nice modern pub standard, and at the main dining room for breakfast there are lovely freshly cooked options to your liking (including help for dietary requirements such as gluten-free care).

    5
    « Exceeded all my expectations - a great place to visit »

    Stayed here for 4 nights, which enabled us to explore the area, but enjoy a superb room as well as good food in The Stables Restaurant, which is part of the setup. An interesting mixture of a country house hotel using a less formal and different sort of dining experience within the same location. Initially I was surprised, but the restaurant excelled itself in its own less formal style & was clearly a favourite of locals. The hotel was very comfortable and the Eden lounge was a nice quiet, comfortable place to sit & read. Breakfast was within the hotel itself, unlike the other meals, in the Eden restaurant, which was perfect with its traditional settings, nice views across the grounds. The staff were first class with a high level of service given on each occasion. We really enjoyed the range of superbly cooked food. Our stay was very memorable for all the right reasons. Magnificent

    4
    « Beamish »

    a very pleasant stay at the Beamish Hall hotel. great food but lots of nice large room (218) when we got to it but its looking a little tired. tried several times to get internet but to no avail reception suggested that the undermanager would attend but we didn't bother as we had other plans.

    5
    « Hotel Beamish-Hall »

    Very nice Victorian style Hotel, located on huge green garden, quite and relax enviroment. Friendly staff, the rooms are very nice decorated. The English Breakfast was exellent !! We had also the Afternoon tea that was very good !! Things for improvement; the beds little small, for those without car would be nice to have an Hotel pick up. The Pub behind the Hotel nice and friendly.

    5
    « Stayover »

    Came here for my husband s works party . Our room was lovely full of old charm and character. Our venue was in the winter gardens room the food and service were lovely. Breakfast the next day was again faultless. The grounds are idyllic very picturesque. We have been here about 6 times staying over and we love it each time . We have also done the afternoon tea on a separate occasion and that was a truly delightful experience. Can t wait for our return visit again .

    4
    « Amazing place, old world charm »

    We had room 219, which had lots of great things such as massive room, view of the courtyard, quiet end of the hotel. Only issue we had the journey from reception to the room. This is an old hotel, lots of stairs going up and then down, corridors galore and one lift which I'm not convinced adds any value. We ate in the restaurant and the food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. The grounds are lovely and there was a bonus, a mini "go-ape" area for the kids - zip-wire and screams.

  • 1
    « Great venue - pooe hotel »

    We stayed at this hotel because we were attending a family wedding which was perfect - very well organised and a delight. The staff overall were lovely and did their very best to ameliorate a poor situation. Because we were travelling a long distance and staying for three nights we booked a "Superior Room". The basic requirements of any hotel room is that it offers a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed (which mandates a good mattress) with supportive pillows and good bed linen, a peaceful environment and a functional clean bathroom. Unfortunately the room we had (103) offered none of these. It was immediately obvious that the mattress was very poor - it sagged and was covered with a slab of foam, the pillows appeared to be stuffed with cotton wool balls and the duvet was a solid slab of wadding. The noise in the room was appalling all night - faulty plumbing I was told. I did ask to move rooms when we arrived but was told that no other was available and that all of the mattresses were the same. This turns out not to be true. I have had an exchange of views with the Operations manager and it seems that the mattresses are being upgraded at the rate of 6 a month. In my opinion it is wrong to sell a room as "Superior" when you know that it isn't up to the grade. Ultimately we were given a partial refund for part of our stay but this does not compensate for 3 miserable nights, especially when we wanted to be at our best to be able to enjoy a special occasion. On the way up to Beamish and on the way home we stayed at two other hotels where we paid approximately the same for our rooms but had excellent beds and all other amenities. If you are attending an event at Beamish my advice would be to stay somewhere else nearby and to use the money saved on taxis.

    3
    « Nice building, needs updating and no A/C »

    Stayed here recently and whilst the location and setting is nice if you like country houses, but there is no mobile reception on most networks, and the building/guest rooms desperately needs air conditioning - consequently it's not 4 star, but an average 3*for me. There is no A/C and a lot of the sash windows only open 3 inches meaning no air flow and in the heat it was impossible to get the room even vaguely cool so it was very uncomfortable. The hotel provides a tiny desk fan in each room which does nothing. The furniture in each room is in keeping with the style of the hotel but it's old, creaky and way beyond its use by date imo. On the plus side, the restaurant is good and not expensive for a hotel and the breakfast is a la carte and you can get pretty much anything you want, cooked to order and it's very pleasant.

    4
    « Overnight stay »

    Excellent hotel and a first class breakfast and only a few minutes away from Beamish open air museum itself . Asked for some ice and the duty manager brought a bucket of the stuff . Will certainly stay here again

    4
    « Lovely stay »

    We stayed here the night before and night of my brother's wedding. Our first room (the night before) was small but nice and the luxury room the night of was fantastic - great size and comfortable bed. Lovely bathroom with huge double jet bath. Their bridal suite was also gorgeous - lovely airy and spacious room with fantastic bathroom. Lovely rooms and grounds downstairs - wedding meal was fantastic. Breakfast and staff also lovely.

    5
    « great hotel friendly staff »

    we only stayed one night wished it had been longer ,it was for my husbands 60th we were celebrating, and after a friendly welcome went to our room where there was a bottle of sparkling wine and a card for my husband,it was fantastic he loved it, we went off to explore the hotel its a grand hotel lots of corridoors the wedding rooms are lovely as are the lounges, very much in keeping with the age of the hotel.There are large grounds with tables and chairs dotted around very scenic and well kept.we had a lovely room with an amazing spar bath just huge it was great and also a walk in shower ,if there was any thing i would add is i would like a bigger bed next time and possibly a full length mirror but otherwise very satisfied.we had a lovely meal in the stables and cocktails before i recommend the purple rain its fab! my husband enjoyed trying the beers from the micro brewery too! we had breakfast in the very grand eden room although it needs a bit of attention on one wall looked like damp probably due to the age of the property,its a buffet then cooked to order for the hot food, we had full breakfast which when it came amazed me as probably the biggest ive ever seen you will not starve here! we had a wonderful time the staff are so nice and we look forward to returning for longer next time

    3
    « Not as good as our first visit »

    Fantastic grounds and interesting country house - let down by antique furniture in bedrooms failing to provide for modern living - by all means have the public area decked out in brown furniture but update the bedrooms to cater for today's needs and not Victorian requirements. Staff are superb and the Stable Restaurant is without fault(try the pork burger with black pudding - best burger in England!)

    4
    « Lovely stay at Beamish country house hotel »

    A beautiful country house hotel in spacious grounds. The bar & restaurant in a converted & extended stable block are a lovely feature with a good priced menu. Breakfast was served in the main hotel building & was well cooked & presented on both mornings we dined there.

    5
    « The staff are the secret to this great hotel »

    We stayed here for 3 nights and would have liked to have stayed longer. The hotel is lovely but it is the friendliness of all the staff that makes the place.The restaurant serves excellent food. We had intended to try the pubs round and about but didn't as the menu was varied enough to keep us both happy. Our room wasn't very big but had everything we needed the bathroom was a good size and all were spotless. It is a few hundred yards from the Beamish Museum and a golf course and not far from Durham and Newcastle. If I have a criticism it would be that our room was very warm even with the window open. The laundry was quite close so I assume that is the reason for the warmth!!!

    4
    « Afternoon Tea - Yummy! »

    The beautiful Beamish Hall Hotel was the setting for our surprise Afternoon Tea on Saturday, 27th August, 2016. We were shown to our table and offered tea/coffee straight away. After choosing our selection of sandwiches - one choice each - we eagerly awaited the arrival of the cakes! We were not disappointed! The selection was superb, with a couple of unusual flavours - lavender being one- incorporated into one of the cakes. Wow! I didn't think I'd like it, but the flavour was great! The little scones were perfect, as were the other delicacies on the tiered cake stand. The staff were attentive, but not intrusive. They offered 'doggy bags' for the cakes that we couldn't manage to eat -which we accepted gratefully, as we didn't want to leave anything behind! All in all a gentle, decadent experience, at a very reasonable price. Many thanks for a lovely time!

    5
    « Old world style and quality »

    We stayed here two nights to allow us to spend a reasonable time at the Beamish museum. The hotel offered a very good deal for Dinner B& B on the first and B&B only the next night. The staff members were all so friendly and helpful and the place so comfortable and spacious with great style and elegance, that we could almost believe that it was part of the museum experience to show us what standards once were when things were done with pride and individually rather than by a formula that would serve the masses. The lift was old style with a separate inner door and a door to each floor. It was amusingly crash,bang wallop as it closed and started to move. We had not realised that with our booking here we also had a discount on the museum entrance fee. I would love to return here.If you book for dinner be advised that you may have to walk outside a short distance to the stable restaurant.

  • 5
    « 2 nights and wedding celebration »

    Stayed for 2 nights and celebrated our recent marriage First night stayed in 116 (deluxe double). Very spacious and furniture in keeping with the age of the building. 2nd night stayed in the bridal suite 102 (premier double) which was a stunning round room with loads of space, enormous four poster bed and large bathroom with double jacuzzi bath and walk in shower. Beautiful room Wedding celebration went without a hitch. Brilliantly organised and decorated by the wedding, service, kitchen and Beamish Extras teams. Helped make the day perfect and have had loads of positive comments from our guests. Would highly recommend this venue for a wedding and as a hotel

    4
    « Comfortable stay, close to Beamish Museum »

    Beautiful hotel in pleasant grounds very close to Beamish Museum. Only problem was long walk from reception to a small lift and then a long walk to room. Good choice in restaurant with reasonable prices. Lots of young children when we stayed but they were no problem.

    4
    « The staff make this average place better »

    We stayed mid August for a wedding. My rating takes into account the staff and the grounds and the experience others in our group had during our stay. Had we based it solely on our experience based on our room the rating would be lower. The hotel looks amazing and arriving in sunshine only added to that first experience. It is an old building (12th century) and furnished in that dark wood, red leather style many hotels with an older building tend to favour. It is not to my taste however I can recognise that many people would find this appealing. We stayed in room 2. In our opinion the room is tiny and over filled with furniture that is too big for the room. The mattress was somewhat smaller than the bed frame so no attention to detail. With two of us trying to get ready for the wedding it was near impossible, tripping over each other, furniture and wires. (ours not the hotels!). Room two also offers little in the way of soundproofing from other rooms; not ideal being able to hear quite so much. However talking to other guests and seeing other rooms including the one next to ours it became clear that we got a 'bad' room. My advice to anyone staying is that unless you are alone, ask to not be placed in room two. My suggestion to the hotel is that this room is used as a single room only, or that the room rate is reduced to take into account its size, or unlike the other rooms this becomes a modern sleek space as clean lines & less furniture would allow it to feel bigger and would function much better. We ate at Stables on our first night and had Ashley serving us. If you have 'food needs' both Ashley and the chef can help. We shared the Camembert and after a quick enquiry Ashley sought out some chutney and the chef offered up a spiced version which was lovely and should be served with the Camembert always! My initial order of Caesar salad without anchovies was nixed when Ashley was able to explain anchovies are blended into the dressing. My next pick of beef bourguignon was also nixed as they make it properly so contained bacon. I finally ordered a blue sirloin steak, adding a message to the chef that if he/she felt the meat would not do well as blue, for it to be cooked to the meat rather than my request. The steak came out medium and tasting it showed that the chef chose the right cook as the meat was not of the greatest quality. The wedding went off without any concerns (that is guests knew about) and everyone appeared to have a nice time. The staff are exceptional, night staff, day staff, from reception, cleaners, bar staff everyone is helpful, pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. Being an earlier riser I was witness to the level of attention to detail this hotel does to ensure its standards are met. If you are planning an event I believe they will do their utmost to ensure you get exactly what you want. I wouldn't stay again but that is 100% down to the room we had, two nights in there was enough for a lifetime for me.

    3
    « Poor nights sleep »

    Stayed in room 205 and was charged £135 for the room with breakfast, but the bed was covered with a piece of yellow foam on top of a springless mattress. Housekeeping sorted it the next morning by removing the foam and leaving the mattress another sleepless night and still charged the full price. We felt cheated but the food and rest of the hotel is great

    5
    « Birthday weekend »

    I took my best friend here for her 50th Birthday. We were visiting the museum and it was so handy! The welcome was great, we had a fab room twin with great antique furniture, and a huge clean white bathroom we were overlooking the stable bar which was great for us as we spent a lot of time there! We didn't have to walk far. The service there was great, so much so even on the second night they had our customary bottle of Sauvignon Blanc ready on our table! On the First day when we returned to our room after the visit to the museum, there was a bottle of fizz some chocolates and a card for my friend from the staff. She was thrilled, a great touch!! Will definitely return, very nice staff and a lovely secluded hotel.

    5
    « Fabulous Afternoon Tea »

    I cannot believe I have never been to Beamish Hall before now as we have frequented the adjoining Stables restaurant many times. As we now only live a couple of miles from here we felt a visit was well overdue and that was put to rights in the blink of an eye. I am a bit of an afternoon tea blogger having searched the region for perfection. This is up there with the best of them and considerably cheaper than some of the other places we have been to with the food every bit as good. The list of places visited is extensive and this is exceptional value for money. The place on arrival exudes charm with period features and a very grand and ornate staircase as you make your way up to the restaurant. The staff are all very charming and welcoming and very helpful. The traditional afternoon tea is excellent but there is now something even better than that as Beamish Hall offer a savoury twist to that whereby you have the choice of a Tiffin afternoon tea that comes complete with scotch egg and pork pie both warm and extremely delicious and a very welcome change. The quality of the food and the exemplary service combines to make this a must visit place for afternoon tea. It is not as up market as Rockliffe Hall or Seaham Hall or Jesmond Dene but certainly competes with them all at the highest level where the quality of food is concerned. As it is now one of our locals I think you will find that we will be regular visitors in future and I feel ashamed it has taken this long to discover a true jewel in the afternoon tea crown. So a huge well done to all concerned it was exceptional.

    5
    « Beautiful »

    We booked a very last minute break to the Beamish Hall Hotel and were very pleasantly surprised by the beauty and splendour of the property and the gorgeous grounds. Even more delighted by the standards inside; all the staff were local, helpful and courteous, the food was excellent quality and value for money and our room was spectacular. The receptionist did tell us it was one of the best rooms they have.

    4
    « Tiffin tea »

    We have had afternoon tea at Beamish a number of times and were delighted to see you could now get a savoury Tiffin tea. This includes a pork pie and a scotch egg as well as sandwiches and cakes. Costs £15, the same as the usual afternoon tea, and is really good value. The quantity of food you get on the afternoon tea is always very filling but if anything the Tiffin tea is even more filling. Quality of food is always good as is the service provided by pleasant waitresses. Can definitely recommend here for afternoon tea.

    5
    « Excellent Best Western Hotel »

    Stayed at Beamish Hall Hotel for 1 night, lovely hotel, room quite small but vey clean and well decorated in keeping with style of hotel. Lovely restaurant, food excellent as was breakfast with plenty of tea and coffee and loads of choice. Staff were all very pleasant and courteous. Beautiful grounds.

    4
    « Country House hotel »

    Beamish Hall has the merits of an old style country house hotel in a rural setting. The room was clean with a large modern bathroom and furnished with period furniture. There is some loss of modern efficiency but a much greater gain in charm and individuality. The food in the restaurant and at breakfast was cooked to order and very tasty and well presented.

  • 5
    « Romantic wedding anniversary getaway »

    Visited here with my wife for our anniversary on the 16th August. This was for only one night, but we both wished it could have been longer. Absolutely beautiful building and grounds and the room was fabulous, (room 102). Staff were superb both in the hotel and the stables restaurant. Meals in the stables are excellent and reasonably priced, as is the Beamish Ale, unfortunately I couldn't manage all of them as I wanted to maintain the romantic mood. Breakfast is also excellent with a varied choice from full English to continental. A super stay and would love to return.

    5
    « Lovely stay. »

    From the moment my husband and I entered the hotel till the time we left, everyone was so friendly, The receptionists were so lovely, room was spotless and the staff in the restaurant were so nice. The food in the stables was tasty and the breakfast was lovely and set us up for the day. We are looking forward to returning in the near future.

    5
    « A fantastic day »

    We were at beamish hall for my sisters wedding and the grounds, rooms and whole place was beautiful with helpful accommodating staff. Wedding meal and breakfast the following morning were beautiful. Staff were on hand to help when needed and were great in assisting with a surprise firework display later on the night.

    5
    « Afternoon tea »

    We went to the hotel for a hen party afternoon tea. The food prepared was tasty, plentiful and displayed well. The service was fantastic and we were even able to take spare cakes home in a goody bag. The grounds of the hall are lovely. Plenty of spaces to park and the staff are very helpful and attentive.

    5
    « Better than the main hall »

    The old stables is at the back of the main hall and is I think classed as 'for the general public' but this is done to a high standard. To begin with its all on the ground floor so access for disabled is great, there is also a downstairs disabled toilet. There is a large outside patio area for bands and barbeques (which they do have at set times) and you can sit out here at any time. Inside there is a bar area then to the left and right the main restaurant. The meals are first class (see menu from their web site) and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I wanted a slight change to one of the meals and they were very happy to accommodate my request. On the evening we were there one of the restaurants was closed as they had a band in there and the tables were just for sitting at and drinking. You could not even hear the band in the other restaurant such is the level of insulation. This is a great place to go for a drink, lunch or dinner. The main toilets are upstairs but if you have difficulty then there is always the disabled one on the ground floor.

    5
    « Ruby Wedding dinner »

    Booked private dining room for family party of 12 Sunday lunch. Great service and food well organised by Victoria and the team. My wife and I stayed overnight in splendid room 208. Hotel left us a card and champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Great breakfast and service next morning. Delighted with whole event. Couldn't have made a better choice

    5
    « Fantastoc »

    Hotel is absolutely beautiful with lovely grounds. Staff so friendly and welcoming. Check in so efficient . Rooms spotless. Breakfast outstanding and plentiful. Stables restaurant is first class. Great place to stay when visiting beamish museum.

    4
    « Lovely relaxing stay »

    We stayed here for one night before a trip to Beamish, we got a cheap deal and were seriously impressed. The room was massive, lovely and comfortable with loads of space for a family of 4. Staff were very welcoming and warm, that always helps. Breakfast was made to order and for someone who spends a lot of time in hotels, it was one of the best hotel breakfasts I had had in a long time. Everything was fresh and the staff were so accommodating for the kids needs. Will be back!

    5
    « Impressive hotel in a great setting »

    On arrival, on driving up to the car park, it was evident that the hotel and grounds were very well maintained. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, and the check in itself did not take long at all. Our room on the ground floor was well appointed with decoration and furniture matching the character of the building itself. Breakfast was served in the first floor dining room, and the traditional Yorkshire breakfast was excellent. When we next return to the area, we will certainly be staying at this hotel.

    5
    « Afternoon tea »

    We came here for afternoon tea which was fantastic. We turned up last minute without a booking but this wasn't a problem and we were seated at a table by the window with a lovely view of the hotels garden. We had classic afternoon tea which was lovely, lots of cakes and scones plus delicious freshly made sandwiches. All the staff were very accommodating and each made conversation with our table, overall a lovely experience of how afternoon tea should be. 5*

  • 5
    « Amazing ! »

    From the moment we checked in, we felt relaxed and very welcome. They were very friendly on reception and arranged afternoon tea for us on check in. The afternoon tea was very good and reasonably priced. Our room was fantastic with a huge bathroom and four poster bed. We ate in the Stables restaurant in the evening which was full of character and was very relaxed. The service and food were both very good. Breakfast the following morning was one of the best I have ever had in a hotel. It was so nice to have the hot breakfast cooked fresh. Thank you for a lovely stay we will be back.

    5
    « really great hotel »

    We have just returned from this hotel with friends. We were very pleased with our stay. The building looks very impressive when turning into the drive. The reception staff were very efficient and did their job with a smile. We were impressed with our large deluxe rooms and the old furniture was in character with the hotel. We had a lovely bathroom and our view was overlooking the grounds. The restaurant was very good and our meal was included in the package we had. We had three courses and it was delicious and very plentiful. The ales went down well with the men. This hotel is only one mile from the Beamish museum and was well located for Durham. We can only recommend this hotel and would definitely visit again when in the area.

    5
    « Amazing wedding venue »

    Visited here for a family wedding What a venue! Amazing setting beautiful room for the wedding day and stayed overnight in one of the amazing rooms at this hotel. Staff and venue 1st class! Food also lovely! Very high standard in all that they do.

    4
    « Gem of a property »

    Aug 2016 - We stayed here for 2 nights during our recent visit to Beamish and the approach to the hotel was as good as the brochure pictures, This historic hall has extensive, well maintained lawns and gardens but the adventure areas and falconry facility have fallen into disuse. We were in rooms 1 & 4 - both of which were spacious, particularly room 4 bathroom which boasts a double Jacuzzi bath. We ate both nights in The Stables which proved to be a great venue with high quality pub type food and drink (from the on-site brewery) representing good value for money. If you like fish and chips then try the Cod (more like a whale!)

    5
    « Short break »

    A beautiful old home in excellent order with very good restaurant and micro brewery attached. Clean, tidy and with a great atmosphere. The staff were engaged, attentive, polite and able to ensure that guests are welcome. In the restaurant, staff were willing to vary the menu slightly to cater for different tastes. The grounds were superb and well kept and the site feels like it really is away from it all.

    5
    « Grand »

    What a great use for this abdominal manor. Used for several other purposes, it is now a hotel with grand rooms. Excellent for a wedding, but also good just to in overnight. Extensive grounds are great for wandering too.

    4
    « Charming »

    Nestled amongst expansive, picturesque gardens, Beamish Hall is a delightful blend of unspoilt old world charm and elegance. Our room, although on the small side, presented well with quality linen, a comfortable bed and adequate storage. The ensuite bathroom was clean and well maintained. Architecturally designed to retain the heat, the building struggled to breathe during the unusual heatwave of mid-July during our stay, however a small fan combined with an open window brought adequate relief during the hot English summer nights. Staff were welcoming, polite and friendly, especially during the breakfast service. Which in itself offered an extensive variety of quality produce. Disappointingly, the Stables Restaurant failed to impress, generous quantities of nicely presented, ?dull stodge', let down the otherwise overall high standards and stunning setting.

    5
    « Fantastic wedding venue »

    Just home from a wonderful day celebrating the marriage of two good friends. Their venue was chosen to be beautiful and accessible, it didn't disappoint. Stunning hotel and grounds, lovely staff, gorgeous food and spot on facilities. Couldn't ask for more.

    5
    « Peaceful and relaxing »

    We had a two night stay here and found it to be welcoming, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. Beamish museum is just a short walk up the road and so this hotel was ideal for two visits. Great food is served in the Stables restaurant; we particularly enjoyed the Thai fish curry. The service at breakfast was very good and there's a wide range of choices on offer. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were particularly good, as were the kippers. (Yes, we do seem to like fish!) We would happily stay at this hotel again if we were in the area.

    4
    « Afternoon tea at its best »

    We recently visited Beamish Hall for afternoon tea and we're delighted that they now offer a savoury option, my husband isn't a dessert person and loved the Tiffin savoury selection. Service is at a leisurely pace with tea and coffee arriving very quickly, but if you book for afternoon tea, it's an experience and shouldn't be hurried. Food was good, service was excellent. Staff are friendly and attentive, tea and coffee are refilled as often as you want. The manager is very pleasant and nothing is a problem. A lovely afternoon and so much to eat. Will go back again, good value for money and lovely staff

  • 5
    « Superb wedding venue »

    Visited Beamish Hall for a family wedding. Superb location with beautiful backdrops for photos. The service and food were excellent especially for such a large party. Stayed the night a very well appointed room and all the family were very pleased with the accommodation. Breakfast was lovely too!

    4
    « Afternoon Tea »

    Tea for Two at 4 , last customers of the day , service was 100% still pleasant and not rushed. Tea and coffee were spot on and plenty of it. Sandwiches were fresh and tasty , cakes were filling and more than enough. One of the best afternoon teas , will be coming back soon as info they change range of cakes every few weeks.

    5
    « Plenty of Character with Wow factor »

    Stayed for 2 nights on arrival this beautiful Country House Hotel and grounds gives a wow factor, as with all old buildings lots of Character, room well presented with furniture to match the old world charm, eat 2 nights in Stables restaurant see separate review, Breakfast excellent all cooked fresh, staff very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, plenty of fruit options and fresh mixed fruits in separate individual containers, the house is so huge that the wedding suite (conservatory) was superb and when exploring the manager was proud to show off the room ready for a wedding, lovely hotel set in the Beamish country side very close to the Beamish Museum, a great place to explore from.

    5
    « Perfect! »

    Beautiful building and lovely people working there. Got a free upgrade to a premier room with a double jacuzzi bath which we made use of both days. Bedroom just amazing with antique furniture fitting with the hall itself. Stables restaurant very welcoming and unpretentious. Very close to Beamush Museum so perfect for a close day out. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone .

    5
    « A little out of the way , however well worth a visit »

    A most interesting hotel established in a great old large previously private residence. A good restaurant is within the property with a well priced and varied menu. We visited here after an interesting visit to Durham Cathedral a truly magnificent building.

    4
    « Great hotel for family wedding in local area »

    Staying for five nights leading up to a wedding, we were delighted with our huge room with pleasant bathroom including jacuzzi [209]. The setting was beautiful and the room quiet and peaceful. The staff were extremely helpful and dealt with our requests promptly and courteously. The staff in the breakfast room were particularly considerate and friendly and made my elderly mother in law feel at her ease. We ate at The Stables which was excellent with a fun, vibrant atmosphere. We also had room service which was efficient and tasty. It was a great central place to meet up with family members nearby and the grandchildren (2 to 4) loved the adventure play area. One negative comment was that I think the shower in the disabled room for our elderly visitor should have had a hand rail inside the shower, not just on the step up. To sum up we had a splendid stay.

    4
    « Very nice stay and place »

    Stayed over for a wedding , reception were very accommodating checking us in . We were room 1 which was beautiful . Although while the curtains looked heavy they weren't . Because as the room faced east, we got the full dawn sunlight at 4am which was a bit annoying as only got to bed at 1 am . Delicious breakfast .

    4
    « Bar and restaurant »

    Used this hotel a number of times for the restaurant and rooms for business clients and also the restaurant for friends and family visits. Never stayed in the hotel rooms myself but always receive good reviews from my visitors. The restaurant has a wonderful seating area in the old stables and the outside seating is pleasant on a summer evening. Good food available and a good choice of beer at the bar. Have bought casks of beer to take home in the past from the micro brewery which always go down a treat. The entrance to the hotel is also worth a mention as this always make a great impression. Never had a bad experience or a bad meal.

    4
    « Beautiful and unforgettable place. »

    We stayed here for one night (30th July) as we were attending a wedding nearby.I found access difficult due to entrance road closed but eventually found it after a very long diversion! Obviously, this problem is temporary. The building and grounds are absolutely stunning! Definitely one for the memory bank. Everything in our period-style room (216) was scrupulously clean and to a high standard. Exceptional quality bed linen and towels. All staff encountered were found to be of a very approachable, friendly manner. Plenty of refreshments were available in the room, and replenishment was only a phone-call away to reception! We didn't eat at the hotel. Our only disappointment (which was profound and the reason I haven't given an 'excellent score') is that breakfast wasn't included in the price of the stay, it would have been another £25 for us both. As the room was £155 for one night...breakfast we assumed, would automatically be included. But it wasn't.

    5
    « Afternoon Tea, »

    Had afternoon tea on Saturday 30th July with my wife ,sister and brother in law, And we all throughly enjoyed it beautiful surroundings, the service first class ,food also top marks, Must point out also as we mentioned to the waitress ,we have tried the afternoon tea at Whitworth Hall run by the same chain Best Western Hotels, but it doesn't come anywhere near Beamish Hall, top marks,

  • 4
    « Enjoyable stay »

    Nice hotel with a great restaurant (The Stables) and its own micro brewery, sadly didn't get time to visit. We ate in the stables both evenings and the quality was excellent, it's fish and chips is massive so give that a try. The bar is well stocked with its various ales from its brewery, and large area outside to take in the sun when it shines. All of the staff very polite and helpful, we had a deluxe room that was well maintained but not very big. So must be luck of the draw if you get one of their larger ones quoted on webpage, breakfast had a good selection and the full English was always a good choice. If we're in the the area again, this will be our first choice to stay in.

    5
    « Fabulous fish and chips at The Stables! »

    Had a coupe of friends stay this month and ate twice here. Had fish and chips both nights as they were just gorgeous! Huge fish beautifully cooked. Rest of party had different thing all lovely and sweets esp Eton Mess were delicious!

    5
    « Country living; if you can find it »

    Bit of a problem finding it; the main road from Beamish Museum was closed, leaving a tiny track through a Tanfield housing estate. Quite a surprise to arrive through a small gate at a huge car park and a very impressive hotel. Our room (101) was huge, with Jacuzzi bath. Evening meals taken in an attached rustic bar-restaurant; breakfasts taken in what seems to be the old dance room. Staff are very friendly and most attentive. Everywhere is immaculately clean. The grounds are wonderful to wander about, but not much else for those who like a spa break or something livelier. There is a zip wire themed adventure for the seriously energetic. The whole place is gorgeous, but I wish they did more for vegetarians.

    2
    « Small, sweaty and bad service. »

    The room was too hot. We were given a fan but as the window didn't open enough, there wasn't enough fresh air coming in. The bed was too small, the mattress was too soft and it didn't seem flat. In the morning, we went for our breakfast. The breakfast was good until I went to refill my glass with orange juice. On my return, I found my plate was missing and a member of staff was scraping my remaining food onto another plate which had all of the other leftovers on. I told her I was not finished and she said Oh well. Next, she asked if I wanted any sausages or bacon because there was some left. I said no it doesn't matter because the other members of my party had already finished. I have never experienced anything like this before in any other hotel I have been in. I have had a better time in a £5 a night youth hostel in Thailand. Shocking considering my room was £105. I will never return to this overpriced, overrated, joke of a hotel. Come here if you are more concerned with status rather than quality. I'd take a Premier Inn/Travelodge over here any day.

    5
    « Tea for Two »

    My granddaughter gave me an afternoon tea for two voucher as a Christmas present. I was unable to use it until July 2016. I had been to a wedding at Beamish Hall previously so I was aware of the grandeur of the building. It's amazing, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. The afternoon tea was very nice, the choice of sandwich filling was good and varied, the scones were very light and. Fluffy and the choice of cake was excellent. Tea and coffee were served in pots, which were refilled when required. We couldn't eat everything and were given a container to take home what we'd left. It was a most pleasant afternoon, we were sat at a table next to the window so had an amazing view of the grounds. I would recommend this to anyone who loves having tea where it's so peaceful and quiet. The staff were extremely friendly and very polite.

    4
    « I liked this hotel »

    We chose this hotel because it was very convenient for visiting the Beamish Museum but we enjoyed our stay on it's own merits. The hotel is pretty and, if the room was a touch worn looking, it added to the feeling that we were staying in someone's country house. I preferred it to some of the overly glossy hotels we have stayed in elsewhere. The grounds are pretty and staff were lovely. There was a grad party going on while we were there and we didn't hear a thing. I would love to go back here and spend more time relaxing.

    5
    « Beaming with joy! »

    My mum loves Beamish museum so we thought we'd bring her here for her birthday. Upon arrival you find yourself marveling at the beautiful building and well kept grounds. The entrance is even more impressive and the reception area. We were met by friendly helpful reception staff. We then followed the winding corridors upto our rooms. The rooms are quaint, old fashioned, in true keeping to the rest of the hotel but the bathroom seemed newly refurbished with nice fittings and very clean modern tiles. The beds were very comfy. The location of the hotel is obviously ideal if you want to visit Beamish museum which we did the following day after a really nice tasty breakfast in one of the huge dining rooms. Overall it was a wonderful experience at a very reasonable price.

    4
    « Customer care focus of staff overcame minor glitches »

    We were accommodated in room 116 from 10-12 July 2016; the room overlooks the Stables Bar and open-air seating area but our concerns regarding late night noise proved unfounded. I did not receive the meal ordered on the first night but the staff, led by Jemma, immediately apologised, offered to serve the correct meal and provide complimentary wine. There was nothing wrong with the meal served, it was simply not what I ordered, the staff responded superbly and thus, we did not take up the offer. Our room was not serviced the following day but within minutes of informing Reception a duty manager arrived at the room and rectified the situation. Whilst the food in the Stables Bar was good an outstanding feature for us was the breakfast served in the main hotel; proper linen, good menu, breakfast cooked to order, someone constantly roaming with a coffee pot and again, an excellent staff team for whom nothing was too much trouble.

    5
    « It was a perfect venue! »

    On Saturday 16th July, our son, Jack Thurlbeck married his childhood sweetheart, Gemma Burrell. The venue was amazing; the setting for some of the wedding photos was beautiful; the service was outstanding from Matt and his team, plus the bar staff and reception team; the food was delicious; our overnight accommodation was excellent, and breakfast on Sunday morning was great! This is an awesome venue for a wedding or special celebration. I would highly recommend it!

    4
    « Afternoon tea »

    I've been to this beautiful place on several occasions for various events. This was Prosecco afternoon tea for 20 colleagues. The linen and table setting were to a high standard, the staff as always very attentitive and obliging. We were in one of the ground floor private rooms,which allowed us to pop in and out as it was a beautiful day. We observed an outdoor wedding which added to the ambiance of the unique place. Food was as expected and plentiful , the only thing I would have changed would have preferred Prosecco being served on arrival,.the tea and coffee were served first and was cold when food arrived. The sandwiches were made up with three layers.including crusts. Smaller crustless portions would have been more manageable . This did not affect the overall experience and I not hesitate to return and recommend to family and friends.

  • 2
    « This place deserves better »

    I find it hard to write this review since I am plainly going against the tide of opinion and I gained the impression that the staff is hard-working and anxious to please. The grounds are quite perfect but things are different inside. There is no doubt that locally this place is very popular, as evidenced by the proms and weddings that took place during my two-day stay. With the best will in the world I cannot say that the interior lives up to expectations. I booked a de luxe bedroom but it was difficult to identify anything remotely de luxe about it. There was a desperate lack of storage, save for an enormous, aged wardrobe whose door closed only with much grumbling and would not close at all when a clothes hanger was inside. The wardrobe took up a disproportionate amount of space and no serviceable drawers in which to store clothes. There is a programme of refurbishment in process but it seems that it has a long way to go before it will be attractive to the discerning traveller. In fairness, I raised these issues with the general manager, who listened sympathetically and took them into account in my final bill. This hotel could be magnificent given a substantial injection of cash. It is ideal for visits to the Beamish museum.

    5
    « Excellent in ALL Respects »

    My wife and I stayed for two nights whilst re-visiting Beamish Museum and had a wonderful stay. The hotel has a fascinating history and placed in beautiful grounds, a few minutes drive from the museum. The staff were amazing, friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful. The Stable Restaurant served superb food and the service was great. Once again the staff, made our visit feel special. The menu is to die for at good prices. The micro brewery a real added bonus providing excellent beers. Room was lovely and comfortable, a little noisey and we could hear "everything" from next door, a bit off putting. But the hotel had, weddings, school proms, private dinners and a music festival during our visit. There was plenty of staff to cope with it all and none of it had an impact on our visit. Breakfast was freshly cooked and was served in a beautiful setting overlooking the grounds. My only regret is that we live so far from this hotel to revisit. Well done to all who made our stay so pleasant, thank you.

    5
    « Beautiful surroundings. »

    Although our room was quite noisy, the bed was very comfortable - if a little small for my husband who is 6'. The bathrooms are lovely and clean. We had one double and 2 twin rooms - the twin rooms were bigger and felt more spacious. The staff are all lovely and friendly. I'd ask for a bigger double next time rather than the standard.

    5
    « Royal feel »

    I visited Beamish for 2 days during my business visit. The rooms have beautiful decor and outstanding views. And to top it all the high tea is superb, it takes you back to the era of yesteryear and you feel like a queen.

    4
    « Wedding stay »

    Stayed for one night for a family wedding. At £105 for the room including breakfast it was fairly reasonably priced. The food catered for the wedding was lovely. The breakfast the next day was also very good- both cooked breakfast options and continental and good service. The room was nice- quite compact but adequate for our needs. Minor issues- room was very hot and even with the fan on and window open it was stuffy. The tv signal wasn't great and our remote didn't work but it wasn't an issue and we didn't ask for someone to sort it out which I'm sure they would have done. Check in wasn't until after 3pm which is a bit late but seems the norm these days. Grounds of the hotel are lovely and well kept. Everything is clean and staff are nice and helpful. Drinks are a bit pricey but again probably the norm these days and correct for the type of establishment. Overall it was a lovely stay and we would return.

    5
    « Retirement Meal »

    Organised a retirement evening dinner for 37 colleagues in the Common Room of the hotel (which sounds much worse than it actually is!), which took place last night. Had a fantastic evening, the room looked lovely and the meals (pre-ordered) were delicious great temperature and all arrived at once. The service staff were fantastic, nothing was a problem, they were helpful, polite and very efficient. An excellent time was had by all! Well done Beamish Hall.

    5
    « Very comfortable, good location »

    You always know what to expect with Best Western. This is a very comfortable hotel. Interesting building with rooms which have a decidedly "antique" feel to them. Staff friendly, they couldn't have done enough for us. Huge, well maintained grounds. The free Wifi in this hotel is extraordinarily fast- the fastest I've ever had in any hotel. I'd stay here again any time.

    5
    « Historic Building in Great Location »

    We booked a 5 night break in a deluxe room and it included Afternoon Tea on day of arrival. Hotel building is impressive and the interior public areas have beautiful ceilings and cornicing. Suggest you try and view the Shafto Hall which has a fantastic ceiling fully restored. The room we were allocated was disappointingly small and I checked that it was definately a deluxe room. For the size of the room the modern and well equiped bathroom was disproportionately large resulting in an L-shaped bedroom with a small double bed 'shoe horned' into the space between the bathroom and the window. Otherwise the room was fine with period style furniture which was also large in size. The afternoon tea on arrival was excellent with generous portions of sandwiches plus the usual cream scones and cakes. Although it was included in our room rate we thought £15pp represented good value. Breakfasts served in the Eden Room were good with standard cold buffet items of juices, fruits, bakery etc plus the cooked items were served at the table and included the normal grill plus eggs benedict, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, fish and omelettes. The breakfasts were served by very friendly and efficient staff. We had enjojable dinners on 3 nights in the Stables restaurant adjacent to main hotel building, and had been imaginatively created from the original stables of the Estate. Prom nights of local schools were held on 3 of the evenings but did not disturb or affect the hotel guests. The hotel is within walking distance of the Beamish Museum being around a mile to the main entrance. Suggestion - It would be nice to have a folder in the lounge with a history of the Estate and pictures from its 'heyday' in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Have found this in other hotels converted from historic mansion houses. Would definately stay here again if returning to the area of Newcastle / Durham and of course Beamish.

    5
    « Celebrating 50th wedding anniversary of good friends. »

    We were a party of 12 in a private dining room. The food and service was excellent. The young staff waiting were attentive, polite and professional. Although the hotel was also hosting 2 weddings we could not fault the service we were given.

    2
    « Prom »

    Attended a function here and was extremely disappointed , food was awful and undercooked - chicken pink in the middle, staff were openly discussing other people and their dress sense at the function and although the venue itself is nice the other stuff retracts from that and I certainly wouldn't return. Not good value for money at all.

  • 5
    « mixed blessings »

    Firstly, it is very handy for the beamish museum (less than a mile down a country road), the hotel is set in lovely grounds, very peaceful, and for our four night stay we had one of the best rooms (208), a large room with triple aspect bay windows overlooking the grounds into the distance, with a beautiful bathroom/shower room/ and big Jacuzzi big enough for four!!!. The hotel has object d,art in the rooms, corridors, function rooms in fact everywhere!! all in the best possible taste! well done "best western" we will miss you. As for quirkiness, it has to have the noisiest shakiest small lift ever, we winced everytime the doors slammed shut! and the beautiful bathroom awful taps that didn't work properly, but then its british plumbing, and we would be back in shot!

    3
    « A sense of occasion »

    Beamish Hall is set in beautifully manicured grounds and gives you a real sense of occasion as you drive up it. There is ample parking and an imposing entry hall where we were met by friendly and efficient staff. In fact the service in all areas of the hotel was superb. We ate dinner in the Stables restaurant, which has been done up to give a superb retro feel befitting the name. The prices were reasonable and we finished a pleasant evening with a drink in the courtyard with a patio heater. In general the hotel was well resourced but our room was tiny; we were part of a party which booked a number of rooms, and ours was tiny compared to some for the same price. The furniture was a little shabby, but in keeping with the traditional feel of the place, although a double bed is small for what I would expect in this day and age. Finally we ordered breakfast in our room which was delivered hot and on time; the quality was excellent but again small for a full cooked breakfast, tasty but not heart, and there was only enough coffee for one small cup each. In short, we enjoyed our stay but would look around to see what else was in the area before we committed again to this place.

    4
    « Lovely location and a great breakfast »

    12th Century Manor House makes a good hotel in stunning countryside. Didn't dine but room service was fresh, fast and excellent value. Breakfast was just what is required before a busy day. First Class selection of fresh produce and full cooked breakfast freshly prepared. Will set you up for the day.

    5
    « Great place to visit »

    We stayed here for three nights recently and had a great time. The room was spacious and well appointed; the staff were great (helpful and knowledgeable about the local area) and the food excellent. The beer from the onsite microbrewery was fine - except the Jinja (why try to re-invent Ginger Beer?). All in all well worth a visit.

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    Spent 4 days at this excellent hotel. It's got the old world charm and service levels that you would expect. Nothing too much trouble for the staff. Breakfasts excellent and what a setting to enjoy the meal. Try the Stables restaurant and the ales from the on site micro brewery and you will not be disappointed. Food and drink of the highest standard and excellent service. Even though there were other functions in the hotel during our stay we had a perfect uninterrupted nights sleep. The only downside which is not the fault of the Hotel is the lack of mobile phone signal, however the free WiFi functioned well. Would recommend to anybody.

    5
    « High Quality and Caring Staff »

    Home from home when away on business, the meal in the Stables was excellent and I got a good nights sleep in a comfy bed. The room was clean and well equiped. he wifi was excelent and free. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff.

    3
    « Disappointing Afternoon Tea »

    I've always liked Beamish Hall Hotel as a venue but my visit for afternoon tea this week was a bit of a let down unfortunately. The staff were friendly and attentive but the room that was used was devoid of atmosphere and was up some stairs in an old suite. In my opinion it would have been far more pleasant, especially on a bright summer's day, to have it in a ground floor room with access to the grounds. The savoury side to the tea was good with tasty, generous fillings, but the cream scones and pastries were so dense they were not enjoyable. I was also surprised to be charged extra for a refill of tea as I have never experienced this before, especially when already paying £16pp. Could do better Beamish Hall Hotel.

    5
    « Short stay. »

    We stayed for one night and can't recommend highly enough. Lovely room and breakfast. Also worth having a meal in the restaurant next door as its good food,local ales and reasonable prices.Staff are very friendly.

    5
    « Beautiful Location »

    Stunning Country House Hotel. We had a lovely spacious room overlooking the beautiful grounds. The staff, especially the housekeeping staff, were friendly and very helpful.Breakfast was amazing, huge choice of lovely fresh food served in elegant surroundings. The hotel is very handy for the Beamish museum.

    5
    « My wedding 11.6.16 »

    What can i say fantastic !!! Stayed in apartment night before wedding with my family its fantastic !! Then had my wedding next day couldn't fault it staff went out their way to help a friend who was poorly and everything went to plan the day ran smoothly also food lovely on the evening we had hog roast which was delicious venue amazing everything fantastic would highly recommend to have ur wedding here .

  • 5
    « Stables Restaurant Review »

    We had Sunday lunch today at the Stables restaurant and we could not fault the food or service. We hadn't booked a table but this was no problem for them, we were fitted in immediately. Our drinks were brought straight to the table and within 15 minutes all of our food had arrived. The IPA beer was fantastic. The food was hot, the roast dinner was very well cooked, fresh carrots, mashed swede and fresh cabbage. The yorkshire pudding was not greasy at all. We asked for a gravy boat and received piping hot extra gravy in minutes. No fiddly packets either, mint sauce and mustard in little dishes. The dessert was very delicious and beautifully presented. Our two children ordered sandwiches from the kids menu and they quality was fantastic, uncut bread and good quality cheese and ham filling. Our kids had a fab time as there is a very good outdoor play park next to the stables so this kept them happy before and after the meal. All in all a perfect day out. Thank you to all the staff for making our day so special.

    5
    « Another visit perfected by the wonderful staff!?? »

    We visited Beamish Hall five weeks ago but due to some health issues were not able to visit all the local sights. Determined to further explore the offerings of Northumberland we stayed again last week. In our experience a second visit never seems as good as the first - perhaps because the 'surprise' element is no longer there. Happily, however, this proved not to be the case. We stayed in the same room as previous, which was a lovely sized twin, with en-suite plus bath, both spotlessly clean, with good quality bed linen and superb selection of toiletries. The breakfast was faultless and although the hotel does not offer a fine dining experience the meals in the Stables were very good, well presented and moderately priced. However, what made this break so brilliant was the exceptional staff. Without doubt, we could not name one member who was not both attentive and professional, and took the time and trouble to make us feel very welcome and comfortable. Well done BH - we will be back????

    5
    « Historic and romantic »

    A beautiful location with spectacular views over the well kept grounds from every aspect. We stayed to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were upgraded to a lovely corner room. The Stables provided delicious food and proper resl ale brewed on site. The bedroom was furnished with antique furniture, lovely drapes and pictures. The staff were personable, friendly and thoughtful. All the public areas boast antique furniture and paintings with a beautiful stained glass window on the main staircase. We were so impressed that we have booked a return visit for later in the year.

    2
    « No sleep »

    I booked a room with breakfast included through booking.com. When I called to confirm the booking,I was advised I had booked a room without breakfast and it would be another £10 each for us to have breakfast. Unfortunately, I no longer have the confirmation email to prove otherwise. The room is a good size and rhe furniture is beautiful. The shower is great and it is lovely that there is a bath too. However, there is no air conditioning in the bedroom and the window barely opens. The room is now absolutely roasting and extremely unpleasant. Add to that the constant banging all night, some kind of trolley being rolled back and forwards outside until late, bottle bins being emptied into outside bins late on and the lumpiest pillows I have ever seen in my life. As a result,I have had absolutely no sleep. Instead of being refreshed and looking forward to a day at the museum,I am exhausted and genuinely concerned about the 2.5 hour drive I have home later.

    5
    « Most Excellent Hotel »

    The staff at the hotel where friendly and helpful, the hotel was immaculately clean and well presented for an old building, the accommodation was absolutely 5 star with period furniture in keeping with the beautiful surroundings. The slightly wonky door handle to the main door does not at first glance give a good impression but that soon evaporates The breakfast staff and the breakfast where and was absolutely superb. The only slight and it is slight criticism is, the hotel lacks the fine dining experience for guests equal to the quality of the rest of the hotel. The Stables Restaurant delivers wholesome well cooked food at a reasonable price, with a good selection catering for most appetites and dietary needs. The staff where again excellent in the service provision and took care in the detail. The restaurant compares favorably with others in the area with the added advantage of a good micro brewery on site. I can not really fault the hotel the location or the staff.

    4
    « Country retreat »

    Very impressive on the approach as it is set in lovely grounds, and of course it is in the countryside. Simple check in procedure where I was pleased to see sheets of paper for forthcoming guests rather then the receptionist hitting keyboard keys! We only had a small room, which on first glance was well appointed, with nice furniture in keeping with the Manor house which this hotel once was. However, on closer inspection of the bed footboard and wardrobe there were pieces missing from the decorative trim, but these are older items and we all show some signs of age don't we? Suffice to say, they were clean ( apart from finding a previous guests socks in the wardrobe...) as was the bathroom which had both bath and separate shower. One disappointing item in the room was the hairdryer which when switched on made a loud grinding sound and began to smoke. Yes, one call to reception brought a replacement , but is this an item that should be checked for operation on each change of guest ? Not a big issue I know. We only had a drink in the stables bar, which has a nice courtyard area with tables and heaters under the large umbrellas should it be a little chilly, but it did seem quite busy for early evening. Breakfast the next morning was in a nice large room with views of the grounds, and the staff will take your breakfast order rather than it being a buffet style for the hot food, pastries are available as a serve yourself item. Check out was as simple as check in, and whilst we found the hotel a little too far out for our needs I would recommend it.

    4
    « Loverly hotel, smallest rooms I have ever seen »

    The room(standard double) was so small only one person at a time could move around, furniture was very large making the room smaller. No chair at dressing table as it would block half the room, on the plus side grounds splendid, breakfast very good and staff very good.

    5
    « 2 day stay »

    Stayed here with family in order to visit beamish museum. The weather was lovely and we couldn't fault the hotel. Food, rooms and cleanliness all good. Would definitely go again. It is only a few minutes drive to the museum. The staff at breakfast were especially helpful

    3
    « poor quality food »

    We had our graduation ball at beamish- lovely night, gorgeous venue but in all honestly i would never have paid for the food we were served- id be disappointed if i recieved that food in a weather spoons! My starter was fishcakes- which contained no fish- it was just a potato cake. My main was chicken roast- very dry chicken and potato and carrot- not other veg or yorkshire or anything! And desert was okay- but similar standard to a weatherspoons! Thourouly unimpressed by the food supplied by beamish considering the amount of money we paid them!

    5
    « A lovely treat as a christmas present »

    prior to my visit here, I visited the Beamish Museum. I had not booked in advance, but was kindly asked to have a seat whilst our table was prepared. The venue was fantastic, we were served sandwiches of which there was a good choice, then a three tier holder with fruit tarts on the bottom layer and chocolate cake, on the middle tier fruit and plain scones with butter, jam and cream. Then on the top tier, lemon meringue tarts and a glass with chocolate mousse. Tea was served in a china teapot. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole afternoon, only thing I could add would be that side plates should have been available for the sweet course, as we had to use the plates which had our savouries on, other than that perfect, will hope to visit again.

  • 5
    « Afternoon tea »

    In May we enjoyed an afternoon tea here......loved it!!....we were sat at a window looking out over the grounds of the hotel....table linen was crisp and clean...food lovely...really good selection...big pots of tea and coffee and a lovely waitress called Pauline....perfect afternoon!!

    5
    « Romantic night away with an amazing jacuzzi bath! »

    This is the second time my husband and I have stayed at this hotel; both times we stayed in a premier room. If you like a massive jacuzzi bath this is definitely the room for you! We had previously stayed in room 101 which was a lot bigger than the room we stayed in this time (room 103) and also had a 4 poster bed. So ask for room 101 if you book a premier room. I booked this room direct with the venue and received a very good deal for bed and breakfast. The room itself is very old fashioned which fits in well with the history of the venue, however the bathroom is very modern and has a huge jacuzzi bath. The water pressure is fantastic in this hotel as the bath literally took only a few minutes to fill up considering its size! Both the bedroom and the bathroom were very clean. There was a fan in the room which was much appreciated as the room can get very hot. The service at breakfast was fantastic and very professional. Last time we stayed here 2 years ago, we found the breakfast service appalling. There have been considerable improvements made here which was nice to see. We both had full english breakfasts which were delicious and very tasty. We were also impressed by the amount of other options available additionally which were well presented such as smoothies, jars of fruit etc. The grounds are very beautiful and well maintained, ideal for an afternoon stroll. The hotel and location are both very peaceful and an ideal place as a night away to unwind and relax. I would definitely recommend the premier room for couples who enjoy a romantic night away!

    4
    « Ideally placed for museum visit »

    We took a mid week 2 night break (B&B plus dinner the first night) with the intention of visiting the Beamish Open Air museum; they are a mile apart which made getting there for the latter's opening time a doddle. The hotel is a grand old-style building in large grounds. It has a quirky room arrangement whereby most bedrooms on our floor had a few steps up to them from the corridor - as did the impressively sized first floor breakfast room. I asked what happened for guests with wheelchairs and was told the staff prepare a table in an adjoining - accessible - room for the party involved. Failing that room service could be used. Our room -110- had a very comfy bed (no view but then other than to sleep we spent little time in it). It ticked all the boxes with regard to toiletries, towels, good shower over bath, tea making facilities, tv, quietness and wi-fi access. Breakfast had a good choice of juices, cereals, compote, fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries and toast. Cooked options came from the menu to order. Dinner was served across the courtyard in "stables restaurant" where the moderately priced menu (£10+ for main course) gave a good selection. I found the quantity challenging and on neither night managed to clear my plate, delicious as it was. Staff without exception were welcoming, friendly and helpful;

    5
    « Fantastic »

    Beamish is a fantastic place for a wedding beautiful surrounding,fantastic staff,great food had a bit of an issue with my daughters Powerchair and the size of the lift but that aside I couldn't find a better more professionally ran place with the most friendly and helpful staff from top to bottom to get married.thank you beamish hall

    5
    « Beamish Hall Country House Hotel »

    Beamish Hall is a stately residence set in acres of park and woodland. The accommodation is comfortable, amenities excellent and staff friendly and welcoming, We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return one day.

    5
    « First Class Venue Supported by a First Class Team! »

    This hotel exudes style and elegance. Set in its own extensive grounds, this hotel is the perfect place to stay for a few nights whilst visiting the Beamish Museum or for attending a special function. No wonder this is a very popular wedding venue as it lends itself to those very special occasions.

    3
    « Cracks in the System »

    Check in was not good as 'computer said no' to our prepaid room so we had to rummage through bags in the lobby for receipts. Very disappointed with de luxe room which was small and dark lacking panoramic views as advertised on the website- laundry was visible but mostly obscured by a brick wall. A handle or key in the wardrobe door would have been useful or longer fingernails to prise open the door. The bathroom was ok but badly cracked cistern, toilet bowl, sink and bath did not help. On the other hand staff and food in The Stables restaurant and at breakfast were first rate and could not be faulted. A case of the hotel letting down an excellent staff.

    5
    « Country manor hotel »

    Very impressive hotel with large well landscaped grounds, the building retains the original exterior and interior features of the original stately house. The attached restaurant is excellent with it's own micro brewery and high quality food at reasonable prices. Rooms are very comfortable with excellent WIFI service, only issue is there is very little or no mobile phone coverage (which could be a bonus when on business)

    4
    « Good hotel »

    Great value hotel. Room was spacious very grand hotel! Enjoyed a lovely meal in the courtyard bar/restaurant and breakfast was great with a fab selection of items suitable for everyone! All of the staff where very welcoming and we had a great stay ideal location for heading to the metro centre!

    4
    « Picturesque location »

    This hotel is is situated within 5 minutes of the Beaming open air museum. Two minutes from Beaming Park Golf Course. The hotel is a Manor House and has been carefully restored to its former glory. The hotel caters for business meetings and all manner of Other engagements. The room we stayed in was a double deluxe with en suite a shower bath. The bed was comfortable but the pillows were very soft and unsupportive. We found the hotel layout confusing as it appeared to have half floors. So you appeared to go up stairs then down stairs to your room. The hotels restaurant and bar are detached from the main building. They are situated to the rear in the stables which coincidentally is the name of the bar and restaurant. I was disappointed that the bar closed at 1045 pm for one and all. Breakfast was served within the main building on the first floor. It is a waitress service with plenty of good assortment of hot and cold breakfast food. The grounds are picturesque and quiet. There is more than enough car parking. The staff were very polite and friendly!

  • 5
    « Just had 4 wonderful days »

    The hotel is in a beautiful spot and when entering we were stunned by the elegance of the place. We couldn't find fault with any of the staff, from reception., bar staff, waiters and housekeeping. In fact everyone one of them was so helpful and smiling. The one thing they all said was what a wonderful family the owners are and this fact is obvious in their attitude to work - good boss = happy staff. Without a doubt we will visit again and are more than happy to recommend to anyone. Sorry to leave really!!!

    5
    « Superb is understating this venue »

    We arrived here and the welcome was warm, the accommodation in a class on its own, and the hotel is a wonderful country manor, with beautiful, sumptuous lounges, a first class restaurant and the breakfast selection absolutely first- rate.We are now in our 70's and its the

    5
    « short break »

    Room was huge very clean and tidy overlooking Stables courtyard and bar area. Staff in hotel very helpful and friendly. Food in Stables bar was lovely staff were attentive and pleasant. Wide choice on menu Stables is a micro brewery so had local ales.

    5
    « A first class stay »

    Stayed here to visit the nearby Beamish Open Air Museum. Enjoyed a plentiful evening meal in the Stables Restaurant and were well looked after by the friendly and enthusiastic staff.. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Decent Hotel »

    Pleasant hotel, had standard twin room, small but adequate, beautiful building - decor I would describe as 'faded grandeur'. All staff encountered were polite, helpful and professional. Our deal was excellent value for money - £105 for room, full English breakfast, and entrance to Beamish museum. Considering this entrance fee would have been more than £18 each, and taking into account the breakfast, it doesn't take a genius to work out that we paid roughly the same rate as a room in one of those bland hotels dotted around the country near motorway junctions. You know the ones I mean. Thanks to Debbie on reception for finding my keys! We only had one night away, but had a wonderful short break, and travelled some distance but it was worth the journey. Only one small niggle - the sink in room 113 is cracked! (It wasn't me).

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel - Professional Staff »

    Had an overnight stay here with friends. Booked 2 x rooms. It's not cheap but worth the price. Twin room was large and suitably old fashioned and grand. Bathroom was refurbished and shower was fantastic! Check in took seconds, check out took seconds. Room was quiet and spotless. Breakfast was a menu choice, I had the full english which was great, lots of toast brought to table and everything was delicious. There was also cereal, pastries and fruit, fruit juice and hot drinks. Staff were obviously well trained and attentive, polite and well informed. We sat for ages over breakfast without realising, but Staff just let us sit and talk even though the room had emptied! The Stables restaurant was great and we spent a lot of time there over coffee and the outdoor space is beautiful. A lovely place, lovely atmosphere and lovely food, friendly staff and a 10 minute walk from Beamish Museum. I will return!

    5
    « Afternoon tea »

    I came here with a group of friends for afternoon tea. I had a lovely afternoon. Food was lovely, good atmosphere and the staff were great. I would highly recommend coming here. A good selection of food and presentation was lovely. The grounds are beautiful on a sunny day

    5
    « Great Place »

    We stayed here whilst visiting the Beamish museum. It's just down the road from the museum so really convenient. The hotel has been recently refurbished and is very clean. The room was well appointed with good quality antique furniture and the only thing that could be improved would be to have a larger TV on the wall. Tea making facilities provided as well as an ironing board, fan (no A/C but the windows open), hair drier and free wifi. We ate at the Stables restaurant on the hotel site. It has a micro brewery attached and the beer and food were excellent quality and good value. The staff are really friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Wedding! »

    From start to finish the wedding team were fantastic and on the day Matt especially was exceptional. We truly believe we could have not picked a better venue, the 'Winter Garden' room was decorated by Beamish extras and was absolutely beautiful. We had 100 guests to the day time and a further 30 to the evening but the venue could have easily allowed more. The food and waiter service was also excellent. I highly recommend Beamish for a wedding venue!

    3
    « Wedding »

    Attended recent wedding. Food was very good and wine was also nice. Lager was poor flat as was the lemonade and coke. When your paying premium prices at least provide the quality. The grounds and hotel itself was lovely. It's just a shame we didn't have a sunny day

  • 4
    « Lovely hotel. »

    Stayed for 2 nights late April, thoroughly enjoyed it, rooms were very comfortable and nicely appointed. Restaurant was excellent food was delicious. Views were lovely. Staff were all very courteous and helpful place was clean and welcoming The hotel is a bit out in the sticks but if you have a car it's no problem at all. It is ideally situated for Beamish open air museum, less than 5 minutes in the car could walk on a nice day. The micro brewery is well worth a visit (need to book) very interesting and the sampling is a bonus too. It was nice wandering around the hotel it has some very interesting areas. Only criticism we had for this hotel is the rooms are a bit difficult to get to, as in up and down stairs and corridors, it's a bit of a maze at first but got it eventually. Not ideal if guests have difficulty walking, although there are rooms that were more accessible than the one we had.

    5
    « Great 2 night, dining offer »

    Just had a 2 night bed and breakfast stay at this hotel with first night to include dinner. Fabulous value for money ! Staff are efficient and very friendly. Rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious (room116). Dinner is any choice from the menu in the Stables Restaurant, where you will also find the in house brewery. There you will find an extensive range of home brewed ales which you can enjoy in the sunny courtyard. The menu is varied and the food is excellent. Breakfast choices include cereals, fruit, pastries etc as well as full cooked options. Though not yet tried, I heard that the afternoon cream teas are delicious. There is an adventure course for children and a course for adults ( probably more suitable for groups ) and a large garden area for walks (ideal for wedding pictures) but there is no pool or any other leisure facilities. The main attraction is that you are only 2 mins by car from Beamish Museum which is must to visit. All in all, had a great time and I highly recommend a visit.

    2
    « Attended a wedding. »

    Location very picturesque, food poor, prices changed as you visited different bars. Not disabled friendly- my mum was changed rooms after complaining twice and then was moved. Breakfast in Eden room but had to climb stairs to get there not simple when you can't climb them. Not one person from the hotel made you aware of this when booking or checking in. Booked a family room for 4 got a double bed and a camp bed not good ??

    5
    « Wonderful afternoon tea »

    We had been given a voucher for afternoon tea by our son and daughter in law and I have to say it was a very nice experience. The setting is lovely and the tea room is a pleasure to sit in. The service was excellent from the lady and young man who were on duty and very attentive without being overbearing. The finger sandwiches were so tasty and hit the mark perfectly but the cake stand laden with gorgeous Fayre was a delight. From the warm mini scones with butter jam and cream to the mini plant pots filled with a surprise to delight as well as all the other delicious sweet meats we enjoyed every morsel. We will be back

    4
    « Beautiful Property »

    Very impressive property with excellent service from all staff we encountered. Breakfast was very good while not included in our room it was good value, full hot breakfast also available for additional cost. The room we had was adequate, we had the classic double which was very small and did not live up to my expectations which always is a disappointment. I would strongly suggest upgrading to a better class of room if a truly luxury experience is your intent. The restaurant on site is more like a pub and we enjoyed it very much with great friendly service from everyone we encountered. It has a good varied menu so lots of options if spending a few days at this property.

    4
    « Lovely hotel, great location for Beamish museum »

    Second time we have stayed here and again we were not disappointed. Comfortable rooms and lovely location. Set in large grounds with a great restaurant. The staff were friendly. The breakfast was excellent and offered a wide choice. The only problem we had was that on the two mornings we stayed they did not have smoked salmon to go with the scrambled eggs. This was something we could not understand as my husband had had smoked salmon the night before in the restaurant? Would recommend this hotel to friends.

    4
    « Great hotel. Very tasty food. Excellent customer service. »

    Stayed for a 3 night break for my birthday. Very friendly welcome on arrival. Room small but had all we needed. Lovely cooked breakfast each day set us up. Evening meals in The Stables, excellent, again good customer service. Husband really enjoyed trying all the beers/ales from the on site micro brewery. Would be very happy to recommend this hotel. We visited the Metro Centre in Gateshead one day and another day drove along the amazing Northumbria coast. An excellent base for visiting this area. Hope to come and visit again soon.

    5
    « Very nice Hotel »

    We had an overnight stay at Beamish Hall Hotel last week. Our room was a Deluxe Double ( we paid to upgrade ) so I can only comment on that type of room. The room was of a good size, tastefully furnished and very clean. Tea/coffee facilities and complimentary water were provided. The bathroom certainly had the "wow" factor, it was very spacious and modern with a jacuzzi and walk in shower, was immaculately clean. We took in the Micro Brewery tour which was interesting and infomative with a few beer tasters In the evening we dined in the Stables Restaurant --- the food was excellent matched by the standard of service. The restaurant was busy, creating a very pleasant atmosphere. We finished off by having a drink in the adjoining bar, also very nice. Breakfast was very good and served on a cook by order basis and was again the service was very good. So from start to finish the break was extremely enjoyable, check in/ out quick and friendly. The staff in all areas were brilliant. The weather was bad so we could not really take a walk around the picturesque grounds. Would definitely return.

    5
    « Afternoon tea »

    Visited today and had afternoon tea in The Eden Tearooms. What can I say what a fabulous way to spend a couple hours. Good company and nice surroundings friendly staff,excellent service and delicious food will definitely be planning another visit

    5
    « A great break »

    My wife and I just got back from a 2 night stay at Beamish Hall Hotel, taking advantage of their stay and dine deal, which includes a 3 course dinner and bottle of house wine on one night, booked direct with the hotel for £99 pppn, I was a little disappointed that we didn't get our Best Western Rewards free upgrade, if it's not available on a low season Sunday and Monday night, when is it available? The hotel was not very busy, so I got the impression that a lot of the rooms had been mothballed. The room was a tad small, but fine nonetheless, with a bath and shower. As a real ale drinker I was impressed with the micro-brewery which produced a great selection of decent real ales. Dinner was excellent, only one of the dishes on the menu required a supplement, we had the ribeye steak which they agreed to serve with horseradish mash and a side salad, instead of the usual chips and veg, lovely. Overall, the hotel was clean and the staff helpful and friendly. We had a great day at the Beamish museum, also thoroughly recommended.

  • 5
    « Fabulous wedding »

    We booked the hotel for my daughters wedding. I could write something very long and detailed but guess you'd stop reading so I will be as brief as possible. Every member of staff were superb. From our first visit to our departure after the wedding we were treat like honoured guest. The food was brilliant the chef took time out to help my daughter and son in law to make sure they had the right food for them. The ladies from Beamish Extras (event decorations) were brilliant the whole place was fabulously decorated. The house keeping staff worked tirelessly ( particularly in my sons room) and nothing was too much trouble.

    3
    « Wedding guest »

    This is a beautiful place to stay. The gardens, service and food were brilliant. However, we were in room 2 and the bed was terrible. A standard 4'6" with both headboard AND footboard meant that if you are tall you can't dangle your feet over the bottom of bed. My husband is 6'5" and had to sleep diagonally which meant that i didnt have any room either. The bed was also very hard - not a great combination - for this reason i would think twice about staying again.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    Stayed here for a friend's wedding and can only say positive things from my experience, The service provided by the staff was fantastic and the food was some of the best I've ever had at a wedding meal. The selection of beers in the Stables bar was fantastic and reasonably priced, only minor gripe was that the same selection wasn't available at the hotel bar for the reception.

    3
    « Excellent meal but room could be better »

    Just back from a one night stay here that we booked on a DBB basis. First appearance is excellent, beautiful grounds and a grand appearance. We checked in and when to our room to drop our things off before going for a drink. Walking up to our room the carpet was worn with holes in places and the room was very small and although the bed was comfortable it did feel small for a double. The shower was also small, I found it a bit of a struggle to wash my hair without banging my arms off the shower screen. The meal at the stables on the evening was excellent and all the staff in the bar/restaurant were friendly and welcoming. The staff working the breakfast shift were attentive and friendly and the breakfast portion was very generous, though the eggs Benedict I had had far too much hollandaise sauce and it had split a little. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but having stayed in other similar calibre hotels that charge the same price I think Beamish Hall either need to up their standards or reduce their rates as it doesn't quite live up to the other hotels we've visited

    5
    « Lovely hotel with friendly staff »

    Stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was a very good size with wifi, flat screen tv, free tea, coffee and bottled water. The bathroom had a large shower and jacuzzi bath. The staff were extremely friendly especially the reception staff and the Stables restaurant staff. Breakfast was excellent plenty choice and the food in the Stables restaurant was also very good. We had a tour of the micro brewery attached to the restaurant and enjoyed sampling the beer they brewed here. Beamish museum is only a few minutes from here. This is a lovely hotel and would stay here again.

    2
    « Thin veneer of high class covering some real issues »

    Attended a wedding recently here and initially blown away by the beautiful grounds, building and countryside setting. The wedding was executed with style and beauty on the part of the hotel. However, once we got into our room properly after the wedding the issues piled up very quickly. Our room over looked the main entrance, unfortunately, the flood lights over the entrance illuminated our room through the curtains. The windows did not close properly which let in the party noise until 1am and the dawn chorus at full volume. A lovely sound, but not one I appreciate at 6am in an old, creaky and uncomfortable bed Our tiny shower was a joke. It literally had 1 setting: scalding hot. Too hot to use with any enjoyment or comfort. Breakfast the next morning, service was painfully slow and my wife's was scrambled eggs were inedible. Burnt eggs with the consistency of day old porridge are not acceptable at the price we paid. It would have been sent back, but after 40 mins waiting, my wife was not prepared to wait again. The receptionist we spoke to in the morning was dismissive and didn't even record our issues so they could be accurately relayed to the manger. If the hotel was run with the effort and style put into the wedding, this would be a 5* place. As it is, there are a raft of issues, many of which i haven't mentioned here. We were hugely dissapointed with a hotel that gave us such a wonderful and elegant wedding.

    4
    « Spot of Afteroon Tea »

    Booked via the phone for 2pm weekday afternoon tea. Arrived and we were seated upstairs in the tea room. Nice decor, friendly staff. The afternoon tea was only £15 and had cakes, scones, crackers with cream cheese and a choice of sandwiches. We really enjoyed our afternoon sitting in the window (the sun came right through which made it nice and warm). Swift service and would recommend for something a little different / affordable. Beware turn up hungry - a lot of food!

    5
    « B & B to attend a wedding »

    A very relaxing and welcoming hotel. The service was very good and the staff friendly and helpful. The main purpose was to attend a wedding being held there - however having discovered this gem of an hotel we will certainly go back there.

    5
    « Ideal for Beamish »

    Stayed overnight after a recent visit to Beamish Outdoor Museum literally next door. Welcomed with a smile, great service, lovely room (complete with surprise jacuzzi), excellent food and service in the courtyard restaurant, very comfortable nights sleep and scrumptious Northumberland breakfast. Thank you to everyone for a great experience.

    2
    « Lovely wedding, poor room »

    We stayed for our friends wedding which was held at the hotel. The wedding was lovely and staff were fantastic and very professional. However, our room and breakfast were not value for money. We paid £121.50 for a classic double; I'm struggling to understand how the price was justified. Our shower was cramped and unlike other people (who had paid less) we didn't have a bath. The shower was torture as the water was scalding and didn't change temperature if you set it to cold. Both my husband and I had to put up with brief showers and as a result were half washed as we couldn't stand the heat any longer. The room was hot despite us turning the radiators off and the lights from the balcony below lit our room up. The selection of food for breakfast was good but the room was shabby and there was slow service. The toast was lovely but the scrambled eggs were horrific. They were burnt, tasted like porridge and didn't resemble scrambled eggs. To say that the wedding food had been so delicious I was disappointed with the quality. We reported the issues at check out and we simply got a sorry. No offer of a partial or full refund. We won't be staying again!

  • 5
    « Perfect for Beamish »

    Stayed recently. This hotel is close to the Beamish Museum and is to be recommended if you plan a visit. Your admission to Beamish may seem pricey but lasts for a year, so why not stay and spread your visit over two days? Staff excellent, setting excellent, onsite microbrewery and restaurant excellent. Only downside for us was a rather tired mattress which meant we bumped into the sides of the bed. We forgave all that when we had a superb breakfast overlooking the delightful grounds. We will stay again.

    5
    « Well worth following the " Long and Winding Road " »

    Stayed here with my partner for a chilled out Friday evening. The hotel is full of character and is spotless throughout. We stayed in a classic double room (203) with lovely views over the gardens to the front of the hotel. The room itself was full of lovely period furniture, yet had all the modern amenities you require, including free wifi, bottled water, tea and coffee facilities and a modern shower room. The breakfast is served in the Eden Room, with it's understated elegance, excellent choice of food, great quality, and again spotlessly clean, as were the staff in attendance. Great service from these people, very attentive, yet not "in your face". In fact all the staff at this hotel deserve a mention for their friendliness, professional appearance and attitude. Dinner was taken in the attached Stables Restaurant ( reviewed separately ) which was extremely good. This hotel is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, well off the beaten track, but easy to find.

    4
    « Just like staying in a stately home »

    Greeted with a smile at reception, as indeed with all members of staff. Our room was a Deluxe Double en-suite. It has unusual features and the charm of a 17th Century Grade 2 listed building. What modern room has a window seat and two recesses along one wall each with a separate light switch (see photos). Old fashioned brown furniture but just what you would expect and are perfect for the room. The mirror is attached on the inside of the door, similar to the door to the room, to the wardrobe. Duck Island soap, toiletries, shoe shine and sewing kit provided together with bottles of still water and sparkling water. Very low firm bed. In the en-suite, I couldn't believe how long I had to run the cold water tap before it finally ran cold, and it was difficult to reach the toilet paper when required. Very small niggles in an otherwise delightful room. Interestingly glass panels in the doors along the corridors. The restaurant is in the stable block at the rear, naturally there is a walk outside from the Hotel to reach the Stables Restaurant, unfortunately it rained on both evenings. The food was not fine dining but of a better standard then when compared to a pub. Fortunately breakfast was served in a delightful Eden room on the first floor. If you are visiting Beamish and looking for accommodation, then Beamish Hall should certainly be on your list.

    5
    « Very good hotel although lots of functions on very quiet »

    Went to Great War beamish steam fair stayed here for three nights room very good great shower very clean large bed very comfortable plenty car parking food very good in stables bar reasonably priced staff very pleasant break fast in eden room good value wouldn't hesitate to stay again

    4
    « Beaming at the Hall »

    Had a nights dinner, bed and breakfast package recently but I will review the dinner element in the restaurant listing. The room was lovely, and just what I would have expected of this beautiful hall. The room was decorated to a satisfactory standard, and very much in keeping with the period of the hotel. The room was well equipped with plenty of features including ample teas/ coffees, ironing board etc. My favourite bit had to be the bathroom/wet room. There was as gigantic double whirlpool bath, and an equally impressive walk in shower. The only weeny niggle I had was that the corridors leading up to our room were like furnaces, but it wasn't such a big deal as we just opened our window. Breakfast was amazing, and all the produce was locally sourced. It was served in a beautiful breakfast room, and we had a stunning view of the grounds as we were tucking in to our repast. It has got to be one of the tastiest breakfasts I have ever had. All of the staff were very welcoming and friendly, and went the extra mile to ensure we were looked after. I would definitely use the hotel again, and had a thoroughly nice stay

    4
    « Traditional.Warm.Homely »

    1 Night B and B for Wedding £125 Room was large and well appointed, warm and cosy. Loads of choice at Breakfast and of a good standard, friendly service throughout stay. Free wi:fi (which is needed as phone reception poor). Lovely grounds, on-site parking. Would recommend for couples wanting a quiet getaway with homely food.

    5
    « Verrry Niiice... »

    Excellent venue and hotel where it's clearly all about the guests. We attended for two nights for a wedding and would readily return when visiting our friends in the north. Whilst the place and staff are cracking, there are some things to understand, mostly for wheelchair users or if you have mobility issues and I appreciate the Hall is old and therefore difficult to provide for all mobility scenarios: The lift appears temperamental or can can left locked out on another floor; if your tired from getting to the lift, you don't want to have to walk back to your room to call for help. It's not that big either, so you may need to ask if your chair / walker can get in. The lift doesn't truly stop at all floors, and you don't appear to be able to access the Eden room for breakfast. Whilst the hotel will readily serve breakfast in your room etc., it won't be with the guests from the previous nights celebrations etc. The main parking area is gravel, so may require extra effort to navigate in a chair, though they do have an access ramp. There are a number of fire doors on the room levels, mostly at a ramp, which could be challenging for a wheelchair user without assistance. We were in a larger room and the light switches were hidden behind bedside units, which could be difficult to access with arthritis etc. Separate to getting about at Beamish Hall, if you can afford the premium for a larger room, it's worth the investment to give you that extra bit of space to get ready and mooch about.

    5
    « Great hotel in lovely setting »

    A great overnight stay! Staff in both the hotel and Stables were very friendly and welcoming. We had our evening meal in The Stables which provided a good reasonably priced menu. Meal was lovely and served piping hot, top marks!! Breakfast was excellent and served by very attentive staff. Room facilities were very good though wi-fi tended to go down. Not really a problem as it was easily accessible in foyer and The Stables. Would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family and we personally hope to return in the not too distant future.

    5
    « Fabulous stay once again »

    Had a wonderful night away for our anniversary again this year. This time stayed in premier room 209. It was huge, bed really comfy and the fabulous asset of double jacuzzi. This is the second time we have stayed it did not disappointed. Room was immaculate and staff were lovely, polite and helpful. Excellent food in the stables restaurant too.

    5
    « Lovely place to stay and excellent value for money »

    Had a wonderful short break at Beamish Hall Hotel to enable us to visit the Beamish Museum. Room was lovely, staff were really helpful (nothing too much trouble). Food at breakfast and in the Stables Restaurant was superb. Wine and Dine deal was excellent value for money.

  • 4
    « Lovely hotel »

    The hotel is beautiful & situated in large grounds, which we explored early evening. The room was small, but had 2 very comfortable single beds. The furniture was made of lovely old-fashioned chunky wood. There was good wi-fi, a kettle & good selection of tea/coffee, but no safe or fridge. The room was exceptionally clean. I think the hotel is overpriced, but if you can get a good deal, it is worth it for a treat. Breakfast wasn't included in the price we paid for the room & seemed a rather expensive addition (£12.50 each), so we didn't bother. The Stables had a poor choice of food for vegetarians (same starter for the main meal!) and was expensive, so we ate out.

    5
    « Great midweek break »

    We had originally booked our two night break for early December so that we could visit Beamish in all its Christmas splendour, But due to the Cumbrian floods where we live we had to cancel our break at the last minute. We had booked through Superbreaks and between them we got a full refund, The hotel were very understanding to our predicament " Thank you to all". So we rebooked for March and loved it , The staff were all very friendly and we had a downstairs room which was a bonus, We had excellent Meals in the stables restaurant on both nights and the choice of breakfast was amazing And every where was spotless. I can't wait for our next visit. .

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    Very nice hotel. Rooms a bit dated, but fitting for the date of the hotel. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Comfy bed. Pillows not to our liking as usual. Tea, coffee, biscuits replenished daily. Even an alarm clock! 2 minute drive to Beamish Museum. Food good, but very large portions at breakfast and evening meal. We were there for our Wedding Anniversary, and were presented with a bottle of bubbly. Very nice gesture. Would recommend the hotel.

    5
    « Mid week break »

    Nice clean hotel, friendly staff, excellent food at breakfast and event meal in the stables. The inhouse micro brewery well worth a visit. The selection of in house beers are great. Certain parts of the hotel are a little difficult to get to get to if you have walking difficulty,as there is not full lift access to all the hotel. Has fantastic grounds and easy access to Beamish museum.

    5
    « Midweek Break »

    Made to feel welcome by all Staff , excellent Bedroom with a massive bay window looking over the grounds , four poster bed and a bathroom to match the spacious room. First class Breakfast and Dinner served in a converted stable block next to its own Brewery.

    5
    « Stunning without Stuffiness »

    This is my favourite hotel so far in the UK. My husband booked the hotel for a birthday treat. He has to take the credit for ordering the gorgeous flowers that were in the room when we got there but it was the kindness of the staff at Beamish Hall that was responsible for the fizz and chocolates that made me feel very special. The rooms are gorgeous, the bed is one of the most comfortable I've slept in and I just loved being able to stay in such a beautiful place without having the stuffiness that usually comes with this sort of hotel. Staff were really friendly and helpful, I have a dietary requirement that was catered for with ease and just as importantly without any fuss. I loved our stay and will definitely return. Thank you for making my stay special.

    5
    « Relaxing break!!!! »

    Great hotel with a very comfortable room! Everything catered for! Plenty of tea coffee and biscuits!!!! Great breakfast to suit all tastes!!! This hotel is perfect for Beamish Museum and the staff were very welcoming.

    5
    « Great Staff great Food and Great Real Ales. »

    Great place to stay if you are visiting Beamish Museum. The staff are very genuinely friendly which is refreshing for such a posh hotel. The restaurant is well recommended and the Real ales from their own microbrewery are top notch.

    5
    « Gorgeous grade 2 listed hall »

    We stayed here on a Living social deal for bed and breakfast and a brewery tour and beer tasting. The hotel is very close to Beamish museum but down a long driveway and set in beautiful grounds. The hotel is all decorated and furnished in keeping with the period of the house. Our room looked out over the grounds at the front of the hotel. It was well appointed and clean. Tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits and bottled water provided. 2 large wardrobes with an iron, ironing board and hairdryer. The bathroom was small but had everything needed including white fluffy towels and good quality toiletries. Breakfast next day was superb -top quality, cooked to order and loads of choice. All of the staff were polite and pleasant and it was nice to hear that they all seemed to have local accents. We went to the stables bar for a drink and our brewery tour. It is only a microbrewery so very small but they do everything a bigger brewery would do and produce 7 or 8 different beers. Blayne, the young man behind the bar showed us round and he was really good- he let us try the different malts and hops so when we had our tasting of the 7 different beers we could tell which malt had been used. I am not a beer drinker but I enjoyed the experience. We ate in the Stables restaurant and the food and service was excellent. My husband had the black pudding scotch egg followed by the trio of sausage and mash and I had the smoked mackerel pate with toasted walnut bread and the then the ribeye steak. Perfectly cooked and served with delicious homemade chips and onion rings, salad leaves, mushroom and tomato.

    5
    « Partners 30th Birthday - NOISY GUESTS »

    I booked Beamish hall for my partners 30th birthday, we have stayed here once before so i am rather glad this was not our first experience. The hotel is beautiful and the food from the restaurant is out of this world, after a relaxing evening we chose to go and relax in the room, unlucky for us we have a con-joining room with some what ridiculous guests who have no consideration for others staying over too. from 5:50am there was a child running up and down the room next door, crying, screaming obviously getting ignored from its parents and some what board. I actually couldn't wait for the family to go for breakfast so we got 5 minutes piece. Overall i love this hotel but other guests should appreciate other people staying there too.

  • 4
    « Wonderful stay »

    We boked to stay for one night for my husbands birthday, mine was the day before so we both looked forward to a little break. We did mention this on booking and the hotel very kindly left a bottel of Champagne in our room, such a lovely gesture. We found the hotel tooked away but easy to find and very beautiful in its setting, ideal for weddings. We were welcomed by the reception and given our room 206 was cosy and very comfy, we had a great nights sleep in the comfy bed, the room had all we needed. We ate in the Stables I had steak which was cooked perfectly, my husband had sausages and mash whcih he loved, we shared a cheeseboard, whcih was for one but enough for us to share we had 2 drinks each wine and beer and the bill was just under £60.00 good value for money, the staff are very attentive but not invasive. All in all I could not fault the stay and the breakfast had more than enough choice as you would expect from a great hotel. Loved it and can highly recommend it we will be back.

    5
    « Weekend Stay »

    A lovely hotel in an excellent setting. Staff couldn't be more helpful it they tried. We ate in Stables Restaurant and had a lovely meal in a really nice setting, again staff were attentive and very efficient.

    5
    « Fantastic hotel »

    Wonderful hotel, fantastic staff - amazing break Booked this for my son and daughter-in-law as a treat - they absolutely loved it. They had a lovely stay and were made to feel very special. The reception staff were exceptional. Well done to everyone and thank you. Carol

    5
    « Superb stay »

    We arrived 11/3/16 for two nights. We were given room 106 which overlooks the car park & grounds, the rooms are lovely, although the hotel offers free WiFi it is very poor. We were given a very informative tour of the on site micro brewery by Paul, who was really knowledgeable, he took us to the bar area were we sampled the beers. We ate dinner in the stables restaurant were the food excellent value for money. All the staff are really welcoming and polite but Paul stood out as nothing was too much trouble for him. Unfortunately had to cut short our 2 night break but fully intend to return.

    5
    « Amazing venue fr=or a wedding venue »

    I spent a romantic evening here with my husband whilst we attended a friends wedding reception. The building itself is stunning. Reception staff were very friendly on our arrival and we were soon checked in. We opened a tab so that we could just book everything to our room which saved taking money out. Our room (201) was immaculate. It had everything you needed. Tea/coffee and biscuits. Hairdryer and iron. All toiletries were also provided.The room was nice and warm too. My only slight negative is that it was very light, I like my bedroom pitch black. Breakfast in the morning was top class. All continental food laid out nicely, jars or fruit, yoghurt and berries. Endless supply of tea/coffee and toast. Extensive cooked menu including full english, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, eggs benedict and omelettes plus more. We will definitely return, especially if we can get it on a deal again, We only paid £73.00 B&B on a winter deal.We ate at the stables resturant which was also amazing!

    5
    « Gala Dinner »

    Beamish Hall hosted a Gala Dinner for our company & the feedback we had from our guests was overwhelmingly positive, the service they received was excellent as was the food and the tour of the brewery was just that little added extra to provide a talking point. I would not hesitate to recommend Beamish Hall as a venue for a formal dinner.

    5
    « Brilliant two night break »

    My wife and I have just returned from a two night break deal booked through Superbreak. The hotel and surroundings are stunning, very comfortable, spacious and well appointed room. The staff were very professional and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. We had a meal in the Stables bar/restaurant and the food was excellent. All in all a brilliant two nights stay to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

    4
    « Two-night stay »

    A beautiful hotel in a beautiful location made all the more appealing to my other half by the micro-brewery on site, based in The Stables Bar and Restaurant. We had a great stay at Beamish Hall and enjoyed its close proximity to so many fascinating places - we used the Park & Ride into Durham for the day; so easy. The staff at the Hall were all lovely, helpful and attentive. The food was great - breakfast was delicious and the choices on offer catered right through from the daintiest to the heartiest of appetites. Loved the individual glass jars of yogurt and fruit! The evening meals in The Stables Bar were equally good but the gluten free choices were extremely limited (and in one instance totally misleading) and sadly the daily specials on the menu didn't change daily. However, there was a good atmosphere in there and it was always full; the beer being the main attraction for many diners. There was a good selection of reasonably priced wines for those who don't do ale. Our room was very 'snug' and although the furniture fitted the period of the house it was very worn and looked unloved. Sadly our bed creaked like mad; even the slightest movement set it off, so we didn't sleep well while we were there. However, just to be able to walk out from the front door into beautiful countryside was a joy and the night sky was so clear in such a remote spot that star gazing was almost obligatory.

    5
    « A perfect setting for a perfect day »

    I chose this hotel as the place to propose to my fiancé and I can honestly say I could not have picked a better place. The hotel is gorgeous, with the attention to detail everywhere absolutely fantastic. The setting is beautiful and all of the staff are absolutely brilliant. Also can't recommend the restaurant highly enough...absolutely delicious food!

    5
    « Fantastic hotel »

    We have just returned from a 2 night wine and dine package and have had a fabulous time. We arrived to a very professional and hospitable welcome. Our deluxe room was absolutely luxurious. Beautiful views over the grounds. The bed was so comfortable and the huge room was beautifully furnished, with a jacuzzi bath. The evening meal in the Stables restaurant was one of the best meals we have ever had. Very nice choices from the menu. Everything was beautifully cooked and presented and was so tasty and flavoursome. The micro brewery serves seven different ales - my husband enjoyed the three which he tasted. Breakfast was served in the Eden room which has lovely views. There was a great choice; everything was freshly prepared and delicious. The staff were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. It was a superb break and very good value for money. Durham and tynemouth are both easy drives from the hotel

  • 5
    « Smashing »

    This is an exceptional hotel. I have been many times. From the moment I arrive I feel welcome. The staff are professional friendly and attentive. It's a beautiful hotel with character and kept to a high standard. The food served in the Stables bar offers a good choice of meals at competitive prices. Real Ale is served although I had the wine!! I had fruit in my room which was a lovely bonus. Unlike many hotels I have stayed at lately there is complementary sparkling and still water. The breakfast staff are lovely. Always smiling and keen to make sure every need is met. The scrambled eggs were delicious. There is a really good choice of breakfast foods including smoothies... I can honestly say if you book this hotel you won't be disappointed. The only thing it doesn't have is a spa but really it dosnt detract from the experience.

    5
    « Really nice stay in classy hotel »

    Just had a 2 night stay with living social deal. Had a huge room (101) on corner of building full of olde world furniture, only downside, bit too warm at night. Nice big lounges downstairs and very generous breakfast ( excellent fruit options as others have said). Restaurant is separate building behind hotel - stables restaurant. Excellent food and not too pricey but very popular and busy, service can be on the slow side. Good choice of real ales (hotel has own micro brewery ) One of the main pluses overall is the friendliness of all hotel staff.

    5
    « Great stay »

    Great hotel with fantastic staff who couldn't do enough. Brewery tour was well worth doing. The restaurant was excellent and the food very good. Great value for money and the grounds are superb. The bar and restaurant have a great atmosphere and they blend together so well. Would definitely recommend this hotel

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    Stayed for 2 days for business. As always a fantastic experience. Cannot fault this hotel ever. Stables Bar is always worth a visit. Love the style of hotel... no 2 rooms are alike and that's what makes this hotel very special.

    5
    « A Wardrobe to Narnia »

    Checking in was easy at the Beamish Hall and we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. Our room was extremely large with a double bed and two seating areas. Two large wardrobes and vanity table. The bathroom was large and had all the mod cons. The sash window looked out onto the court yard overlooking the Stables Restaurant. I thought it would have been quite noisy in this location but it was actually really quiet. The food at The Stables is amazing, fresh, local, plentiful produce. In fact Paul was out faced by the cheese board! Deffinatley a place to recomend and we look forward to returning soon.

    4
    « Nice grounds »

    Just back from this large oldy worldy hotel. The grounds are fantastic and enable a quiet atmosphere /ambience. Receptionist was very nice and helpful. We were on the top floor which had no lift so it would have been interesting if you were not able bodied. The room was OK - 2 criticisms, the bed was spongy and not firm- giving my partner an aching back and moreover- you could tell when any room had gone to the toilet- for some reason they were the loudest flushing/refilling ones I have heard and interrupted sleep. There was all the facilities in the room as you would expect. We didn't eat here but visited the micro brewed beer bar- the Stables and sampled a few- this was a nice bar and restaurant - the staff were very nice. Overall it was a good experience and we would probably stay there again if in the area- we visited Beamish Museum and therefore stayed over.

    5
    « Lovely hotel! »

    Our room overlooked the gardens. It was not a large double room but adequate and en suite with olde worlde decor and furniture. The bed was very comfortable and the room clean. The breakfast was excellent.

    4
    « A pleasant hotel »

    We were greeted by a friendly receptionist who was helpful and efficient, our room was spotless and comfy the bathroom was quite small but we were only staying one night so it didn't matter to much. We were unfortunate to be next to 2 rather noisy ladies who woke early and as this is a old building we were also awake( nothing the hotel could do about this) We went on the brewery visit which was quite interesting and with tasters after was very nice. Breakfast the next day was very nice the staff were friendly & welcoming and there was a very good selection of fruits, cereals etc. The cooked breakfast was excellent again with a good choice the staff were attentive throughout. All in all a nice visit Thankyou

    5
    « Wow what a wonderful hotel a great experience »

    This hotel is full of history, antiques and querky features. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. The cleanliness of the hotel was second to none the housekeeping staff obviously have attention to detail, not a speck of dust to be found anywhere. We ate in the Stables restuarant after a tour of the micro brewery which was very interesting. The presentation of the food was very good the food was full of flavour I had the steak & ale pie for my main which was full of large tender pieces of meat , so much meat I couldnt finish it all . We had a seafood starter to share which was well presented and delicious. we had a small dessert from choice as we were so full. Table service was very good our waitress asked several questions of the chef for me without any problem (sorry I dont know her name) . Having worked within the hotel industry for several years I have experienced both good and bad food at breakfast . My expectations for breakfast were well exceeded it was THE BEST . From our initial friendly greeting to the buffet which was very well organised I was particularly impressed by the fruit on offer which was sealed in individual Kilner type jars to preserve the freshness of the product and was ideal from a food hygiene viewpoint. Cereals were also in sealed boxes which I prefer. Our cooked breakfast was large a huge mushroom 2 slices of bacon a large Northumbrian delicious sausage, 2 eggs a tomato, beans and black pudding if you wanted it too. I was unable to do it justice but fully enjoyed what I could manage to eat. The breakfast was served in the Eden room which was a stunning room with views of the hotel parkland and original oil paintings on the wall very tastefully appointed. Our bedroom had a huge double antique bed and a very modern bathroom with a walk in shower again spotlessly clean and obviously recently refurbished. This hotel deserves to suceed, we were there on a inclusive dinner b& B basis I appreciated being able to choose from the full menu and not be resticted to certain dishes . Well done Beamish Hall we will be back Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    4
    « Impressive Looking Hotel »

    We booked this hotel on Best Western's Winter B&B deal so it was reasonably priced. On arrival at the hotel we were really impressed with the look of it, It reminded us of visiting a stately home and there were antiques and paintings all around the hotel. We were booked in by a nice enough young lady but she didn't seem to know anything about Best Western Rewards.( I am a Platinum member) There were male workers standing around but no-one offered to carry our case up the stairs although my husband isn't young. Our bedroom was large and had antique furniture etc but the bed was pretty narrow and the floor creaked everywhere. We could also hear the men next door. There was a decent view from the window and it was nice and warm in the room with complementary bottles of water. Nice little toiletries too. We had dinner in the packed "Stables restaurant" The staff were really nice although very busy. My husband ordered pigeon which turned out to be finished so we both had a nice Beef casserole at £12 each and I had sticky toffee pudding for about £5.50 I think. We had decent, large wines at £5.50 a glass so everything reasonably priced. Unfortunately our bill had the pigeon meal added on it too but was quickly sorted out. Breakfast was really nice with lots of fresh fruits, cereals etc and hot meals cooked to order. I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon which is great for a change. My husband had the full works and really enjoyed it. There were pastries and croissants too so plenty for everyone. Could not fault the food here at all. The breakfast waitresses were very nice and looked after us well. This hotel is really handy for Beamish Museum and be perfect for people who love antiques and old buildings. Would be lovely in the summer with all the grounds.

  • 5
    « So many good things »

    This hotel has character, friendly staff, lovely grounds, great food in the Stables, exceptional beer, a good team building experience though Beamish Wild. It also has some great bedrooms, my only criticism is that some of the bedrooms are quite noisy. It's also a bonus that there is no phone signal. I've always found all the staff to be pleasant and helpful. I raise a pint of Beamish Burn to them all.

    3
    « Lovely hotel, TERRIBLE wifi »

    The hotel is lovely. It's a converted old estate house, set in beautiful grounds (which I'm sure we would have enjoyed more in better weather!) The room (once we found it - it's a bit of a labyrinth) was very spacious and comfortable (we had a deluxe room). The large bath in particular was very welcome. The service was generally friendly and polite, and there is a good choice of food available for breakfast, the hot options of which are made to order. So on these points I have no complaints. I will however complain about the Wifi. Best Western advertise "Free high speed wifi". Well, it may be free, but it is NOT high speed. Staying connected for more than 60 seconds was an achievement, and just trying to check my email (whether connected via the laptop or iPad) was a lesson in patience. If we used the wifi while in the dining room, the connection at least wouldn't drop out, but it was still very slow, even in the 'centre' of the hotel. I really feel describing this as 'high speed' is false advertising. This is especially significant as there is NO mobile phone reception out there, so the hotel wifi is the only way you can connect to the internet. So, while the hotel itself is nice, I would not recommend it if you need to use your mobile and/or internet. Also on the technology front: for some reason, they have disabled the ability to connect any device to the TVs in the rooms (whether via HDMI or USB). When we stay in hotels we like to connect out laptop to the TV, but this was impossible. I am at a loss to explain why the hotel would deliberately block this functionality for its guests.

    4
    « Beamish Beer Festival »

    Great night, very well organised, lovely staff, huge range of real ales and ciders, Lily cider was fantastic, well done to the brewery that created 'her' :-), tasty hog roast to soak it all up! We bought a groupon deal which made the festival even better value for money

    5
    « Beautiful building with wonderful staff »

    Very comfortable room and decorated in sympathy with the grand old building. Situated within lovely grounds. The breakfast was freshly cooked and plenty to choose from. We dined in the adjoining Stables restaurant for our evening meal which is highly recommended. My husband enjoyed the tour of the micro brewery that is attached to the restaurant and the beer tasting that followed. But, what makes this hotel and restaurant really stand out are the wonderful staff who make guests feel welcome. They all, without exception, had a warm welcome and a pleasant smile for you. I'll definitely be back.

    5
    « Business trip »

    I could not fault this hotel, and if i have to go up to Gateshead again i will be booking this hotel, food excellent, staff brilliant, beer even better, only down side is there is no signal for your mobile phone, but you can use the landline, but i would not let that put you off, it just means you do not get any phone calls Excellent visit Lynn

    5
    « Lovely »

    Stayed here overnight on business wow what can i say, as you approach you see this amazing looking building and it really doesnt disappoint once you step inside. We was was a group of 7 and booked last minute and they accommadated all of us. Rooms are as you would expect for a building if this scale, high ceilings massive windows. My only negative was we was all given a room with 2 single beds. But the bed was comfy. Food was amazing and very resonable and if you like to fill your boots you wont be disappointed the portions are BIG. Really enjoyed my stay here and would defiantley recomend it to other people.

    5
    « Lovely afternoon tea! »

    Great place to visit, delicious afternoon tea with a wide selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Staff very friendly and helpful. I have also attended functions here and have been very impressed with the function rooms and entertainment. Very nice place.

    4
    « Very pleasant 1st stay »

    Stayed for 1 night while attending a wedding and very impressed with location and general standards. Staff very friendly and service excellent throughout. While the room was on the small side it was, however, clean and warm with all of the expected facilities. The highlight, though was the breakfast. The full English was one of the best I've ever had being served quickly, very tasty and piping hot.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel »

    Great hotel in nice surroundings. The stables bar has an excellent atmosphere and a number of ales from the micro brewery. The menu is good too. Rooms are of good standard and decor is in keeping with the heritage of the building. Breakfast was of a high standard and the staff are friendly and helpful

    5
    « Excellent Hotel and Staff »

    17th January. Suzanne the receptionist was really nice and made us feel really comfortable as soon as we got there. We stayed in a premier room. We visited the stables restaurant where the food was perfect. The staff were really helpful and always smiling. Planning our next visit in Feb.

  • 5
    « A Welcome Haven »

    I stayed here for two nights 14/15 January 2016 with my husband. We received a warm and courteous welcome. Despite snow and ice we were comfortable in a spacious ensure bedroom. We dined at The Stables Restaurant across the courtyard, having booked a table in advance. The food and service was very good. Our breakfast the following morning in the Eden room was superb, the surroundings were delightful and the service, choice and quality was exceptional. The cleanliness of our room was of an extremely high standard and we were given every attention during our stay. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Beamish Hall Country House Hotel if you are in this part of the country

    1
    « So noisy, we won't be back! »

    Stayed here for the evening on 16th January. Hotel staff were nice and friendly but the room was cold and took several hours with the electric room heater on full before it was a comfortable temperature. Room was clean and comfortable in all other aspects. We enjoyed a nice meal in the restaurant and a few drinks in the bar. There was a wedding at the hotel and we found that we'd been allocated a room on a corridor with the wedding guests so were woken when they came back from the wedding party. We were then woken at 1am when banging on the room opposite led to a full blown argument. We were woken again at 2.30am when the room opposite then decided to go to the toilet in the corridor locking himself out, banging and kicking his door shouting and swearing at whoever was in the room didn't work and the people next door took him in for a bit so we got to hear lots more shouting and arguing before he decided to kick and punch his door some more! Then at 5.30am more banging on doors further along the corridor woke us yet again. It's also worth noting that people in the room above us could be heard quite easily moving around in general which was bad when they seemed to have small children that enjoed running around. We couldn't get out of the place soon enough with our night ruined and feeling anything other than relaxed and refreshed as we'd intended. We mentioned to staff when we checked out who did apologise and offer a complimentary upgrade if we book again which is appreciated but we won't be back again.

    1
    « micro brewery tour »

    Booked in for brewery tour and b+b for 1 night, tour lasted about 5-10 minutes then we were given samples of all the real ales which were ok, had meal in stables restaurant but we were unable to sit where we wanted to, the meal was ok but the potato mash tasted like it was from packet or micro mash, then was ill all night being sick probably down to the food ar the real ale didn't have too much to drink. the room was ok except from someone's underwear left in one of the draws and there was loud banging coming from the wardrobe during the night why i don't know why?. didn't make it for breakfast due to being tired and ill, tried to explain to reception staff when leaving but they weren't really interested.

    5
    « Christmas Afternoon Tea »

    This place is now starting to become our little Christmas tradition. The setting is just beautiful, it was a cold winters day the weather was windy and wet, we were placed by the window looking over the grounds which was beautiful. Lots of variety and the staff are all very friendly too. I love the Eden tea room.

    5
    « Lovely Get Away »

    The hotel staff were friendly, the room was very nice and I really liked the window seat. The walls separating the rooms weren't particularly thick, I could here the guest in the next room snoring. I had room service which was prompt and very good. One night I wanted to go to the bar for a drink, but got lost on the way so gave up. I will certainly visit again!

    5
    « Superb value »

    Just one night's stay, but we wish it could have been more. Not only did our stay offer fantastic value but it was also undoubtedly one of our most enjoyable overall during the last few years. We loved everything about this hotel. Each member of staff went out of their way to make our brief trip an excellent experience.

    1
    « new years eve »

    hi went new years eve paid 60 for evening left early as it was rubbish, food was some of the worst I have ever had and band were rubbish, I have complained and the operations manager told me he tasted all courses and it was satisfactory, well considering how beamish advertises itself I do not think satisfactory is good enough, and if I had of known before hand that satisfactory is there standard I wouldnt have booked basically got fobbed off and lied to off him so cant even handle a complaint correctly a simple apology would have done.

    5
    « Post New Year Break »

    Booked this hotel off a friends recommendation and we wasn't disappointed, very pleasant and friendly staff on reception to check us in . The room was a standard double which had everything you needed . I am a bit fussy about beds but I had no need to worry it was very comfortable . My husband was very impressed with the micro brewery and the real ale they produce and sell in the pub and restaurant. The food was excellent and plentiful and all the staff couldn't have been more helpful we will definitely be back.

    5
    « Wonderful nighr »

    My partner and I stayed at Beamish Hall on Wednesday 30th Dec. Our room was very comfortable and clean. We ate in the Stables restaurant and everything was exceptional - from the staff to the high quality of food. It was part of a Christmas gift and was totally enjoyable. Beamish Hall itself is a beautiful building and would definitely recommend to others and return again ourselves.

    4
    « Christmas dinner »

    We had our Christmas dinner in the winter gardens on Christmas day. It was lovely. I requested a certain table and that request was granted. We had a wonderful time. The food tasted lovely and was beautifully presented. The visit from Father Christmas was a beautiful touch! Thanks- We are already looking forward to next year! :-)

  • 5
    « Xmas afternoon tea »

    Went for afternoon tea & it was excellent! Very good choice and great service. The food was lovely and plenty of it. 3 sandwiches, 2 small scones (plain & mulled wine) with cream & jam. Also 5 small cakes - all wonderful! Too much & doggy bag to bring home what was left. Thoroughly recommended

    5
    « Beamish Hall Hotel »

    An amazing place. nothing is too much trouble for the staff and extremely good value for money. A gem in the north east. I would highly recommend to anyone. Food at stables bar is excellent and very good value.

    5
    « Beautiful hotel. »

    Stayed here for one night,what a beautiful traditional styled hotel.Our room was a double very spacious+traditionally decorated.we stayed on bed and breakfast basis+the breakfast was beautiful with plenty of choice.All the staff we came across were very polite.Thankyou all for a beautiful,enjoyable stay.

    4
    « xmas party »

    We went for the office xmas party, food was good, staff were lovely and chef changed the starter and dessert for me with no extra charge. Drinks were a bit pricey but the venue was so nice it was worth it.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    Booked Beamish Hall for my husbands 50th birthday and what a first class service we got. The staff were amazing at check in, in the stables restaurant and at breakfast in the Eden room. Everyone made it their business to make us feel very special. Outstanding hotel and our room was beautiful.

    5
    « A really great break »

    Stayed here for an overnight. We went on the brewery tour and the tasting session of the beers produced. Lovely real ale and was so good we carried on with it instead of having wine with dinner. The best steak and chips I have had for years and my husband's steak pie hit the mark too. Beckleberry's ice cream which is produced in the North East and is a real delight to see it on the menu. Bed was comfy, large room and bathroom all spotlessly clean. Breakfast was lovely with a solid old fashioned feel to it - spotless table linen, real napkins, quality cutlery. A good range of continental items and delicious cooked breakfast with a proper pot of tea. The service throughout was really good. We will be returning.

    5
    « Well worth the journey to find this oasis »

    I didn't stay in the hotel I did have a fantastic Sunday lunch in the stables restaurant. The young man who welcomed us had a name badge which said Paul B, I can think of many things the b could stand for, Brilliant would be the one I would choose because that is what he was, his welcome was outstanding, smiling, happy in what he was doing, as were the rest of the attentive staff on duty, we went straight into mains and we both chose lamb, which arrived promptly on a plate with the best Yorkshire pudding I have seen outside Gods own County.Al dente parsnips, carrots, and green cabbage that was crisp and tasty and cooked perfectly arrived alongside swede puree on a crescent shaped plate, sauces were quickly delivered to the table all with smiling staff who appeared genuinely willing to serve.An excellent sticky toffee pudding followed by outstanding espresso completed a very enjoyable meal, Paul checked throughout the meal and had this sense of balance which was not over the top but just right, attentive without being annoying,this young man deserves to go far and I wish him well.

    2
    « very disappointed »

    Well I was expecting something special considering the price of the room but I have had better rooms at travel lodge. Room 219 needs a lot of refurbishment, we needed a sherpa to get us to the room, when we did eventually get to there it was so uninviting. The TV was so far away from the bed it was not worth having a TV in the room. The wardrobe door would not open and the furniture had a musty smell to them. the windows were running with condensation. and the room could have done with being cleaned. The food was medicore and certainly not worth the money

    5
    « The Standard by which all others should be judged. »

    Two nights in November at this outstanding Hotel. The level of comfort, cleanliness and décor of the room, excellent restaurant with some serious style and creative ability of the chefs was only exceeded by the brilliant staff. It was a genuinely delightful experience and one we could recommend to anybody. We travel extensively in the United States and around Europe and I would select this hotel to stand with the best. And... there is the additional benefit of the Fascinating Beamish Museum Village on the doorstep.

    4
    « Good hotel near Durham »

    A quality hotel near Newcastle and Durham and the A1. The food is good and the rooms are of a high standard. The parking is free and the internet is available. The only minus point for this overall good hotel is there is very limited phone reception for business mobiles.

  • 5
    « Beamish Hall Christmas Fayre 2015 »

    Great Fayre. Wide variety of stalls and well-organised (Wynyard Hall should pay a visit and learn some lessons for theirs!). Some people were getting their vehicles stuck in the mud so perhaps this could have been thought-out a bit better. Also, the two young gentleman on car park duty were not directing visitors to spaces. This did not, however, spoil the experience. The only think I would have liked to have seen would be somewhere to have a tea or coffee and a drink for the children. If there was something there, then it was not obviously available.

    5
    « My birthday »

    Lovely hotel ,staff friendly,food excellent.Our room is large with a huge bathroom and is spotlessly clean.A bottle of bubbly left in the room to celebrate my birthday. Lovely touch! we are here with an Itison voucher,excellent value. By

    5
    « Friendly staff. »

    An absolutely faultless stay. From the welcome at reception through the food in the restaurant to a delicious breakfast. However the one thing that stands out is the friendly staff. I have to mention Pauline in the restaurant as its the first time someone in a restaurant when asking me if my meal is alright actually waits for an answer and is interested in my answer. Thanks to Pauline and all her colleagues for a smashing stay.

    5
    « Excellent birthday treat »

    Stayed here for one night for a birthday treat. Hotel front is very impressive, the staff are friendly and welcoming. We upgraded our room to premier, excellent choice, room was luxurious and spacious, the bathroom was modern with a lovely double jacuzzi. We did afternoon tea, again the staff here were lovely, choice of sanwiches and cakes were really good. We had evening meal at the Stables bar, again good service and menu. Breakfast was a perfect ending to a lovely stay, will definately come here again.

    5
    « The Beamish Hall Hotel, »

    Stayed here for two nights, on an Itison Voucher, Bed and Breakfast. Beautiful old country house hotel with lots of original paintings and antiques. Our room was smallish, but adequate, with a lovely carved mahogany bed and furniture. The on-suite was big and modern. Tea/coffee facilities and TV. We had dinner in the Stables Restaurant with friends on the first night. The meal was good but the portions are far too big. On our second day we had a tour of the micro brewery. Connor was good and explained the whole process. After we had a chat with Ian (Front of House) who took the time to talk with us. Thank you Ian.. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    5
    « Birthday night away. »

    Even though I live just down the road from Beamish I had never been. We stayed here for a night to celebrate my birthday and were not disappointed. Pulling up to the lovely old hall is fantastic and as soon as you step through doors to check in you feel your in a stately home. Our room was fine and the bed comfy, some of the decor may be a bit outdated but adds to the overall character of the place. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. Cant wait for next stay.

    5
    « Perfect getaway »

    A charming old building in beautiful grounds. The furnishings are in keeping with the age of the property and add to the whole atmosphere. The room we had was very clean comfortable and the view was beautiful. We had a wonderful dinner in the Stables restaurant and breakfast in the main hotel was perfect. Every member of staff we met was friendly,polite and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.

    3
    « Wedding stay »

    Stayed here for my best friends wedding, beautiful setting and food was super. Staff were helpful . Room could have been bigger felt a bit crampt and bed a bit small but other than that was a great experience. down side totally no reception for mobile phones or wifi !

    5
    « A great weekend away »

    A lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. The room was clean and spacious with a view of the hotels grounds. The service and staff in both the restaurant and hotel was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. I am coeliac and every care was taken to ensure my gluten free diet was available. We will definitely be recommending this hotel to friends and family and look forward to staying here again.

    5
    « Over night stay »

    A big old country hall hotel, a veritable maze of corridors and function rooms a great place to stay could be a setting for Miss Marple, Cluedo or Downton Abbey. Our bedroom was on the small side with with a shower rather than a bath, however the old antique furniture in the bedroom made the it feel personal and different from the standard hotel room you get throughout the world. The staff provided excellent service throughout the hotel, the friendly local staff really seemed to care about their hotel and our well being during the stay. The micro brewery tour felt somewhat rushed but ultimately we were there to try the beers not have a chemistry lesson on how they are made, I liked them all. The evening meal we had in the Stables Pub/ Restaurant, not hay and straw as the horses used to get, was excellent I had belly pork and my wife a steak for our mains, a starter of scallops with apple sauce and black pudding mouse was delicious. Breakfast offered the best and most comprehensive menu I have had any where in he world, definitely not to be missed

  • 5
    « Leisure visit »

    absolutely lovely hotel staff very friendly , bottled water , and two small gifts sewing needles and shoe polisher nice touch stables bar is nice cosy breakfast a must and the service , from all the staff was spot on . Good full nights sleep something I've not had for a long time well worth a visit

    4
    « Half-term grandparents' treat »

    This is a large stone building accessible only by car but ideal for those who wish to spend a weekend in the Beamish Museum. The Reception is very friendly, one lady even carrying a suitcase up the grand stairs for us. We all had vast bedrooms with good views over the greenery around the hotel. The beds were most comfortable though with thick duvets that will be more appropriate as the weather cools. Each of our rooms had a double jacuzzi for a bath, wonderful for the young but over-seventies were fearful that once in they might not get out. Our room on the second floor was very quiet but one of the family's rooms on the first floor was disturbed in the night by friends of a bridal couple within. We enjoyed the afternoon tea, the dinners in the Stables, reached by a labyrinthine route through the back of the hotel, but liked the breakfasts above all, especially the jars of fruit, the excellent mushrooms, bacon etc and the frequently filled coffee. One of the best parts of the extensive undeveloped grounds was the low wire walk in the trees at the end of the lawn, which children and adults can try. We think that the hotel doesn't promote this because it has the high wire walk on offer. Mobile phones don't work in this hotel which caused a problem as we needed to pick someone up from the station. The hotel computer in the lounge was available for residents to use.

    4
    « Afternoon tea birthday treat »

    Lovely surroundings and great service. Food plentiful and delicious. The pace of the service was just right, with no rush to vacate our table when finished. I loved the double tablecloths and the starched, linen serviettes, the thick carpets and massive heavy drapes at the windows. It all helps to create a quiet, serene and relaxing ambience that is so missing from a lot of eating establishments these days.

    5
    « An autumn adventure. »

    Another lovely stay at Beamish Hall. This visit included an in house wedding fair, which was an added bonus. Room 4 was ours this time, a delightful room with the standard Best Western great amenities. But also with a double jacuzzi bath! As usual, all, yes all the staff were amazing. Totally professional, friendly, humorous and dedicated. Hotel was spotlessly clean. Food in the Stables restaurant was delicious. Breakfast was hot and tasty with generous portions.

    5
    « Great service, food and ale »

    An faultless hotel with super staff. the most convenient hotel for the Beamish Museum. A wide choice of great food in the restaurant and great real ales in the Stables bar from the on site own micro brewery. The rooms are great with tea and coffee facilities plus free biscuits. The towels are extra thick and fluffy.

    4
    « Attending a Chairity Ball - great stay »

    My wife and I enjoyed our overnight stay at this lovely Country House Hotel, whilst attending a Charity Ball in the beautifully appointed Winter Garden room. The food at that function was good and the serving staff amazing. The hotel, set in a great rural location is a wonderful old property steeped in history. As you would expect, it is not modern, but it is very clean and our room, whilst small was very comfortable and quite. There are however, lots of quirky stairs leading to various landings and bedrooms which at first were quite confusing! The bathroom was adequate, with instant hot water and a lovely bath. But there was a lack of space for personal toiletries and the small shelf above the sink was not very stable. Breakfast, which is taken in the Eden Room was really good and all items from the hot selection cooked to order and served by delightful staff.

    4
    « Lovely hotel but very pricey »

    We spent a night at this hotel to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. The hotel is lovely and decorated in a traditional style. Rooms are a bit gothic for my taste with heavy wooden furniture/beds, wall tapestries & brocade throws. The hospitality tray was a bit unispiring - coffee, standard tea bags and uninspiring biscuit packets. Bathroom was a little tired with some cracks/chips on the sink and tiles. However, the bath did have a Jacuzzi setting, which was a nice touch. The toiletries were lovely too. Dinner in the restaurant was great - lovely menu and the food was delicious. Staff were incredibly friendly, welcoming and attentive throughout our stay. It cost us £220.00 for a family room (double bed with 2 camp beds!) & breakfast. I would definitely recommend shopping around for discounts on the price!!

    5
    « Lovely escape in the country »

    Stayed for 2 nights early in October and we were so pleased with our choice as it was a last minute decision to get away for our anniversary now that we're both retired. The staff were very friendly, efficient and professional so tremendous thanks to the whole team. The grounds are immaculate with ample parking and lovely scenery around now that the trees a changing to autumnal colours. We booked a superior room which overlooked the reception entrance at the front of the building. It was very spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast and evening dinners were excellent with a wide choice of food at reasonable rates in fitting surroundings to the venue of an old mansion house. Yes the WiFi was challenging as other reviews have mentioned but we survived bearing in mind this was an escape for us. Once again, well done to all the staff at this beautiful country retreat.

    5
    « Beautiful Setting, Great Hotel & Facilities »

    Booked into Beamish Hall for 4 nights on business. Great rate offered for what you get. Rooms are old fashioned but not in a negative way they fit in well with the style of hotel. Rooms were immaculate and bed extremely comfy. Grounds are stunning and staff so friendly. Breakfast on offer had such a good selection and presentation was fantastic. Stables bar and restaurant was the jewel in the crown. Has its own micro brewery, beautiful court yard and again great staff. Menu is extensive and was very surprised at value for money. Had rib eye steak two nights and was literally melt in your mouth and at around £16 well worth it. Bottle of house red which was delicious was a steal at £16. My only negative is that I wasn't here in summer as they have an outside bar in courtyard with a wide selection of drinks. Although even in October they have outside heaters so you can sit comfortably and enjoy a beer under the stars and twinkly lights. The only true negative I have is that the wifi is very poor and this may seem like I am being pedantic but when on business it's a must and to be honest the only fault i could find. There is 4G available in certain parts of hotel. Would highly recommend and will definitely be my place to stay when in Durham on business.

    4
    « A little gem in Durham county »

    We stayed here recently and we were very impressed with our room which we upgraded for a small fee. The furniture was either mahogany or walnut, beautiful and so in character with the hall, it was warm and cosy and the bed was soo comfortable. The breakfast was amazingly good with lots of nice extra details and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

  • 4
    « Lovely tea. »

    I was treated to afternoon tea at Beamish Hall and it was lovely. The sandwiches are well presented and tasty but you only get one choice. However, the selection of cakes was lovely. There were also warm scones with cream and jam. There was far too much to eat but that was not a worry as anything we left was packed in trays and put in a paper bag for us to take away. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Country House Hotel »

    Lovely setting, food amazing fresh and well cooked. Rooms not very big and soundproofing could be better but comfortable bed and immaculate bathroom with fluffy white towels. We bought a voucher but enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night. Staff in all areas exceptional, friendly and efficient. Ideal for access to Durham, took the park and ride and enjoyed the Cathedral and the city. Viewed Angel of the North next day on the way to Newcastle. Took the hotel receptionists suggestion to park on the Gateshead side walked over the millennium bridge to the city. Lovely anniversary and our first experience in the North East, what a friendly lot .

    4
    « Man of the Manor »

    Fantastic setting for a hotel and the old building was lovely. Stayed here one night for business. Staff very polite and warming. Didn't get a signal on my phone (3) so I actually had to talk to people. Rooms very big, and I think it would be a lovely setting for a wedding, I thought breakfast was inc but when checked out I ended up paying £12 which I though was very expensive for a bacon and egg sandwich but other than that grand place

    2
    « over priced »

    High tea at a very high price. £4.50 for small pot of tea, 2 scones (size of dough ball), very small pot of jam and equally small pot of cream, add to that the lack of atmosphere means this was definitely not worth the money

    5
    « Silver Wedding Anniversary! »

    Me & my fiancé & her sister & her partner recently stayed at Beamish Hall Hotel for her Mam & Dad's Silver Wedding Anniversary. We only stayed the one night, upon arrival the receptionist recognised my soon to be mother-in-law from a previous stay... We were very quickly told we had all been upgraded to the next level of rooms... The happy couple were given the 'Honey Moon' suit which was superb (room 102) we were given a nice room with a view of the grounds & car park. (room 110) We had a really enjoyable stay & a great night in the stables bar... The food & drink were both excellent value & quality Stayed October 2015.

    5
    « A grand hotel in a lovely surrounding »

    We had a one night stay and really enjoyed our time at this friendly and quality hotel. We had a meal in the 'Stables' restaurant and the food was marvellous. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it !!

    5
    « Overnight stay »

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Beamish Hall Hotel. The staff were friendly and welcoming consistently. The attention during breakfast and dinner was excellent and both meals were of very good quality. Our room was really comfortable and well fitted. It is hard to think of anything which we could fault.

    5
    « Gorgeous »

    Staff are wonderful Geordie people. Treat them with some respect, and they will reward you handsomely. Beautiful setting, wonderful old stately home. Needs some more renovation (as a property developer), but this kind of home always does (as a property developer). The staff made Scotland supporters, and Samoa supporters welcome in equal measures. What more could the rugby family ask?

    4
    « wifi and TV »

    Both the TV and internet did not work the staff managed to get th TV working but the next morning it failed again.the internet was working in the Reception area.The bar and beer are excellent the food good value but Pub grub nice but not great

    5
    « Fabulous Beamish Hall »

    Excellent hotel, good value for money and although I was working it was wonderful to walk in the grounds to clear my head. Comfortable bed, room, lounge. Quiet and also takes dogs. Very happy and will return for pleasure and business.

  • 5
    « Relaxing night away »

    This is our second stay in this lovely hotel. This time we had a room on the second floor with a lovely view over the grounds. Had a meal in the stables which we both enjoyed. The breakfast as last time was very good. The staff again couldn't do enough for us. Can't wait for our next visit.

    4
    « Country House Living »

    A wonderful place to stay. Grounds and House in a lovely setting. Sit outside on the terrace with a glass of wine - bliss. Nice restaurant with good food. The breakfasts are top notch, with very accommodating staff

    5
    « Superb old world style hotel - walkable to Beamish village »

    Our premier room was huge and well equipped in an old fashioned way. The refurbished well equipped bathroom had the largest Jacuzzi we have ever seen. Only issue was that the room was very hot at night as they put on the heating and we had no way to switch it off. Sash window had limited opening but supplied fan did help. Lovely view from room and large car park. Room had full tea making facilities, 2 large wardrobes plus large LCD satellite TV and vast number of power points and only thing missing was a fridge. Also had 2 bottles of water plus biscuits each day. Our deal included interesting tour of the onsite micro brewery and although the beer was of a good standard of real ale we have had better. The restaurant was also in Pub theme but had nice atmosphere and food was very good and well priced as were the drinks. Breakfast was superb in the traditional dining room with much selection. Hotel down dead ended narrow road 1 mile past Beamish Museum entrance, in fact was an unmanned gate lead into museum much closer to hotel but not an official entrance. All staff at hotel were exceptionally friendly and nothing was to much trouble.

    5
    « Beamish Stables, County Durham »

    I visited the Beamish Stables resturant on 27/09/15 for Sunday dinner with my wife and kids.. I had the trio of roast meats which accompanied by 2 Yorkshire pudding which could be worn a hats they were that large.. My wife had the Caesar Salad and the kids had cheeseburger and sausage and mash from the varied kids menu.. the The food was frankly delicious and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable.. It also helps greatly that the place has its own micro brewery which brews some fantastic beer..

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: All directions. Access is via the A1(M) at Junction 63 (Chester-le-street) exit, then follow the signs to Beamish Museum which is approximately four miles away. At the Museum's main entrance turn left past Home Farm and the Beamish Golf Club. The BEST WESTERN Beamish Hall Country House Hotel is further 700 yards on the left.