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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this for a quick business trip but when I saw some previews reviews I was a little apprehensive. However, I am delighted to say that my experience was better than that of other reviewers. The Inn has recently been taken over though and renovations are ongoing. I arrived late and was welcomed by the relatively new owners/managers of...

Thank Dianedibley60
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Booked on laterooms and on arrival found that the place was mid conversion into a new restaurant. The ground floor was completely gutted, stripped bare, full of workmen converting it into a restaurant. Eventually managed to find someone who showed me to my room upstairs, which was underwhelming to say the least. When I asked about breakfast I was laughed...

Thank Daniel P
Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Our room wasn't in the main inn but an annexe a couple of doors down from the Inn. The entrance hall was run down and in need of refurbishment. The room was at the top of a steep narrow flight of stairs,, not really suitable for the disabled member of the party. Our room was a good size but in...

Thank Jacqui_gsps
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Arriving at the Inn we were less than impressed, it was overpriced and underwhelming.. The entire place is dingy, the rooms desperately need a refurbishment as it seems that they have gotten caught up in the 1950's. Every surface or wall desperately needed a lick of paint or a clean. Upon leaving the hotel, one of our party realised that...

1Thank mosscrowd6
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Booked with free cancellation, cancelled the very next day - very concerned to find full amount had been taken from my card by hotel the day after cancellation. Took over 4 weeks and intervention of Booking.com to obtain refund. Numerous phone calls to hotel, none of which were returned by management, no apology, no explanation

Thank jivanhoe7
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I booked this hotel for 2 rooms 1 night on bookings.com. I selected payment in cash on arrival, however, payment for 1 of the rooms was taken from my credit card. This wasn't really a problem just unexpected. Unfortunately our trip to Durham was cancelled and therefore so were the rooms. I expected a full refund that day, it didnt...

Thank Lisa R
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst the staff were very friendly, and we had a nice breakfast, overall I was very disappointed, even allowing for the fairly low price. The room, and the ensuite were dirty, tea splatters on the bedside lamp and lots of dust. I had to ask for milk for the tea and coffee in the room, move furniture in order to...

Thank lewisfenn
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Hotel overpriced for type of accommodation. I assume due to long weekend. Small room with ensuite. Basic bed. Room not serviced properly. Bins not emptied or linen changed. Bed just pulled up. Friendly staff. Full English breakfast provided. Location not within walking distance of anything.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very dirty. Arrived very run down. Up for sale. Booked here so we had food and drink. Only to find out pub is not open. When we looked in the room it was awful. They also took money out of my husbands bank. Could not of stayed. We where looking for a relax and good service.

Thank Lisa C
Hebburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I only went here for a quick pint with a friend, but the staff were friendly and the views were very nice indeed. The building itself is of an old, wooden style that fits well with the countryside and surroundings.

Thank ziplock9000

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lambton Hounds is a traditional 250-year-old coaching inn situated in the village of Pity Me just outside Durham City Centre. We are a friendly and family-run local business with a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Our traditional British pub offers local cask ales, a cosy fire place, a beer garden, a separate snug with sofas, a separate bar with pool table, darts board and juke box and plenty of North East charm. The star attraction of the lounge bar is that it is taken from the cocktail bar of RMS Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic. Brother and sister, James and Katy, have run this family business since 2006 and have overseen many changes and improvements to the old inn making the Lambton Hounds a perfect base to explore the riches of Durham and its surroundings. We provide the ideal location for a weekend break in the heart of the North East with many famous sights and tourist attractions on our doorstep. In addition, with a variety of great transport links very close by, we enable you with easy access to the North East's most famous tourist attractions: Durham Cathedral and Castle, Crook Hall and Gardens, Beamish Museum, National Railway Museum, Auckland and Bamburgh Castles, Diggerland, Adventure Valley and much more. We have a choice of eight rooms for visitors to choose from our traditional, cosy and comfortable coaching inn of over 250 years old. Rooms offer period characteristics and have en-suite facilities with a choice of bath or shower. Our Bed & Breakfast has a three star National Tourist Board rating and the rooms are equipped with LCD TV, Freeview, radio alarm clocks, tea making facilities and toiletries. The use of hairdryers and irons is available throughout. We also offer a free WIFI area. Breakfast is served everyday from 8:00 - 9:00. At the counter you will find a wide selection of cereals, yoghurts and fruit juice for you to help yourselves to. You will be served tea or coffee and toast, then a full English breakfast (or any variation). All this included in the room price. Check in time is from 4pm and check out time is 10:30am. Our friendly country style Pub comprises of 3 different sections: the lounge, snug and bar. The lounge features an open fire place and our star attraction, "the lounge bar" which is the ORIGINAL cocktail bar from the RMS Olympic, sister ship of the TITANIC. The snug is a quieter family corner of the pub with a feature fireplace, board games and comfortable leather sofas. The bar is a separate room for the adults which has a pool table, darts board, jukebox, projector and Itbox. It is a WIFI zone and is also used for our private catered functions, such as Birthday parties, Christenings, business meetings, funeral wakes, etc. We also host Live Music and themed parties in this room. We serve a wide selection of drinks, including a selection of local Real Ales, draught Lagers and Beers, a variety of bottled Ciders, Spirits, Single Malt Whiskies, Cocktails and soft drinks. We also boast a fantastic Beer garden, which blooms in the Spring and is perfect on a sunny afternoon. Our homemade traditional Tapas are very different to the ones you would find elsewhere. We pride ourselves on fresh and simple ingredients to produce the type of Tapa found in little Spanish bars across different Regions of Spain. From Galicia and Bilbao in the north, down to Granada and Sevilla in the South, we offer our customers an authentic variety of Tapas. Furthermore, our rotating "Especialidades de la Casa" will definitely give you a sample of the REAL SPAIN. Whatever your choice, sit back, relax and live like a local at The Lambton Hounds Inn. If you have any questions regarding your booking or any other of our services, please contact us by calling or e-mailing us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lambton Hounds Inn

Address: 62-64 Front Street | Pity Me, Durham DH1 5DE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: £52 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lambton Hounds Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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