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“So friendly, but in dire need of refurbishment”
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The Fox and Hounds
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The Fox and Hounds
Ranked #6 of 19 Barnard Castle B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 2 July 2009

A nice traditional old pub with very friendly staff but goodness it could do with some refurbishment! Filthy carpets, mould on the walls and the shower head, and everything a bit decrepit. Saggy old mattress on the bed. The light above the sink in our bathroom didn't work - just as it hadn't when we stayed there last year!

So not really worth £75 for B&B, but I guess they have the monopoly as there is nowhere else to stay in this lovely village of Cotherstone. They do have a parrot though!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Spiggiewiggie
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Reviewed 19 June 2007

Only has three rooms so difficult to see how they could get it wrong. What they need to do is spend a bit of money dragging this hotel into the 21st century.

Furniture reminded me of the kind of stuff you buy in charity shops, all dark wood, old fashioned, boring. TV parked on top of wardrobe, tacky. Bedding, one very flat pillow each. When lying in bed we looked straight up at large crack in ceiling where water had obviously come in and blown the ceiling paper. Carpet very shabby and bathroom described as "luxury" had plastic tumblers the kind you give to children on a picnic - and had seen better days too. All in all, very disappointing.

Food, although sounded exciting, was bland. Waiting 25 mins between courses (they had a party of 30 in apparently hence the wait).

Breakfast, either bog standard "English breakfast" sausages too hard, same wth blackpudding or you could order a kipper. Husband went for latter, but could have taken it home to line the dog's basket as it was so leathery.

At £80 for a double room per night was not good value for money at all. Mine host, although friendly enough, managed to cough practically all the way through us having breakfast. Perhaps he could have gone outside? Sorry, but we'll not be back.

Mr & Mrs Watkins
Edinburgh

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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8  Thank Maggiesoup
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Reviewed 31 July 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Cotherstone, Barnard Castle DL12 9PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Barnard Castle
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Ranked #6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Barnard Castle
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
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The Fox And Hounds Barnard Castle, Durham

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