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The Garden House Inn
Ranked #20 of 41 Durham B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Though we arrived late in the evening to Durham, owner Jim welcomed us to his beautiful restaurant and inn, The Garden House Inn. Our room, with full bath, had just been redecorated and was extremely clean, and beautifully appointed with contemporary furnishings. We had a lovely dinner with the best fish and chips anywhere in England. We were even presented with complimentary cordials at the end of our meal. We were able to walk to the river, cathedral and castle from the Inn thanks to the advice of Adrian, Jim's partner. ALL of our needs were met with such hospitality and graciousness. I highly recommend the Garden House Inn of Durham!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Two of us dined last night after friends had reccommended it (hadn't been back for some years due to very poor quality food etc.) and what a change there has been, gone are the large T.V.s and noisey football supporters, and the food is all freshly prepared and good, had the prawns and chorizio and steamed mussels in cider cream sauce with lots of bread to soak up, we each had a sirloin and asked for medium rare, both came exactly that, good to actually get a steak done properly and not well done at the edges and a tiny bit pink in the middle.
We followed that with a huge chunk of sticky toffee pudding (shared) and a nice touch at the end by the staff was a complimentary Baileys on ice (or Amoretto)
All for a good price and worth it, we have been to places charging far more for not as good.
We will be back with our friends for more of this quality.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Me and my father visited for a meal after been told it was 'amazing' by friends. We are both very fussy eaters and didn't have starters, we both had the fish and chips which were to die for, crispy batter with white fluffy chips. Full of taste, they were brought out to us with in 10 minutes and the service was outstanding. We were full after that and didn't have any desserts but we will certainly be returning soon for some starters and desserts as well as some more fish and chips!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Two of us dined here on the evening, very limited choice on the menu, my partners steak was requested medium it came overcooked and they replaced it-yet again it was overcooked, gave-up and we will not be back. I can only suspect upon reading other reviews we came when chef was having an off day ????.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jimmy L, Owner at The Garden House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2012

Hi Victor,

Sorry to hear about your experience. The large majority of customers are very happy with the quality of the food we provide, I'm disappointed that you caught us on an "off night" judging from your comments. If your ever in the area, please come in and try us again, if you do, give the pub a ring and let us know your coming in and we'll be sure to look after you.

Many Thanks
Jimmy Llewellyn
Reservations Team

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Reviewed 5 August 2011

The Garden House has undergone a massive facelift and boy can you tell. The service,food and surroundings were all top class, i had a delicous steak and the wife had Fish & Chips and both were tremendous. Recommend a visit.. Plus 5 real ales to choose from..

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

The newly decorated Garden House looks fab, the food was amazing, the dressed Whitby Crab was just wonderful......I will most definately be back here. Staff are very helpful and friendly, if you are looking for somewhere cosy and friendly then this will be ideal. It is not far away from the local town centre.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

quite disapointed the room was not made up on our return in the evening no clean towels.The breakfast was ok on the first morning but on the second day the cereals were forgotten the orange juice was only enough for two small glasses it was not filled up from the previous day,the breakfast had only one rasher of bacon no sausage and the eggs were hard, and the toast was cold on arrival .So will not be booking this hotel again.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jimmy L, Owner at The Garden House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2012

Hi there,

We are sorry to here about your poor experience at The Garden House Inn. Since your stay the pub has come under new ownership and we would love you to come back and try us again. We think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Many Thanks
Jimmy Llewellyn
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Additional Information about The Garden House Inn

Address: North Road, Durham DH1 4NQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range: £75 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Garden House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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