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The Old Mill
Ranked #9 of 40 Durham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
“northern hammer”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Lovely inn but would not stay here again due to very heavy traffic noise from about six in the morning, lorries too and from quarry ,ate here twice during our three night stay food was excellent but on the first night the girl left us the dessert menu then we did not see her again,we waited for about forty minutes while we finished our drinks we then complained paid and left other waitresses could see we were waiting but we were ignored the second meal we had with my son and his wife the service was much better and again the food was excellent ( as was the cooked breakfast ) also a couple we befriended had asked for a paper each morning but this did not appear , a shame really as first impressions are important and ours was not to good,however the room was fine and it was local to where my family live, would certainly eat here again but would think twice about staying , we had asked for a quite room but think we got the noisiest ( room 4 ) . did put this review on the mills own website but cannot find it on there as of yet.

Room Tip: ask about traffic noise before booking beside the quarry their are also roadworks nearby adding to t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eversley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We were staying overnight before a trip into the University. This was perfect - very close to city centre (10mins drive), great quality rooms - look to be newly decorated too. Standout for us was the dinner - the menu was extensive and all the meals we had were great quality. Staff very friendly too. Would recommend and would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

stayed here for overnight stay for family funeral.
small hotel but rooms excellent and staff very well mannered and courteous
the evening meal was superb and price the same terrific value.
on the morning of the funeral i hsd forgotten to pack my black tie and asked were i could get one at short notice and without hesitation he took his black tie off and gave it to me
how friendly and caring this young man was and he was just one of a terrific team .
will deffinately stay again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

I recently had Sunday lunch on 11/05/14 and I was dissapointed that the meat was boil in the bag and not carved very poor for £8.95. The service was good though and the staff were pleasant. I will not go back for Sunday lunch as the meals are normally very nice

  • Stayed May 2014
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Wales UK
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Needed a bed for the night for an overnight stay in Durham and found this place. Easy access from the A1(M) with ample parking. Booked a double room B& B. It is a spacious pub nicely decorated with friendly staff and an extensive menu. Excellent food, but beware of the portion size, its huge. Serves good ales which is a bonus. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and all needs catered for. Huge bathroom and a really comfy bed. Could not fault it.

Room Tip: some traffic noise from outer rooms, but not enough to be bothered.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Stayed here for one night on a trip up North. What a fantastic place. The room was spacious, with a great bathroom and the staff were most welcoming. We ate in the restaurant in the Evening, and the food was very good. Will stay here again. The staff are excellent, one guy giving us a pot of decaffeinated coffee for our room, as they had no decaf packets. Service !

Room Tip: We were very happy with room 4
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Returned to Durham in January 2014 for a friend's 60th birthday after moving to Lincolnshire in 2013. We had often eaten at the Old Mill but never stayed there. Our one night stay was superb. The room was very generous in size and extremely clean. A host of facilities - no lift, however - and good quality shower/bath facilities. The staff were very welcoming and friendly "from the off". We were confident that breakfast would be good and we were not disappointed. As much as you wanted and more! Ok, the Old Mill is a tad away from local amenities, but with a car you can be in Durham City within 10 mi9nutes or Newcastle within half an hour. OR, you could try the underestimated facilities of Spennymoor - they have a great football team (Come on you Moooors!). Well done to all at the Old Mill. Thanks Greg and Co!

Room Tip: Have a chat with Greg - the manager. A room not next to the main road would be quieter than some oth...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Old Mill
Address: Metal Bridge | Coxhoe, Durham DH6 5NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Mill 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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