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Judges Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kirklevington
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“A fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

The Judges at Kirklevington is a converted stately home.

The service and quality of accommodation are to a very high standard. We stayed on boxing day in a family room and very much enjoyed it.

The grounds are fantastic, overlooking a small stream at the foot of the hill where the hotel rests, and well worth exploring.

The restaurant is exceptional - we were sat in the conservatory overlooking the grounds. The food was very well prepared with a choice to suit all tastes.

The room we stayed in was a family room. The room even came with 'Chum' the goldfish which was a really nice touch and helped us settle our 4 year old in easily.

Breakfast again in the conservatory was very good - quite something watching the deer in the field through a clearing in the wood while enjoying some excellent food.

The staff at the hotel are all friendly and helpful - especially those working in the restaurant / at breakfast.

I look forward to returning.

Room Tip: If you can get a room at the rear of the hotel looking towards the stream I would recommend you do.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 13 February 2012
What a super way to start the week! Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Judges in the near future. Kind regards, Tim Howard GM 13/2/12
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Middlesbrough
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We had my daughters birthday party at Judges for many reasons, the location was really good for us and our guests but mainly because we'd eaten and stayed at the hotel before so we knew the standards would be high.

The function suite (Courtyard Suite) is a building just to the right of the main hotel which is a good idea, you have your own entrance, own bar and own space without worrying about the hotel guests wandering in, etc.
It's a really well set out building and the whole, bar, food area, etc was perfect for the 100 guests we had coming.

The Hotels events staff helped me organise the party, made suggestions for decorations, themes and local companies such as the DJ, cake supplier, etc who had been there many times before and could be relied on.

I could spend a huge amount of time telling you how great the food was, that the kitchen and bar staff were excellent, and that everything came together on time and exactly as I'd requested to make this one amazing night.
One of the mamangers called Neil was superb on the night, coordinating everything, looking after the guests and constantly checking with me that everything was going well and there were no issues.

You will always find cheap places to hold a party and event, the upstairs room of the local pub, the local community centre, etc but cheap is cheap and cheap is the message you will be giving to your guests
Judges is about quality, comfort and luxury in the food, in the service, and when you have an event of any type this is what you want, the best costs more but if your going to do it then you should do it right.

If your in the Middlesbrough/Stockton/Teeside area and you need a party type venue then I can't recommend Judges highly enough to you.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
Brilliant! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, it means a huge amount to us all. We look forward to welcoming you, your family and your guests back to Judges in the years to come. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 6/2/12
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Middlesbrough
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We were celebrating our anniversary so decided to book the Sunday night table for 2 offer. It was fabulous.
We were greated at the door and shown to the lounge for our champagne and pre dinner nibbles.
The choice from the menue/wine list was very good considering the offer price.(£105.00 instead of £155 for 2 people)
We were seated in the conservatory restaurant watching the rabbits bobbing about on the floodlight lawn area.
The food was fabulous and the service superb.
After dinner we were taken back into the lounge for coffee and a brandy(or drink of your choice) and were suprised by a lovely presentation of hand made sweets and lovely cheeses with an happy anniversay message iced onto the trays. This was such a lovely touch and just goes to show how much attention to detail the staff at Judges pride themselves on.
if you have not tried this offer yet IT IS A MUST. You will not be dissapointed and like us will be keen to visit again as soon as possible.
This was our 2nd visit but will definately not be our last.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
Wow, thank you! Anything I write now will sound stupid, so I'll stop now. Once again thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. It means a lot to us all. See you soon! Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 3/2/12
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I have just come back from a one night stay at this hotel which I booked as a xmas present for my husband. The room was lovely, although a more up to date TV would be a good improvement. The food was fantastic and the service was first class. It was definitely one of the best evening meals I have ever had in a hotel stay and we have had lots. The attention to detail on everything from checking in to dining, to the room itself was very good. We will definitely be going back again and I would recommend this hotel to anyone who enjoys good food, good service and peace and quiet.

Room Tip: Definitely worth paying the little bit extra for a deluxe double rather than the standard room
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
What a super way to start the day and thank you for our 100th review! I shall pass on your very kind comments to the team and I know that they will be be chuffed because they pore over every bit of feedback very carefully. Thank you also for the nudge on the TV, whilst picture quality is the key thing for me we do have a rolling programme of installing more modern-looking TV's. We all look forward to welcoming you both back to Judges in the years to come. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 31/1/12
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2012

I stayed at this hotel on 13th Dec as I was away on business, I had not booked in advance so was extremley happy to be told there were rooms available and was even upgraded as they had just received a cancellation. The staff are so friendly and the whole experience made staying away from home an absolute pleasure. The goldfish and teddy in the room was such a lovely touch and the jacuzzi bath was wonderful. i will definately be back. Thank you for such a lovely stay (sorry it's taken so long to write this).

Room Tip: Room 8 is fantastic if it is available.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 9 January 2012
What a super way to start the week! Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We all look forward to welcoming you back to judges in the near future. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 9/1/12
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Darlington
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Judges was the venue for our wedding on 23rd December 2011 and we couldn't have been more thrilled with our choice.

From the moment we booked to the last guest leaving the day after the wedding, we found the wonderful staff at Judges to be helpful, polite and professional. They managed to ensure that our every need was catered for, but without being intrusive on our day.

Special thanks goes to Emma who made our initial booking and then handed over seamlessly to Suzanne. Both ladies were fantastic at sorting not only the big details, but the little details that we hadn't even considered. I was told that there was a disaster with seat covers on the day that was completely sorted without anyone having to worry us.

Another huge thanks to Neil who was fantastic at making sure that we kept on track throughout the day. It was so easy for us to get distracted with all fun of the day, but he managed to make the day flow perfectly.

Finally a big thanks the other staff who were there on our day and the day after, who again did an amazing job of making the day perfect.

The venue was absolutely gorgeous, especially with all the Christmas decorations and candles twinkling. The meal was absolutely fantastic and I'm told that the evening buffet was brilliant too (unfortunately I was having far to much fun remember to grab a plate, thankfully my maid of honour managed to get a cheese sandwich from the night staff at 1am for me!).

Highest praise to all the team at Judges.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 4 January 2012
This is super to read, thank you! On behalf of us all, every happiness in your future together and we look forward to being part of your lives in the years to come. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 4/1/12
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Cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We have just returned from one of our frequent visits to this hotel and I have to admit that it is one of my favourite places to stay.
We stay here when visiting family and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome, in fact it is like staying in a second home.
We had a lovely stay this Christmas and are looking forward to our next visit at the end of January.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Reading this after a very busy December was just brilliant; it has brought a big smile to all our faces. On behalf of us all, thank you. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Judges in the New Year. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 30/12/11
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Property: Judges Country House Hotel
Address: Kirklevington Hall Thirsk Road, Kirklevington TS15 9LW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Kirklevington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kirklevington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Judges Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An AA's Inspector's Choice Hotel since 2003, Judges Country House Hotel continues to be an AA 3 Red Star Country House Hotel as well as boasting 3 AA Rosettes, first awarded in 2003, and is also particularly recommended by the Michelin Guide 2014. Consistently rated by "The Good Hotel Guide" and praised by both "The Times", "The Sunday Times" and "The Telegraph" newspapers Judges is one of the finest hotels and restaurants not only in the Middlesbrough area but also in the United Kingdom as a whole. ... more   less 
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