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Judges Country House Hotel
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We had our wedding in January at Judges and we could not have wished for a more perfect day. Arriving at the venue I was greeted by members of staff who unloaded centre pieces from my car and carried the many bags I had with me to my room.
Every single member of staff, throughout the day, were attentive, professional yet personable. Their attention to detail was amazing and they really did go that extra mile to make sure myself, my husband and ALL of our guests were happy. The food was absolutely delicious, many of our guests commented on this.
Our bridal suite was beautiful and the hotel and grounds look fantastic in our wedding pictures.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a venue to get married, the staff are experienced, thorough and very very nice people who you can trust to make sure your special day goes smoothly. Thank you Judges staff for making our day so special.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Brilliant! On behalf of us all thank you very much for your kind words. Please do tell your friends about us and we wish you every happiness in your life together. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 4/3/14

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We held our wedding day at Judges on the 22nd February 2014. From start to finish the day was amazing! The staff, food and whole atmosphere was just perfect and everything ran like a dream. I would highly recommend anyone to consider for a wedding venue. The afternoon tea is also very good!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lindsay R
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Super! Thank you on behalf of us all. Please do tell your friends about us and we all look forward to welcoming you both back to Judges In the years to come. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 4/3/14

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed at Judges Hotel for the first time for one night on 22nd February on a special dinner, bed, and breakfast offer.
This hotel is outstanding!
Our room was spotlessly clean and had every facility.
The staff could not have been more helpful and seemed to treat everyone with unfailing cheerfulness, but were never overbearing.
Our dinner was extraordinary - the food for every course from canapes to coffee gave us a variety of memorable flavours, and was presented with obvious care and enthusiasm by the kitchen staff. Sheer enjoyment for us!
Breakfasts are often treated as an afterthought in some hotels, but not here. What we had again was ingredients of the highest quality and very well presented.
For a gastronomic experience, and comfortable, relaxing surroundings, this hotel cannot be faulted.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Adrian R
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Reading this was just such a super way to start the day, on behalf of us all, thank you very much. Please do tell your friends about us and we hope to see both again very soon. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 25/2/14

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

I booked a surprise stay at short notice at the Judges Country House Hotel for my wife and I, after having to cancel a holiday abroad on doctors orders due to my wife"s medical condition. We had stayed at this hotel a year previously and on this occasion we stayed there on 30th and 31st January 2014. I had liaised with the hotel manager, Mr Tim Howard regarding our situation and requested that flowers and chocolates would be in our room on arrival as a further surprise for my wife. We were allocated room 12A, a spacious feature room overlooking the grounds to the rear of the hotel and duely found, when entering the room, a top class bouquet of flowers and chocolates as requested. The room was spotless with all the amenities you could need. Comfortable top class furnishings, huge comfortable bed and sparkling bathroom with jacuzzi bath and overhead T.V. A well stocked mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities etc. There were really nice extra touches such as a complimentary decanter of sherry, chocolates, cookies, fresh fruit, friendly goldfish and teddy bear, excellent! All the staff we encountered were most professional, helpful and friendly. In particular Dominique and Angelo who looked after us in the bar lounge and restaurant when we dined in on the 2nd evening. Our dining experiences of both breakfast and dinner were very much enjoyed with an extensive selection of high quality food and drink. This is a superb hotel and it was obvious to us that the management and staff strive to provide and achieve an excellent service.
The hotel is ideally located just outside the small interesting town of Yarm which has an interesting history, a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars and an ideal base for exploring Teeside, the north Yorkshire coast and moors areas. Once again, many thanks to Mr Tim Howard and his staff. We definitely hope to visit "Judges" again.

Room Tip: Go for a "feature" room
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

On behalf of us all, thank you for your very kind words. A full and speedy recovery to your wife and we all look forward to welcoming you both back to Judges in the very near future. Kind regards, Tim Howard GM 6/2/14

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Everything about the hotel is about that old fashioned quality and good service. The Kirklevington Hall, once a home of the Richardson family and then occupied by the circuit Judges when on location in Middlesbrough courts, was lovingly and carefully restored by its new owners. With only 21 rooms the owners commendably resisted the temptation of expanding the place into a bog standard hotel with a pretty façade.

The hotel is set in beautiful English gardens and well-tended grounds criss-crossed by the Judges Stream with wee bridges, waterfalls and even a grotto hidden away for you to explore. It’s just great to go out for a stroll outside especially on a sunny day.

The welcome starts with the moment you arrive at the hotel with staff rushing out to help you with the bags and making sure you settle comfortably in your room. The complimentary sherry and a bowl of fruit in the room were just a few of the many personal touches that set The Judges Hotel apart from the rest.

The place is full of little corridors and alcoves with rooms set unobtrusively within and giving guests that additional feeling of privacy. Rooms are spacious and well equipped with bathrobes, tea making facilities and fridge. Note there are no safe boxes in the rooms, at least not in Room 14.

There is a function venue set apart from the main building that ensures that other guests can spend the evening peacefully and not feel like trespassing as is often the case with other venues. The hotel also has a wine-tasting cellar.

The Lounge, a cosily attired room, is the place to meet and spend quality time in front of the crackling log-fire. The welcoming bar there is open all night with a friendly and efficient night porter going out of his way to ensure guests are comfortable and well catered for.

Breakfast choice is quite extensive though try to avoid going after 9 am as the place gets very busy and waiting is longer. If anything, extending the breakfast time until a bit later would be one improvement I would suggest.

Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Any room is good enough but if you like your space go for one of the Feature Rooms.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

I have just come back from London where, amongst other speakers, I was listening to Sir Clive Woodward talking about the DNA of a Champion and how to keep doing things better. This was really super to read on my return and really helps us continue pushing to improve. So, on behalf of all the team, thank you for your very kind words. Please do tell your friends about us and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Judges in the near future. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 23/1/14

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