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The Bay Horse Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Brandon B&B and Inns
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
419 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Nice room , food good, had a few niggles but they where dealt with promptly by the friendly staff. The lounge bar is a little drab and could do with a refurb but the ale was ok, with a couple of guest beers

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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west yorkshire
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We booked a 2 night stay with our 2 grandchildren to stay fri and sat night we only stayed fri left lunchtime sat meals horrible breakfast even worse staff abrupt one person running bar redemption cooking breakfasts and doing rooms rooms not very nice lots of mould growing everywhere wouldn't recommend this place was glad to get home to comfort and food that was edible

Room Tip: Think all the rooms will be the same damp and mouldy
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed at the Bay Horse in August for one night. Quiet pub just out of Durham, about three miles away. We caught the bus to Durham from out side the pub about fifteen minuets to town and they run every 20 minuets. We had chalet number one at the rear of pub. Ample parking in front of room. Two single beds on suite and tea and coffee in room. We ate in the pub we had special of the day Curry and a pint £4.95.. Good value for what we had. Room £40, bed ,breakfast and evening meal for under £50, cant be bad in this day and age.

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same at rear of pub.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Neil B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Good value , you get what you pay for we booked this as a KGB deal . Room basic but clean , food good , staff excellent and very helpful .
Only problem shower not brilliant hot enough but lacking in power .all I'm all what we payed for the the deal it was pretty good .

Stayed August 2014
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Fife, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Spent two nights here last week on a KGB deal and for what we paid it was good value. Rooms are chalets behind the Inn. Our room - number 8 - was ok. Big room with flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities. It was clean but a bit tired. Towels and bed linen were spotless however the bed was horrendous!!! The mattress was just a mass of springs, it was impossible to find a clear spot. And believe me we tried!!! The food was fine - typical pub grub and plenty of it. Breakfasts were a bit chaotic with one waitress trying to do everything. However the staff were lovely, cheerful and helpful and they made it a pleasant break.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

bought as a deal my wife and i recently spent two nights at the bay horse The evening meal was allright for what we paid but when it came to breakfast i didn t feel like a full breakfast and so i ordered beans on brown toast they had no baked beans in and so i ordered poached egg on brown toast she brought it on white i didnt say anything The next day i ordered beans on brown toast again she said the order of beans havent arrived and they had no brown bread so i ordered scrambled egg on white when it came it was an omelete choped up which would have been okif it wasnt so overcooked and dry needless to say i left it.The rooms were ok clean sheets and hot water, carpet filthy. Staff were friendly enough .We used the back entrance to were all the rooms where and it was a disgrace cigarette stumps everywhere staff stood in the entrance smoking it could be so much better with very little outlay such as keeping decafenated tea and coffee and you shouldnt run out of something like baked beans its good job we bought it as a deal and not paid full price and so get your act together clean the place up and keep a good stock of beans they come in tins and are cheap the same goes for brown bread .The place has got real potential.When you start getting more good reviews i might give you another try because your in a lovely part of england

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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liverpool
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Bought as a deal , perfect base for Beamish/ Durham and Cragside. Lovely thick towels and nicely decorated room, but could do with some updating. Bedside shelves on a slant , everything sliding off them , tiny TV without a remote There weren't any tumblers in the bathroom or indeed shower gel , bathroom was not cleaned during our stay .
However , we didn't pay a massive amount ,the food was good and the staff were very pleasant.
A little supervision of the housekeeping would really improve this pub .Brush the courtyard , clear the glasses and hoover before breakfast. Nothing major , a few small improvements and checks would make this a much better place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Bay Horse Inn
Address: 8 Brandon Village, Brandon, Durham DH7 8ST, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham > Brandon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Brandon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bay Horse Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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