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The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Hexham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“another lovely 2 day break”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Just arrived home from the Forresters after a 2 day break, quick check in, friendly service, absolutely gorgeous food. Frank is really friendly host and nothing too much trouble,he sang happy birthday to my husband and served up icecream with a sparkler in it as we were too full to eat desert,lovely surprise ! this is second time we stayed at this hotel and definitely wont be the last.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We'd passed through Middleton in Teesdale by chance in mid-summer and thought it a lovely place. At a loose end for this weekend I looked on Tripadvisor and found this delightful hotel/restaurant/pub.
We booked in for a weekend stay at the end of October and must say we were delighted with our fab find.
We arrived at 18:00 on Friday evening - the pub/hotel was quiet at that time and we were dealt with promptly and in a friendly manner by the owner.
We checked out our room - very quirky, nice and clean - great staircase in our room leading to the bathroom. Straight downstairs for a drink or two to start our weekend off - the beer was very reasonably priced, as were our barmeals. The food was absolutely to die for - probably the best bar food I've had for a long time and fantastically priced. The next time we stay (and we will definitely return) we'll eat in the restaurant.
All in all a highly recommended hotel, a great find in such a lovely location too. Well done the Forresters, we'll be back x

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the main street and was just lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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North East, England
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2013

From the minute we arrived until we left The Forresters was a fantastic experience.

The room was fine, nothing to complain about there and very good value at the price we paid.

For us it was the restaurant and lovely staff that made the place really special. The food was of a standard you might expect at a city, and more expensive, top notch place. Wine and ales all perfect. Service exceptionally friendly and warm. :-) Go now!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We actually checked out of the hotel over the road in favour of the Forresters. On viewing 2 or 3 of the rooms, we liked what we saw and chose a room at the front which was the only one with a good WiFi connection as it was above the office. Great, quirky rooms with their own upstairs bathroom or shower (ours had no door though which was a bit too 'open' for me!). Sophie, who greeted us, showed us around and served our meal, was very personable and a credit to the establishment. The restaurant is very much in the French 'shabby chic' style reflecting the nationality of the owner. Breakfast could be at any time up till 11.00am and - joy of joys - check out was also 11.00am! Makes for a much more relaxing start to a leisurely day. The owner was also happy to chat as it was very quiet. Altogether, a most enjoyable stay,

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2013

My wife and I ate in the Forresters on the 18 september. The meal was excellent, service was very friendly and efficient. The staff took time to chat which in this day and age is unusual. I recommend this restaurant without reservation.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Not only were our rooms perfect, but the dining experience as well. The selection of desserts are tremendous. Recently we had the cookie dough cheesecake which was out of this world, compliments to the chef! This hotel has a very family orientated feel. We asked directions to the nearest grocery shop and one of the staff, Rachel, kindly assisted us with this. Hats off to her! We soon got chatting and she explained a bit about the background of the hotel and how she made some of the desserts, including the cookie dough cheesecake!

Overall, such lovely staff, rooms and food. What more can I say.

Room Tip: Room 6 all the way!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Stockport
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Forresters for three nights. The room was spacious and clean. All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent and we had breakfast and evening meal each night.

We have stayed in many hotels this summer whilst competing in the dog agility shows around the country and must say this is the best by far. Will definitely stay again when we are in that neck of the woods!

Room Tip: ROOMS TO THE REAR WILL BE QUIETER - please note no fitness centre or swimming pool
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 52-53 Market Place, Middleton in Teesdale DL12 0QH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Middleton in Teesdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Middleton in Teesdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Forresters Hotel & French Restaurant in Middleton in Teesdale offers French Cuisine “The Northern Portion” in a restaurant which has the authentic look and ambience of its French counter parts. Enjoy classic French dishes sush as Beef Bourguignon, Magret de Canard, Cheese Soufflé, King Scallops as well as delectable pastries, homemade Ice Cream and homemade chocolates. Watch out also for special nights such as moules frites and crepes. The Forresters also offer a Bar with Pool Table and large Selection of drinks, Lagers, Ciders including some French Cidre, large selection of Spirits and local Real Ales, a large selection of wines & sparkling wines is also available by the glass. Watch out for regular music entertainment Food served Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00pm All our rooms are en suite with Freeview TV, Tea/Coffee making facilities and WiFi access. Our licensed bar is open until midnight every day and our restaurant serves outstanding French style dishes. Dogs and children are welcome. ... more   less 
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