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“Food and service make up for appearance”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Beamish Mary Inn

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Beamish Mary Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 Stanley B&B and Inns
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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“Food and service make up for appearance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

When I arrived it appeared that they where overbooked, and I was almost relived as I did not like the look of the place. It turned out that they had a room, so I checked in with trepidation. The room was better than expected, clean and well decorated. The staff and the locals where friendly and welcoming, and better still the food was excellent and good value but be warned if you have the "whale of Cod" you probably don't want a starter. This is not a posh hotel, it's a local pub with rooms above, with a friendly atmosphere and good wholesome food.

Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

A really nice real ale pub which also does good food, great portions and a good price.

We stayed there the night before the Great North Run and they made us breakfast at an especially early time in order for us to travel to the race.

We shall hopefully stay there again next year!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We can only agree with others. The food is amazing! Stayed recently for 2 nights with the family to take in the Beamish Museum and then go to the England v Aussie T20. We have 2 fussy boys who ate well. The food is top quality and huge, I recommend the steak and ale pie. About 8 real ales on too. I can only suggest a hook or towel rail wouldn't go amiss in the family room. Many thanks

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

we stayed for 2 nights in the family room during a trip to the beamish open air museum.The family room was spot on,clean and comfortable.It might not be a 5 star hotel, but the friendly hospitality of the staff and the home cooked food deserve 5 stars.They could,nt do more for you,always helpfull.The food is great value and they don,t scrimp on the portions either.(the fish n chips will prove it).My kids are funny eaters and they went out their way to provide what they wanted.Definately going back again in the near future..

p.s...the chips are homemade (just like mum used to make)...not frozen rubbish you usually get with some pubs!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in the family room which was emaculately clean and comfortable. We all got 2 great nights sleep.
Food was great. The owner takes a personal interest in the quality of food served and nothing is too much trouble.
The staff are all helpful and great for local advice.

Will definitely return and take in one of the live band night thatare offered which you can follow on facebook.

If you were to have a problem Steve is willing to listen and help in anyway, excellent management.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Hengoed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Really good clean room .Very good food and plenty of it, first class ales with good selection. Fantastic friendly staff, a place well worth supporting within easy reach of Beamish museum and major roads.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

At first glance the Inn looks slightly 'lived in'. But we were made welcome by the staff on a very hot and busy evening for them. The food was superb. Try the Whale of a Fish & Chips. I struggled to eat it all but didn't want to stop. Later we met the landlord, Simon and his young son. We sat outside and were warmly greeted by the regulars who were genuine people. No airs and graces here. As Simon told us, The Inn is a 'work in progress'. If you want posh then go and stay at the Ritz. If you want to visit Beamish Museum and are a normal person then stay here. I will definitely be coming again

Room Tip: We had room 2 which was furthest away from the noise of the music room
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Beamish Mary Inn
Address: No Place | (next to Durham and Chester Le Street), Stanley DH9 0QH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Stanley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Stanley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beamish Mary Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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