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“The best restaurant in the village” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hardwick Arms Hotel

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Hardwick Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sedgefield
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The best restaurant in the village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2010

I am new to the area of sedgefield and have been working my way around the local pubs and restaurants trying out the cuisine. Things were very average until my partner and i visited the Hardwick Arms.
OMG from the moment i walked into the place, saw the decor and felt the ambience i was hooked. Let me start at the beginning; The new owners Richard and Wayne have done a fantastic job, the decor is new chic boutique mixed with a little old fashioned elegance, it works brilliantly to create a cozy intimate setting. The bar manager Lesley and all the staff are extremely friendly, courteous and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Add to this a brilliant chef Craig ,a great menu and you have in my personal opinion the best restaurant in the village. I cannot wait for the Hotel side of things to be finished as i have recommended staying there to a lot of my friends solely on the basis of my dining experience, so if you are ever there you i wholheartedly reccomend it: 10 out of 10. :)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2009

Due to a family funeral, we booked two rooms at the hotel on very short notice. We were made aware that although the restaurant and bar had been fully refurbished, the rooms had not. While the room was as described, the food and service of the bar and restaurant was superb! Having seen the plans for the refurbished rooms, we will be returning on completion.

  • Liked — Restaurant & Bar
  • Disliked — Dated rooms
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2008

Not to be confused with Hardwick Hall, this is a pub at the top of the main street of Sedgefield. Having been to this hotel some years ago, we thought it was a good idea to make it a base for a long weekend in that area. Oh what a mistake. This hotel on the owners admittance has not been updated in 10 years, we were met by the owner in her pyjamas at the reception desk at 4pm. The room we were booked in had a leaking tap and was unrepairable. We were then allocated another room. This room was cold and the heating was broken. We were given an electric fire which on being plugged in went bang. The tiles on the bathroom floor were broken and the toilet was not screwed down. It was like being at sea. The room was extremely dated although I will say very clean. The television had no remote and you couldnt get any stations. The new owners of 1 week fully admitted the hotel was in need of a lot of money spending on it. Hence to say we moved out the following morning, after a breakfast of burnt sausages and burnt egg. I have only written this review to hopefully save anyone else having the terrible experience we had.

Stayed October 2008
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newhardwickarms, New Owner at Hardwick Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2010
As of the 26th Feb 2010 the Hotel and Restaurant is under new ownership. The whole property is undergoing a refurbishment and will be closed until 24th April 2010. The Hotel accommodation is part 2 of the refurbishment and therefore will not be opening until mid-August 2010. All enquiries 01740 622517
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Property: Hardwick Arms Hotel
Address: 1 North End, Sedgefield, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Sedgefield
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sedgefield
Number of rooms: 286
Also Known As:
Hardwick Arms Hotel Sedgefield, Durham

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