“Creative contemporary dishes in an ornate dining room” - AA Inspector
DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Inspector's view
Guests are spoilt for leisure pursuits at this impressive Georgian country mansion, from indulgence in the luxurious spa to tackling its 18-hole championship golf course, and a trio of restaurants. Cream of the crop is The Orangery, where gilded wrought-iron columns soar upwards to a glass roof in a romantic Gothic-inspired space, and a large wall of windows opens up sweeping views across the gardens and the action on the fairways. It’s an exceedingly pleasant place to linger.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 3
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 35
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Discover County Durham
County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.
The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2.
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