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Inn

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 664 reviews

Boutique rooms, real ales and good food delivered by a friendly team

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At a glance

Dinner Award
Family rooms
Wi-Fi

Named after a local legend that inspired Bram Stoker's 1911 novel, The Lair of the White Worm, this boutique inn offers comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms. Real ales come from the local parent company, Sonnet 43 Brew House, while the award-winning food is locally sourced and of a very good standard. The team are friendly and helpful making this property a real little gem.

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Rooms

  • Rooms: 14
  • Family rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year

Food

  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs

Leisure

  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage

Getting here

A1(M) junct 63 onto A167, 0.7m on left

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Nearest train station

Chester-le-Street

Nearest motorway junction

A1(M) junct 63
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