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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Silver Stars are awarded to guest accommodation with a superior level of quality, hospitality, service and cleanliness.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 543 reviews

Friendly, professional team create a welcoming feel at this popular inn

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At a glance

Dinner Award

This traditional, family-owned inn is in a countryside setting yet is only a mile from the A1(M). There is a friendly atmosphere and the bar and dining areas are full of character. Food is served throughout the day and evening, with the vast menu displayed on blackboards. Bedrooms are spacious and well equipped. Complimentary WiFi is provided.


  • Rooms: 12

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 26 December
  • Restricted opening: 25 December, bookings only


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.25pm


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


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 40
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 25

Getting here

5 miles south of Durham. A1(M) junction 61, A688 south for 1.5 miles, left at roundabout, sharp right.

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A1(M) junction 61
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