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The Avenue Inn

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small but very friendly hotel staff excellent and we had our evening meal and the variety on the menu good and service good I would recommend this hotel because it's close to Durham and a BUS STOP outside so we parked up and used it

Thank Kathleen B
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57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I used to travel on the local bus past this pub as a kid (years ago!!) and it didn't look much then - so it was with some caution that we tried it out. Well I'd say it was worth a visit. The £9.95 two course special was well worth it (inc a glass of wine or 1/2 beer). The... More 

Thank NCX
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a venue to hold a wedding reception then you should really consider The Avenue at High Shincliffe . We were just married on Saturday 15th October and held our reception here. Alan made us a fantastic 3 course menu for us and guests, and it was superb. Fantastic choices and the food was delicious 😊. Beautiful... More 

Thank Wendy L
Guildford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stayed here for one night with my son before Durham University open day. Both rooms were good and had everything we needed. Ate in the restaurant that night - food was excellent although portions too big for us ! Breakfast next morning was also good. Good value overall and would stay there again. Only thing to be aware of is... More 

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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had 2 rooms for 1 night. Both were clean and modern with the smaller single especially quaint. Food in the restaurant was fine with decent ales on offer. Full English breakfast was superb. Great location for visiting Durham City

Thank Glyn W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Having seen good reviews, went here for Saturday lunch. Arrived just after opening time we were prompted seated and served with drinks while we viewed the venue. Choice was a bit limited but adequate for lunchtime. Food was obviously cooked to order as we had to wait a little while, but was worth it. Very good value for money. Car... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Booked an overnight as a break whilst travelling from the south to Scotland. Sunday roast was excellent. Beware though they do stop service at 6.00pm on Sundays. Our room was modern, clean and tidy. The bed very comfortable. The Staff were very friendly and helpful. It was so good that before we left we booked at night on our return... More 

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stopped here for two nights, in September with family. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Food is very good, this is a busy restaurant so be sure to book. The only down side I found was they stopped serving food at 6pm on Sunday, we we re out all day and got back at 5 to 6 so could order... More 

Thank Lois O
sb2k, Manager at The Avenue Inn, responded to this review

I did inform the staff that residents could get served after 6 pm and am appalled that the message did not get through to you I am the chef and am always on site so the cooking of food would not have been an issue Especially the sunday in question as i knew you were at the great north run.... More 

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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very good Sunday lunch could not fault the service or the food. Situated just outside Durham city it is a lovely village and easy access and parking for the visitor to Durham and also a short bus ride from the city centre.for those who want to see a little more of the area. The menu is varied and they happily... More 

Thank Christine S
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous Sunday Lunch Plenty to choose from on menu. We had 5 in our party We all had starters, from Cajun cod bites to loaded potato skins All very nice. Mains 2 ordered Pork & 2 ordered Lamb Pink & well done Both came out perfect. I ordered Beef & lovely & pink & tender. Would defiantly recommend it.

Thank Juliewetherell

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Avenue has recently refurbished to a very high standard. The Avenue Inn is ideally situated in the beautiful village of High Shincliffe it is the first point of call off the A177m, and just a little over a mile from the historic city of Durham and only 2 miles from junction 61 on the A1(M) giving easy and quick access to all parts of the region, meaning theres plenty to do and see! The inn is run by a couple Nicola and Alan who are passionate about the Quality food, drink and accommodation they serve, together with creating the right warm & welcoming atmosphere for all, with the highest of service standards...you wont be disappointed! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Avenue Inn

Address: Avenue Street, High Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2PT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham > High Shincliffe
Price Range: €76 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avenue Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 3 was a really good size”
 of 5 bubbles LoisO143, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“did not stay visited for Sunday lunch”
 of 5 bubbles V3568TNchristines, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Food only no accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles Joecppn, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is not over the bar so very quiet but not a great view .”
 of 5 bubbles junipersnaddon, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Quiet surroundings”
 of 5 bubbles derekc481, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
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