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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A group of nine of us had a wonderful afternoon tea at Judges yesterday. Everything was perfect with fresh sandwiches, delicious scones and cakes and an unlimited supply of tea and coffee, all beautifully presented in a lovely setting. Very friendly staff and fantastic service too.

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Whilst trying to cater for a specific dietary request for this afternoon tea we made matters more complicated than was necessary (wrists have been slapped!) so reading this really did make me smile. In light of the above it is very generous of you to have written such kind words. Please do...

Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My review is a little late but I would like to thank all the staff at Judges for the outstanding friendly service they gave my family and friends at my husbands birthday party. Every member of our party commented on how fantastic the staff were. We had a party in The Garden Room , that was large enough to accommodate...

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words. Please do spread the word about us and we look forward to seeing you all again in the very near future. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 10/1/17

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got married at Judges on 12th November 2016 and I can't speak highly enough of the venue, the food and all of the staff. Suzanne helped us to organise the wedding and made changes to suit what we wanted/needed. Suzanne and all of the staff made the day run very smoothly and were even able to...

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words. Please do tell your friends about us and we hope to see you again in the years to come. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 10/1/17

Teesside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just enjoyed yet another fantastic overnight stay with dinner at judges (new years eve). As always it was a fabulous experience! The food was excellent, the room (6) was beautiful and of course the service received from the staff outstanding! Thank you - we will be back!

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Reading this really made me smile, thank you! Please do tell your friends about us and we look forward to welcoming you both back to Judges very soon. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 5/1/17

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Christmas Dinner in the Garden Room. I had no idea before booking the room it was exclusively for our family. Christine and Sam waited on us and nothing was too much trouble, they made sure all our needs was met. The food was beautiful. Christine arranged for the food to be put on hold between the dessert and...

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all the team thank you very much for our kind words; they are much appreciated. Please do tell your friends about us and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Judges in the near future. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 5/1/17

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Judges again this Christmas Eve and it was excellent. Everything was just perfect and the prices were reasonable. You would struggle to get better food any where. The chefs over the years have always been good but this new chef has a twist of his own on all dishes that are outstanding. The premises are charming but...

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words; they really do mean a lot to us. Please be assured that we are constantly updating the hotel (if only you could see how much we spend on our rolling refurbishment programme - you would have to sit down first though!) whilst at the same time...

Yarm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Judges on the spur of the moment and are sat in the lounge drinking our coffee. The ambience is wonderful we feel so relaxed and content. We ve spied a fox and hare from the window. The food is faultless and the staff attentive a friendly. Looking forwards to returning. Highly recommended.

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words. Please do tell your friends about us and we look forward to welcoming you back Judges in the New Year. Kindest regards, Tim Howard GM 29/12/16

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see this great chef back in action, followed him from the Buck Inn. The food was very refined Sunday lunch all cooked to perfection, lovely staff great wine. The place is very charming restaurant a bit stuck in the Victorian times, however each to there own.

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review and also for your helpful comments. Judges was built in 1881 so you are absolutely spot on with your observation! That said we are constantly updating certain aspects of the operation and the most recent thing was the new, very colourful restaurant chairs! We hope to see you again soon and in...

Middlesbrough
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at Judges on numerous occasions and last night we had the pleasure of dining here again. The atmosphere was very warm and Christmassy. The food was spectacular. We started with canapés in the lounge then to the conservatory for our gorgeous dinner. I had the goats cheese starter and my husband had the crab. Both dishes were...

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

I was wondering what our 500th review would bring and reading this was a real treat; on behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words. Please do continue to spread the word about us and we all look forward to welcoming you both back very soon. Kindest regards and Happy Christmas! Tim.

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was overlooking the front of the hotel and the grounds were attractive with good rambling walks. Dinner in the dining room was definitely a cut above routine hotel fare; the chef clearly likes different flavours and textures which add to the interest of the courses. The Courtyard is an attractive venue for the birthday lunch which we enjoyed...

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TimHowardJudges, General Manager at Judges Country House Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of all the team thank you very much for your kind words. As I am sure you will appreciate, as in any buidling of character, a rolling refurbishment programme is a normal process but please do let me know what specifically caught your eye and I'll see if I can move it higher up on the list of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An AA's Inspector's Choice Hotel since 2003, Judges Country House Hotel continues to be an AA 3 Red Star Country House Hotel as well as boasting 3 AA Rosettes, first awarded in 2003, and is also particularly recommended by the Michelin Guide 2014. Consistently rated by "The Good Hotel Guide" and praised by both "The Times", "The Sunday Times" and "The Telegraph" newspapers Judges is one of the finest hotels and restaurants not only in the Middlesbrough area but also in the United Kingdom as a whole. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Judges Country House Hotel

Address: Kirklevington Hall Thirsk Road, Kirklevington TS15 9LW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Kirklevington
Price Range: €166 - €253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Judges Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Overlooking the rear garden about the dining room.”
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“Views over the garden are wonderful”
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“we were at the front of the hotel (large room) but were not disturbed at all. even had a small fan on top incase needed”
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