Judges Country House Hotel

Yarm, Yorkshire

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Judges Country House Hotel was built on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors in 1881 as a family residence. In the 1970s the building was transformed into a country lodging for circuit court judges – hence the name.

The carefully restored house, replete with glossy Victorian woodwork, has a comfortable, clubby atmosphere that is known to play havoc with guests’ short-stay plans! Adding to its charm are the lovely gardens, with their sunny terraces, Victorian walled garden where fruit and vegetables are grown for the kitchens, and extensive woodland walkways.

Judges Country House Hotel is a delightful getaway for families, couples and business travellers. Hotel bedrooms come equipped with free internet access and MP3 docks. Judges Country House Hotel is a terrific base for exploring the Yorkshire Moors, visiting the ancient abbeys of Rosedale and Rievaulx or Mount Grace Priory, as well as the coast at Whitby. Fossil-hunting is a must, and Captain Cook is celebrated with his own museum and monument.

View the Judges Hotel entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know


Check-in at 2:00pm


Check-out at 11:00am

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Roll out beds and cots available on request.

Hotel Facilities

Room Facilities

Room facilities include bathrobes mini-bars,free broadband Wi-Fi, hair-dryers, beverage tray with home-made biscuits, CD players (on request), Jacuzzi bath tubs in selected rooms only, shoe shining, business centre, satellite television amenities kit, Egyptian linens and down duvets, Mp3 dock, ironing boards, desk, 24-hour valet service, exclusive bath amenities. Hotel facilities: Concierge desk, fitness facilities, self-parking valet parking, large conference rooms, business centre, fax machine, audio-visual equipment, porter/bellhop, 24-hour front desk, safe-deposit box at front desk, multilingual staff, wheelchair accessible.


Golfing nearby, running track/path nearby, horse riding/rental nearby, fishing nearby, playground nearby.


The Conservatory Restaurant

A more informal experience that offers the highest quality of service and food to be found anywhere in the area. The Dom Perignon Room offers private dining for up to 8 guests in the wine cellar which is home to 500 bins. Enjoy your own private tasting menu or something of the other house menus. We can also offer wine tasting. Award-winning Head Chef Matthew Roath and his team take much time and trouble to source the very best in fresh local produce with game, fish and prime cuts of meats featuring on our menus.

Dress Code


Restaurant Opening Times

Monday to Sunday, 12:00-2:00pm and 7:00-10:00pm.

The Lounge Bar

The Lounge is a favourite room of many guests, where you can sink into the plump-cushioned armchairs and relax in front of a roaring fire. As well as beverages, light meals are served throughout the day, as well as full afternoon tea.

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 38
Cost per night: £25,000
Min cost per person: n/a


Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including full breakfast and VAT from £130 – £220.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929



Judges Country House Hotel

Kirklevington Hall, Yarm, Yorkshire, TS15 9LW.




Michael and Shirley Downs

General Manager

Tim Howard

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Winter Special Offer

On selected nights during this Winter we are setting aside a limited number of rooms each day on some really special rates.


Prices start from £125 B&B or from £190 including dinner. Rates are per room per night, based on two guests sharing and include a bottle of bubbly per booking on arrival!


To qualify for this offer, just quote “Winter Special Offer”.



Applies to new bookings only. Terms and conditions apply.

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Inclusive Packages

Judges Country House

Bubbly Bygone Breakaway Package

Enjoy our Bubbly Bygone Breakaway Package with two nights accommodation of your choice…

Rates start from £235 per person in a standard room for two nights include accommodation, dinner from the inclusive menu, full English breakfast, afternoon-tea on one day, ‘bubbly’ and chocolates in your room upon arrival. The breaks also include a fruit platter, first class room amenities, mountain bikes, croquet and the gym. Stay the additional Sunday night for only £77.50 per person, dinner from the inclusive menu, bed and breakfast

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Judges Country House

Cook With The Professionals in Yorkshire

Enjoy cooking with Professional Chefs in Yorkshire…

Enjoy a day working alongside professional chefs in our hotel restaurant. A maximum of two people at one time can don chef’s whites and become part of the kitchen team, gaining one-to-one experience in all areas of food preparation, cooking and presentation.

Available midweek year-round, the cost of £155 per person includes a light lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and an overnight stay with breakfast

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Last Minute Getaways

Half-Term Special Offer

On selected nights during Half-Term we are setting aside a limited number of rooms each day on some really special rates.


Prices start from £100 B&B or from £179 including dinner. Rates are per room per night, based on two guests sharing and include a bottle of bubbly per booking on arrival!


To qualify for this offer, just quote “Half-Term Special Offer”.


Applies to new bookings only. Terms and conditions apply.

Available until 03/03/2019

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By Road

Judges is located just a mile and a half from the A19. At the A67 junction, follow the Yarm Road and you will find Judges clearly visible on the left-hand side.

By Air

Teesside Airport (MME): 10 minutes.

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Attractions Near Judges Country House Hotel

Darlington’s Railway Museum

Just a half hour drive away from the hotel is the Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum which is on the 1825 route of the original Stockton and Darlington Railway. On site are many 1830s heritage buildings that can be explored. Exhibits include George Stephenson’s Locomotion No. 1. The museum is also a dedicated research centre with an extensive collection of photographs and books. More information about admission fees and exhibits can be found on their website.

Yorkshire’s HMS Endeavour

Also known as HM Bark Endeavour, the HMS Endeavour is the only full-size replica of the Captain James Cook in the Northern hemisphere and one of only two such vessels in the world. Once aboard it’s possible to get guided tours from the knowledgeable staff who can give you a feel for what sea life was like in the 18th Century. Souvenirs are available to buy from the shop as a memento of your visit.

Yorkshire’s Castle Howard

Yorkshire’s finest historic house and estate and home to the Howard family for over 300 years is Castle Howard. Much more than a visitor attraction, it’s a thriving rural estate with traditional farming and forestry enterprises within it. Set within 1,000 acres of beautiful landscape in the Howardian Hills, the 18th century dwelling is a great day out for all the family. The estate is just under an hour from the hotel if you head north on the A19.

Weddings at Judges Country House Hotel

Judges Country House Hotel, rated as being one of the very best hotels and restaurants in the UK and Ireland, is the pre-eminent wedding venue in the North-East; the perfect location for your wedding.

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Facilities & Features

With its welcoming atmosphere, twenty-one beautiful guest rooms, the unique Courtyard Suite, thirty-one acres of idyllic, landscaped gardens and woodlands, graceful lawns that sweep down from the Hall’s sunny terraces to the tiny river, meandering across the estate via waterfalls and under ornate bridges, Judges offers a truly memorable setting for your wedding.

For your very special day, be it a small intimate gathering or a large wedding, we have the setting, the history and the magic to ensure a truly memorable occasion.

Menu Options

Please call Judges Country House Hotel for more information.


Please call the hotel for more information.

Civil Ceremonies

Judges Country House Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Judges Country House Hotel

Day delegate rate: from £39.50 to £49.50
24-hour delegate rate: from £210

Maximum number of delegates:
38 (boardroom style)
200 (theatre style)

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