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.
The accolades and praise that have been heaped on Judges Country House Hotel would warrant a page of their own.
Instead of reprinting them, we’ll tell you why we think it’s such a special destination.
Settle back into a world of crackling fires, unobtrusive service and deep soft furnishings; a home from home for the travelling judges for whom this was their country lodgings. Hence today’s name. Take all the atmosphere of a 19th century gentleman’s club; refined relaxation, a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst polished walnut and leather and then bring it into the 21st century.
Replace the hushed, polite conversation of bygone days with the sounds of joviality, kinship, celebration and gatherings of friends and family. Set in timeless period elegance, with attention to the smallest detail. And you’re some way to understanding the pages and pages of awards and accolades.
Need to Know
Check-in at 2:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
Also Worth Knowing
Roll out beds and cots available on request.
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.
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.
Max Capacity: 38
Cost per night: £25,000
Min cost per person: n/a
From £145 per room per night
What the Experts Say
“A traditional country house hotel with rich fabrics and elegant rooms, set in mature, English gardens, the food is high quality and the welcome warm and friendly.”
Offers & Packages
Our Best Deal
Accommodation Special Offer
On selected nights we are setting aside a limited number of rooms each day on some really special rates. Prices start from £145 B&B. Rates are per room per night, based on two guests sharing. To qualify for this offer, just quote “Accommodation Offer”. Applies to new bookings only. Terms and conditions apply.
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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.
Teesside Airport (MME): 10 minutes.
Attractions Near Judges Country House Hotel
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 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.
Need to know
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.
Please call Judges Country House Hotel for more information.
Please call the hotel for more information.
Judges Country House Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies.
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)