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The Royal Oak

3-star3 stars
1 Commercial Street, Durham, England, DH7 9BN, United Kingdom

3-star inn in Durham with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Lovely pub , lovely foodMay 27, 2019
  • Very welcoming and friendly staff and room is as you would expect for the price range.…May 27, 2019
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The Royal Oak

from £55
  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, Ensuite

What’s around The Royal Oak


  • Durham Castle - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Durham Cathedral - 8 mi / 12.8 km
  • Durham University - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Hall Hill Farm - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Mini Moos Adventure Farm - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Oriental Museum - 7.1 mi / 11.3 km

Getting around

  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) 34-min drive
  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) 41-min drive
  • Durham Station 13-min drive
  • Chester-le-Street Station 17-min drive
  • Bishop Auckland Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Royal Oak’s small print


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

  • Royal Oak Inn Durham
  • Inn The Royal Oak
  • Royal Oak Durham
  • Royal Oak Inn Durham
  • Royal Oak Durham
  • Inn The Royal Oak Durham
  • Durham The Royal Oak Inn
  • The Royal Oak Durham
  • Royal Oak Inn
  • Royal Oak

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
this is a great option for a visit to Durham if you are prepared to stay outside of the city. Best value for money I have experienced in a long time . Breakfast fantastic something you would pay in excess of £12 in other accommodation Sonia and the rest of her staff are very welcoming . There is only one place I will be staying should I visit the area in the future
Julian, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A friendly place providing good value for money.
A great value stay in a really friendly pub. The breakfast is plentiful and good quality and as is the bar menu if you decide to eat there in the evening. We had a small dog with us who was welcomed and the woodland walk opposite the pub was a bonus, especially as we saw an owl flying there. There are a few elements of the rooms that are a bit old fashioned (such as the plastic flowers) but the bed was comfortable and the TV good. The water pressure means that the shower was a little disappointing. That said, I’d happily return and if you need a stopover in this area and would like a few drinks and good pub food then you can’t go wrong.
Stella, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
All round top hotel
Definitely be using again. Welcoming and friendly staff, lovely spacious family room with a lovely view. Breakfast was good but we also had an evening meal that was amazing. Fantastic value & generous portions of delicious food.
Sandra, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to say, with brilliant service
Mike, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Business trip
Great hospitality. Honest good fare.
Stephen, gb1 night business trip

The Royal Oak

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