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The Royal Oak

3-star3 stars
1 Commercial StreetDurhamEnglandDH7 9BNUnited Kingdom

3-star inn in Durham with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Superb village local. Very friendly people. Food is great, massive helpings and good…Nov 10, 2018
  • This hotel was really good nice hosts and food was amazing I would really recommend Sep 8, 2018
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The Royal Oak

from £54
  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, Ensuite

What’s around The Royal Oak


  • Durham University - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Durham Castle - 7.9 mi / 12.7 km
  • Durham Cathedral - 7.9 mi / 12.8 km
  • Chapman's Well Local Nature Reserve - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Mini Moos Adventure Farm - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Oriental Museum - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Durham Botanic Garden - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km

Getting around

  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) 40-min drive
  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) 48-min drive
  • Durham Station 16-min drive
  • Bishop Auckland Station 21-min drive
  • Chester-le-Street Station 22-min drive
  • Free self-parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • 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
* 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

Also known as

  • Royal Oak Inn Durham
  • Royal Oak Durham


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

Optional extras

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 46 reviews

The Royal Oak
Hidden Gem
Warm, friendly welcolme - Great spacious clean room - Friendly, reasonably priced bar - Great Food at reasonable prices (especially the Hunter's Chicken - freshly cooked with home made chips !!!). Great breakfast menu to start the day with. Will definitely stay here again when next in the area.
Nick, gb1 night trip
The Royal Oak
Very Good8.0
highly recomended
fantastic food and exceptional value for money
Alan, gb1 night trip
The Royal Oak
All the comforts of home
Absolutely fantastic Visiting Durham for sons graduation Service was faultless Food excellent Great value fro money Sonia and Ian went that extra mile for everyone Will be returning soon
Colette, gb4 night trip
The Royal Oak
Great overnight stay very friendly pub atmosphere
We much enjoyed our overnight stay a great experience in this friendly village pub. The accommodation was fine and well serviced plus the proprietors were really helpful. The pub evening menu was well presented and very reasonably priced. The village has a lot of local history and very convenient to Durham City by car. Breakfast was good and overall a very enjoyable stay would recommend.
J T, gb1 night trip
The Royal Oak
Very Good8.0
Visiting locality
Very pleasant welcome from Sonia (landlady) who showed us to our room. Given keys to come and go as we pleased. Had evening meal in relatively quiet surroundings, went with barmaid's recommendation of steak & ale pie which was delicious, especially home cooked chips. Large bed (two singles) was softer than used to but reasonably comfy. Bathroom small but adequate. Breakfast was good, with plenty of choice and freshly cooked. Not much to see on a walk up the village. Local bus service very limited so not a place to stay without transport. Second night had a further meal which was also very nice. For some reason wet towels had not been removed nor fresh ones supplied (corrected quickly). Bed not remade just duvet pulled up. Bar staff and Sonia all very pleasant and helpful with history of area which we had some experience of. Will use again if we are visiting area as it is quite convenient for Beamish Museum and could use P & R for getting into Durham.
Michael, gb2 night trip

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The Royal Oak

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