Judges

‘Wonderful. More

Contact details

Judges
Kirklevington Hall
Kirklevington
Yarm
Yorkshire
TS15 9LW
England
01642 789 000

Hotel information

Bedrooms

21. Some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, business centre, civil wedding licence, 36-acre grounds (paths, running routes), access to local spa and sports club, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

Radio 4 at breakfast, classical background music in restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

guide dogs only.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B 145-225, D,B&B 220-300, single occupancy 99-205. Set menu 25, la carte 56.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Wonderful. Ten out of ten,’ writes a delighted reader in 2018, of this Victorian retreat and one-time lodgings for circuit judges on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. Today it is run by Tim Howard for the Downs family owners as an upmarket hotel, with close care for guests’ comfort. Light meals and afternoon tea are served in a lounge sporting gilt-framed paintings, antiques and comfy sofas, warmed by an open fire. ‘Everything good fun and lovely style,’ approves one reader this year. ‘Attentive staff,’ adds another. ‘The service was exceptional.’ ‘Spacious, luxurious’ bedrooms are individually styled, some with a four-poster bed, some with whirlpool bath, all with good fabrics, complimentary sherry, a teddy bear. ‘Our room had wonderful views of the beautiful gardens. There was everything you could want, even a television in the bathroom.’ Scott Papprill’s ‘superb’ cooking includes such inventive dishes as fillet of wild turbot with vanilla and pancetta butter sauce. A turn-down service, overnight shoeshine and a wake-up call with fresh coffee show attention to detail. (Rosalind and John Coulby, David Dale)

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Special offers

Summer/Autumn Special Offer

On selected nights during Summer and Autumn there are a limited number of rooms each day on some really special rates. Prices start from £125 B&B or from £190.00 including dinner. Rates are per room per night, based on two guests sharing and include a bottle of bubbly per booking on arrival. To benefit from this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Judges
Kirklevington Hall
Kirklevington
Yarm
Yorkshire
TS15 9LW

Guest comments

'Our three-night night stay was sublime. The room was beautiful, with thoughtful touches like fresh fruit and sherry replaced every day. The staff were attentive, friendly and courteous; we particularly liked the way that the receptionist came to the door when we got back every evening to welcome us "home" and to ask us how our day had been. And the food was nothing short of sensational. This hotel is a gem. ' - Glynne Davies - July, 2018
'We thoroughly enjoyed the wedding and overnight stay! Wonderful! The care and quality of service were exceptional. Lunch, dinner and breakfast were delicious. Our room had lovely views of the beautiful garden. It was spacious, luxurious. ' - Anne Cooling - May, 2018
'We have just spent an enjoyable weekend at Judges. Superb food, attentive staff, very pleasant room, and enjoyable surroundings. ' - David Dale - January, 2018
'A little gem. We were made most welcome though they were very busy serving lunch. Gorgeous room; fresh fruit, chocs and sherry awaited us. Dinner too was lovely. as were the staff. ' - Mr and Mrs JC Clair - March, 2017
'A long driveway through manicured parkland leads to this fine hotel. Cheerful girls front the reception. Our sumptuous room was spacious, with a deep sofa, wide two-seater armchair facing the TV. Lots of comfortable sofas and armchairs in the lounge. The service throughout was exemplary both at dinner and breakfast. The dinner was excellent. A good cooked breakfast was served by an affable local lady who has been with the Downs family for over 20 years. ' - Francine and Ian Walsh - April, 2015

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