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Temple Sowerby House Hotel - Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015






Here is a selection of comments from our guests over the years!

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independent reviews and opinions


'The hotel is very much like being welcomed into someone's home,

and you are made to feel at ease the moment you arrive.'

'The food is consistently outstanding and imaginative.

The restaurant has two AA rosettes, we consider it worthy of three.'

'Having stayed at The Ritz in London...I have to say that Temple Sowerby

provided a far more attentive and customer focused experience.'

'This is a great hotel! The place itself is absolutely gorgeous...The food in the restaurant

is also excellent...Definitely be back here!'

'To be greeted by name as you walk in, shown to your room and have everything explained

effortlessly made us feel very welcome. The food was excellent and the unexpected

amuse bouche was a delightful way to start our evening with everything presented

beautifully and everyone on hand at any point we needed anything

If only every hotel could be like this, we are definitely planning a return trip.'

'The food is exquisite and the quality of service and presentation

is reflected in all areas of the hotel.'

'A rambling country house with an excellent chef and delightful staff.

We will stay there again. Dinner was beautifully cooked

and an explosion of flavours. The wine list was very well chosen.

Definitely recommended!'

'Everything is comfortable, immaculate and charming. The staff are delightful,

genuinely friendly and quick to anticipate your every need.

Nothing was too much trouble.'

'This is what hospitality is all about.'


Published Reviews

The staff are chatty and attentive, and touches such as the cosy renaming of the

double measures in our pre-prandial G&Ts as "friendly" certainly encouraged us

to dawdle after dinner. I slept like a baby. Although that may have had something

to do with the friendliness of the drinks.…a good deep bath and classy

Molton Brown toiletries…the room is also home to the most comfortable

armchair I've ever had the pleasure to sink into.

Would you go back? Try and stop me.

The Guardian On-line


Head East, not West from the M6 and you'll escape the tourists. 

Temple Sowerby House combines smart living and great food

with dressed-down friendliness

The Sunday Times


There's something very pleasant returning from a rain-swept afternoon to the

comfort of a house that slips backwards through the ages with elegant,

lofty Georgian rooms giving way to older parts with their head-crunching doorways

and beams. It's as pleasant a place to be as you're likely to find.

"You can always tell a hotel by its toiletries, and they're Molton Brown,

so it must be good", said my wife.

The Yorkshire Post


The food is perhaps the best reason for staying at Temple Sowerby House Hotel.

The Glasgow Herald


Its restaurant offers a la carte dining in relaxed surroundings and Mr and Mrs Evans

are expert hosts - attentive but not overbearing. It's tempting to spend a lot of time

at the hotel because it is so welcoming, but the Eden Valley

has too much to offer to remain indoors.

The Glasgow Evening Times


There's no place like home - unless you are staying at Temple Sowerby House.

And that's great news for anyone wanting to find somewhere special to stay

while enjoying a short break in the scenic Eden Valley.

The Hartlepool Mail


Paul, who owns the hotel with his wife Julie, met us on our arrival, showed us around

and escorted us to our room. The couple were there in the morning,

serving breakfast, and on hand in the evening to help with the difficult job of

choosing a wine to go with mouth-watering dishes on offer.

For included in the dinner, bed and breakfast deal is a three-course evening meal

off the a la carte menu and the food was truly wonderful.

Newcastle Evening Chronicle




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