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Avenue Street, High Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2PT England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


The Avenue has recently refurbished to a very high standard. The Avenue Inn is ideally situated in the beautiful village of High Shincliffe it is the first point of call off the A177m, and just a little over a mile from the historic city of Durham and only 2 miles from junction 61 on the A1(M) giving easy and quick access to all parts of the region, meaning theres plenty to do and see! The inn is run by a couple Nicola and Alan who are passionate about the Quality food, drink and accommodation they serve, together with creating the right warm & welcoming atmosphere for all, with the highest of service standards...you wont be disappointed!
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
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Rita E wrote a review Mar 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom71 contributions41 helpful votes
I checked in on line as requested was sent a code to use key safe, on arrival we did as instructed to find no key, had to ring numbers mentioned on email, someone came shortly after, we got to our room which was up 3 flights of stairs, room 6 is classed as a deluxe double it wasnt deluxe but would have been bearable had it not been for the beams which made it extremely awkward to navigate the bed and other areas of the room, when asked staff where really helpful and let us choose another room as the were not full, we had one evening meal at the property which was edible, the first morning breakfast service was fine the next 2 were a bit hit and miss, to summerize the Avenue as a pub is ok, as accomodation its not so great, the cleanliness of rooms needs addressing the bed linen and towels were clean, and the place could do with some redecoration, the staff are really lovely and I think people find it hard to say negative things about the place because of the staff, place is fab for getting into Durham as bus stops outside and takes 10 mins to get there, would I return, sadly no, the reviews I read were missleading.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Fiona wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked a table for 2pm via open table. The website says food served daily until 9pm but when we turned up we were told the kitchen closes at 2 so we couldn't be served. This is a nice local pub but they really need to sort out their communications, website and booking system.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Meg B wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a very convenient stop if you are travelling on A1. The en-suite bedroom was comfy and well equipped. The food was excellent pub standard, I had delicious liver in onion gravy with plenty of vegetables.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Melvyn gunn wrote a review Aug 2021
10 contributions7 helpful votes
Me and my wife stayed at the Avenue in High Shincliffe County Durham for two nights and had a brilliant time. The room was clean with an excellent ensuite. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Meals at the Avenue were excellent and the portions were large. We drove there and had no problems with parking. Bus service to Durham is just outside and comes regularly and only took about minutes to get into Durham. We would recommend the Avenue to anyone for a relaxed short break in Durham.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
steve8898 wrote a review Jul 2021
liverpool uk13 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for four nights….we wished we could’ve stayed longer The staff and manager Emily were so friendly and lovely, nothing was any trouble Perfectly located in a quiet village, yet a stones throw away from the A1 M and the north easts attractions Room was perfect….we stayed in the room which had a bath (penthouse suite)….in the loft space of the building Beautiful views and only a five minute drive from Durham The food was, well…..outstanding My husband ordered the fish ‘n’ chips on the first night, THE BEST he’s EVER had!…..like nothing else we’ve ever seen He named it ‘Moby Dick’…… say no more…… It was not only gigantic but perfectly cooked…..AND came with the most gorgeous proper home cooked chips, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce! I ordered a chicken dish which was just delicious No wonder chef and owner Alan Bryan is so well thought of in the local area. His reputation precedes him…..we heard so many compliments from other guests, we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed Breakfasts were a-m-a-zing too!! Freshly cooked to order, proper set us up for the day……kept us going ‘til teatime I can’t rate The Avenue highly enough, deserves 10 stars! We will definitely be visiting again …… looking forward to it already!! P.S Fish ‘n’ chips was so good……he ordered it again on the Sunday!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Laurence B wrote a review Oct 2020
Keswick, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
Comfortable room with king size bed and en-suite with shower. Excellent response to COVID - spotlessly clean with contactless check in and out available. Lovely breakfast well cooked - best breakfast eating out we have had in ages. Excellent coffee. Staff very friendly and helpful - even coped well with a power cut while cooking breakfast. Would heartily recommend - hope to visit again some day.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
Suzemjohnston wrote a review Sep 2020
Cupar, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay while visiting Durham. The hotel was clean and had everything we needed! The hosts were very accommodating. Good safety measures in place during pandemic too. It may be a little far to walk into town for some but we enjoyed it, it’s a lovely walk along the river. Our favourite part.... The variety and quality of food is superb!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
sleepybexhill wrote a review Sep 2020
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom1465 contributions661 helpful votes
Lots of positives for this pub. First the location. It’s on a good bus route into Durham - walk a few minutes to the main road and get the bus at Shincliffe Station. Much better service than directly outside the pub. 10 minutes and you are in the city centre with no hassle about parking. Secondly, they have got the COVID-19 guidelines sorted really well. Next, our room - number 6 - was very good as long as you don’t bash your head on the rafters. It is very large and has good furnishings and bathroom. Finally, breakfast was great. Lots of choice including smoked salmon and rump steak. Our evening meal was good pub food. They looked after us very well and for the price you would struggle to find better.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
Judel wrote a review Sep 2020
197 contributions54 helpful votes
Booked in for tea as in the area . Good Covid measures .. one way system in place , greeted and shown to table . Staff helpful and attentive. Food arrived quickly, very generous portions and delicious . Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Lee W wrote a review Aug 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom70 contributions40 helpful votes
Well a quick google find, but we will be coming back. Squeezed us in at last min (Covid safe) Food was spot and good portions. If you want a great meal at a fair price, it’s worth a try!!! Deffo will be back!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
$72 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCounty DurhamDurhamHigh Shincliffe
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Avenue Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Avenue Inn?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Durham (3.4 km), Durham Climbing Centre (4.9 km), and Durham Cathedral (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Avenue Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Avenue Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Avenue Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Avenue Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turtle Bay Durham, Shaheens Indian, and The Library.
Is The Avenue Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of High Shincliffe.
Are there any historical sites close to The Avenue Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral (3.1 km), Crook Hall & Gardens (4.0 km), and Durham Castle (3.4 km).