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The Avenue Inn

Avenue Street, High Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2PT England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized 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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Flatscreen TV
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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 as a couple
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 as a couple
sleepybexhill wrote a review Sep 2020
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom1,259 contributions497 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 as a couple
Judel wrote a review Sep 2020
187 contributions10 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 with family
Lee W wrote a review Aug 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom72 contributions42 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
US$ 79 - US$ 99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandDurhamDurhamHigh 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 Shaheens Indian, Cafedral Durham, and Tealicious Tearoom.
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).