Delightful Afternoon Tea and Steakhouse Dining

Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel is the perfect venue for dining in luxurious surroundings. The hotel is ideally situated just off the A1(M) and A19 in Sedgefield, not far from Middlesbrough, nestled in the beautiful County Durham countryside and surrounded by the magnificent Hardwick Country Park with ample free parking on site.


A range of dining facilities are open to guests and day visitors alike. The Rib Room offers a comprehensive steakhouse style menu of excellent classic food with a contemporary edge. Succulent steaks are prepared and cooked from Durham raised Hereford Beef. All the local meat, matured for 28 - 32 days can be viewed in the Rib Room Meat Locker. At the Rib Room restaurant in Sedgefield, you will find the menu changes seasonally, our Chefs use the finest and freshest local produce and the food is cooked simply and priced sensibly.

Alternatively, visit us for a refined Afternoon Tea in country house surroundings in Durham, a traditional Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings or a relaxed afternoon in our Lounge Bar.

To reserve a table for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, please contact the Hotel Reception on 01740 620253


The Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill

A truly exclusive dining experience. Offering a wide range of delicious locally sourced Meat, Fish and Pasta dishes. Steaks are the house speciality, serving cuts of fine Durham Beef, which has been matured for 28 – 32 days, to produce a succulent and tender steak – cooked to your liking!

To complement your meal, our extensive wine list is a joy to peruse with over 50 specially selected wines that will accompany any dish perfectly.

The Rib Room creates an extra special ambiance, with booth seating available and its unique Meat Locker which gives diners a glimpse of the exceptionally high quality meat to be savoured in the Restaurant.

Open every night for dinner 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm

To reserve a table please contact the Hotel Reception on 01740 620253


The Hardwick Hall lounge and bar offers an excellent choice of food and a great selection of beverages. Enjoy a light snack with a cold beer or glass of wine in a delightful atmosphere. Polished wood floors, rich rugs, comfy leather armchairs and potted palms make this a snug relaxing haven to have lunch with friends or meet with business colleagues.

The bar also offers a fine selection of whiskies, brandies, wines, beers, teas & coffees.

We also serve a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, lite bites, main courses and desserts throughout the day.

Open Monday to Saturday 12.00 noon until 10.00 pm.


A hotel isn't complete without a traditional Afternoon Tea!

Served in the Boyne Room which features oil painted ceilings and ornate cornices; the perfect setting for our new Afternoon Tea.

We offer a Classic Tea plus “ A very Northern Tea “, something a little different and definitely worth sampling.

Served on fine bone china designed by Ted Baker, the excellent menu also features  a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas and herbal infusions.

Our hotel is ideally located to offer one of the best traditional afternoon tea experiences in the North East, not far from Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough.

Available Monday to Saturday 12.00 noon until 5.00 pm & Sunday 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm. Price £18.95

Our Afternoon Tea menu changes seasonally to ensure we are using the best of our seasonal, local produce.


The Sunday Lunch is very much a Hardwick Hall tradition with good old fashioned service. We offer a superb sunday Lunch menu, using locally sourced produce many of which are grown in our market garden.

With a choice of tempting starters, main courses including traditional Sunday Roasts and homemade desserts all served in stylish, comfortable surroundings accompanied by music from our resident pianist.

Open for Sunday Lunch 12.00 noon - 3.00 pm



Includes Coffee & Mints

To reserve a table please contact the Hotel Reception on 01740 620253


Best Western Plus Hardwick Hall Hotel is the ideal venue to host your special celebrations, whether it is a Wedding Anniversary, Naming Ceremony, Celebration of life, Christening, Engagement, or Birthday party you can enjoy the privacy of their own exclusive dining room. We can cater for up to 100 guests, on varying menus ranging from informal buffets to Dinner menus.

The standards of service, attention to detail and quality of food are of the highest standard and the location near to Durham & Teesside is just perfect.

For Larger numbers events can be catered for within our banqueting suites. Find out more about our conference meetings and event options.

Call us for further information on 01740 620253 or email