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; and views overlooking Hardwick Park lake 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 Pre booking essential.

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

TWO COURSE £16.95pp


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


Christmas Day Lunch - The Coleman Suite & The Boyne Suite 
Sunday 25th December

It’s all about the happy atmosphere that is special to Christmas Day, relaxing, magnificent five course banquet, entertainment,  Santa Claus - it’s perfect.

Arrive 12.00 Noon - Bucks Fizz Reception
Four Sittings: 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 1.00pm & 1.30pm

Times of sittings are subject to availability, please book your time early to avoid disappointment.

Include arrival drink: Bucks Fizz, unlimited soft drinks for the children, half bottle of house wine with the meal. An excellent quality gift for children up to the age of 12, crackers and balloons to decorate.
We make no charge for babies less than 12 months, they receive a token gift from Santa. Please let us know the names and ages of children 12 and under so that we can help Santa with his presents.

A full cash bar is available.

£73.95 per adult
£36.50 per child 12 years & under
Babies under 12 months no charge

To book or for further information call 01740 620253, to enquire email
Please ask about New Year’s Eve room rates on booking. Tel: 01740 620253

New Year's Eve Party Night

New Year’s Eve Party Night

Saturday 31st December

Come along and join us for a New Year’s Eve filled with party fun and merriment!
Get your dancing shoes on and party your way into 2017, as we travel through the decades to the sounds from the 70s, 80s and 90s at our fantastic  New Year’s Eve Disco Party Night.

Bucks fizz reception drink
Drinks purchased separately
Arrive 7.00pm
Three course buffet served 7.30pm
Disco until 1.00am.

Only £45.00 per person

To book or for further information call 01740 620253, to enquire email

Please ask about New Year’s Eve room rates on booking. Tel: 01740 620253


Saturday 31st December 2016
New Year’s Eve In the Rib Room

Join us on New Year’s Eve for a four Course Table D’Hote Dinner. With a glass of Prosecco and Canapes on arrival. Bookings essential during the festive season.

Only £49.95 per person

To book or for further information call 01740 620253, to enquire email
Please ask about New Year’s Eve room rates on booking. Tel: 01740 620253

All Inclusive New Year’s Eve Gala Ball

All inclusive New Year’s Eve Gala Ball
in the Coleman Suite
Saturday 31st December

The brilliant Musicians Unlimited big band orchestral sound from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Bucks Fizz Reception 7.30pm
Half bottle red or white house wine per person
Exquisite Hot and Cold Gala Buffet
Free bar (house branded drinks) until 2.00am
Scottish Piper to bring in the New Year 2016
Disco until 2.00am
Black Tie preferred, Lounge Suit acceptable

Only £130.00 per person

To book or for further information call 01740 620253, to enquire email
Please ask about New Year’s Eve room rates on booking. Tel: 01740 620253