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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 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.
A note from The Avenue Inn
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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Property amenities
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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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 as a couple
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 as a couple
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
US$79 - US$99 (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 Shaheens Indian, Turtle Bay Durham, and Cafedral Durham.
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).