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"A real little gem" -- The AA Hotel Guide

The Lambton Worm

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
  • Cosy 4-star inn in historic market town Chester-le-Street
  • Good base for touring the Northeast -- close to Durham, Newcastle & Beamish
  • Serves a full range of craft beers from the Sonnet 43 microbrewery
  • Holds an AA Dinner Award for its popular restaurant
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  • No Booking Fees

Location

North Road
Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4AJ
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"A real little gem", says The AA Hotel Guide, The Lambton Worm is a cosy 4-star inn on the outskirts of Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

Halfway between Durham and Gateshead, Chester-le-Street is a historic market town that dates back to Roman times and is believed to be where the Gospels were first translated into Anglo Saxon English. Its modern-day claim to fame is the Riverside cricket ground, the home of Durham County Cricket Club and a test match venue. Beamish open-air museum is a 10-minute drive away and offers a glimpse into the area's industrial past, with reconstructed villages and coal mine among its attractions. The Angel of the North sculpture is also 10 minutes away.

The inn, owned by the Sonnet 43 microbrewery, holds an AA Dinner award, and is a popular dining venue among locals and guests. The restaurant serves up locally sourced sausages, steaks and sharing platters, and there are suggested ale pairings for each dish. It is open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday and tends to book up in advance. There's also classic pub fare, such as pies, burgers and sandwiches on offer in the wood-panelled bar, where you can also sample the brewery's six core ales and a host of guest beers.

There are 14 boutique bedrooms, each named after a different variety of hops in a nod to the owner's brewing heritage. They are exuberantly furnished with Rococo-style furniture and have king-size beds and Bluetooth speaker docks. Family rooms are also equipped with sofa beds for children. On live music nights, some rooms can be noisy but it doesn't last for long -- last-orders is at 11pm.

From the press:

  • "The award-winning food is locally sourced and of a very good standard" -- The AA Restaurant Guide

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Name: Double Room, Ensuite Description: 1 Full Bed
    Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with digital channels
    Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
    Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
    Practical - Iron/ironing board (on request); cribs/infant beds available on request
    Non-Smoking
    Name: Executive Double Room, Ensuite Description: 1 Full Bed
    Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with digital channels
    Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
    Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
    Practical - Iron/ironing board (on request); cribs/infant beds available on request
    Non-Smoking
    Name: Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite Description: 1 Full Bed and 1 Full Sofa Bed
    Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with digital channels
    Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
    Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
    Practical - Iron/ironing board (on request); cribs/infant beds available on request
    Non-Smoking
    Name: Executive Single Room, Ensuite Description: 1 King Bed
    Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV with digital channels
    Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
    Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
    Practical - Iron/ironing board (on request); cribs/infant beds available on request
    Non-Smoking

Getting there

The hotel is half an hour's drive from Newcastle International Airport, or an hour by public transport (take the green Metro line to Gateshead and then the number 21 bus, which stops right outside the inn). Durham and Newcastle can be reached by car within 20 minutes. The hotel is less than a mile from junction 63 of the A1(M) and provides free parking.

Address

  • North Road
  • Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4AJ
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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