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New look Stable Lounge

New look Stable Lounge

16/04/2014

We have just completed the refurbishment of the Stable Lounge with a completely new glazed frontage, new carpet and sliding doors opening onto the extended terrace. Located next to the Edwardian Suite this delightful room is perfect for reception drinks for wedding receptions and dinner dances. It can also be booked for afternoon tea parties and used for informal meetings.

Headlam Herald 2014 edition 1 out now!

Headlam Herald 2014 edition 1 out now!

07/02/2014

Our first Headlam Herald newsletter has just been printed and includes information on what is happening at Headlam and in Teesdale over the coming months.

If you would like a copy posting out just drop us an email with your address or alternatively it can be viewed on the 'downloads' page of our website.

Sauna & Steam Refurbishment

Sauna & Steam Refurbishment

09/01/2014

We have just had our steam room, sauna and drench shower refurbished to ensure that our facilities remain in first class condition.

This comes just a month after replacing our 3 treadmills in the gym with the latest models from Technogym.

Headlam to partner NRM Locomotion for historic event

Headlam to partner NRM Locomotion for historic event

20/12/2013

Headlam Hall has been appointed the prize draw and accommodation partner for the National Railway Museums 'Great Goodbye' at Locomotion Shildon in February 2014. This event sees the historic final gathering of all 6 A4 locomotives.

See http://www.nrm.org.uk/planavisit/events/mallard75.aspx for details of the event.

HHGC Club Championship

HHGC Club Championship

16/09/2013

Our annual club championship took place on 8th September and was well contended under fair conditions.

The result was a mirror of last years competition with Phil Urwin taking the men's title and Jane May winning the ladies. Well done to them both for back to back wins!

Relish North East & Yorkshire

Relish North East & Yorkshire

31/07/2013

Headlam Hall head chef, Dave Hunter, was once again invited to submit a recipe for this cook book featuring the regions top chefs. The photograph shows Dave at the launch with Rose & Crown head chef, Henny Crosland, who was also featured.

Dave's recipes include a panfried fillet of halibut with smoked aubergine, confit chicken wing, baked heritage carrots, brown shrimps and chicken jus as a starter and a s a main course a panfried loin of venison with textures of shallot, fondant potato, wilted wild garlic and a venison jus.

The book is available to buy at the hotel for £20.

2 AA Rosettes

2 AA Rosettes

24/04/2013

Congratulations to our Head Chef, David Hunter, along with his team in the kitchen for picking up the 2 AA rosette award for their food. Well done to the restaurant team as well.

Headlam Spa included in Europe top 10!

Headlam Spa included in Europe top 10!

25/02/2013

We are delighted to have been included as 'one of the top 10 spa hotels in Europe' from Tripadvisor. This unexpected accolade puts us in some very glamorous company of spa hotels across top European destinations such as Austria, Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Switzerland.

The foundations of a good spa experience come from a dedicated team and a fabulous setting which we certainly have here in Teesdale!

New & Improved Guest WiFi System

New & Improved Guest WiFi System

18/02/2013

We have just completed the installation of a new guest WiFi system at Headlam Hall. This new setup gives a better coverage across all bedrooms and meeting rooms as well as providing a faster service.

We hope that both our business and leisure customers will enjoy the benfits of this investment - stay at Headlam, stay connected!

Top 'Taste Durham' award for Headlam again!

Top 'Taste Durham' award for Headlam again!

05/02/2013

We were delighted to be awarded the Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured and the Local Champion award at a presentation event in Durham on 28th January. The award was presented by celebrity Chef, Martin Blunos, to our own Head Chef, David Hunter (photographed on the left).

This is the top accolade available in these awards which are judged from a mystery visit looking at food quality, venue, service and the promotion of local produce. Well done to the whole team!

Headlam branches out up the dale!

Headlam branches out up the dale!

16/11/2012

We have recently purchased the Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk, a delightful 12 bedroom coaching inn in this picturesque village just 15 miles up the dale from Headlam. It has enjoyed an excellent reputation over the years and shares many core values with Headlam such as great accommodation, locally sourced food, friendly staff and a charming building so we felt it would be a very nice addition to our hospitality operation. See http://www.rose-and-crown.co.uk/ for details

Reception Team in Hotel Cateys Final

Reception Team in Hotel Cateys Final

02/10/2012

Congratulations to our hotel reception team who have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2012 Hotel Cateys Front House Team of the Year. Just to be in this final group of four for this prestigious national awards is an acheivement and hopefully we can go one better at the awards ceremony in London next month.

HHGC Club Championship Results

HHGC Club Championship Results

17/09/2012

It was our annual club championship competition on Sunday 16th September with 30 golfers entered.

Men's Champion: Phil Urwin (72 shots)

Ladies Champion: Jane May (89 shots)

HHGC Hurley Cup Results

HHGC Hurley Cup Results

11/06/2012

Sunday 10th June saw the 8th anniversary competition for the Hurley Cup. Conditions were damp but with very little wind and a field of 47 golfers. There was a two-way tie for 1st place and it went to a five hole count back to determine the victor!

1st: Ken Pybus, 2nd: Ann Robinson

Longest Drive (Men): Philip Urwin, (Ladies): Cath Dods

Nearest the Pin: M Shaw

The afternoon 'Texas Scramble' team event was won by Richard Skinner, Arlene Skinner, Ric Holmes & Paula Holmes.

View our Summer Newsletter online

View our Summer Newsletter online

06/06/2012

If you have not managed to pick up a copy of the 'Headlam Herald' you can now view it online at http://www.headlamhall.co.uk/downloads/HeadlamSummerNews20124Web.pdf

It includes articles on summer wine, local attractions, the history behind the hotel and a seasonal recipe plus other offers and events at Headlam over the summer period.

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

23/05/2012

We are pleased to have received a 2012 Certificate of Excellence from the review website, Tripadvisor.

Headlam Spa wins Spa of the Year Award!

Headlam Spa wins Spa of the Year Award!

18/05/2012

Headlam Spa has won the Thalgo Excellence Awards UK Spa of the Year 2012. The presentation was at York Racecourse where Clare Metcalfe, Elaine Riley and Natalie Labarre proudly received the award on behalf of the whole team.

New Mobile Version of Website

New Mobile Version of Website

26/04/2012

We have now added a mobile version of our website which should make it better to view the site from your mobile phone. The decision was made to add this when we saw from our stats that over 20% of our website visitors where using a mobile device!

The mobile version should automatically be selected when you visit our site via your mobile but there is still the option to view our regular desktop site if you prefer.

Taste Durham Award

Taste Durham Award

01/02/2012

We are delighted to have received the Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured & Local Champion Award 2012. This is the highest accolade in this nationally recognised award scheme which is judged by a 'mystery diner' from Quality in Tourism.

Congratulations to the kitchen and restaurant service team as both elements play a part in the judging. This is the 3rd consequetive year that we have acheived the top rating.

HHGC Golf Academy

HHGC Golf Academy

26/01/2012

Headlam Hall Golf Course has been made an Approved County Academy Traing Centre under club PGA Pro, Steven Carpenter.

Steven has an excellent reputation for golf tuition of all ages but has acheived particular credit for his junior coaching abilities.

Relish North East Cook Book

Relish North East Cook Book

10/05/2011

The Relish North East cook book was launched on 9th May and includes recipes from the regions top chefs, including our own Head Chef, David Hunter. This beautifully presented book includes an introduction by Terry Laybourne and recipes from two of the BBC Master Chef Professionals finalists from last year.

It is available to purchase from the hotel or spa and is a great celebration of the regions talented chefs and superb local produce.

Headlam Wins Regional Breakfast Competition

Headlam Wins Regional Breakfast Competition

22/03/2011

We are delighted to have been awarded the accolade of 'Best Breakfast in Teesdale' in the Love Food North Pennine Dales Breakfast Competition 2011.

This independently judged competition looked at the overall breakfast experience including food quality, service and a commitment to local produce.

We use organic dairy produce from Acorn Dairies near Darlington, free range eggs from Kingfisher Farm at Barningham and our sausages, bacon and black pudding comes from our local butcher F Simpson & Son of Cockfield.

Headlam Hall Awarded 4 Stars!

Headlam Hall Awarded 4 Stars!

06/05/2010

After operating for the past 30 years as a 3 star hotel we are delighted to have been awarded 4 stars by the AA and Enjoy England (The official tourism authority for England).

Many aspects of the hotel have been to a 4 star standard for a number of years but over the past 12 months we have invested in meeting the final requirements.

It is not the stars that make a good hotel but the real guest experience, however, it is a sign of the standard of facilities that have been developed at Headlam over the years and it makes us Teesdale's first 4 star hotel!

Headlam wakes up to a Breakfast Award!

Headlam wakes up to a Breakfast Award!

18/11/2009

We are pleased to have won an Enjoy England Breakfast Award following a recent inspection. The award has only been won by 17% of hotels inspected in the Enjoy England scheme and recognises a high standard of breakfast service and well prepared, quality food.

Headlam Wins Gold!

Headlam Wins Gold!

16/10/2009

We are delighted to have won the Gold Award for the North East England Small Hotel of the Year 2009. This award was independently judged and included on overnight stay by a mystery guest so is a great one to win.

This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and is an even greater honour in light of the competition in this category. We will not, however, be resting on our laurels but will use this award as an impetus to further enhance what we offer our customers.

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