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Bookings and Arrivals

What is your standard check in times?
Room Check-In: between 3pm and 10pm

Early check-in is not available due to The Pickled Parson ensuring it has sufficient time to ensure the Accommodation is ready for your arrival.

If you expect to arrive considerably late in the evening then please let the Accommodation team know in advance so The Pickled Parson know when to expect you.

What is your normal check out time? Can this be extended?

Room Departure: by 10:30am on the final morning of your stay

Late check-out may be possible but by prior arrangement with The Pickled Parson only at its discretion and which may be subject to an additional fee.

When do I pay for my booking?
All rooms to be paid in full on arrival.

What types of credit card do you accept as payment?
Payment may be made by any of the following card payments: Visa or MasterCard.

We do not accept Amex or Diners International.

What is your cancellation policy?
In the event that you cancel a Booking, a cancellation charge may be payable. Full details are set out in our Conditions
of Booking.

Cancellations or alterations should be communicated to The Pickled Parson team directly on 01740 213131 or and The Pickled Parson will do our best to accommodate your requirements subject to the cancellation charges mentioned.

Are there any discounts available?

Discounts can be discussed with the General Manager, we only offer discounts for bookings over twenty-one days in length, or for the full hotel hire. This is subject to availability and only confirmed once a deposit is paid. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Is breakfast included?
All rates for all accommodation includes VAT and breakfast, which comprises of tea or coffee, fresh juice, fruit, yoghurt, toast, pastries and conserves, cereals, meats and cheese. A selection of cooked breakfast dishes are also offered – please see our
breakfast menu.

Breakfast is served 7.00am to 9.00am everyday.

Is there a single occupancy rate available?
We do not have a single occupancy rate available.


Can I bring my dog(s)?
Unfortunately, we do not have any accommodation that would allow your dog to stay.

Clean, well-behaved dogs are welcome in our bar area.  Dogs are not allowed in the main dining area save for assistance dogs. We ask all owners to behave responsibly and clean up after their dog.

Smoking Policy

Can I smoke in my room or around The Pickled Parson?
We have a small terrace surrounding the pub overlooking the village green for those who wish to smoke tobacco and e-cigarettes. All internal areas of The Pickled Parson are non-smoking.


Is there wireless internet available?
Wireless internet is available throughout The Pickled Parson free of charge. 

Families and Children

Do you accommodate for children?
Our family suite can be made up from Rooms 4 and 5 with a secure lobby area between the two rooms.  It can accommodate two adults and up to two children. The layout includes two double beds.

Rooms 1 and 9 can accommodate up to two z-beds or 1 z-bed and a cot (suitable for 0-2 years). Z-beds (for children under 12) can be provided at an additional cost of £10 per person per day. Cots for under 2s incur no additional charges. Please contact The Pickled Parson team in advance of your stay directly on 01740 213131 or to request.

Are children allowed in the restaurant? Do you offer a children’s menu?
We welcome well behaved children of any age when accompanied by an adult in the restaurant and bar during lunchtime and dinner service. We offer a children’s menu.

Restaurant and Bar

What are the restaurant and bar opening times?
The restaurant service times are as follows:

Only for residents

Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00-15:00

Wednesday to Saturday: 18:00-21:00

Sunday Lunch
Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00 (No Dinner Service)

We recommend that a reservation is placed for lunch and dinner, especially during busy periods and in particular at the weekends.

The bar is open everyday 12:00 to 22:30. 

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking? Is there a cancellation fee?
For parties of 10 people or more, we now ask for £10 per head deposit and pre orders to secure all restaurant bookings. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We will always try to resell your table.

Any reservation made for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve and special occasions will require full / part payment at the time of the booking in order to secure the reservation. For these bookings we require twenty one days’ notice of cancellation, part cancellation or any change to the dates of the original booking.

Is there a service charge?
Tipping is at the discretion of the customer.  All tips are shared directly with the front of house and kitchen staff.

Do you have a private dining/function room?
The dining area to the East end of the building can be used for private functions or the whole venue can be booked out for private use if desired.  Please contact  01740 213131 or

Can I bring my own wine/champagne?
Guests wishing to bring their own wine to consume in the restaurant may do so by prior consultation with the General Manager. A corkage charge will be made of £20 per bottle for wine, £25 per bottle for sparkling wine and £30 per bottle for champagne.

Can I bring my own celebration cake to consume in the Restaurant?

There is a charge of £20 or £5.00 per person (which ever is the lesser) should you wish to bring your own celebration cake, or if 50% of the group have desserts there will be no charge. We are also happy to provide a celebration cake for you with enough notice and prior agreement with the General Manager. 

Parking and Travel

Does The Pickled Parson have car parking facilities?
There is no guest parking available but there is plentiful on street parking Please be mindful not to block the bus stops or driveways.

Is The Pickled Parson easily accessible by train?
Sedgefield sits between Durham and Darlington both with good network train services.

A taxi service to and from the station can be easily arranged if booked in advance, please contact The Pickled Parson Reception team directly on 01740 213131 to arrange this.


The Pickled Parson reserves the right to require a deposit for any bookings made, be they Bar, Restaurant or Hotel. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Things to Do

Are there any local events or things to do in the area?
Hardwick Park is a couple of minutes’ drive or a comfortable walk from the pub and is great for children and adults alike.  There is a monthly farmers market on the village green in front of the pub.   Kynren, the open air spectacle, shows every Summer from dates in early June through to late August (see website for details).  The beautiful city of Durham’s Cathedral and Castle is a World Heritage site and is just a short drive or bus journey away.  Please contact The Pickled Parson team on 01740 213131 for more information.