Queens Head

2 Sherburn RoadDH1 2JRDurhamUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast
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About Queens Head

Located a little over a mile from Durham city centre, the Queen’s Head offers bed and breakfast accommodation and a traditional bar. Durham University and City Cricket Club are nearby.

The B&B offers single, double, twin and family/triple rooms, each one featuring cable TV and complimentary toiletries. Bathrooms are shared.

Guests can enjoy karaoke and live music in the bar area (set dates). Sky sports and bar games are also available. Free parking is offered.

Rates at the Queen’s Head include a full breakfast. Other meals, including Sunday lunch, are available at extra cost. Alternative dining choices near the hotel include the Capital and Filini.

Attractions in the area include Durham Castle and Cathedral, Adventure Valley and Whitworth Hall Country Park. Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North statue is 13 miles from the property.


2 Sherburn Road, DH1 2JR, Durham, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1913)865649 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Easy access to Durham city centre.

Perhaps above all else, the best thing about the Queen’s Head is its proximity to Durham city centre. At a little more than a mile away, many guests chose to walk in but if you’re not up for that, it’s just a five-minute drive and is also easily accessible via local bus routes.

Pleasant staff.

Guests generally find that the staff at the B&B offer a warm welcome and friendly service. The team is happy enough to chat and are able to provide information about what to see and do in the local area if required.

Nice ambience in the bar.

The bar at the Queen’s Head seems to boast a nice ambience where guests can feel comfortable. You will find locals in there too, but it seems like it’s a pleasant crowd. Sky Sports was a bonus for many guests.

Negative Reviews

Very basic breakfast.

A number of guests comment that they found the free breakfast at this B&B disappointing and far too basic to get excited about. It seems that additional options are available for a small surcharge. It may be worth paying this as comments about the food are otherwise quite complimentary.

Disappointing rooms.

Many guests found the accommodation at the Queen’s Head was below the standard they had hoped for. Not only will you have to share a bathroom, you will also have to contend with tired and dated décor, as well as problems such as loose wires, uncomfortable beds and paper thin walls.

Frustrating Wi-Fi.

It appears that you may have to rely on your phone signal to access the Internet here. Some guests describe how the signal was so weak that they were unable to connect while others didn't even realise there was a Wi-Fi service available.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 150 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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    8.4 /10
  • Expedia
    8.2 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.3 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 150 reviews