Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf & Spa Resort

Darlington, United Kingdom

Indulge in luxury, wine and dine or tee off in style at the North of England’s highest-rated hotel. Live the Rockliffe life…

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Rockliffe Hall promises quintessential English charm combined with elegant surroundings. Dating back to the 1800s, the once private estate is steeped in history – with all the indulgent extras of a five-star country retreat.

The luxurious Spa takes you through experiences which enhance circulation and boost the immune system, leaving you feeling healthier and revitalised. The treatment menu combines holistic rituals with results driven treatments for the perfect balance of science and nature.

Foodies flock to the flagship 4AA Rosette Orangery; whilst the Brasserie and Clubhouse restaurants offer relaxed, all-day-dining. Delicious afternoon teas are served daily, and wine lovers can enjoy tailored tastings in the underground cellar. Our estate-to-plate ethos means much of what you’ll enjoy in our restaurants has been grown in our kitchen gardens or foraged from the estate.

Golfers can tee-off on the 18-hole Championship golf course, which has hosted a number of international tournaments whilst little (and big) kids can play in Mischmasch, the resorts newly opened wonderland of curiosities. Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at tennis, fishing, cycling or croquet on the lawn? At Rockliffe Hall you can be as active as you please; there are 365 acres at your fingertips to explore!



Distance from Airport

7.5 Miles

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Food and Drink

The Orangery

Experience a unique foodie journey in Rockliffe Hall’s flagship 3AA Rosette Orangery restaurant.

The 3AA Rosette Orangery restaurant offers an unrivalled dining experience, garden-to-plate ethos and exceptional wine pairings from some of the world’s most exquisite vineyards. Many of the dishes you will enjoy in our restaurant use ingredients foraged from the Rockliffe estate or grown within our kitchen garden. Enjoy exquisite wines from around the world specially selected by our Sommelier team. Our mixologists are on hand to concoct delicious cocktails and you’ll enjoy first class service from our hospitable team.

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse Kitchen and Bar is the perfect venue for tucking into popular and wholesome British classics whilst drinking in the stunning views across the golf course.

Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you to enjoy popular British classics with a focus on quality, wholesome food. Dishes are homely and comforting, with a touch of ‘Rockliffe flair’. On a Sunday, tuck into a delicious roast with all the trimmings, beef with Yorkshire puddings is a must-try!

Afternoon Tea

The 18th century Orangery offers a traditional afternoon tea experience with stunning views of the immaculate grounds and stunning countryside around. There are no set rules for afternoon tea apart from delicate sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and a selection of sweet things with a selection of tea options to accompany. For a little more decadence, include a glass of Champagne.

The Cocktail Bar

Whether you’d like to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, a glass of wine in our relaxing bar or a post-meal digestif, our expert mixologists and sommeliers offer a mix of outstanding drinks served in luxurious surroundings.

While tea and coffee are available in the Cocktail Bar from 11am to 5pm, the cocktails are the main attraction in this area of the hotel. Classic cocktails are classic for a reason, but the mixologist team work closely with Rockliffe’s chefs to create unique infusions and garnishes which put a Rockliffe twist into the mix.
The comprehensive cocktail menu is sure to satisfy even the most discerning and sophisticated of tastes and in the rare instance that nothing tickles your fancy, let the mixologist know what flavours you like and let them surprise you!


Rockliffe Hall Spa Garden

Nestled in nature, your Spa Garden experience awaits…A special garden spa experience, blending indoors and outdoors for when you need an extra touch of tranquillity. Adjacent to the current spa, the Spa Garden offers an enhanced spa experience.

Take in panoramic views whilst enjoying the very best facilities. This versatile space is excellent to add on as an extra or can be hired on an exclusive use basis – perfect for a memorable celebration or for the ultimate indulgence.

Spa Treatments

The luxury spa treatment menu brings together the finest spa products with the most effective and exquisite treatments.

You can enjoy the exceptional experience you would always expect. For manicures and pedicures a Perspex screen is in place. For all other body treatments guests are lying face down and your therapist will wear a visor. Each treatment now commences with the ‘A New Beginning’ sanitising welcome ritual. Therapists will invite you to follow along with a hand sanitisation which then focuses on pressure points, reinforcing meridian lines on the hands, an application of Tranquillity blend and breath work concludes the ritual.  Please note that face masks must be worn for the duration of all treatments (unless exempt), apart from when having a facial where they can be removed.

Local Area

Rockliffe Hall is ideally located within the beautiful County Durham countryside. The surrounding area offers a plethora of places to visit, from the Yorkshire Dales to Durham Cathedral.


Get in touch

If you would like to book your next holiday or are looking for inspiration please to get in touch with our team. We look forward to booking your next escape!
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