Judges Hotel is a partner of Butterwick Hospice Care. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from the Judges Hotel team. All of our partners share our values and understand the importance of the work of Butterwick Hospice Care. We couldn’t continue our mission without their invaluable support.
Judges Hotel, in Yarm, Yorkshire, is a country house hotel with refurbished rooms, lovely gardens and an award-winning restaurant.
Old-fashioned in the best way, this country-house hotel is set in beautiful English gardens and has a small number of rooms and friendly local staff. The menus are up-to-date, however, and guests can still enjoy mod cons ranging from a beauty spa to Wi-Fi access.
A sturdy Victorian family home built on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors and the pretty market town of Yarm, it was later home to visiting judges, hence the name. The hotel is set within 22 acres of well-tended grounds, with many rooms looking over lawns that roll down to a stream and woodlands.
The tone is set on arrival when guests are given large old-fashioned keys for their rooms rather than flimsy credit cards. The restaurant is in a bright conservatory that looks over the gardens, where rabbits and foxes can sometimes be seen. The lounges and corridors are darker but the traditional look of wood-panelled walls and stiff-backed chairs is offset by large bouquets of fresh flowers. Friendly staff attend to guests quickly, making check-in and check-out a breeze. But still unsure why a waiter bashed on the door at 8pm one evening, waking all children in the vicinity.
The 21 rooms have been refurbished and some feature clean, modern bathrooms as well as old-fashioned four-poster beds and ornate wallpaper. Each has a resident goldfish, along with a pot of food, and younger guests are greeted by teddy bears (which can be “adopted” at reception). Hot dishes at breakfast are cooked to order rather than smouldering on a hot plate and the hotel is justifiably proud of its three-AA-rosette dining.
The à la carte menu features locally reared beef and lamb but also some more exotic blends of flavours, such as cannelloni with pak choi. Despite the apparent formality, kitchen staffs are happy to cook something simpler for children.
Butterwick Hospice is delighted to recommend Judges Hotel as a County Hotel which provides the highest standard of accommodation, culinary delights and state of the art conference facilities. Not to mention the management and staff are hugely professional and a delight to work with. Highly recommended for any event you may have planned in 2014!