The Punch Bowl offers excellent accommodation in the quaint village of Satley, near to the village of Lanchester and close to Durham City. All rooms are recently refurbished and come complete with ensuite and all the facilities required to ensure a comfortable stay. Breakfast is served in the restaurant which also serves traditional home prepared and cooked food every day from 12noon until 9pm except Sundays when it is advisable to book for the very tasty Sunday lunch.
The Punch Bowl is well situated for visiting the historic city of Durham. Durham has a wonderful timeless quality, with rowing on the Wear and relaxing riverside walks, yet buzzes with superb cafes, boutiques and galleries. The sheer scale of Durham city’s beautiful architecture makes it a pleasure to explore. History echoes with every step along the winding cobbled lanes, or vennels, crowned by the majestic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site.
The Punch Bowl is on the edge of Weardale which is a great place to visit whether its for a day, a short break or an extended stay. Some use Weardale as a base to visit Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral or the Lake District but the Durham Dales and the North Pennines have their own attractions which are well worth your attention. Attractions around Weardale include The Weardale Museum - you won’t be disappointed.
Explore the lead-mining heritage of the North Pennines at Killhope and Nenthead.
Enjoy a ride on one of our tourist railways at Stanhope or Alston. Pop into Teesdale to view waterfalls at ‘High Force’, ‘Low Force’, and Cauldron Snout then have tea at Durham Wildlife Trusts’ Bowlees Visitor Centre. Seek out our Christian Heritage at Escomb Saxon Church, Blanchland Abbey, Auckland Castle, and Newbiggin Methodist Chapel. For cyclists, Hamsterley Forest provides an unforgettable experience.