Chef James Close to join Rockliffe Hall as Culinary Director

James Close, Chef Patron of 2 Michelin Star Raby Hunt is joining Rockliffe Hall as Culinary Director

We talk to Robin Dale, our Gym Supervisor about his latest sporting achievement

We talk to Robin Dale, our Gym Supervisor about his latest sporting achievement.

We talk to Helen Quinn, our Morning Team Leader in the Clubhouse

We talk to Helen Quinn, our Morning Team Leader in the Clubhouse about her day-to-day role and what makes her tick. .

Rock Star of the Month June 2023

Congratulations to Caroline Evans for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for June!

We chat to Jon Wyer, our Golf Course Manager about his role and what this entails.

We chat to Jon Wyer, our Golf Course Manager about his role and what this entails.

Discover more about the gym at Rockliffe Hall

Following recent investment, Spa Leisure Manager, Derek Metcalf, talks about why the gym at Rockliffe Hall is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

Recipe: Nu Sana's harissa tofu buddha bowl

Head Chef of Nu Sana, Matthew Fletcher gives us his recipe for one of his popular dishes, the harissa tofu buddha bowl.

Rockliffe Hall Recognised as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travellers’ Choice® Award Winner

Our great traveller reviews earn us a place among travellers’ favourites as we're recognised with a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award

Rockliffe Hall wins Bronze at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Rockliffe Hall, the exclusive five-star hotel in County Durham, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Bronze in the Large Hotel of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Rock Star of the Month May 2023

Congratulations to Vishwesher Marri for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for May!

Get to know Diane Payne, Executive Housekeeper at Rockliffe Hall

Get to know Diane Payne Executive Housekeeper at Rockliffe Hall and AA's Housekeeper of the Year 2022.

Today is World Bee Day and with summer quickly approaching, we thought it would be a great time to get to know the Manager of the Garden and Estates team.

Rock Star of the Month April 2023

Congratulations to Helen Quinn for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for April!

Rockliffe Hall is VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Finalist

We’re delighted to announce that Rockliffe Hall has reached the final of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence!

Rock Star of the Month March 2023

Congratulations to Lewis Norman for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for March!

Rockliffe Hall wins Large Hotel of the Year at North East Tourism Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Rockliffe Hall has been awarded Large Hotel of the Year at the North East Tourism Awards

Rock Star of the Month February 2023

Congratulations to Davey Babooram for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for February!

Rockliffe Hall Spa wins Employer of the Year at the Professional Beauty Awards 2023

Rockliffe Hall Spa wins Employer of the Year at the Professional Beauty Awards 2023.

Get to know Tom West, Rockliffe Hall’s newly appointed Head of Golf

We are delighted to introduce Tom West our new Head of Golf. For some though, Tom is already a familiar face at Rockliffe Hall having started his Rockliffe journey as an Assistant Golf Professional in March 2013.

Orangery Head Chef achieves 3AA Rosettes

We’re delighted to announce that Paul Nicholson, Head Chef of The Orangery has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

Rockliffe Hall appoints Ashley Freeman as Spa Director

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Ashley Freeman as Spa Director of Rockliffe Hall.

Rock Star of the Month January 2023

Congratulations to Alicia Ling for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for January!

Congratulations to Corey Hancock, Golf Operations Team Leader, for being crowned Rock Star of the Year for 2022!

Department of the Year 2022

Congratulations to the Housekeeping team for being crowned Department of the Year 2022!

Rock Star of the Month December 2022

Congratulations to Ben Sloan for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for December!

Rockliffe Hall Launches New Academy PMG Partnership

We are kick starting 2023 with a brand-new golf partnership!

Nu Sana Head Chef achieves AA Rosette

We’re delighted to announce that Matthew Fletcher, Head Chef of Nu Sana has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence.

Rock Star of the Month November 2022

Congratulations to Claire Kelly for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for November! Claire is Rockliffe Hall’s Resort Revenue Manager and is a key member of the commercial team at the Resort. Claire’s role involves implementing commercial strategies, overseeing and developing both the Reservations and the Events teams and managing multiple booking systems for the Resort. Over the past four months Claire has simultaneously been managing a large project to upgrade the hotel’s room booking system, which went live in November.

Rockliffe Hall’s Teresa Kingston wins at the Hotel Catey Awards 2022

Rockliffe Hall has been named a winner at the Hotel Cateys 2022, with Commercial Director, Teresa Kingston, winning the sought-after Revenue Manager of the Year award, whilst the hotel was shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology and House Keeper of the Year awards.

Rock Star of the Month October 2022

Congratulations to Alison Raw for being crowned Rock Star of the Month for October! A true Rockliffe Rock Star, Alison is our Old Hall Pastry Chef and you’ll usually find her in the Old Hall kitchen baking cakes, desserts and sweet treats for Afternoon Tea guests.

Michelin starred chef to join Rockliffe Hall

Celebrated chef Paul Nicholson will become Head Chef of the flagship Orangery restaurant later this month.

Menopause Month Spotlight with BBC Tees

This October at Rockliffe Hall we are raising awareness of the menopause policy and support options we have implemented to improve team member health and well-being in mid-life and beyond.

Awards Success for the Rockliffe Hall Estates Team

Rockliffe Hall’s Gardens and Estates Team have been awarded the Eco Excellence Award at the North East Hotels Association (NEHA) awards.

Rockliffe Hall’s team shortlisted in three top industry awards!

Team members from Rockliffe Hall have been shortlisted in three categories for the Hotel Cateys 2022.

Rockliffe Hall’s Executive Housekeeper wins in The AA Hospitality Awards

Rockliffe Hall’s Executive Housekeeper, Diane Payne wins Housekeeper of the Year in The AA Hospitality Awards.

Rockliffe Hall’s Executive Housekeeper shortlisted in The AA Hospitality Awards

We are delighted to announce that Diane Payne, Rockliffe Hall’s Executive Housekeeper, has been shortlisted in the AA Housekeeper of the Year Award.

Bring Your Golf ‘A-Game’ to Rockliffe Hall this Summer

Bring Your ‘A-Game’ to Rockliffe Hall this summer using these top tips from the Golf Team.

A Day in the Life of Golf Services

The Golf Services Team make up the journey that begins with the initial welcome at The Clubhouse and ends with being met off the 18th hole at the end of the round.

Rocklifffe Hall Clinches Two Comfort Zone Spa Awards

The Spa at Rockliffe Hall awarded with two special awards from brand partners Comfort Zone.

How to Plant Perennials: Tips from Rockliffe Hall’s Estates and Gardens Manager Phil

With the newly refurbished Walled Gardens close to completion, the Estates and Gardens team have been getting as green fingered as ever and we wanted to know just exactly what it takes to create and maintain such a beautiful, live environment.

Meet the Team: Ashley Freeman, Spa Manager

We sat down with Ashley Freeman, our newly promoted Spa Manager and discussed her career at Rockliffe Hall spanning 12 years as well as Ashley’s favourite parts of the spa and future plans for this award winning part of the resort.

Meet the Team: Brad Fullbrook, Golf Membership Manager

Meet our new Golf Membership Manager, Brad Fullbrook who joins us to enhance the membership experience at Rockliffe Hall.

Rockliffe Hall’s Managing Director is going ‘Back to the Floor’

Jason Adams, Managing Director of Rockliffe Hall, will be returning to the floor amongst other senior figures from the Hospitality industry to raise funds for Hospitality Action on Friday 8th April.

Rockliffe Hall Is Working With The Menopause School

We have been working closely alongside The Menopause School over recent weeks to develop a tailor-made collection of resources for team members around the topics of hormone health.

Congratulations to Gillian Green, Housekeeping Supervisor, for being crowned Rock Star of the Year for 2021!

Department of the Year 2021

Congratulations to the Estates & Greenkeeping team for being crowned Department of the Year 2021!

Steven Lamb to appear on the BBC’s Great British Menu

Steven Lamb, Head Chef of Rockliffe Hall’s 3AA Rosette Orangery restaurant is to appear on the 2022 series of Great British Menu.

Steven Lamb promoted to Head Chef of The Orangery

We're delighted to announce the promotion of Steven Lamb to the role of Head Chef of The Orangery Restaurant.

Retaining Our 5 AA Red Stars

We're delighted to announce Rockliffe Hall has retained its prestigious 5 AA Red Stars, the highest accolade the AA can award.

Rockliffe Hall Appoints Martin Horsley as Executive Head Chef

We're delighted to announce our latest hire, Martin Horsley who joins the team as Executive Head Chef across the estate restaurants.

The Real Rockliffe Anton Coburn

We want you to get to know the real Rockliffe Hall and the team who provide our five-star service. We sat down with team member, Anton Coburn to find out more about his role and what he gets up to in his spare time.

Meet Rockliffe Hall’s New Wellbeing Manager

Peter Bell has been appointed as Rockliffe Hall’s new Wellbeing Manager. With experience practising as a Sports Therapist for 12 years, Peter has worked as a Fitness Coordinator and Fitness Manager during his 11 years at the hotel.

Peter Bell's Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Try this super food smoothie, packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Rockliffe Hall Focuses on Team Wellbeing

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, management at Rockliffe Hall have organised a range of initiatives for its team to further enhance the wellbeing support already available.

Rockliffe Hall Donates Toiletries to Darlington Memorial Hospital

Rockliffe Hall has donated hundreds of toiletries to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust following an appeal for products to help patients.

Rockliffe Hall Appoints Commercial Director

Rockliffe Hall, the North’s only 5 AA Red Star Golf and Spa resort has appointed Teresa Kingston as Commercial Director.