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The woodwork you see around you in Doxford Hall was produced under the expert eye of George Runciman. George was born in 1929 to a farming family in the Scottish Borders.

At the age of 14 he took up a woodworking apprenticeship and soon displayed great aptitude. At 24 he was offered employment with London’s most prestigious joinery manufacturer, working on a number of prominent palaces and cathedrals both at home and abroad, but wishing to return to his roots, in 1979 he settled in Jedburgh and established the specialist joinery firm now known as Runciman and Redpath. Using his skill and experience he personally selected all the timber and quality was paramount. He has worked continuously and closely with the owners Brian and Shirley Burnie since 1997. This relationship has resulted in the naming of the magnificent Dining Room ‘The George Runciman Restaurant’.

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George Runciman celebrating his 80th Birthday at Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa with Doxford Hall's owners, Brian and Shirley Burnie,

Open daily, the George Runciman Restaurant serves both lunch and dinner to day visitors and hotel residents. The traditional table d'hote and à la carte menus change with the seasons assuring guests of varied cuisine

Enjoy afternoon cream teas or a pre-dinner drink in the Drawing Room, overlooking the original estate. The more fortunate may catch sight of a red squirrel from the protected colony within the hotel’s gardens. The George Runciman Restaurant also serves a delightful Sunday Lunch. For conference guests, private dining is available in the George Runciman Restaurant or within your chosen conference suite. Our Chef has created a selection of day delegate menus to include mid-day refreshments and afternoon treats.

Award winning Doxford Hall Hotel

Table reservations please telephone: 01665 589 700
Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa, Chathill, Northumberland, NE65 5DN


Doxford Hall awarded 4 AA RED STARS !
Discover Doxford Hall - Scotsman Newspaper 29/7/13
TWO chefs from south east Northumberland have helped land the hotel where they work a second AA Rosette.
A-mazing, but true ! - Sue Fox, from the Northern Echo, takes a short break at Doxford Hall
I couldn't resist the urge to paint this beautiful building
Dalhousie Castle purchased by owner of Northumberland Hotels
Doxford Hall - Winner Small Hotel of the Year !
Refurbishment project now complete at Doxford Hall
Jaguar Owners Club meet for Lunch at Doxford Hall
Dining awards at Doxford Hall
Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa awarded 4-Star status
Doxford Hall's exciting Spa and Leisure Club now open
Doxford Hall wins best large commercial building award
Doxford Hall Hotel in Northumberland gets rave reviews
Mothering Sunday Special events - 24/2/9
Fantastic Feedback from visiting guests - 18/11/08
Old friends reunited at retirement dinner - 07/11/2008
Excellent meal at the Hall - 15/10/2008
Craft Fayre followed by Wine and Cheese - 14/10/2008
George Runciman 80th Birthday at Doxford Hall - 09/10/2008
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