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Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
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Price range: $3 - $45
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: English, French, British, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a classic British Restaurant with incredible views from the dining area, serving only genuine locally sourced and homemade food. We have created a new menu which will be updated seasonally to take advantage of the amazing local produce we have available in the north east, and there will always be special dishes available to tempt your taste bud. We also have special menus available during the week: Monday to Saturday we offer daily three course specials from £6.95 Tuesday from 5 pm we host a French evening £30 for two people Thursday is our grill night £7.50 Per person For more information about our specials check out our website or Facebook page "The Copt Hill" Don't worry if you aren't visiting us for food you can always take advantage and relax in our comfortable Bar / Lounge with a drink alongside our traditional coal fire. Our large function room is ideal for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and any other gathering you have in mind. We can create a great menu for your event from a small bespoke buffet to a sumptuous 5 course meal. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has recently been taken over so ignore reviews prior to Spring 2014. The food was excellent, customer service was friendly. All food is cooked to order so go prepared for a night out rather than a quick meal. However, this does mean that you can discuss specific requirements.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Visited this evening for tea, very nice meal, fillet steak and thai red curry, we were also given crusty bread and butter with a bulb of roasted garlic as an appetiser witch was a nice touch, would visit again ,

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North of England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Myself & 78 colleagues booked a Christmas Fare meal in October this included a Disco, my colleague emailed to confirm numbers on the 2/12/14 & menu choice & she received no response, she managed to get hold of the owner Jane one hour before we where due to arrive. We where told that we would have to pay £14.95 per... More 

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SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear NorthEastLads Firstly I would like to address the booking made in October was with myself and I was asked to book a party daytime for 80 people including a disco. Within our brochure we have the two separate menus for our restaurant Christmas fayre and day and night parties. Both clearly stating £9.95 for the Christmas Fayre and £14.95... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Been to the Copt Hill on a few occasions now over the past four years or so and always been pleased with service and food. Sadly not on this occasion though, customer service standards have dropped considerably, food was mediocre, real shame as I always found this pub a little gem in the past. A smile and eye contact from... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Although a little pricey this place is fab. The food is amazing I would absolutely reccomend going for a meal, nice big place with a great view 'cause it's on a hill (obviously), and the staff are so friendly!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just before Christmas I was visiting family in the Houghton-le-Spring area and wanted to take my mum and sister out for a meal. The Copt Hill pub is not very far from my mum's house and I had visited before. On this occasion, though, it looked as though the restaurant had been either taken over or upgraded because the food... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Slightly disappointing after such a nice visit in Nov 2014. We checked the menu online and had decided on what we were going to have prior to visit. Unfortunately we arrived and we were informed several items were not available on the menu. Moving on - starters were ordered Mushrooms and pigeon, fairly decent starters, prior to starters we were... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This was one of the best christmas dinner ever , from the friendly staff to the very tasty veg and tender meat , nice and roomy not sitting on top of each other overall Excellent from start to finish thankyou .

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County Durham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Friendly staff good food but not very hot on recent visit .Has good atmosphere and Real ale but is a bit pricey will visit again.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I have lunch in various local hostelries about once a week, and decided to try this pub. It was a great mistake! We were shown to a small table in the cramped dining area, which was full of other parties having Christmas-party type meals. My wife chose steak and I picked haddock from the limited, pricey-for-lunchtime menu.... More 

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Additional Information about The Copt Hill

Address: Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
Phone Number: +44 191 584 4485
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 45
Cuisine: English, French, British, Gastropub

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