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The Copt Hill

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French, British, English, Pub, Gastropub
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Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a classic British Restaurant with incredible views from the dining...
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, Monday Evening is Pie night for only £7.95, 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. Or sit outside in our large Beer Garden enjoying the sun and great views! 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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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Copt hill

we went for a midweek family meal and the also the Sunday carvery, the food was fantastic ( the Yorkshire puddings were outstanding and huge !!! ) the staff were very helpful and polite, and the atmosphere was great . An excellent place for a family meal or a night out.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

we went for a midweek family meal and the also the Sunday carvery, the food was fantastic ( the Yorkshire puddings were outstanding and huge !!! ) the staff were very helpful and polite, and the atmosphere was great . An excellent place for a family meal or a night out.

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Was this review helpful? Yes 3
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Kellie S, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed both of your visits to The Copt Hill. It's lovely to hear how lovely you thought the food and service were. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. All the best, Jayne More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Superb food and great service! Would highly recommend the dishes personally prepared by Steve, the MasterChef... Bon appetit!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Hi Ade, Thanks for taking the time to post a review about your visit on Tuesday. Glad to hear you enjoyed everything especially the French Food! Best wishes and see you soon Jayne More 

Seaham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fantastic food and realy freindly service. We often visit on a sunday for the carvery we are always made to feel very welcome

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Was this review helpful? Yes 4
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear markwturner15, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am glad to hear you are always made to feel so welcome and that you have such an enjoyable visit each time you come to The Copt Hill. Look forward to seeing you again very soon. All the best Jayne More 

Newcastle
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Mid April the Copt Hill was chosen for a friends reunion lunch and everyone spoke highly of the experience with many individuals making plans for a return visit. The staff were excellent and coped with the large number of nine without any noticeable delay in service. The food was enjoyed by everyone (which in a large group is surprising) with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Jasmic, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a lovely review about your visit to us back in April. I'm very pleased to hear of how much you enjoyed the food and service on your visit and that you chose The Copt Hill for your reunion lunch. You are quite right we have a limited specials... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We came a couple of times under previous management - it's local and we want it to be good. A really unexpected pleasure and such a great treat. We've been 3 times in the past month. The fish pie is gorgeous, my companion likes meat & veg and small portions and she has delighted in every morsel. I enjoyed proper... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Brenda B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit. I'm glad to hear you decided to try us again after your previous visits as we have made a lot of changes. It's lovely to hear how you have decided to return for more visits and that you have enjoyed each as much... More 

Durham
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Looking for something in the area and couldn't have chosen anywhere better. Food excellent with first class service

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Was this review helpful? Yes 2
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Jayell2015 Thank you very much for taking the time to post a lovely review we are glad to hear you decided to give us a try and weren't disappointed. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! All the best Jayne More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Passing by we divided to call in for Sunday lunch. The car park was very busy which is always a good sign. The dining rooms were almost full but they managed to squeeze us in.. Three course Sunday Lunch from £11.95 We started with home made roast tomato and roast red pepper soup, served with what looked very like a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth B, Thank you very much for posting a review about your recent visit, I'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed it! We do get so busy on a Sunday and I'm pleased we were able to find you a table. Your husband is quite correct that the bread is homemade, Stephen is a wonderful baker! I'm lucky... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great food super staff! Would recommend highly. Definitely be visiting again with friends. Book early

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Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Wendy H, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a heart warming review, it puts big smiles on everyone's faces at The Copt Hill. I have also just been reading through the comment cards and if I'm not mistaken, you said how great it is now that there is no zoo menu (I hope I've... More 

Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a great night. Excellent food. Lovely + attentive staff and the beer was just perfect. We will definitely be going back soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Janis G, Happy belated birthday and thank you for choosing The Copt Hill to celebrate! It's wonderful to hear you had such a great night and that everything was just right for you! Hope to see you again soon, Best Wishes Jayne More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I visited the Copt Hill to try the Grill night. We both enjoyed the whole experience. The food was great, going as far to say the steak was perfectly cooked and was the best rump steak I have had, certainly in this country. It was not only the food that was great but also the Real Ale.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Awaythelad, Thanks very much for taking the time to post this wonderful review! I'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed our grill night with our wonderful staff! I have to say we do get a lot of lovely comments on how lovely the steaks are! (It's such a shame I don't eat meat, however at times it's tempting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 584 4485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 46
  • Cuisine: French, British, English, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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, Monday Evening is Pie night for only £7.95, 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. Or sit outside in our large Beer Garden enjoying the sun and great views! 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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?