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The Copt Hill

Seaham Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
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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. With a large function suite and separate bar area serving cask ale and a bespoke bar menu we have something to suit all needs.
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English first
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have just had a very special triple birthday party for a 18th 21st and 50th all in one having the BBQ Menu. The food Steak, beefburgers, sausages, chicken and belly pork were cooked to perfection and they even provided a vegetarian option for our vegetarian guests too. They allowed us early access to the function room to decorate for... More

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

Dear Colin, Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you all had a lovely night and all the staff helped you out with that! See you soon Jayne More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

From David and joanne ...............we'll after a very short notice wedding,we were looking for somewhere easy and convenient hold a reception for 50 people, where shall I start, it was the perfect location for photographs as it's located with great views in the background, from phoning up and booking, SHAUN, the manager couldn't do enough for us,nothing was too much... More

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

Dear David S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It pleases us that you felt everything was handled so well and you were made to feel at home. Also, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the food so much. I'm glad that the weather was good enough for you to enjoy our views... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Absolutely fantastic food staff are lovely and make best latte and the manager could not be more helpful

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

Dear Deb and Rob, Thank you very much for your kind review I'm glad our staff have perfected your latte! Look forward to seeing you soon Jayne More

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I called into the Copt Hill on Sunday 10th Aug at around 3pm as we had heard that the establishment had recently changed hands, so we thought we would give it a try. The refurb in the dining area is very nice - the place looks contemporary and we started to consider it as a possible venue... More

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

Dear PescosMum Firstly, thank you for taking the time to post a review. At the Copt Hill we welcome all reviews positive and negative as it is always good to hear we have delivered the quality and service our guests wish to receive as well as reviews granting us the opportunity to review, plan and where necessary train our team... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

As promised, the three ladies lunching returned to The Copt Hill for my sister's birthday for the 'A La Carte Menu and we were not disappointed at all. I must say it was one of the best meals I have had, you certainly get what you pay for. We were served a couple of tasters from chef before we even... More

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

Dear CaroleRanton, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. I'm glad the decision to return for your sister's birthday was a one in which resulted in such a memorable experience! It’s always wonderful to hear our customer’s feedback on our dishes and it pleases us immensely to hear you enjoyed it so much.... More

Durham
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a few considerations for various locations for our wedding we decided to opt for The Copt Hill in Houghton le Spring. The reasons were mainly as we knew the food was good, the pub takes care of their ales and the location was suitable to many guests. This turned out to be the best decision we could have made.... More

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

Dear MissBurlo Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I'm glad we could be there for you on such a special day to make it memorable. I'm pleased to hear that everything ran smoothly for you and that we could be part of the best day of your lives. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing the married couple... More

Blyth, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

we stopped for lunch on our day out with friends , we did not want to overload by having the 3 course meal so opted for the main beef , very nicely served by pleasant and helpful staff , the views are stunning and well worth a visit just to sit and watch , my only criticism would be about... More

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

Dear Mavis Thank you very much for taking the time to review our establishment I am pleased to hear that you had wonderful service and that you got the chance to appreciate our splendid views. I am sorry to hear that you did not find that there was enough vegetables on your meal, we are always happy to supply our... More

Seaham, Co Durham
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited for lunch today off the new three course set menu. Service very polite and friendly and shown to a table immediately. Camembert excellent and the tomato and red pepper soup to die for. We both had the brisket of beef which was cooked to perfection and served with creamy mash and roasted vegetables. Finished with Eton Mess. An excellent... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Sharpleyman, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It's lovely to hear that you had an excellent experience and had such positive feedback on all three courses that you had. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you very soon. Jayne More

sunderland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Dined here last night hubby and I and it was faultless. The food was truly out of this world, and little canapes and home made tomato bread (warm) just fantastic and a lovely touch. Hubby wanted a starter not on the menu but not a problem. We were looked after very well without it being in your face which I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
SNDJ2014, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear aliandmick, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. I'm glad you and the hubby had a great evening with us! We truly appreciate your lovely comments about our food and it's nice to hear you enjoyed our home-made bread and amuse bouche. It's also wonderful to hear that you experienced some great service from the staff, they will... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food here is pure quality. Sunday lunch have a pick of different meats and veg, Yorkshire puds are too die for. Meals during the week are superb. The Chefs should give themselves a pat on the back. The owner and his staff are so friendly and put themselves out for you , nothing is a problem. We had Beef... More

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

Dear Goldyflocks, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It's great to hear that you have had such pleasant experiences on your visits to our establishment. We are grateful for you kind words and it pleases us to hear that you enjoy our food so much! I will also pass on your encouraging comments to the staff and personally... More

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