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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
Newcastle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Copt Hill near Houghton-le Spring is sited in a wonderful position with excellent views overlooking the surrounding countryside. Durham Cathedral can be seen in the distance. A review in our local newspaper extolled the pleasure of sunday lunch. So we went. My wife and myself ,my son and his girlfriend. We booked a table for 1.30 pm. We arrived... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having seen the good reviews and the news that this pub is now under new management my husband and I were looking forward to our Sunday lunch today from the carvery . The staff were very friendly and pleasant and nice surroundings. How ever we were very disappointed to find that the vegetables are still floating in water which looks... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I visited the restaurant with a friend of mine on 9th July. The service we received from David and the young girls who were servicing was excellent, very polite, courteous and helpful. the food was well presented and and full of flavour, excellent!! I have visited The Copt Hill many times before and I can honestly say Jayne and Stephen... More

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

Dear Harrison 50 Thank you very much for your great review! I'm glad you had such a nice visit and the service you got was excellent. I will personally thank all of the staff and pass your wonderful comments onto David. Your positive feedback means a lot to Stephen, the team and I, and is greatly appreciated. Thanks again Jayne More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I normally don't write reviews, but this place was so bad, I felt compelled to write one! We had beetroot and pastrami, garlic mushroom with goats cheese and potato skins for starter. The starter was completely bland, not even salt and pepper could improve it. The potato skins were cold and sent out with a tub of tomato ketchup! When... More

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

Dear Dollboo89 Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all comments as these are constructively used in our review , planning and training programmes in order to minimise the occurrences of poor service and quality. In saying that I was also disappointed to read that we had fallen short on this occasion and that... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We decided to venture further afield for our usual Saturday lunching. The restaurant was advertised in our local newspaper and the menu sounded lovely. When we arrived the restaurant is high up on a hill and the views are stunning, we were impressed before we even set foot inside. The staff were very friendly and there was a daily special... More

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

Dear CaroleRanton, Thank you very much for your great review, we love to hear when our customer's have a memorable visit. I'm glad we made such a good first impression and look forward to seeing you for your sister's birthday. Thanks again Jayne More

Gateshead
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Couldn't eat in the restaurant as there was an event on, as it was nice weather we ate outside. Service was good, everyone we came in contact were young, friendly and efficient. I had the burger with bacon and cheese and my partner had a sandwich, both came with the most delicious home made chips! After liking this pub on... More

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

Dear Andrea-Washington, Thanks for your great review, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your food. As we had a French themed evening on we were unable to seat you in the restaurant as we were fully booked however I am pleased to hear the weather was pleasant and you could enjoy your meals whilst enjoying our views! We hope to... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous Sunday lunch. Choice of 5 meats and every veg possible and massive Yorkshire puds. I chose beef and it melted in my mouth. We booked a table which I would advise as it was packed not one seat spare. The staff go out of there way to look after you and it was nice to catch up with... More

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

Dear Joanne Thank you for this wonderful review, we are very pleased to hear you had a great experience at the Copt Hill and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. It was also really nice for me to catch up with you both again following your wedding reception. Take care Sean More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Booked the function room for our wedding evening reception. It was an absolutely amazing evening. Had no faults whatsoever. The food was delicious; we had the BBQ buffet which offered a wide selection of meats, cooked to perfection and also a range of sides alongside it. All the staff were brilliant and went way above and beyond to make our... More

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

Dear Mr and Mrs Larkin Firstly, thank you for choosing the Copt Hill to celebrate your Special Day and allowing us to be part of this wonderful occasion; and for leaving such a great review of your day with us. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great day and wish you a very happy life... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited in June and had the special menu which was 3 courses for 9.99. The food was faultless and great value for money. There was only another 2 diners in with us so the atmosphere was lacking slightly. We had a glass of wine each and weren't asked if we needed more drinks. I would definitely visit again though.

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

Dear KatieBell83 Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit with us. Whilst I am glad to hear that you really enjoyed the food and found us to be of good value, I was disappointed to learn that we had let you down on with our service. We value all feed back and always... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

A good family night out, great staff, good friendly service and good food. I was hungry and had three courses, the soup was delicious as was the brisket of beef and the lemon parfet. Good all rounder this one, recommended.

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

Dear ianm79 I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and went for all three courses! Hope to see you soon! Jayne More

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