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The Copt Hill

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French, British, Gastropub
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Seaham Road | Houghton le Spring, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
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
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We went last week totally last minute, service was great, nibbles were lovely. There was 5 adults and a 1 and a half year old! Everyone enjoyed food, tasty and great portions and even my nieces kids meal of fish fingers and chips were amazing... Not processed... Proper fish in batter.. My husband... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kelgrilez
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Seaham, United Kingdom
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Seaham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went last week totally last minute, service was great, nibbles were lovely. There was 5 adults and a 1 and a half year old! Everyone enjoyed food, tasty and great portions and even my nieces kids meal of fish fingers and chips were amazing... Not processed... Proper fish in batter.. My husband who is hard to please booked us... More 

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1 Thank kelgrilez
Washington, England
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited after taking our dog for a walk in the nearby nature reserve and had morning coffee in the bar. Thoroughly enjoyed the cappuccino from a wide variety of coffees and teas on the menu. Really appreciated the warm friendly welcome, including for our dog, on a cold day. Restaurant and bar menus look really good and we will definitely... More 

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1 Thank GeordieTraveller0
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear GeordieTraveller0, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review I am glad to hear of how you and your four-legged friend enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon All the best Jayne More 

Seaham
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for lunch. We chose from the special menu and thoroughly enjoyed our food which was reasonably priced, well cooked and well presented. I chose crumble and custard for dessert and it tasted great, but the portions were a bit on the small side - it certainly needed more custard. Other than that it was... More 

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Thank Sue_Morrison
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Sue_Morrison Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent visit to The Copt Hill. I'm glad to hear of how you enjoyed the food and surroundings however if you want more custard next time just grab a member of staff and we'll be more than happy to oblige! Look forward to seeing you soon... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are always impressed by customer service and this establishment certainly delivered. Nothing was too much trouble.

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1 Thank olwynhayes
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear olwynhayes Thanks for a great review See you again soon Jayne More 

Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited earlier today for Sunday Lunch. We were a party of four arriving marginally early for our pre booked table , after a 5-10 minute wait ( unexplained ) we were taken to our table . We all opted for The Carvery from the menu , we've all been here on many occasions and the quality of the food never... More 

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1 Thank Kevin B
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Kevin B Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent visit to The Copt Hill, we apologise that you did not find your meat up to it's usual high standard this week, the comments have been noted and passed on to the kitchen for future. Had we have known at the beginning of the... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal, super service, tasty food and a great menu. Will definitely come again. Portions really good too, no room for a pudding.

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1 Thank Laurels1974
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Laurels1974 Thanks for a great review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon All the best Jayne More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've never been to the Copt Hill before, despite just living 5 minutes away and passing it on a regular basis. So looking for somewhere new to dine, reading TripAdvisor and looking at their website. I emailed them to book, got a speedy and polite response from Jayne, job done, and had 2 days to wait looking forward to trying... More 

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1 Thank 17Amber
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear 17Amber, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review! It really does mean a lot! I'm glad you finally decided to pop in and you weren't disappointed! We pride ourselves on our ethos of honest good food and great customer service and it wonderful to hear of how much you appreciated it. We... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this restaurant. We've only ever visited on Thursday (Grill Night) but would recommend it to anyone who likes grilled meat, in a great atmosphere at a reasonable price. The restaurant serve a small "taster dish" before the meal to showcase a lovely flavour. This week was pheasant and black pudding in breadcrumbs - stunning. We then get warm... More 

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1 Thank LuJo99
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear LuJo99 Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review we are glad to hear of how much you enjoyed your recent visit to our Grill Night. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. All the best Jayne More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our latest meal at The Copt Hill last night. Food is always excellent and staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. My husband loves the hand pulled real ale, it's always spot on which is hard to find in this neck of the woods! I have special dietary requirements so always ask for something on... More 

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1 Thank GillyGilly123
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear GGIMG, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am pleased to hear of how much you enjoy your trips to The Copt Hill and of how much you enjoy the food. We look forward to seeing you again very soon Best Wishes Jayne More 

Houghton Le Spring
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to go out for Sunday lunch at the last minute - at 1.00pm. Although we had not booked a table, called in and were soon seated. The waitress took our order and returned with drinks and a voucher indicating which size of carvery we required. My 9 year old granddaughter was delighted that she had the same size plate... More 

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2 Thank Joan B
TheCoptHill, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Dear Joan B, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I am pleased to hear of how much you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch at The Copt Hill. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. All the best Jayne More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seaham Road | Houghton le Spring, 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 - 43
  • Cuisine: French, British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?