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The Copt Hill

Seaham Road | City of Sunderland, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to Copt Hill with two friends and decided on the special menu. (3 courses for £9.95) Upon being seated service was prompt and courteous and we were each given some free nibbles and a lovely home baked bun. Two of us had antipasto for starters and one had the pate. For mains two of us had the braised beef... More

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

Dear Carole6499, Thank you very much for your lovely review! It pleases us to hear that you had such a wonderful visit and that you enjoyed the food and found the service to be excellent. We look forwards to seeing you very soon -Jayne More

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First visit. Went with friends for an evening sampling Italian food and selected drinks. At first glance the set price might be off putting but this was 6 courses and 6 different drinks. Food was excellent, 6 courses of beautifully cooked food. The beef was fabulous and the tiramisu to die for. Portions perfectly sized for such a menu and... More

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

Dear whitelinda5 Thank you very much for your lovely review it always pleases us to hear how much our customers enjoyed their visit. We look forward to seeing you soon Jayne More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent my 18th Birthday at this venue in August. Didn't want anything formal, although The Copt Hill can also accommodate formal parties with its lovely restaurant. After speaking with the ever helpful Sean we decided to have a BBQ, which left everybody feeling more relaxed and able to mingle. The food could not be faulted, the meat was cooked to... More

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

Dear Abigail L, First of all Happy Birthday! Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad to hear you had such an enjoyable 18th birthday and your previous visits were just as memorable. We look forward to seeing you very soon Jayne More

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We booked into the Copt Hill for a meal for our daughters 18 th birthday , she did not want anything formal, just a family gathering. We opted for a BBQ as it was a more relaxed theme etc. The food was fabulous, cooked to perfection and more than enough to go round inc salad, potato salad, fresh bread and... More

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

Dear Jeanette L Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you had such a nice time for your daughter's 18th birthday. It pleases us to hear that you enjoyed the food so much and we were able to make it a memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you soon! Jayne More

Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
144 helpful votes 144 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

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