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The Copt Hill

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 91
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant lunch.

First time here in many years. Nice food which we had in the bar. Pleasant helpful staff. Good wine and beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Chris S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful pie night. Choose your filling, choose your topping, choose your sides. I had steak and ale with sliced potato topping and veg. All cooked to perfection and full of flavour. Can't recommend highly enough

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was our first visit to The Copt Hill in a long time since we had not heard good reports when it was ran by the previous owner. The food was superb and of such a high standard we will definitely be returning and recommending the venue. The owner and staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating and the... More 

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

Dear Anne O Thank you very much for such a lovely review! I'm glad to hear you decided to come and try us after hearing about the change in ownership, and that we were able to make your visit so enjoyable. We very much look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best Wishes Jayne More 

North East
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Some time since my wife and I visited the Copt Hill and it has changed owners. The new owners have made tremendous improvements in all aspects. The Tuesday evening we 'dropped in' was 'French Night'. We were not too sure if this was what we wanted but gave it a try anyway. Thank goodness we did. The Meal was excellent,... More 

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

Dear arty64 Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a heart-warming review! We're glad to hear you like all of the improvements we have made and that the food and service was of the high standard we pride ourselves on. Our French Night is become ever popular with it being something a little different and we... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First time here in many years. Nice food which we had in the bar. Pleasant helpful staff. Good wine and beer.

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

Dear Chris S Thank you very much for your lovely review we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope this was the first of many visits and hope to see you soon! Jayne More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited here on Tuesday as we were passing on the way home after going to Seaham beach for a walk. We were initially just going to have a quick bite to each however after spotting the French Night special we decided to make an evening of it! Both of us had three courses each and a bottle of some amazing... More 

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

Dear Valerie L Thank you very much for your review I'm glad you came to try our French Evening on Tuesday as it is proving to be extremely popular! It's lovely to hear that you appreciated our ethos of good home-cooked fresh food and that the service was up to our usual high standard. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Went for the grill night, it was amazing and so cheap. Followed by one of nicest lemon tarts I've ever tried. The staff were also lovely! keep it up!

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

Thank you very much for your great review. We look forward to seeing you very soon Jayne More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm typically not a fab of carverys but this one was really nice. There was a huge choice of vegetables, which was great for me as a veggie (although the vegetarian gravy was like water). There were lots of nice little extras that you don't usually get, such as pease pudding. Although I'm not a fan of Yorkshire Puddings, even... More 

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

Dear Loulabelle1979, Thank you very much for posting a review about our extremely popular Sunday Lunch! We do pride ourselves on going that extra mile and providing lovely little extras that you wouldn't normally find. You are correct in that we have to use our function room as a restaurant on Sunday's and this is due to the fact that... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a first visit to the Copt Hill restaurant. went with my husband to celebrate my birthday.and it was certainly a hit. We were welcomed and shown to our table by Leanne who looked after us all night. We opted to choose a selection from the Tuesday night special French Menu. three course meal and a decent bottle of... More 

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

Dear MargaretAnn p Thank you very much for posting an absolutely delightful review! It always pleases us to hear of our customers' enjoyable visits! Especially since it was your first time! Our French Night is becoming increasingly popular as it is such good value for money. We pride ourselves on providing fresh locally sourced food cooked to order, and it's... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Out with the family on Sunday called in on the off chance that we could get a table (4 of us plus 9 month old grandson) staff very good no problem in sorting out provided high chair meal was carvery good choice of meats and veg all at very reasonable prices will certainly try this pub again

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

Dear jonnel6 Thank you very much for posting such a kind review about your recent visit to our Sunday Carvery. I'm glad to hear we managed to fit you in as we get so busy! Also it's wonderful to hear that the service and food was enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again very soon Jayne More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Called into The Copt Hill last Sunday with my wife to enquire if Sunday Lunch was possible, not realising most people had booked their tables. A courteous waiter said he would see what he could do for us. The gentleman found us a table for two after only a couple of minutes. As we are not big eaters we opted... More 

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

Dear 286DavidF Thank you very much for taking the time to review our ever popular Sunday Carvery. You are very correct in that most of our customers do book and you can probably see from your visit why! For £7.50 you really can't go wrong! We also have many other specials for a similar price if you check out our... 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: English, French, British, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?