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The Copt Hill

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French, British, Pub, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
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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    Very good
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  • 8
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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
Amazing find!

Excellent food (best tomato soup ever!), Everything home made & delicious, even down to the bread & a complementary aperitif. Staff very friendly & hospitable. Would definitely recommend anyone to eat there.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food (best tomato soup ever!), Everything home made & delicious, even down to the bread & a complementary aperitif. Staff very friendly & hospitable. Would definitely recommend anyone to eat there.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The themed night is what drew me to the Copt Hill. It was a Grill night which I looked forward too. I ordered a steak but wasn't too impressed when it arrived. There was a lot of gristle and the portion was small, the chips were also small portion and yet I was given a large portion of coleslaw! The... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My daughter and son in law took me for a birthday meal , the food was fantastic lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff I have not been here for years but I will definitely be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Another excellent meal on 'French Night' at the Copt Hill. Just back from holiday earlier in the day and couldn't be bothered to shop or cook, so we went to the Copt Hill. As usual a very enjoyable meal and evening.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of holding My Daughter and son in Laws Wedding on Saturday at The Copt Hill. Could not have had better Food/Service/Atmosphere. Thank you so much for a fab day and night. xxx

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

French night, fantastic food, fantastic staff, fantastic restaurant, Stephen and Jayne have made this pub a treasure.

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is the second time we have been recently and have not been disappointed. The food is beautiful, with a good choice available. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Always value for money, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, always friendly and welcoming. The Sunday carvery is a feast to behold. Many of those using the carvery should conduct a Health and Safety assessment before attempting to lift their plate. Others would be wise to erect scaffolding around their lunches to prevent injury to others. Gargantuan portions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Delicious food, friendly excellent service. Nobody tried to rush us we were welcome to stay as long as we wanted.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We are visiting from the USA and went to The Copt Hill last night with friends. The food was first class and all home cooked. Plenty of choice for starter, main and desert - the blackpudding and apple starter was delicious.

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Additional Information about The Copt Hill

Address: Seaham Road | Houghton le Spring, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
Phone Number: +44 191 584 4485
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 47
Cuisine: French, British, Pub, Gastropub

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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 - 47
  • Cuisine: French, British, Pub, 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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