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Darlington Road | Elton, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 1AH , England
01642 582350
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 36
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  • 18
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  • 45
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but Expensive

Visited here one evening and found the food and service absolutely exceptional. The 2 ladies serving were very good, polite and efficient and really made us feel at ease. The choice on the menu is absolutely massive, literally hundreds of options, which is good but it makes it hard to make a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Mark P
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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English first
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited here one evening and found the food and service absolutely exceptional. The 2 ladies serving were very good, polite and efficient and really made us feel at ease. The choice on the menu is absolutely massive, literally hundreds of options, which is good but it makes it hard to make a choice. The food we had was of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant. Please don't take notice of the press, try for yourself. Staff can't do enough for you and I asked if I could see the kitchen. Spotless!!!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had not been for a while so thought we would call in when passing early one evening. The service was efficient and friendly. The food was good, I have never had a bad meal here and was really well presented. We will be back soon !!!!

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a pleasant surprise good service excellent choice of meals and it was lovely I can't praise it enough the setting was superb and the staff really friendly. I will be going back again and I would recommend the Sutton Arms to anyone and a three course meal for £12.95 you can't go wrong.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visited this pub with my wife on Sunday 9th August, and what a mistake. Food was dreadful, it looked like it was cooked days ago and just thrown in the oven to reheat. The plates were dangerously hot, gravy was burnt to the plate. Tried cutting through the mash, and it was very crispy! One half roast potato each, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We happened to be passing and decide to stop for some food. Friendly atmosphere and good selection of meals on the menu. My wife and I go out for a 'pub meal' most Friday's and have about 10 places we visit regularly in the area.... The Sutton Arms is now on our list and up near the top !

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I went the sutton Arms with my 4 friends we all went for Sunday lunch and it was lovely and good value for money recommend that people come on for Sunday lunch and my friends are go back food is great and all staff very warm welcome and have good customer care

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We are regular visitors to the Sutton arms and despite recent criticism we have never had a better meal and will continue going on a regular basis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the food and friendly staff. Never had to moan and groan about anything. Having read recent reviews, I can honestly say that there are most certainly not any hanging gollywogs by a noose or any gollywogs at all. Me and my family live the place and will keep coming. Thank... More 

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Billingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I can't comment on the recent(ish) food scares as we ate here a few times before that happened. The food was very nice, staff were lovely, atmosphere was good overall. What disturbed me was that the owners seemed ok with having golliwogs on the shelves in the lounge dining area. One golliwog seemed to be hanging by a rope (noose).... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Darlington Road | Elton, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Stockton-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: 01642 582350

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  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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