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The Vane Arms

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Thorpe Thewles Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3JU, England
01740 630458
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Turning into a local gem

Went there for my birthday with a Pal of mine and we enjoyed the ambience and food in what turned out to be really good food. Tom always has time for his guests and the staff in general are good at ensuring all is well when your in there presence. The steak was good and my Pal had fish which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Flapdog
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went there for my birthday with a Pal of mine and we enjoyed the ambience and food in what turned out to be really good food. Tom always has time for his guests and the staff in general are good at ensuring all is well when your in there presence. The steak was good and my Pal had fish which... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my 4th visit to this friendly pub/restaurant and as always we were warmly greeted by staff and the fires ensured a cosy atmosphere. I chose the fish pie which was the best I have had in a long long time. It came with roast vegetables, which were very nice, but personally I would have preferred fresh peas! The... More 

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billingham cleveland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When you arrive at this beautiful little gem, there is always a warm welcome from Tom and the staff. We have eaten here quite a few times and have never been disappointed with the quality of food. Lots of lovely wines on offer as well. We would highly recommend a visit😊

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table for 8.30, had drinks at the bar while we waited till 8.45, even though we had noticed the table empty when we arrived at 8.20. I had the haggis scotch egg for starter, which was delicious. Had the fillet for mains, while the wife had sirloin, both juicy & tasty. The only problem with this place, like... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Delicious meal at the end of a long day. Wonderful welcome, warm fire and fantastic food - what more could anyone want? Highly recommend this restaurant

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boroboy made good
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The place gets better,vibrant menu,lovely warm feel to the place,always trying to ensure a good experience.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The second of my visits was just as good as my first. Unfortunately the first involved a glass too many of red wine and so rendered me unable to write a review of any great meaningfulness about my first visit to The Vane Arms. It has occurred to me that, in recent years, there has been a proliferation of food-serving... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tom and Vanessa Wade have taken this little village pub and created a super eating place with a delightful atmosphere. The lunch consisted of a good choice of dishes and while I can only speak for the food I had I can sat that the roast beef was delicious and so were the vegetables, particularly the roast root veg. I... More 

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here three times over a 6 month period. On the last visit we both felt that the food was not as good as on our previous visits. The menu does offer a good choice but the quality of food does not reflect the prices. Our last visit was on a cold, wet December lunchtime and the restaurant... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Booked here as it was recommended by a friend. Had to preorder as there were a few off us but it wasn't a problem as sent it via email. Meal was very nice, although carrots were luke warm but edible. Menu is fine and have lots of choices and reasonably priced. They also have themed nights which maybe worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thorpe Thewles Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Stockton-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: 01740 630458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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