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The Vane Arms

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Thorpe Thewles Village, TS21 3JU, England
01740 630458
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Good food

Went here on Saturday 30th January for brother-laws 40th birthday. We all had a lovely evening. The food is very good and staff very friendly. Would return

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin R
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Darlington durham
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Darlington durham
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Saturday 30th January for brother-laws 40th birthday. We all had a lovely evening. The food is very good and staff very friendly. Would return

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Thank Kevin R
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned a special birthday for family, googled and found this place. Nice atmosphere, very nice food and excellence service. Staff friendly and helpful, good specials board and choice on regular menu. Only disappointment was prawn cocktail starter I opted for, other starters chosen were excellent apparently. Mains very nice, too full for dessert but nice choice on offer. All in... More 

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Thank susan w
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what can i say about this place. well its all good at the vane arms went as a big group on sunday the 24th january. bruschetta nice and crunchy and good topping. and the lamb was soft and juicy great gravy to really rich and sticky. the crumble was nice good custard and crumbly topping with plenty of nuts. overall... More 

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1 Thank davemasterchef
Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I had lunch here on Sunday, having had it recommended by a local friend. We had previously been in the evening with 4 friends and enjoyed it, so we decided to try the Sunday lunch. As we like to eat lunch late we were pleasantly surprised to find that at 3pm the place was still busy with... More 

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1 Thank Pamela C
Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday 24th January party of 23. Big tick in every box from me. The food, service and the setting/style/ambiance of the place can not be faulted. Warrants an immediate return with my family. To plagiarise another review and in summary! A hidden gem.

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Thank Rodney D
Hartlepool UK
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I was in The Vane Arms was 2003, I wasn't too impressed with the place, just seemed like a friendly village pub. We heard some good reports so last night 6 of us decided to give it a try - we are so pleased we did, from the welcome we received on going in to our departure,... More 

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Thank GoanCrazy
England
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here regularly and can honestly say it's always our first choice locally for lunch, dinner, Sunday roast or just a few drinks. The staff are lovely and always make you feel welcome. The menu changes regularly with specials on offer and the food is consistently of a high quality. I have to highly recommend the deserts particularly the... More 

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Thank angiebeno
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went forbSunday lunch and although we were the first to be served the food was lukewarm. The dessert was lovely, but I think it was expensive.

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Thank Chrislongley
York, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to go to The Vane for a while and when we finally got there today after hearing rave reviews we certainly weren't disappointed. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the staff very attentive and polite. The open, roaring log fire made the place cosy and a lovely place to spend a cold afternoon. The food was... More 

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Thank Sera S
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to the vane for a few months after being disappointed on our last visit. .however my partner thought we should go back for Sunday lunch as we always did enjoy it. .so pleased we did as it was excellent once again!! Welcome back The Vane we missed you!!

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Thank Kim L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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