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The Spotted Dog

6 The Green | High Coniscliffe, Darlington, England
+44 1325 374351
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Ranked #39 of 190 restaurants in Darlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: English, British, Pub
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Spotted Dog was recently taken over by new owners so we decided to pay a visit. We were not disappointed. The menu was varied and the food served was delicious. We have now dined there three times and we will certainly be going back.The manager Marino and his staff are professional, friendly and attention to detail. We highly recommend... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The manager Marino and wife Lisa give every one the warmest of welcomes and treats all as special guests. The food is very tasty and priced right , and one doesn't have to wait long for it's serve. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Plenty of parking space, upon arrival a warm welcome by the staff, drinks reasonably priced, a very good choice on the menu. Didn't wait that long for our food to come, and the quality again was outstanding. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for you, a lovely pub wether as a couple or with the family.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A great atmosphere and a great welcome. We tried the steak and cod , both very nice. The food was well presented and well cooked. The staff were friendly and could not do enough for you.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Me and my husband called for a meal and it was excellent as were the staff. Nothing was too much trouble and the manager Marino and his wife Lisa were very friendly . We would highly recommend for food and drinks. Peter & Caroline from Darlington

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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We eat here quite regularly...the service from staff is always excellent, the food is always cooked to the highest of standards...and the waiting time is never too long. As soon as you arrive you are shown to a table and drinks order taken. All In all an excellent little pub to eat or just visit for a quiet drink, love... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had a chicken special & it was very average. We dine out very regularly & everywhere so know good food when we taste it. We have also dined at this establishment frequently over 30+ years & have to say it hasn't been one of the areas greatest dining experiences in recent years. The main complaint I/we have about The... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Four of us have just been to the Spotted Dog for an evening meal and we were very pleasantly surprised. Two of us had battered cod, which they enjoyed, my husband had the rump steak which he said was excellent and I had the steak and ale pie - lots of meat and lovely fresh vegetables. The lemon meringue pie... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We called today for a meal with two of our grandchildren-------the staff were polite and friendly We had not eaten here for about 18 months so we called in:--My wife and I ordered the burger with salad-------the chidren had chicken strips and chips The burgers came on two lumps of what looked like old wood and my wife asked for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food was amazing. We were a large group for lunch (14 people) and we were all very happy with our meals. My only complaint was that the food arrived with long delays between serving. Three or four meals would arrive and then there would be a 10 minute delay before the next could come. However, the taste, presentation and... More

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