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The Clarence Villa

Durham Road | Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4HX, England
+44 191 377 3773
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Ranked #22 of 251 restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recently refurbished to a very high standard and now Pub,Restaurant and Home of Sonnet 43,offering British inspired dishes using locally sourced food from the finest of suppliers with beers brewed just next door at Sonnet 43 Brew House. You are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recently refurbished to a very high standard and now Pub,Restaurant and Home of Sonnet 43,offering British inspired dishes using locally sourced food from the finest of suppliers with beers brewed just next door at Sonnet 43 Brew House. You are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.
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English first
England
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here several times over the last 6 months as we live almost locally.The food has always been excellent but sometimes the service borders on very poor and extremely slow,which spoils the whole experience.we have not eaten here for a while for this reason, as there are several other good restaurants within a three mile radius of the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We liked EVERYTHING about this place! The staff are great as is the food and brewed on the premises ale. Nice garden with the evening sun blazing in. We had a great night and well worth the journey from Norwich to sample the venue. Only niggle was that there seemed to be a bit of a lack of co-ordination when... More

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Durham
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We visit the Clarence often and always enjoy the food and surroundings. We find the service can be variable and we have had a few small problems but they are always happy to rectify them and always do so satisfactorily. Our children love it there and the specials are always great value.

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Called in one lunchtime to see what the pub was like and ended up having lunch. We both had the burger and it was lovely. Presentation very nice and beautiful meat cooked just right. I'll be returning to try the pulled pork sandwich which I spotted after I'd placed my order! Both members of staff I spoke to were very... More

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Durham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited several times with family and friends. Great food and service .Very good price for high standard of lovely food. Would recommend. We will certainly be going back.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited last week for lunch, a few friends had said it was a nice meal, after eating there. I was not impressed, fair enough it is a reasonable price, but the food lacked imagination. Will try once more, and hopefully will have a better experience.

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Jonathan G, General Manager at The Clarence Villa, responded to this review

HiPatC, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, i was sad to read that you did not enjoy your night but i do hope you give us another go soon as it may of been the selection of specials on the menu that night that didnt wow you, these change almost every day so hopefully we... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited with my partner, our daughter & his family. They had visited in the past & it was well worth a visit again. The food is lovely, plenty of choice & we ended up with 2 free bottles of wine. 2 of us ate from the normal al acarte menu, my boyfriend had the burger, he said it was masterchef... More

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Jonathan G, General Manager at The Clarence Villa, responded to this review

Hi Vicki1982, thank you for taking the time to write a review and i was pleased to see you really enjoyed the food, again let me apologies for the delay with the kids meal but i am glad to read you were happy with the way we rectified it, hopefully we will see you again very soon. More

Trimdon Village
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went out for a meal with friends, first time here, fab food and atmosphere, service excellent and really good value can only suggest people give it a go!

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Jonathan G, General Manager at The Clarence Villa, responded to this review

Hi ChrisV, thanks for taking the time to write a review and supporting the Clarence Villa and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have visited Clarence Villa for lunch several times now, and various friends have accompanied us on most of those occasions. We have all been of the same opinion that the food, the service and the value can not be bettered in the local area. The beers are a hit with the men and the ladies are impressed with the... More

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Jonathan G, General Manager at The Clarence Villa, responded to this review

GlenyssJ, Thank you for your great review, really happy to read we pleased both parties on the night with the gents enjoying the beer and the women loving the food, hope to see you again real soon. More

Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Have been a few times, food service and that Steam on draft are simply delightful. Looking forward to my lunch tomorrow Can't wait

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Jonathan G, General Manager at The Clarence Villa, responded to this review

Hi GeorgeC thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and i was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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