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The Bay Horse

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45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
01325720663
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Bay Horse retains an emphasis on the finer details of a real old...
The Bay Horse retains an emphasis on the finer details of a real old English pub, hand pulled local ales in dimple glasses and side dishes served in copper pans. The menu is made up of classic British cooking with a twist & has a strong emphasis on flavours & presentation. The premise has achieved a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last four years.
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    Very good
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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
Food and Ale excellent as always

Went for my wife's birthday, the food was fantastic as always, and the real ale & red wine were great also. I have read reviews saying you don't get much for the money blah blah from people who would obviously be better suited by an all you can eat for a fiver buffet. The food at the Bay Horse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Went for my wife's birthday, the food was fantastic as always, and the real ale & red wine were great also. I have read reviews saying you don't get much for the money blah blah from people who would obviously be better suited by an all you can eat for a fiver buffet. The food at the Bay Horse Hurworth... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A large party so we had a private room upstairs. Service was very good, friendly and helpful waitresses. The food was very good and for 2 courses at £22 and 3 for £25, it was pretty good value for money. Overall, a nice evening in a pleasant environment.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

4 people, 3 courses and a couple of bottles of wine came to £200. Considering the quality of the dishes and presentation and service, this is very good value. Paella, fillet steak, lamb, hake... All recommended and if you have room then I encourage people to share a plate of 'selection' of deserts - there's enough on the plate to... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have visited the Bay Horse on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent, as is the service and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning soon.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The ambience in this restaurant is really nice, and the service was efficient and not rushed. The food was simply awesome. Considering where we were as well made it that much more special. Well thought out presentation, decent portion sizes and well cooked food all came together to make me understand why this restaurant has won awards. We tried a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This restaurant deserves lots of stars for its food and presentation. Cannot recommend it enough. Excellent wine list and very helpful barman. Menu was very varied and plenty to please all tastes.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a lovely meal here whilst my brother was visiting. Food is presented well and portion sizes do not over face. It was a busy Sunday night when we visited and service was a little slow but the quality of food made up for it. Not cheap but a nice treat.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent food served in a lovely rural setting. Expensive but well worth it for a special occasion.

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County Durham UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

An invitation arrived for dinner at The Bay Horse to celebrate a friends retirement. A private dining room had been taken and 12 of us attended. Prior to going I obviously researched a little bit about the restaurant to be fair it was somewhere I knew very little about. The menu looked interesting so it was with anticipation that I... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Decided to have a ride out on a bank hol Monday and thought we would try somewhere we had never been. The Bay Horse was good but not very good for us . Every thing was fine no faults , can't quite put my finger on why but I don't think we will return.

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Address: 45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
Phone Number: 01325720663
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington  >  Hurworth-on-Tees
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington  >  Hurworth-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: 01325720663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The Bay Horse retains an emphasis on the finer details of a real old English pub, hand pulled local ales in dimple glasses and side dishes served in copper pans. The menu is made up of classic British cooking with a twist & has a strong emphasis on flavours & presentation. The premise has achieved a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last four years.

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