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45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
01325720663
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Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What an amazing meal. It simply could not be faulted in any respect. The service was good, the bread basket was very tasty, but the starters, mains and puds were awesome. All four in our party agreed that it was possibly our best meal ever and we have eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world. YOU HAVE... More 

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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Had a lovely family lunch, food was excellent, and we were not rushed, staff were attentive and a very nice atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We booked one of the private dining rooms upstairs for a birthday celebration on one of the busiest Saturdays in December and we were all thoroughly impressed on the food and attention to detail provided. It made the night memorable and very special! Thankyou to everyone involved.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

First visit but definitely not the last. 6 of us visited for an evening meal. There wasn't anything that didn't impress! Great venue, lovely ambiance, first rate staff, great choice of drinks and excellent food - not big portions but very tasty and really nicely presented.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fixed price Christmas lunch menu had plenty of choice. Settled for the salmon soufflé starter and Game Suet Pudding main course which were both excellent. The only downside was the fact that we ate in the bar rather than the restaurant and the tables were too close together.

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darlington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A " bib gourmand" listed restaurant that does not disappoint. Portions are not large and my smoked mackerel starter was a picture on a plate with the style of nouvelle cuisine. It was delicious! My main was Roast Pork with some crackling Apple sauce and a quenelle of stuffing and with side plates of Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, swede and roast... More 

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North Yorkshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We eat at the Bay Horse regularly. The food is consistently of a high standard and not expensive for what you get. Portions are just right, staff pleasant and the ambience just right. As hotel and restaurant owners we have high standards in selecting where we dine. And we like value for money. And we return to the Bay Horse... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The kitchen at the Bay Horse consistently turns out tasty, delicious food that is well presented on the plate. The range and depth of flavours continues to delight the palate. Service is friendly, efficient and effective without ever being over-facing or intimidating. All the dishes that our party of three ate - starter, mains & sweet - were note-worthy and... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Gone are the days when you would carefully select where you went out for a meal. Just about every pub needs to have its restaurant to make financial ends meet. So what we have now is a plethora of eating places from which to select, the Bay Horse being one. The food is ok without being spectacular. There is a... More 

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Darlington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For my taste, the food was rather expensive and fussy, but the atmosphere was good, service decent and the overall experience pleasant.

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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

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