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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
  • 31
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  • 11
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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
Most recent review
excellent local pub with great chef

The local hotel (rockcliffe hall) restaurant was closed. So we were recommended to eat here. It was a great find. Innovative menus and a good affordable wine list

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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London UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
London UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The local hotel (rockcliffe hall) restaurant was closed. So we were recommended to eat here. It was a great find. Innovative menus and a good affordable wine list

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Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited with family and 3 out of the four didn't feel too well the day after. One example was the duck leg confit was cold and the duck breast chewy! Not what we expected from high end gastropub. Would not recommend.

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Bristol
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our party of friends dined here tonight and being in the trade ourselves couldn't fault anything. The food was exemplary, the service was fine/casual, and the ambiance was relaxing and warm. This establishment deserves a star...as long as it doesn't become too expensive once it achieves one...LOL

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were lucky to be asked when visiting fiends from Melsonby to join them for dinner on Sunday 22/2/15 at the Bay Horse . Well to be busy on a Sunday evening is something special in its self and the reason is very simple . The food , wine and the service here are simply second to none and well... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I visited during a spa weekend to rockliffe. What an inspired choice, the atmosphere was perfect and the food was perfect. Rabbit done a few ways with quirks like suet pudding amazing, definitely up there with best meal ever and I mean ever. The service was very friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and professional. If it doesn't have a... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We booked at short notice for lunch, and weren't dissapointed. The atmosphere and the staff were fantastic, they couldn't do enough to help. the food was outstanding with lots of 'different things' on the menu. Very enjoyable, would definately recommend.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have dined here many times over the past few years but never left a review. We visit for special occasions such as birthdays for evening meals which are on the pricey side but always presented beautifully and are tasty. We also occasionally visit for Sunday lunch which is great value, good quality and just as tasty. Service is, on the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I made a dinner reservation at The Bay Horse on behalf of my place of work as our Chairman was retiring. We have one of the private rooms upstairs. Can I just say from the start of my inquiry to the actual dinner itself the staff have been extremely helpful. The next day back at work the diners were extremely... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Booked private dinning for my wifes birthday. The whole experience was great. they allowed us to decorate room with balloons banners and bring our own cake. The canapes were a great addition to an excellent night. Thanks again.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Sunday lunch was a really good meal . Service &quality were of a high standard . Had the evening meal previously & again couldnt fault it .

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Restaurant Details

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

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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