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45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
01325720663
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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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
Outstanding meal

just had dinner here to celebrate my wife's birthday - it was their first night open after a total refurbishment and the staff coped really well with what must have been a stressful situation. The meal was probably one of the finest we have eaten and we will certainly be back. Well done to the chef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John B
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just had dinner here to celebrate my wife's birthday - it was their first night open after a total refurbishment and the staff coped really well with what must have been a stressful situation. The meal was probably one of the finest we have eaten and we will certainly be back. Well done to the chef and the staff.

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Thank John B
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with work for a leaving function. Nice old fashioned pub and good food. Good service in comfortable surroundings

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Thank Richard C
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having found myself needing to go to Darlington Saturday day, I set about finding somewhere for my wife and I to eat in the evening. I researched and found this restaurant and I'm very glad I did. The meal we had was superb! For starters we had the smoked salmon and duck terrine. The hot smoked salmon was melt in... More 

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Thank Capowe
Bedale, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is still absolutely full of flavour ,every bite is sublime.We went for a birthday a party of five and so far it is the only place we have never had a bad meal.

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Thank tomato5
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here back in October for my birthday. Can't fault the place, everything on the menu sounded delicious and the food is comparable to Michelin star restaurants we have been to. We came quite early in the evening so the restaurant wasn't busy but the service was just right.

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Thank Samantha S
Darlington, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I joined a party of eight ladies to celebrate a friend's birthday. I was so looking forward to the occasion as I had been there a few times and always praised it highly. Our table was booked for 18.30 hrs and we took our places in the restaurant immediately! It wasn't busy, only another two tables taken. The bar was... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for a Graduation celebration in November. A member of the family had visited once before and always raved about the place so we thought we'd give it a go. We were 100% not disappointed. The service was great, not too rushed or pressured but not too 'nicey nice'. We were given the wrong wine at one... More 

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Thank AnthWalker
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the area to look at a car nearby, travelled from Shropshire. Drove through the town thought this looked the most inviting.... and was not disappointed. Warm welcome, staff couldn't have been more accommodating. although most tables were reserved we were offered a small table near the fire... perfect on a cold miserable day. The menu was varied and we... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My sons last minute choice for his birthday lunch on 28th December, managed to get a table an hour into the service for the day despite not booking. Fairly quiet when we arrived so lucky choice on the day. Ordered two of their fab fillet steak burgers for my son and his dad, they asked for changes to the menu... More 

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Thank GreenEye2010
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a birthday lunch treat not having booked. We were welcomed by Kathryn & her bar colleague, given a table, menus & drinks order taken. Great choice from the main menu or from the Lunch Prix Fixe Menu. We chose from the latter having a 2 course lunch for £15. We were advised it would be 20 minutes... More 

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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