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Seaham Road | Houghton le Spring, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
+44 191 584 4485
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife,her friend and i went tonight for dinner. The restaurant was clean and had a nice homely feel. Our server Jessica was excellent,she was friendly, very helpfull and gave us excellent customer service. My wife and her friend had Scampi and chips and i had the Gammon egg,and chips with beans as i did not want peas.They were large... More 

1 Thank graham g
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm happy to state that The Copt Hill is now of a much better state than it was at my last visit. The place is very clean as are the staff who were also very professional polite and personal. The food was plentiful, very tasty and good value. I will be back very soon 🙂

1 Thank Graham B
County Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place was recommeded to us. upon arrival mam need the loo. sadly it was flooded so my daughter went to tell the bar staff. all that aside the room was very well decorated and the tables were set out very nice with real linnen table clothes and napkins,mam just had the carvery, my daughter and i started with potato... More 

1 Thank sharon r
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for old times sake, I had not been in there since 1967, I moved from the area and this was the first opportunity to be back in that vicinity. It was lacking clientele during my visit, a bit on the drab side as well. It may be suffering the fate of so many other pubs in the country... More 

Thank Matt S
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Carvery Mid week very Tasty and excellent value for money .The new management and staff are very polite and helpful. I took my elderly mother who is in a wheelchair they made sure there was plenty of room for her , the Chef even sliced her meat thinner for her so she could manage to chew. We will... More 

1 Thank Sandra D
Seaham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday carvery is good. Worth a visit. Lovely location for my family who visited. We all thoroughly enjoyed the carvery. Was good to see red cabbage, parsnips etc on a carvery.

2 Thank LeonardoDMorton01
County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a couple of times since the new owners have taken over and I couldn't be more impressed. Visit on a Wednesday for the midweek carvery, great selection of meat and vegetables for an amazing £4.95! The service is first class with nothing being too much trouble. Had a couple of a la Carte meals at the weekend. Occasionally a... More 

2 Thank nssm16
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salmon with a herb crust x 2 and King Prawn Stir fry x 1 ordered. Every bite eaten. Good value for money, nicely decorated restaurant, excellent service from Jess. A pleasant evening, thank you.

2 Thank KatieTatie
Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Copt after hearing it had reopened and had a carvery Sunday lunch, the food was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us. It was a lovely Sunday. We will definitely be back.

Thank derek h
Tyne and Wear
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in without booking on an afternoon, staff were very attentive and we found out that the place was under new management. Food came just as ordered, very tasty and the size of the wine was perfect! Nice atmosphere and decoration was relaxing.

2 Thank bevd77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $40
French, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seaham Road | Houghton le Spring, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 584 4485
We are a classic British Restaurant with incredible views from the dining area, serving only genuine locally sourced and homemade food. We have created a new menu which will be updated seasonally to take advantage of the amazing local produce we have available in the north east, and there will always be special dishes available to tempt your taste bud. We also have special menus available during the week: Monday to Saturday we offer daily three course specials from £6.95, Monday Evening is Pie night for only £7.95, Tuesday from 5 pm we host a French evening £30 for two people, Thursday is our grill night £7.50 Per person For more information about our specials check out our website or Facebook page "The Copt Hill" Don't worry if you aren't visiting us for food you can always take advantage and relax in our comfortable Bar / Lounge with a drink alongside our traditional coal fire. Or sit outside in our large Beer Garden enjoying the sun and great views! Our large function room is ideal for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and any other gathering you have in mind. We can create a great menu for your event from a small bespoke buffet to a sumptuous 5 course meal. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?