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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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Can't believe this place is not busier. We booked for dinner at 7:30pm on a Saturday night. The bar and restaurant were very quiet which didn't bode well but people you are missing out! Staff were lovely and courteous. We all decided on the pork belly, with youngest requesting extra crackling as he had just got his braces off.... More 

Thank Yvonne P
Maldon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

changed hand since we last visited so we tried the sunday carvery .good value for money plenty of choice and friendly staff only one fault some of the veg was undercooked but we would come again

Thank carole5000
Dan H, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we encourage all comments and we are pleased you enjoyed the carvery. It is very difficult for our chefs to cater for everyone's tastes when catering for 300 or so lunches on our Wednesday and Sunday Carvery, however we have taken your comments on board and passed them over to the Head Chef. We hope to... More 

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Excellent value for money - have paid a lot more for a meal that was nowhere near as good. Hope to try the carvery on Wednesday.

2 Thank unag195
Dan H, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Stanley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a recommendation of a family friend. Three of us went to try it and we were not disappointed one bit. The only thing was in the ladies, one of the toilets were broken and leaking on the floor, I reported it to the staff and they were aware, they informed us that they are fixing it... More 

2 Thank Helen A
Dan H, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. The ladies toilets have now been fixed, and will be replaced when our refurbishment starts in January. I'm pleased to hear our staff are so helpful as we pride ourselves on good customer service! See you next week! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking to the Copt Hill but don't intend to return. The staff weren't particularly attentive so that wasn't a great start. We ordered drinks and went off to get our carvery. I'm so pleased we were sat in the nice restaurant area because the extended dining room at the back is in desperate need of refurbishment, in fact... More 

5 Thank Ashley H
Dan H, Owner at The Copt Hill, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for your review we appreciate all comments as we can use them to improve future services. The extended dining room, I agree is in need of refurbishment, and is being completely redecorated as I type this reply (17/08)- however I would ask you to bare in mind that we have only been here for 12 weeks and... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub for the first time with freinds definately will go back again the food was fabulous especially the roast belly pork so tasty . Compliments to the chef as the saying goes !

3 Thank Jackie H
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

2 Thank graham g
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 🙂

2 Thank Graham B
County Durham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

2 Thank sharon r
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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

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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 Options
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
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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