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The Grey Horse Inn

| Old Penshaw Village, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 7ER, England
+44 191 512 6080
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Old Penshaw Village, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 7ER, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here unplanned as it looked popular and inviting. The welcome we received did not disappoint and the service and food was really impressive - there's even a loyalty scheme. We will definitely return .

Thank smedleyswife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased The Greyhorse original traditional dinners are back ,best ever ,all I say you have to give this place a visit you won’t be disappointed Fresh veg,creamy mash ,beef that melts in your mouth and lashings of Greyhorse gravy Fabulous food and great atmosphere...More

Thank kcarrington74
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

First of all the pub and restaurant are separate business’s but bounce off each other. It seems to work! We drank in the pub which has a lively but lovely friendly atmosphere. Fab selection of gin, shame they don’t do real ale on hand pull....More

Thank Linmar1
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Grey Horse for Sunday dinner, Lou Lous now do it. Lovely food, lovely staff, decent prices! Desert lovely! Happy to go back and try other themed nights!

Thank Meg F
Reviewed October 2, 2017

A nice country type local pub in the village of old penshaw next to herrington park an Ideal place for a day out and meal with refreshment

Thank Linds_Marion
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We are local to the grey horse pub, for drinks and football but dont usually eat in the Italian, but being on holiday this week and with the poor weather we chose to go for a quick lunch at the Italian kitchen to cheer us...More

2  Thank Ajh10f79
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for Sunday lunch and sat in bar as we had the dog, the big bowl at the front door hadn't been changed or washed for weeks 👎 The happy barmaid nearly cracked a smile or farted 👎 Asked for menu for Sunday lunch...More

3  Thank Tony C
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Stopped off on a wet and thoroughly miserable night. We hadnt eaten at this restaurant before. We were greeted with a smile by a lady working behind the bar, who pointed to the restaurant. A waiter, who was probably the owner of the restaurant showed...More

1  Thank Brian G
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Three of us went on a Saturday evening. It was my first visit, although I knew, and had visited the pub fairly often many years ago. What a friendly place ! A real village pub atmosphere, with the surprise of the Italian Kitchen at the...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch with my friend. We were both a little disappointed with the happy hour menu. The starters were no cheaper than on the main menu and the main courses were only pizza or pasta. We ordered starters off the main menu, which...More

Thank carolynj1982
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Questions & Answers
October 21, 2016|
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Response from Jimmy G | Property representative |
hi sorry for the late response. we are now open as The Italian Kitchen thank you
August 7, 2016|
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Response from olwynhayes | Reviewed this property |
Yes and was very nice too
Mo R
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Jimmy G | Property representative |
Yes, we do a Rock and Roll bingo. Tickets are free, you win two free drinks if you win a line or a bottle of wine if you get a full house. We usually play two games every friday night :) Look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Old Penshaw Village, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 7ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Houghton-le-Spring
  • Phone Number: +44 191 512 6080
  • E-mail
The Grey Horse pub Old Penshaw Village. A traditional village pub with a real open log fire for the winter months and loads of character.Serving excellent home cooked food.
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