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The Vane Arms

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Thorpe Thewles Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3JU, England
+44 1740 630458
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It’s some time now since I last visited the Vane Arms and I really don’t understand why because I have very fond memories of the first meal I had there. It could be that there are so many other places to eat in this part of the world that I simply overlooked it. It could also be that two establishments... More 

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Thank ashovercouple
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We discovered the Vane Arms last week. What a fabulous little gastropub. Great food, roaring fire and a waitress with a great sense of humour. She came to tell us that the chef was devastated that Jan was putting tomato sauce on his soufflé lol. Very warm welcome and exceptional food. Next night I took my son and his girlfriend... More 

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Thank Carmel09
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by the b&b we were staying in. Great recommendation and took our local friends who had not eaten here before. Good menu choices, managed three delicious courses with wine. Staff were lovely, great service.

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Thank Louise H
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice with two different groups of friends leading up to Christmas. Always a warm friendly welcome, relaxing service and reliably good food. Specials were very good fresh, tasty and very well prepared and presented. All friends very happy with their choices on both occasions.

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Thank PTaylor0303
London
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have had several lunches here and wanted to try it out for dinner. Had great prawn cocktails followed by Chateaubriand which was lovely and tender and very tasty. Good wines and bitters to wash it all down with. The pub is well presented - modern but without losing the atmosphere and character of the original building. Tom the owner and... More 

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Thank Michael_Anderson107
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

My first visit to this charming country pub was when I was booked to provide entertainment one Sunday night. I loved the look of the place and the menu seemed inviting. I returned last night with my wife and we enjoyed a wonderful, leisurely meal. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were... More 

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Thank mgmusic1
Billingham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

When we arrived we were welcomed into the building and asked if we would like to go straight to the table or have a drink first. After being seated at our table we were asked what drinks we would like and left to peruse the menu. You can choose between 2 courses or 3 courses for different prices and the... More 

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Thank Chocolate_Girl8
Billingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table here for 4:45 on Bonfire Night with my friend. Lovely, cosy, roaring warm fire was the entrance and our table was all ready for us. There were specials to choose from as well as the main menu. My friend and I both chose a fish starter .... my fish & chips were huge and had to leave... More 

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Thank SuzyMP72
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Taste is subjective, however, I did not enjoy my Sunday Lunch here. I'm not sure what was done to the gravy (maybe had port added to it?) but it didn't taste right, in fact it was horrible. Portions of meat and veg were average and the quality was below average. The staff are really nice and polite, it's quite nice... More 

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Thank Mark W
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Very expensive for a below average Sunday lunch. Veg and roast pots +++ hard, one small bowl of veg between 3. Very small Yorkshire pudding and only served 1 per meal. Felt completely ripped off!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thorpe Thewles Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 3JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Stockton-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1740 630458

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?