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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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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here last Friday at about 6 15pm we have not been before but were warmly welcomed by lovely young lady , but it was definitely chilly and noticed some people left there coats . The meal itself the boss had fish pie which she said was delicious and I chose steak at £23 should have been outstanding but it... More 

Thank tompa
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 

Thank ashovercouple
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 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 

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 December 31, 2016

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.

Thank Louise H
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 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.

Thank PTaylor0303
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 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 

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 

Thank mgmusic1
Billingham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank Chocolate_Girl8
Billingham, United Kingdom
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76 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 

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 

Thank Mark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?