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The Vane Arms

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Thorpe Thewles Village, TS21 3JU, England
+44 1740 630458
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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 3 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
5 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 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Beckie B
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Booked for a Saturday lunch based on several recommendations and wasn't disappointed. First stop the bar, for prosecco by the glass (always a bonus) and a nice drop of locally brewed ale. Then to a cosy corner table in the restaurant. Great ambience (as long as you're not looking for ultra-modern glass and chrome or unbridled opulence): all bare brick... More 

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Thank Doris_and_Bruno
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of dining at this fantastic gastro pub last week. The food was extremely tasty and very well priced. The service was perfect with the staff being friendly and knowing a lot about where the ingredients had come from. Would highly recommend this hidden gem to anybody passing.

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Thank dave_smith_74
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This pub had been recommended to us and it did not disappoint. I have to admit it looks a bit tired from the outside (especially next to the other pub in the village, but don't let this put you off), inside it looks great. It has a fresh and modern feel to it with a good pub atmosphere. Friendly and... More 

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Thank Athenanoc2a
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Warm welcoming pub with a great presence. we where welcomed by the staff from the moment we walked in. Food was gorgeous and price was good. will defiantly be back.

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Thank loushet22
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

First time I'd been here for a long time, service and welcome was lovely, all the girls were very attentive without invasion. The food was lovely, for the price I would have liked a little more for my money at £18.95 each for 2 course lunch, if there had been plenty in first course would never have had room for... More 

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Thank Dawn G
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this pub many times & each time the food & the service is excellent. The pub has a large drinks menu with a variety of fine wines, gins etc. It also serves the most incredible home made bread & butter which is served to the table as you are seated. The pub has a warm atmosphere &... More 

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Thank Jenny I
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The last time I ate here I said it was the best starter I had eaten......not anymore! The haggis scotch egg was so good it takes number one spot. The main meal of slow rib of beef in carrot stock was equally as good and overall the experience was a pleasure. You get the sense of an excellent run establishment... More 

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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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?