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High Force Hotel Restaurant

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High Force, Barnard Castle, England
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Showing 39: English reviews
Jarrow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I can not commend this establishment enough. The Landlord and his wife are very welcoming as for the rest of the staff what a great team we were made too feel more the welcome on our second visit to the hotel the food was brilliant can recommend the chicken balti curry. Our room was fantastic clean and comfortable. The breakfast... More 

Thank David J
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Called in after a trip to the waterfall staff were extremely pleasant, great service in a great setting, food was brilliant! they even do real chips!!! good section of real ales available, Will deferentially be back!!

Thank John B
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had walked up to high force from Middleton-in-Teesdale and we're looking forward to a beer and some food. I ordered a pint for myself (which was fine) and 1/2 of Theakstone grouse beater which was dreadful. I returned the half and the landlord asked if I had had grouse beater before and that was how it was supposed to... More 

Thank nigel321
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

My mam has strong memories of Teesdale, after wartime evacuation from Sunderland. She uses a wheelchair, but we had a good trip to High Force today. The staff at the High Force Hotel were really helpful and pro-active with access. The food is good quality homemade pub fare. I have fond memories of corned beef and onion pie as a... More 

Thank mozzchops2016
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Ordered a Ploughman's Lunch which was awful. Tomatoes soft and past their SB date as were the pickled onions. The lettuce was brown and bruised and the pickle cheap and nasty the ham and Pork Pie the same. Crusty bread was supposed to be included but what turned up was sliced white sawdust. Staff rude and very unhelpful. By all... More 

Thank 765Catherine16
Skipton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting and after a walk to high force with family who had travelled up from London to spend weekend celebrating a family birthday we all decided to eat at lunchtime here. Food was the worst I have ever had in a pub in England . Chips were disgusting soggy as I they had clearly been leftovers from the da... More 

Thank Hilary G
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stopped off here for lunch, half-way round a circular walk from Bowlees visitor centre. The staff were very friendly and the menu looked OK. But unfortunately, this was a really disappointing meal: both our orders came with chips which appeared to have been cooked several hours beforehand and kept warm under a lamp. Soggy, limp, disgusting... and the corned... More 

Thank WorldWanderer2009
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

I visit this fine hostelry regularly, always to be met with a warm and friendly welcome by Jan, Kev and all the team. Fine cask ales, well kept by their excellent cellar-man (employing the same system used by a familiar brewery in Masham...) and lovely freshly prepared-to-order food (served with home-made chips) all at a very reasonable price. Service is... More 

Thank colent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great place to eat, drink or sleep! The food is delicious and reasonably prices and the staff can't do enough for you. I have been back since with my family and there services was consistent.

Thank LoubieBess
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stayed here on the 2nd bank holiday weekend in May and we had an amazing time. We stayed three nights and the staff and owners were fantastic. They could not be more accommodating, the room was lovely and the food excellent. They had a local guest beer on the bar which was exquisite and we are already planning to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Force, Barnard Castle, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: 01833622336
Very good and cheap meal at a major North East UK tourisit attraction (Waterfall)

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