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The Joiners Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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13 South View | Hunwick, Bishop Auckland DL15 0JW, England
+44 1388 605131
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Really nice, local pub. Serving very good selection of wines, spirits and food. Lots of local produce on the menu. Well worth a visit. Monday nights there is a cheese tasting, £2 to join in and well worth it. Great atmosphere.

Thank Silverpalm_10
County Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

the food was not the best i have had at local resturants before,,it used to be good a few years ago but seems to have gone down, the resturant was very cold and the food got cold quickly

Thank steve m
Southend on Sea, England
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

That we have the misfortune to live in Southend and not closer to this pub, otherwise we would be visiting it very frequently. It is warm, as is the greeting and atmosphere. The food and service are worthy of 5 stars, as it is a pity that this one of the very few restaurants/pubs that my wife and I consider... More 

1 Thank Machiavelli4
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

First time I have had Sunday lunch at this lovely village pub. Food excellent and plenty of it. Staff very friendly nothing was problem. Try the whisky challenge.

Thank Mitchis39
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely evening meal here. We received excellent service from the waiter in a wonderful atmospheric pub. Pudding was gorgeous!

Thank Sam W
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Went for Sunday dinner first visit and was very enjoyable by all three of us pleasant freindly staff very quick service and meat and veg plenty of 2 Yorkshire puddings which was nice great value we also had desserts hot puddings and ice cream sundae all very good could not fault this pub would deffo reccomend and will be visiting... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a last minute meal Saturday tea time. We hadn't booked but were shown to our table with a good welcome. Food was great and catered for our 3 1/2 year old no problem. We found it excellent value and good quality. Great if visiting nearby witton castle. Hopefully we will be back in the near future. Also,... More 

Thank Edmundo99
Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

we went to the joiners arms and found a real gem,the steaks are cooked perfectly and the staff ever so obliging and friendly.i couldn't recommend this place more highly and as for value it doesn't get any better.

Thank Nigel D
County Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Another fab meal. Never had a bad meal in this place. Steaks are second to none and the locals are friendly too. Landlord and landlady are really friendly too.....

Thank alison b
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a campsite in the village of Hunwick to visit the local KYNREN show, and ended up in the Joiners Arms three times of the weekend for food and drink. Great food at good prices - we went Friday for fish night and a Sunday roast, could not fault anything. Variety of beer and ever so friendly staff... More 

Thank Amy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 South View | Hunwick, Bishop Auckland DL15 0JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Bishop Auckland
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 605131
Family Run Pub and Restaurant since 1971.

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