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The Bay Horse

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45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
+44 1325 720663
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff, made welcome instantly and acknowledged that I required a vegan menu, certainly not the "awkward one" in the party. Attentive staff, excellent food and great choices on menu, Cannot fault it, best Vegan lunch out ever!! Other members in the party (non vegans) very satisfied customers

Thank sharon2elliott
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The girls and I went for a celebratory meal and we were delighted, astounded and possibly a bit aroused by the excellent food encountered at the Bay Horse. Consistently excellent food, arranged in dramatic and exciting ways to appeal to the eyes. Every morsel of food presented was exquisitely delicious. James and his colleagues were exceptionally professional and impeccably attentive... More 

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Newcastle, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been meaning to try this place for some time, given the number of excellent reviews, and I finally got around to visiting it with a colleague for a business lunch. I wasn't disappointed. The outside is extremely deceptive as it just looks like any other village pub. Once inside, the décor and ambience is lovely but still nothing more... More 

Thank Sprawl
jonathan h, Owner at The Bay Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, great to hear you like what we do. Thank you on behalf of the team... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I having been going to the Bay Horse over the last few years usually mid week and I have never been disappointed with the food or service. Whether as a couple or with friends we have had a great time. I would recommend to anyone who wants great food and friendly service in a relax atmosphere

Thank jennifertS3724DX
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was relatively quiet on the Sunday evening we were there but the atmosphere was just right. The ambience was as you might expect from a Michelin star restaurant and every member of staff we interfaces with was spot on in every way The Sunday Dinner menu had a good selection of choices which I assume was an abridged... More 

1 Thank DENIS P
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been recommended the pub by friends as a must place stop for lunch after checkout at near by rockcliffe hall. We were not disappointed. As we hadn't long had breakfast we didn't eat too much which was much a surprise to me as to anybody! It was a shame because when looking through the menu, the food sounded... More 

1 Thank Wizwilson
Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I Have visited here a few times over the years and had lunch recently so a review was long overdue. This used to be a village pub that did meals, it is now a restaurant with a small bar area. The decor is pleasant with stylish furniture but the seating is cramped and the tables too close, the service is... More 

4 Thank Chris B
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Amazing food - Michelin style and standard but not at all expensive. Intimate atmosphere; lovely staff and good service. Visited on a week night when it wasn't so busy but recommend making a reservation just in case. Well worth a visit!

Thank AandVK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Bay Horse this week and was sadly disappointed as I was really looking forward to returning. Yes the food is lovely in general, however, some of the ingredients as specified on the menu were not on the plate, with no explanation. For example, we paid £12.50 for scallops starter and there was only ONE scallop! The halibut... More 

Thank Vicki B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Have been her a couple of times recently for supper. Food is amazing and staff are very attentive. Can get a little noisy when busy.

Thank yvonner675

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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
European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 The Green | Hurworth, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Darlington  >  Hurworth-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 720663
The Bay Horse retains an emphasis on the finer details of a real old English pub, hand pulled local ales in dimple glasses and side dishes served in copper pans. The menu is made up of classic British cooking with a twist & has a strong emphasis on flavours & presentation. The premise has achieved a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last four years.

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