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The Bay Horse

42 Southside | Middridge, Newton Aycliffe DL5 7JD, England
+44 1325 312653
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
2 weeks ago
“Sunday lunch ”
5 weeks ago
“Very good ”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42 Southside | Middridge, Newton Aycliffe DL5 7JD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit every now and then even thought from out of the area, always a lovely dinner and worth the 35min drive as home cooked and always good. However tables always reserved even though no one sat and usually told to vacate at a certain...More

Thank mrssmcgee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been several years since my last visit to this Pub/Restaurant during which I had hoped it had improved from it's previous poor performance. Sadly I have little improvement to report indeed if anything the situation was worse than before. We arrived as a...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a lot of times due to food,drink and craic from the staff. Well done Julie Ann you made our Sunday SEE YAS SOON 😍

Thank homers44
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called here easter Monday bit of a queue at the bar but still not too bad a wait food arrived after about 20mins I had the lamb chops beautiful! and the wife had the pie which was very good been here quite a few times...More

Thank nevdavies2014
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Went with friends & their family so there was 9 of us in total. Arrived at 6 for reservation & shown to a large table. The place was very busy & nicely decorated. Found ordering tricky as the menu was so extensive, lots & lots...More

2  Thank LinsH83
Reviewed April 13, 2017

After visits and good reports previously, as a group for a work friends birthday meal get together, we chose the Bay Horse. Resvering a table was no problem, being provided with menus was no problem...but then a waitress (I understand it was busy), took our...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Went last Wednesday after work with my husband, staff as usual were welcoming and friendly, we ordered our food that didn't take too long to come, it was beautifully cooked, tasty and looked lovely - looking forward to our next visit

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal meal! Food was amazing and staff couldn't have been more friendly! Would definitely recommend and come again!

1  Thank Beccakinross-ox
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Very nice pub, bit of a wait after ordering to getting our lunch served, (it was to be expected though as busy with mothers day) however it was worth it, very good lunch and MASSIVE yorkshire puddings! Would recommend to anyone and I would probably...More

Thank DerFrohlicheWanderer
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

About 20 of us visited for a family birthday. Good and varied menu; food is pub quality, service ok. Nothing to really complain about, just average food and service.

Thank Pauline1026
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Carol J
hi Was wondering if you could cater for a small function after register office wedding .although we visit regularly for meals I'm not sure of you cater for wedding functions kind regards carol
March 21, 2017|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge they do.
Bob C
Did the bay horse used to be called the poachers pocket?
March 5, 2017|
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Response from robert c | Reviewed this property |
Fiona S
Can I see the menu online
February 7, 2017|
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Response from rsy56 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant doesn't have its own website so that a menu isn't available online. However it has a very extensive menu plus two special boards. I will be amazed if anyone is unable to order a meal to their taste.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Southside | Middridge, Newton Aycliffe DL5 7JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Newton Aycliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 312653