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“Great food and warm, friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Teesdale Hotel

Teesdale Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Great food and warm, friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Only the bar was open but we could see into the restaurant room and that looked clean, crisp and cared for. The bar had a well worn, traditional 'regulars' feel to it as we entered so expectations weren't high, but we were with friends who had a dog and these days they find it's hard to find places on the internet who allow dogs in. the bar room has a roaring open fire and lots of comfy, well-upolstered chairs so really comfy after a brisk, walk along the river.

The hotel is in a bit of a time-warp, and the ground floor could do with an update, especially as the first thing you pass as you walk in are the toilets... however, the landlady was wonderful, warm, friendly and gave you the feeling you were cared for and looked after.

As we sat down people started to chat to us- really welcoming and these days is a rarity- recommending the puddings [especially the ginger sponge and custard] which is always a good sign.

The home cooked steak and ale pie, the local venison sausage on mustard mash and the chicken stuffed with their own recipe wild garlic pesto were fantastic... with home made mushy peas, perfectly crisp but fluffy chips and a side order of pickled cabbage for the sausages. It was wholesome, tasty and freshly cooked to order.

Good Black Sheep bitter- the barman knows what he's doing doing and does it very well!

The light and spicy ginger sponge and proper custard didn't disappoint either! Good coffee which was a revelation for a traditional pub.

Just visiting for the evening meal but had a scroll through the pictures of the bedrooms on the website - they look like they have a traditional, homely feel too, so not trendy boutique quality, but what a happy place... I bet the breakfast is fantastic!

Thoroughly recommend the food and the atmosphere... certainly looking forward to a return visit.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good value for food and decent beer”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Looks a bit strange from the doorway (decor from the 70/80's) and an old coaching inn that has had better times, but we chose this over a couple of other restaurants in Middleton, and weren't disappointed with the food quality and range. Limited dining times midweek, but seemed to be patronised by the locals. Got to eat in the very well appointed (but empty) restaurant too, when we expected a bar meal to be served.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank hullmick
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“Lovely home cooked food”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is the second time we have eaten here, I had the steak and ale pie which I had last time the food is great ,the beer is excellent and it's really good value . Would recommend

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Boeing737man
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Spalding
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“old world charm”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Had 2 nights on KGB deal, room was clean with plenty of good quality towels and bedding. Some of the furniture is a bit old and tired but still functional. Staff could not be bettered anywhere, always friendly and attentive. Breakfasts were 1st class.

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank David T
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Middleton Food”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Had a meal one lunchtime...Food was fine but Bar area, where we ate was cold. However staff were friendly and made us welcome

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank mountgrove
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