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The Olive Grove

Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
+44 1388 205689
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“cheesecake” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the off chance of a quick bit to eat before doing more Christmas shopping we had 2 meals for £11 and they were well worth every penny I had the fish and chips and the batter was beautiful not a bit of...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Love going here for it. Would definitely recommend it. The Yorkshire puddings are fab :-)

Thank Staci708
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great place to eat, one of the best around, steve and his staff always make you welcome and are very friendly, great sunday lunches available to suit everyone and very reasonable. Always a bonus when your drinks are bought to the table for you

Thank lesley w
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meal and lovely staff food was served hot and the steak is too die for thank you will definitely be back

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times before & thought I'd review it this time, food lovely & presented nice, staff nice & friendly, decor very nice, girls toilets immaculate, it's defo one to visit & I'm sure it won't disappoint, took a pic of my meal...More

Thank Whartonswanson73
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Monday night in the school holidays and my willingness to cook at rock bottom. We came here with the bottomless pit teens and discovered they can indeed be filled up! Huge portions, great prices, excellent homemade quality food. Lovely staff who couldn't do enough for...More

Thank Allergictobadservice
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here initially as the place we were going was closed. Since then we've been many times but every time the food is fresh honest and tasty. The staff are always happy to help and nothing is a problem. Chef makes fresh cheesecakes which...More

Thank GMC64
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

First time to The Olive Grove, please don't be put off by the exterior. Inside its inviting, elegant and quirky. Food is excellent, staff are truely lovely. A great find, will not disappoint

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Visited this establishment on friends' recommendation confirmed by trip advisor after becoming disillusioned at the closest neighbouring establishment. We eat out locally 2 or 3 times per week, usually on quieter nights and found that the service was as expected - pleasant courteous and prompt...More

Thank Durhamian1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch beef to die for until l had a taste of the leg of lamb fantastic food and our host Steve was very amiable. I would recommend this pub for good food

Thank Allan P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Spennymoor
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 205689
  • E-mail
Hidden in the corner of Spennymoor next to the council offices in Green Lane formally known as 'The Half Moon' lies a secret to be discovered after 4 months of refurbishment it opened it doors September 2012. When you enter you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the friendly staff. The setting has been themed on a rustic tuscancy hideaway filled with colours & fabrics of the Mediterranean. Its owners are a local family Steve & Lynda with Steve doubling up as head chef. We offer good home cooked food inducing fish and thick cut juicy steaks and an array of mouth watering dishes. Step outside and you will discover a tuscany courtyard and you are met with the sight of a old vineyard running round stone buildings & disappearing in the blue skyline. Exciting plans have been passed for a forty seater restaurant complete with its own kitchen and authentic open plan wood burning oven which will bring the smells and the taste of the Mediterranean
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