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The Old Farmhouse

) #89 of 227 Restaurants in Darlington $$ - $$$ , British,
Yarm Road, Darlington DL2 1HN, England
+44 1325 332191
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (14 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“pies” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Yarm Road, Darlington DL2 1HN, England
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1 - 10 of 428 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu highlights triple cooked chips - they were very sad - if they had been promoted as ordinary thick undercooked chips they would have been well described. We (4 of us) gave some (as pleasant as we could) feedback on our disappointment to the...More

Thank whoosh1050
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although essentially pub food,many of the dishes have little twists to turn them into somethng a little bit more special. For example, their duo of pâtés is served on a 'swoosh' of raspberry conserve and apple butter with baby gherkins - absolutely delightful. I had...More

Thank MikeyBOxford
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a very tasty Sunday Lunch with family. The roast beef and Turkey that we had was delicious and plentiful with Lovely vegetables and gravy. We then decided to have a dessert and though feeling full we chose a mini dessert which included a hot...More

Thank Jaxap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us visited for fathers day at lunchtime.we were greeted and seated by very pleasant bar and waiting staff as always, and served by a helpfull young man called dan.our food and drinks came quickly and all was very good. The Prawn and lobster...More

Thank Barbara D
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Barbara I'm glad you enjoyed you're visit on fathers day and Dan says thank you for the great feedback :). I will pass you're comments about the menu on and will see if we can get this changed for next year. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place and nice bar staff and waitresses to go with it. Ordered mushroom starters which were very tasty. However , ordered medium to rare steak and a well done steak arrived at the table which I could have soled my boots with. This...More

Thank JazzBoro
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JazzBoro Glad to hear you like the pub and the team here at the Old Farmhouse. I will look into the rump steak and speak to the head chef to see if we can sort this out. Glad you enjoyed you're mushroom starter though,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service lovely staff! Gorgeous food. Dog friendly- if you bring a dog ring up first. Desserts were lush! Staff would not accept tips which was unusual. Would go regularly if we didn't live 2 hours away. Not too noisy to talk and didn't have...More

Thank Chloe W
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chloe and your dog, Thanks for taking the time to write us this great review. Our team loved having you, your family and your dog in for your recent visit, and we're glad you enjoyed your dessert. We will look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent choice of ale and food in nice building, some of the meals did look quite bland in presentation but service was good and accommodatingMore

Thank Michael R
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Glad you liked the pub and the choice we provide, I will pass you're comments about the meals to the kitchen team to work on. We hope to see you again soon, and thank you for taking the time to give us this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on Sunday for a birthday celebration, the farmhouse is a favourite of ours so came top of the list when deciding where to dine. The starter i had was exquisite, prawns and scallops served with crusty bread 👌 6 of us were...More

Thank drawingwood
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Drawingwood I'm glad to here that overall you enjoyed you're visit to the Old Farmhouse. And I'm glad you enjoyed the scallops and prawns, we think this is a winner too. I will feed back your comments to the team as all feedback is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here for an early evening meal, wish we had gone somewhere else. The portions are small and well overpriced for what you get, I had the gammon which came with half a dozen horrible frozen chips and an egg my wife had the...More

Thank david h
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy you're visit to the old farmhouse, I will look into the issues with you're meals and speak to the chef on how we can improve this. I'm glad you enjoyed the service though. We thank you for...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visited with extended family for a tea-time meal after a fairly long day out. Found that the pub was very quiet, so they were easily able to accommodate us and the 4 children. The service was excellent and the food was very tasty - will...More

Thank Neldoo
General Manager A, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Neldoo Glad you and you're extended family enjoyed you're recent visit to the Old Farmhouse. Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review, and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks Peter

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Jennifer B
we are coming for christmas Dinner we cant wait really looking forward to it our table is booked for 1.pm can does it matter if we arrive before and is there space to sit and have a drink before we sit down. We are travelling from York to Middlesbrough then on to you. thank you really looking forward to visiting you and hopefully give you goid feed back
21 December 2016|
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Response from Angela C | Reviewed this property |
There is a seating area but only small in front of the bar - but the staff are superb I am sure they will accommodate if more seats are required. I'm sure you will enjoy as it's always fabulous.
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dinglelbydo
Are children allowed ? X
22 November 2016|
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Response from John Z | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yarm Road, Darlington DL2 1HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 332191
  • E-mail
Description
The Old Farmhouse in Darlington is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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