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High Force Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
British, Pub
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High Force, Barnard Castle, England
+44 1833 622336
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1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The location is outstanding and the staff our so friendly. The food is always fresh locally sourced and truly makes your mouth water. I have brought many of my family and friends and they have all enjoyed the great atmosphere the pub gives. The warm open fires traditional drinks and food you have to pay it a visit.

Thank Victoria T
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

After visiting the waterfall we stopped here for a sandwich for and were very pleasantly surprised by the value on offer, we had the bacon and brie toastie and it was a generously filled sandwich for £4.95. Clean toilets lovely warm atmosphere with friendly bar staff. The pub was dog friendly and a great place to dry off before our... More 

Thank soeknog
Jarrow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I can not commend this establishment enough. The Landlord and his wife are very welcoming as for the rest of the staff what a great team we were made too feel more the welcome on our second visit to the hotel the food was brilliant can recommend the chicken balti curry. Our room was fantastic clean and comfortable. The breakfast... More 

Thank David J
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Called in after a trip to the waterfall staff were extremely pleasant, great service in a great setting, food was brilliant! they even do real chips!!! good section of real ales available, Will deferentially be back!!

Thank John B
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had walked up to high force from Middleton-in-Teesdale and we're looking forward to a beer and some food. I ordered a pint for myself (which was fine) and 1/2 of Theakstone grouse beater which was dreadful. I returned the half and the landlord asked if I had had grouse beater before and that was how it was supposed to... More 

Thank nigel321
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My mam has strong memories of Teesdale, after wartime evacuation from Sunderland. She uses a wheelchair, but we had a good trip to High Force today. The staff at the High Force Hotel were really helpful and pro-active with access. The food is good quality homemade pub fare. I have fond memories of corned beef and onion pie as a... More 

Thank mozzchops2016
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Ordered a Ploughman's Lunch which was awful. Tomatoes soft and past their SB date as were the pickled onions. The lettuce was brown and bruised and the pickle cheap and nasty the ham and Pork Pie the same. Crusty bread was supposed to be included but what turned up was sliced white sawdust. Staff rude and very unhelpful. By all... More 

Thank 765Catherine16
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting and after a walk to high force with family who had travelled up from London to spend weekend celebrating a family birthday we all decided to eat at lunchtime here. Food was the worst I have ever had in a pub in England . Chips were disgusting soggy as I they had clearly been leftovers from the da... More 

Thank Hilary G
Level Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stopped off here for lunch, half-way round a circular walk from Bowlees visitor centre. The staff were very friendly and the menu looked OK. But unfortunately, this was a really disappointing meal: both our orders came with chips which appeared to have been cooked several hours beforehand and kept warm under a lamp. Soggy, limp, disgusting... and the corned... More 

Thank WorldWanderer2009
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I visit this fine hostelry regularly, always to be met with a warm and friendly welcome by Jan, Kev and all the team. Fine cask ales, well kept by their excellent cellar-man (employing the same system used by a familiar brewery in Masham...) and lovely freshly prepared-to-order food (served with home-made chips) all at a very reasonable price. Service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Force, Barnard Castle, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 622336
Very good and cheap meal at a major North East UK tourisit attraction (Waterfall)

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