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The Bay Horse

45 The Green, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
+44 1325 720663
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rice pudding” (19 reviews)
“beef” (48 reviews)
“crab” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
45 The Green, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the outside you'd wish you had this place on your doorstep. Lovely original pub restaurant in a beautiful little village. Inside the same welcoming and roaring fire with great decor. The bread basket that came was the most delicious piece of bread I have...More

1  Thank Thorn666
Reviewed yesterday

The Bay Horse is fabulous from the moment you step in the door. If old world charm, roaring fires, elegant but cosy dining with superb service and food are what you like, this is the place for you. No complaints whatsoever! Two course lunch on...More

1  Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this place numerous times over the years and has never failed to disappoint therefore it was our natural choice for our quarterly get together and wow - the best yet. We were greeted at the bar by some polite young man who...More

1  Thank Matt D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited several times in the past and recommended to many and, until today, faultless. Prices seem to have increased in direct disproportionate to serving size and quality. Starters were meagre, considering the £12-£13 charge. Crab totalled approximately 1 tablespoon accompanied by a pink acidic...More

1  Thank MissPickers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here half a dozen times in the last couple of years and it is always brilliant. In my view Michelin star quality food, really great service and a great (good value too) wine list. If you’re in the area a must!

1  Thank dmaronald
Reviewed 1 week ago

As regular visitors to the Bay Horse we decided to book one of the upstairs private rooms for my sons 18th birthday lunch on Sunday. From making the initial booking, to organising the table set up and delivery of the cake, the food and service...More

1  Thank SarJonno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with family who chose this restaurant for a special meal. All of enjoyed our food and service was very good.

Thank 55Traveller55714
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in Saturday lunchtime. Our first visit for some time and happy to report that this is still a classy place. We enjoyed all three courses and a nice red wine. The service is excellent and we like the spacious set up of the tables...More

Thank Huttongate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the bay horse for Sunday lunch on the 12th November and honestly couldnt have enjoyed it more ! From walking through the door we were greeted with a smile went for the full 3 courses Fish cake with a poached egg cooked to...More

Thank David-CH1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We treated a client to afternoon tea at The Bay Horse recently and it was delicious. The party had several dietary requirements (nut-free, gluten free and vegetarian) which were all catered for. It was the best gluten-free afternoon tea I've had. You usually don't get...More

Thank Charlotte N
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Clare G
14 April 2017|
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Response from Vicki G | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay in answering and thanks to the others who have jumped in to answer and confirm that there is no dress code as such, most people were just smart casual when we visited. Again very sorry for the delay in... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from jonathan h | Property representative |
Yes, Dinner is available from 6.30 till 8.00 on a Sunday, apart from Mothering Sunday which is lunch from noon till 7pm last orders.
Grace T
17 February 2016|
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Response from peter34darlington | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 The Green, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington  >  Hurworth-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 720663
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The Bay Horse retains an emphasis on the finer details of a real old English pub, hand pulled local ales in dimple glasses and side dishes served in copper pans. The menu is made up of classic British cooking with a twist & has a strong emphasis on flavours & presentation. The premise has achieved a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last four years.
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