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The Bay Horse

45 The Green, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2AA, England
+44 1325 720663
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rice pudding” (18 reviews)
“beef” (44 reviews)
“crab” (14 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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1 - 10 of 690 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoy the dining experience. The menu is different every time we go and we have enjoyed it on multiple visits. Wish its sister restaurant, Muse, could offer consistently good food.

Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow where to start me and my wife came to the restaurant last week and the meal was excellent we were unsure what to expect as we don't usually eat in High quality restaurants with michelin bibs but definitely glad we did After talking to...More

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I visit this restaurant I love it!! This time I had the crab which was delicious followed by the grouse which was absolutely gorgeous served with a bacon bread pudding and blackberry sauce, the tastes and textures have obviously been very cleverly thought...More

Thank popsical2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and myself took my sister for a meal on a Friday evening, had previously eaten there a year or so previously and had enjoyed it, however this time we were all disappointed. Two had chosen the monkfish which they left since it was...More

Thank Adfter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the bay horse to celebrate a friends birthday and I will definitely be going again! The staff were friendly & knowledgable while not being overbearing and the food was simply outstanding. I had the black pudding and the monkfish and my friend...More

Thank K051212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us turned up on spec to order a Sunday lunch. Whilst waiting to order it was noticed that the Yorkshire puddings where over cooked (black). Three of us ordered the Beef and specified that we didn't want black Yorkshire puddings. One ordered the...More

Thank cliveegraham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to try somewhere new for a change and we do like our food and we were recommended the bay horse through a friend at work. I must admit I have never heard of the place before and never had it recommended to me...More

Thank markwilkinson1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parents have talked about the food here for years so was really looking forward to this visit which was a 60 mile round trip for us. Lunch menu lacked any real choice and struggled to choose a starter so we skipped it and went...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed! Visited this pub/ restaurant on several occasions and always had good food . This last visit, food choice very poor food served not up to standard. Service very slow despite not being busy and manager not interested in our views.

2  Thank Geoff I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One large tip, don't get this gorgeous 15th century pub confused with traditional pub food especially on a Sunday, this is virtually fine dining and consequently good value for money. The Belly Pork and Pink Beef doesn’t get any better.

Thank thefooddood
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Clare G
13 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 |
S I have no idea
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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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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