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“Excellent lunch in pleasant surroundings on a scorching summer's day”
Review of The Crathorne Arms

The Crathorne Arms
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Crathorne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Crathorne Arms is now under new ownership, we have been open since the beginning of December 2013. Food Opening hours are: Tuesday Lunch to Saturday Lunch 12.00 Till 2.15Pm Tuesday Dinner to Saturday Dinner 6pm till 9.30Pm Sunday Lunch 12.00 Till 3.30Pm We are closed Sunday Night and All Day Monday.
Reviewed 19 August 2021

After a recommendation from friends, we took a day trip out from Durham to Crathorne on a glorious, sunny day in July. Easy to find, as this quaint North Yorkshire village is justoffthe A19 and the Crathorne Arms is one of the first buildings you come to. We asked to eat outside, which wasn't a problem as they had expanded their very pleasant and quirky outside seating area (nothing seemed to match!) during the course of the pandemic. We appreciated the wide canvas parasols as the midday sun really was hot, and we felt safe and settled after we were given the menu and some very tasty home made nan bread and butter to nibble on.

We chose the very reasonable three course Price Fixe for £25, although there is an a la carte menu too. I started with the Ox Tongue jelly with a celeriac sauce, while my partner opted for what we later learnt was their signature dish, the seafood pancake. The Ox tongue was good, although I'll choose the really delicious pancake next time! For the main, the beer battered fish cake with lobster cream was outstanding, really creamy and tasty, and we both chose the vanilla ice cream for desert, on this baking day, and the honeycomb and chocolate sauce completed a really enjoyable and indulgent meal.

The service was very friendly and efficient, and we left very happy for a walk around the village and surrounding area. We will return for sure, and definitely recommended.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank Robin H
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

Visited with family whilst visiting the area. Superb food, great staff. Couldn’t fault our visit. Would like to return on our next visit to the north east

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank russ1
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Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Very enjoyable meal this (Tuesday) evening. Quality food served by attentive, friendly but not intrusive staff.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Marymart
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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Looked amazing on reviews but so disappointed... terrible service ... food ok ... not the best ... fillet steak ok ... that’s about it t !!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2021

Fantastic menu, quality of food, quantity of food, ambience and staff. Visited with family, including a 95 year old and they were very accommodating. We each could not fault our meal or the service. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank juliebX8345NJ
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