Oak TreeHUTTON MAGNA
Hutton Magna is a modest little village just north of the A66, a mile or two short of Barnard Castle. In line with the small scale of its surroundings, The Oak Tree Inn is a pocket-sized hostelry, a single-storey stone building â scarcely more than a cottage â with a neat whitewashed frontage.
The bar-cum-dining space is long and narrow, not spacious but undeniably charming. Thereâs plenty of wood panelling, including a panelled ceiling, and some quirky wooden settles. Two sofas either side of a real fire offer a comfortable spot to pore over the menu. The huge numbers of cookery books stacked around the place add to the general cosiness â and suggest that the proprietors take their culinary research very seriously