Blacksmiths ArmsPreston Lane
This welcoming free house known locally as the Hammers is tucked away in a rural location near Newton Aycliffe. A long corridor separates the bar, restaurant and a beamed lounge furnished in farmhouse style. The pub has an excellent reputation for home-cooked food including traditional fare, modern, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, and up to three guest beers are available. A former local CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year. Local Classic Bike Group meets there, hopefully Rallies in the future.