Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

  • Appleton Wiske
    • Lord Nelson High Street Appleton Wiske DL6 2AD Telephone(01609) 881351

      A true local's pub located in the centre of the picturesque award winning village of Appleton Wiske near Northallerton facing the beautiful village green. The pub is divided into two rooms, one set out for meals and the other a welcoming bar for drinkers.Food is available Thursday and Friday evening and Sunday lunch. Two beers are always on a traditional house bitter and a rotating local lighter beer. Thursday themed dining is available during the year, check website for details.

  • Aycliffe Village
    • County 13 The Green Aycliffe Village DL5 6LX Telephone(01325) 312273

      Overlooking the award-winning green in a picturesque village, this attractive cream-coloured country free house was originally three 17th-century cottages. It is now open plan with the bar and three dining areas unified by bright modern decor, complemented by older beams and log fireplaces. The current owners took over in 2008 and have a passion to marry good food with excellent beers. Up to four guests come from northern micros. Sunday is quiz night. There is accommodation in seven rooms.

    • Royal Telegraph 5 North Terrace Aycliffe Village DL5 6LG Telephone(01325) 313155

      Local's pub in Aycliffe Village, with the name relating to its position on the old Great North Road. Large open plan floor space.

  • Barnard Castle
    • Barnard Castle Cricket Club Vere Road Barnard Castle DL12 8AE Telephone(01833) 630687

      Large 2 roomed clubhouse with a modern d�cor.? Largest beer garden in Barnard Castle with splendid views( the pitch!)

    • Black Horse 10 Newgate Barnard Castle DL12 8NG Telephone(01833) 637259

      Double fronted building situated just near the Butter Market on road to Bowes Museum. Large open plan area at the front , with a quieter area towards the rear.

    • Blagraves House 30-32 The Bank Barnard Castle DL12 8PH Telephone(01833) 637668

      Blagraves House is over 500 years old and is the oldest house in Barnard Castle with heavily beamed ceilings and large open fireplaces. Always has 1 real ale from Allendale Brewery.

    • Coach & Horses 22 Galgate Barnard Castle DL12 8BH Telephone(01833) 638369

      Under new management since March 2020, The Coach & Horses is a lively public house and bed & breakfast in the heart of the historic, market town of Barnard Castle. There are two changing handpulls offering beers from Marstons,Jennings, Ringwood, Brakspear,Thwaites & Eagle. Every Tuesday from 5PM all cask is £2.50 per pint ( CAMRA discount does not apply)

    • Commercial 12 Galgate Barnard Castle DL12 8BG Telephone(01833) 908142

      Central pub with Public bar and lounge room. Meeting/ function room upstairs. Has B&B facilities.

    • Cricketers Arms 48 - 50 Galgate Barnard Castle DL12 8BH Telephone(01833) 638090

      Large single room with bar area, leading to a back room containing pool table.

    • Golden Lion 30 Market Place Barnard Castle DL12 8NB Telephone(01833) 690295

      Tall chequered front building, dating back to 1679 built partly into the Castle ditch, making this the town's oldest pub. It has a quirky layout with a central bar serving two rooms, one with an open fire. It's a friendly and welcoming Marston's pub in the centre of Barnard Castle, with good value food. Branch Town Pub of the Year 2017.

    • Jersey Farm Hotel Darlington Road Barnard Castle DL12 8TA Telephone(01833) 638223

      Located on the outskirts of Barnard Castle in peaceful rural Teesdale, this former working farm has been transformed into a unique family-run Hotel and restaurant.

    • Old Well Inn 21 The Bank Barnard Castle DL12 8PH Telephone(01833) 690130

      The boundary of this 17th-century town centre inn incorporates part of the medieval castle wall. The pub has a cosy front bar and a comfortable lounge, a separate restaurant and an airy conservatory, plus an enclosed beer garden. At least five well-kept beers are available including three guests from local micros, usually including Mithril. Excellent food is served daily,with accommodation in 10 rooms. A 5-day beer festival is held at Easter. The Castle Players meet here. CAMRA Discount 30p off a pint. Teesdale Pub of the Season. Second in Town Pub of the Year.

    • Red Well Harmire Road Barnard Castle DL12 8QJ Telephone(01833) 637002

      Pub / restaurant on the outskirts of the town overlooking Teesdale.

    • Three Horseshoes 5-7 Galgate Barnard Castle DL12 8EQ Telephone(01833) 631777

      Recently refurbished 17th Century Coaching house popular with cyclists and walkers.

    • Turks Head 27 Market Place Barnard Castle DL12 8NB Telephone(01833) 690874

      Large single room pub overlooking the historic market place.

  • Barningham
    • Milbank Arms Norbeck Bank Barningham DL11 7DW Telephone07494 582444

      Tastefully refurbished with a new layout. Bar/cellar retained in original condition due to ACV and Heritage intervention.Now possesing a high standard restaurant. Retaining a number of original aspects, this old building is a country village pub used by the locals.

  • Barton
    • Half Moon Silver Street Barton DL10 6JH Telephone(01325) 377365

      Long established popular pub at the heart of the village, close to the Old Ford. 2 bars & a pool room. The pub is a real local & a great welcoming friendly feel. It has one well kept guest beer. A quiz is held every 2nd Friday. NOTE It has been reported a To Let sign is attached to the wall.

  • Bishopton
    • Blue Bell 30 High Street Bishopton TS21 1EZ Telephone(01740) 630774

      Typical village pub on the outskirts of Bishopton

    • Talbot The Green Bishopton TS21 1HE Telephone(01740) 630371

      Pub with a restaurant upstairs, situated just on the village green.

  • Bolam
    • Countryman Dunwell Lane Bolam DL2 2UP Telephone(01325) 832418

      Quiet country pub just off the A68 with a good reputation for food

  • Bowes
    • Ancient Unicorn The Street Bowes DL12 9HL Telephone(01833) 628576

      The Ancient Unicorn can trace its history as a coaching inn back to the 16th century. Since then it has been at the heart of a community. Traditional 2 roomed pub one of which doubles up as a coffee shop during the day.

    • Bowes Club (CIU) Arch House Bowes DL12 9HR Telephone(01833) 628431

      Previously the village lock-up, this 18th-century stone building is now a thriving club that hosts community events, including quoits. There are two downstairs rooms - one with pool and darts, the other with a cosy fire in the fine old fireplace - and a meeting room upstairs. The single handpump features an ever-changing guest beer, often sourced locally. Guests including CAMRA members are welcome - if in the area you must experience this gem. Opening hours may vary.

  • Caldwell
    • Brownlow Arms Caldwell Caldwell DL11 7QH Telephone(01325) 718471

      The Brownlow Arms set in the quiet village of Caldwell could be described as the perfect Country Inn, it boasts a fine dining restaurant as well as two cosy bars accompanied by open log fires where you are guaranteed to find some welcoming locals. Serving three cask ales which always includes Timothy Taylors Landlord, the others ever changing,regularly from Yorkshire Dales, requests are always welcome! They have a huge choice of home cooked food to accompany your ale.

  • Coatham Mundeville
    • Foresters Arms Brafferton Lane Coatham Mundeville DL1 3LU Telephone(01325) 320565

      You can be sure of a warm welcome from the landlady at this Grade II-listed historic stone-built roadside inn close to the A1. The interior comprises a main bar with an adjoining restaurant/function room. The pub is a hub of the local community and many clubs use its facilities. A quiz is held every Thursday and live entertainment is hosted at weekends. To the rear is a large car park, garden and the Foresters Farm (chickens, ducks, sheep). Beware - the pub is reputedly haunted and mysterious happenings occur.

    • Hall Garth Hotel ( Stables Bar ) Brafferton Lane Coatham Mundeville DL1 3LU Telephone(01325) 300400

      Public bar attached to a Hotel/ Spa/ Golf Club complex just off the A167 near A1(M)

  • Cotherstone
    • Fox & Hounds The Green Cotherstone DL12 9PF Telephone(01833) 650241

      Built in the 1750's this pub is situated on a stunning stretch of the River Tees at the W end of the village green

    • Red Lion Main Street Cotherstone DL12 9QE Telephone(01833) 650236

      An 18th-century Grade II-listed coaching inn, built in stone and set in an idyllic village. Simply furnished, this homely local with two open fires has changed little since the '60s. There's no TV, jukebox or one-armed bandit, just good beer and conversation. Children, dogs and clean boots are welcome. Local CAMRA Community Pub of the Year, the venue is used by various local clubs, and the small garden is a suntrap. House beers from Yorkshire Dales, Rowantree and Aysgarth Falls. Up to six real ciders.

  • Croft On Tees
    • Croft Hotel Croft on tees Croft On Tees DL2 2ST Telephone(01325) 720319

      A grade 2 listed building sited opposite the church where Lewis Carroll's father was the priest. Friendly, with excellent locally sourced food & lots of accomodation. With always at least one real ale on from local Mithril Ales.

  • Dalton-on-Tees
    • Chequers Inn The Green Dalton-on-Tees DL2 2NT Telephone(01325) 721213

      Traditional inn dating back to the 1840's, comprising a bar, lounge and restaurant, with a warm welcome guaranteed. Combining both the atmosphere of a traditional pub and contemporary restaurant. Staff friendly and welcoming. Up to three beers are Marston's mainstays, but well kept. Traditional Sunday lunches with food available every day. Handy for Croft Circuit. Overnight accommodation comprises five rooms overlooking the green and its pump.

  • Darlington
    • Blackwell Grange Hotel Grange Rd Darlington DL3 8QH Telephone(01325) 509955

      Very comfortable lounge bar within a hotel situated on the outskirts of Darlington set in attractive parkland.

    • Bondgate Tavern 94 Bondgate Darlington DL3 7JY Telephone(01325) 962114

      One of the newest town centre bars with a focus on local real ales, handily located on Bondgate where a number of pubs and bars serving real ale can be found. The pub serves up to four competitively priced real ales from local breweries across the northeast. It has a busy calendar, with live music, sports on tv and quizzes during the week as well as darts and pool table and a separate function room. Discount for CAMRA members on real ales.

    • Brinkburn Lady Kathryn Grove Darlington DL3 0YR Telephone(01325) 464309

      Locals pub with a good reputation for meals.

    • Britannia 1 Archer Street Darlington DL3 6LR Telephone(01325) 463787

      Warm, friendly, popular local CAMRA award-winning inn - a bastion of cask beer since 1859. The pub retains much of the appearance and layout of the private house it once was A comfortable traditional pub with a modestly enlarged bar and small parlour sit either side of a central corridor. . Listed for its historic associations, it was the birthplace of teetotal 19th-century publisher JM Dent. Three guest ales along with three regular ales are available.

    • Copper Beech Neasham Road Darlington DL1 4DH Telephone(01325) 462951

      Comfortable large airy 2 roomed pub, bar area and lounge / restaurant.

    • Darlington Cricket Club South Terrace Darlington DL1 5JD Telephone(01325) 250044

      Situated just off the ring road, this cricket pavilion overlooks the remains of Feethams football ground, once home to Darlington football club. Dating from 1906, cricket still flourishes here, and memorabilia decorates the walls in the comfortably furnished lounge. Darts, pool and snooker are also popular. A function room is available for hire. Members select the guest beer from Marston's monthly range. Show this Guide or CAMRA membership for entry.

    • Darlington Flyer 29 Skinnergate Darlington DL3 7LH Telephone(01325) 481500

      Modern pub, popular with the younger drinkers. Large long airy open bar area.

    • Darlington Mowden Park RUFC Neasham Road Darlington DL2 1DL Telephone(01325) 465932

      Bar area in Stadium that was once home to Darlington Football Club.Entry restricted to Club members , except on a home match day to ticket holders. Only has real ale on 1st team match days - Mithril Mowden Mauler, their special house beer.

    • Darlington Rugby Football Club Grange Road Darlington DL1 5NR Telephone(01325) 363777

      The site of the North Easts oldest Rugby Club founded in 1863.Hosts regular beer festivals. Pleasant lounge and spacious 'players bar' with a meeting / function room upstairs. Darlington football club play here now as well. Bar open inside the ground, A separate entrance on match days for visting supporters and also one for members referred to as players bar..

    • Darlington Snooker Club 1 Corporation Road Darlington DL3 6AE Telephone(01325) 241388

      First-floor, family-run and family-oriented private snooker club which in 2015 celebrated its centenary, offers a warm welcome. Four guest beers from micros countrywide are stocked. A cosy, comfortable TV lounge is available for those not playing on one of the 10 top-quality snooker tables. Twice-yearly, the club plays host to a professional celebrity, and two beer festivals are held annually. Frequently voted CAMRA Regional Club of the Year, and a finalist for National Club in 2014, it welcomes CAMRA members on production of a membership card or copy of this Guide. SPBW North East Club of the Year.

    • Forum 9 Borough Road Darlington DL1 1SG Telephone(01325) 363135

      A music venue and learning centre for budding musicians. Venue for Darlington Branches Beer Festivals.

    • Glittering Star 8 Stonebridge Darlington DL1 1PB Telephone(01325) 353191

      2 roomed locals pub with a traditional atmosphere.

    • Golden Cock 12 Tubwell Row Darlington DL1 1NU Telephone(01325) 468843

      Recently refurbished comfortable town centre pub, having reinstated real ale. Sports TV in plenty , pool table and darts. Good local history photos on the walls and a giant mural of old Darlington map.

    • Grey Horse Haughton Green Darlington DL1 2DD Telephone(01325) 465402

      The Grey Horse is a public house and hotel, Located in Haugton village on the outskirts of Darlington

    • Half Moon 130 Northgate Darlington DL1 1QS Telephone(01325) 469965

      Dog friendly old school pub just across the ring road from the town centre, this local reopened in 2013 as a real ale pub following a long period of closure. Seven changing cask ales including ones from micros unusual for the area and occasional ales from their own Crafty Pint nano brewery . A relaxed friendly atmosphere from staff and customers.. Library section to borrow and exchange books.

    • Hole In the Wall 14- 15 Horsemarket Darlington DL1 5PT Telephone(01325) 466720

      Recently refurbished pub with a fine Edwardian frontage, smart wooden interior and large windows that overlook Darlington's Market Place. Outside seating in the summer makes a pleasant way to relax with your drinks. As well as the wide range of ales there is a variety of spirits on offer. There is a full menu of traditional pub food with a big emphasis on pies

    • House of Hop 4B Houndgate Darlington DL1 5RL

      Smart, contemporary bar with links to the local Three Brothers Brewery. Located in the town centre's Imperial Quarter, there are four ever changing real ales, usually from across the north east and beyond. You can also find one of the widest ranges of craft keg beers in the town, plus ciders and cocktails. The pub also regularly features live music. Works a CAMRA discount scheme.

    • Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel 9-12 Priestgate Darlington DL1 1NW Telephone(01325) 380222

      Long establshed hotel in the centre of Darlington, previously known as The Kings Head. Has bar that overlooks Priestgate to The Red Lion opposite. Modern in decor and typical of a hotel lounge.

    • Model T 135 Fulthorpe Avenue Darlington DL3 9XT Telephone(01325) 482378

      Modern estate pub with two rooms and outdoor drinking area.

    • Mowden Staindrop Rd Darlington DL3 9BE Telephone(01325) 488740

      Large restaurant pub on edge of Mowden estate.

    • Number Twenty 2 22 Coniscliffe Road Darlington DL3 7RG Telephone(01325) 354590

      Town-centre ale house with a passion for cask beer and winner of many CAMRA awards. Ales are dispensed from up to sixteen handpumps, including two real ciders and a stout or porter, along with ten draught European beers. Huge curved windows, stained glass panels and a high ceiling give the interior an' airy, spacious feel. To the rear is to be found the 'in-house nano distillery' and 'micro brewery producing Gin , Vodka and Fine Ale. Sandwiches and snacks are available lunchtime. Home of Village Brewer beers, commissioned from Hambleton by the licensee.

    • Old English Gentleman 99 Bondgate Darlington DL3 7JY

      Recently refurbished, this friendly pub stocks 2 regular house beers and one ever-changing guest ales from Northern micros including Daleside, Goose Eye and Wylam. There is a DJ on Friday, live music on Saturday and a quiz on Monday. Customers enjoy the large pavement drinking area in summer.

    • Old Yard Tapas Bar 98 Bondgate Darlington DL3 7JY Telephone(01325) 467385

      Interesting mixture of a bar and Mediterranean taverna offering real ales alongside a fascinating blend of international wines and spirits in a friendly setting. Five guest beers from local micros and countrywide are stocked with an extra two sometimes available in further room. Although this is a thriving restaurant you are more than welcome to pop in for a pint and tapas. The pavement cafe is popular in good weather. TV is for sport only. Food served lunchtime and evening Sunday to Friday and all day Saturday.

    • ORB Micropub 28 Coniscliffe Rd Darlington DL3 7RG Telephone07903 237246

      Traditional Micropub in a former Beauty Salon no TV, no loud music, the first one in Darlington, providing the highest quality local real ales, craft beers and a large range of single malt whisky. Somewhere to relax and engage in conversation, with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Six local real ales, regularly from the town's Saints Row, two Craft ales, two real ciders. ORB stands for Orchard Road Brewery. Town Pub of the Year 2018, Overall Pub of the Year 2018

    • Pennyweight 8 Bakehouse Hill, Market Place Darlington DL1 5QA Telephone(01325) 494502

      Old established pub overlooking Darlington Market place with seating and drinking area in Market Place. Quiz nights Tues and Thurs

    • Quakerhouse 2 Mechanics Yard Darlington DL3 7QF

      Seventeen times local CAMRA Town Pub of the Year and North East Pub of the Year 2015 this gem of a pub is located in one of the towns historic Yards. A lively bar with nine handpulled guest beers from local and regional breweries and two changing real ciders. This friendly, welcoming pub is a popular music venue, it caters for all tastes from acoustic to rock. Live music every Wednesday and other days available through website. Free entry to all music nights. Home to Mad Scientist micro brewery.

    • Quays 5 Tubwell Row Darlington DL1 1NU Telephone(01325) 245011

      A pleasant single room pub with a modern interior very close to the Market Hall and Square.

    • Railway Tavern 7 High Northgate Darlington DL1 1UN Telephone(01325) 464963

      Possibly the Worlds 1st railway hotel with one changing handpull. Popular amongst the M/C groups.

    • Red Lion 36 Priestgate Darlington DL1 1NG Telephone(01325) 467619

      Reputedly one of the oldest pubs in Darlington with a magnificent stained glass double frontage.

    • Shuttle & Loom Whinfield Road Darlington DL1 3RW Telephone(01325) 460048

      Large two roomed modern pub including restaurant areas

    • Sortie 4 Houndgate Mews Darlington DL1 5SG Telephone(01325) 263102

      A previous cafe/restaurant that has undergone a substantial renovation to a style reminiscent of a French style bar. Very pleasant surroundings with candlelit tables and table service is offered.No handpumps but taps set on back wall using Flow jet dispense from the cask.

    • Springfield Whinfield Road Darlington DL1 2RB Telephone(01325) 288669

      Marstons Family Pub Situated on the site of the old Springfield Club has 3 Marstons ales available and a good selection of food

    • Tanners Hall 63-64 Skinnergate Darlington DL3 7LL Telephone(01325) 369939

      A popular Wetherspoon town pub named after the local 18th Century leather trade that dominated the town.Its 12 handpumps provide a good selection of real ales including up to nine guests, often from local micros. A large spacious interior makes it an ideal venue for holding its own beer festivals and 'Meet The Brewer' nights as well as the chain's national events. Reasonably priced food is served until 11pm with a 20% discount for CAMRA members..

    • Tawny Owl Neasham Road Darlington DL2 1QE Telephone(01325) 389027

      Eatery pub on outskirts of town near to Northern Echo Stadium.

    • Travellers Rest 1 West Auckland Road Darlington DL3 9ER Telephone(01325) 468177

      Edwardian pub in the heart of Cockerton 'village'. Traditional bar and lounge arrangement with outside drinking area.

    • Tubwell Tap Tubwell Row Darlington DL1 1NU Telephone(01325) 360335

      New build pub on the site of a former clothes store.Named after the 'Row' it is built on , which in turn is named after a famous water pump that existed here. Large spacious area downstairs with comfortable area upstairs opening out onto an outside drinking area. No children allowed on the premises.Boasts 30 different gins.

    • Turks Head 21 - 22 Bondgate Darlington DL3 7JG Telephone(01325) 463191

      Large open plan pub with separate areas off the bar. Has potential for 4 real ales , but only one on offer at the time of survey.

    • Voodoo Cafe Skinnergate Darlington DL3 7LX Telephone(01325) 467555

      Mexican/South American themed cafe which stocks a large range of bottled beer from around the world . Downstairs is a colourful bar area , simply furnished serving hand pulled beers from local microbreweries, usually at least 1 light and 1 dark. Upstairs is a vibrant main restaurant. During warmer weather outdoor seating in the street is provided. A popular Latin dance venue were Salsa lessons are given. Often open late. There is a 50p discount/pint and 25p half for CAMRA members.

    • White Heifer That Travelled John Fowler Way Darlington DL2 2GG Telephone(01325) 462464

      .Close to two housing estates , High Grange and West Park just off J58 of A1M. A family ' farmhouse styled ' pub with quiz nights on Thurs and Sat.

    • William Stead 8 Crown Street Darlington DL1 1LU Telephone(01325) 341440

      This Wetherspoon's Lloyds No 1 bar is named after a celebrated 19th-century editor of the local newspaper who became one of the most influential writers of his age but drowned on the ill-fated Titanic. Popular with a mixed clientele, it offers up to three guest beers sold at value for money prices, mainly from local breweries.

    • Woollen Mill Feethams Darlington DL1 3RD Telephone(01325) 487741

      Large Hungry Horse pub situated close to Darlington Inner Ring Road and within new Feethams Leisure complex. Has an over 18's area with Sports TV.

  • Dinsdale
    • Dinsdale Spa Golf Club Neasham Road, Middleton St George Dinsdale DL2 1DW Telephone(01325) 33222

      Pleasant Golf Club lounge situated between Neasham and Middleton St George

  • East Cowton
    • Beeswing Main road East Cowton DL7 0BD Telephone(01325) 378349

      Traditional country village pub with two bars, pool room and highly rated restaurant. Named after a locally bread champion racehorse, there are numerous racing references. Has up to three ever changing beers from breweries countrywide and one craft beer. Real fires create a relaxing atmosphere. The staff are supportive and welcoming. Supports local community with regular music and quizzes and pool table.

  • East Layton
    • Fox Hall Inn East Layton East Layton DL11 7PW Telephone(01325) 718262

      Located beside the main A66 cross-Pennine route, Fox Hall Inn has been providing warmth and sustenance to travellers for over 350 years. The dog friendly bar welcomes drinkers and features a log fire, oak beams and friendly atmosphere whilst the restaurant overlooks the open countryside of the Yorkshire Dales

  • Eggleston
    • Moorcock Inn Hilltop Eggleston DL12 0AU Telephone(01833) 650102

      A warm and friendly Victorian inn, situated on the outskirts of Eggleston village on the moors road from Barnard Castle to Stanhope, with spectacular views across Teesdale. There is a welcoming main bar with separate public bar where dogs are welcome, and a large function room. Up to two guest ales are on handpump, often from local micros. Occasional beer festivals are hosted. With good home-cooked food and en-suite B&B accommodation, this is a good stopping off point for those travelling to and from Scotland.

  • Forest-in-Teesdale
    • High Force Hotel High Force Forest-in-Teesdale DL12 0XH Telephone(01833) 622306

      Historic coaching inn located in beautiful Upper Teesdale and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated right next to England's biggest waterfall, a spectacular setting amidst magnificent scenery and treasure chest of amazing attractions. Whether looking for a relaxing break, great place to stay while walking the Pennine Way, camping, taking photographs, bird watching, sketching, cycling, Dark Skies, biking or kayaking then you've found a little gem. Tearoom/café on site. With stripped floorboards and stone bars, open fire and great selection of food and up to four ales.

    • Langdon Beck Hotel Foerest in Teesdale Forest-in-Teesdale DL12 0XP Telephone(01833) 622267

      Known as the Sportsman's Rest in the early 1800s, this pub is situated in the North Pennines, three miles from the spectacular High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls and close to the Pennine Way. The welcoming inn has long been a destination for walkers, fishermen and those seeking hospitality in scenic and peaceful surroundings, whether staying overnight or just long enough to enjoy the excellent food and drink. A beer festival is held over the late May bank holiday weekend. Closed Monday during winter.

  • Gainford
    • Cross Keys High Row Gainford DL2 3DN Telephone(01325) 730237

      Attractive pub built in 1759 overlooking the village green. The exterior has won Northumbria in bloom awards on several occasions. Inside, there is a split-level bar, pool room and lounge/restaurant - landlord Ian's curries on a Wednesday night are legendary. There is always a beer from local Mithril Ales on offer. Thursday is games night, Sunday is quiz night and there is monthly entertainment on a Saturday. The pictureque beer garden has a smoking shelter. Santa's sleigh sets off from here every Christmas Eve.

  • Gilling West
    • Angel Inn 62 High Street Gilling West DL10 5JW Telephone(01748) 824304

      Typical traditional 2 roomed village pub. Genuinely home cooked food served.

    • White Swan 51 High Street Gilling West DL10 5JG Telephone(01748) 825122

      A historic coaching inn, recently modernised. Bar, restaurant and rooms. Open fire, courtyard garden and traditional beams continue the tradition, granite bar, tin tables and modern rooms bring this charming village pub into the present. Real ales from a local microbrewery, Mithril who brew the House Beer, The Swan ,craft lagers, extensive wine and gin menu. Specialises in steaks, seafood and Yorkshire tapas. Does all of its own butchery in house and sources its famous steaks from a local Yorkshire farm. Regular live music, modern gym. Branch North Yorkshire Pub of the Season 2017.

  • Great Smeaton
    • Black Bull High Street Great Smeaton DL6 2EH Telephone(01609) 881219

      Popular 17th-century coaching inn situated at the end of a row of roadside cottages on the Darlington to Northallerton road, with a linked bar, lounge and games room, with low-beamed ceilings. Underneath the games room were once cells that detained the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin on the way to his execution in York. The guest beer is from a local micro. The pub is handy for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales, with the Croft Circuit nearby. Dogs are welcome and accommodation is available in four rooms.

  • Great Stainton
    • Kings Arms The Green Great Stainton TS21 1NA Telephone(01740) 631407

      The pub is situated five miles north-east of Darlington, just off an old Roman road in a small, quiet village. The bay-windowed 18th-century main building on the tiny green accommodates the old public bar, the extensions to the right a lounge and dining room. There are plenty of seats outside at the front of the pub. Spot the VR post box.

  • Greta Bridge
    • Morritt Greta bridge Greta Bridge DL12 9SE Telephone(01833) 627232

      Situated on the important A66 route across to Scotland.In Roman times there was a large settlement at Greta Bridge and today is hotel is built upon its ruins. In fact the ramparts of a Roman Fort support part of the present-day Through the 17th Century and the rise of the mail coach, Greta Bridge was the second overnight stop for the London-Carlisle coach, bringing with it a considerable number of visitors. In 1839 Charles Dickens visited Greta Bridge to research Nicholas Nickelby and highlight the hardship inflicted on their boys by certain Yorkshire schools. Infamy came to Dotheboys Hall in Bowes, which is still visible today along with the headmaster's grave in Bowes church cemetery. Dickens stayed at one of the inns in Greta Bridge - possibly The Morritt - and in the novel was the meeting point between Nicholas and Wackford Squeers.

  • Heighington
    • Bay Horse Inn 28 West Green Heighington DL5 6PE Telephone(01325) 312312

      Picturesque, historic, 300-year-old pub overlooking the award-winning village's large green. Its traditional interior with exposed beams and stone walls is partitioned into distinct drinking and dining areas, with a large restaurant extending from the lounge. The pub steps away from traditional pub fayre to offer a butchers counter of meaty delights, cut and cooked to personal preference. However, the bar area allows drinkers to enjoy the good beer range in the evening, with up to three guest ales.

    • Dog Inn Cross Lane Ends Heighington DL2 2TX Telephone(01325) 787510

      Recently re-opened under new ownership. Carvery on Sundays.

    • George & Dragon 4 East Green Heighington DL5 6PP Telephone(01325) 313152

      A warm and welcoming pub in a picturesque village, situated in a fine position on the smaller green. An old coaching inn, it has been refurbished in a modern style. The main bar, with real log fire, serves a regular real ale, up to four guests and a real cider, ensuring its popularity with lovers of good beer. A separate bar has large-screen TV for sporting events. Excellent food is served daily in the lounge and conservatory-style restaurant area.

  • High Coniscliffe
    • Spotted Dog The Green High Coniscliffe DL2 2LJ Telephone(01325) 374954

      Village pub with a good reputation for food situated alongside the A67 just outside Darlington.

  • Hornby
    • Grange Arms Hornby Hornby DL6 2JQ Telephone(01609) 881249

      Seven miles south east of Darlington, off the Northallerton road (B1264). This pleasant gleaming whitewashed, red-roofed freehouse overlooking the green and village pump in this small, quiet village. Neat and stylish, with a linked lounge, snug, little beamed bar and dining room. An excellent variety of home cooked and a la carte food evenings (tuesday-sunday) accompanied by well kept beers. Outside tables at the front. Try the quiet road from Darlington via�Low Dinsdale, part of regional cycle route 52.�

  • Hurworth
    • Bay Horse The Green Hurworth DL2 2AA Telephone(01325) 720633

      The Bay Horse building dates back to the 1400's, an extensive refurbishment was completed in October 2008, with emphasis on the finer details of a real old English pub - dimpled pint glasses, side dishes served in copper pans, the open fire in the main bar and hand pulled local ales. All furnishings were carefully sourced from antique fayres around the country, including a late Victorian dining table which measures over 20ft in the private dining

    • Emerson Arms 32 Church Row Hurworth DL2 2AQ Telephone(01325) 789665

      A busy , reborn locals pub, with a wonderful beer garden overlooking the River Tees.Named after the famous mathemetician William Emerson who is buried in the nearby churchyard.

    • Hurworth Grange Social Club 41 Hurworth Rd Hurworth DL2 2BN Telephone(01325) 720840

      Hurworth Grange was built as a wedding present in 1875 by Alfred Backhouse for his nephew James Edward Backhouse. The architect for the building was Sir Alfred Waterhouse. In 1955, the Grange was purchased by the Brothers of St John of God at St Cuthbert's hospital and used as a school for boys wishing to become hospitaller brothers.

    • Otter & Fish 1 Strait Lane Hurworth DL2 2AH Telephone(01325) 720019

      Large eatery pub on edge of village towards Neasham

    • Rockliffe Hall Golf Club Rockcliffe hall Hurworth DL2 2DU Telephone(01325) 729999

      Real ale available from March to October.

  • Hurworth Place
    • Comet 16 Tees View Hurworth Place DL2 2DH Telephone(01325) 722228

      Formerly a coaching house on the old A1, this local country pub overlooks where the river Tees passes under the historic Croft bridge, marking the border with Yorkshire. This friendly pub has three separate rooms, two with open fires. The walls and shelves are covered with quirky objets d'art, many pictures and ornaments. It's a local CAMRA Pub of the Season winner. Home-cooked meals are served Thursday to Sunday (not Sun eve). Entertainment some Saturday nights.

  • Ingleton
    • Black Horse Front Street Ingleton DL2 3HS Telephone(01325) 730374

      Village Free House and Restaurant set back from the road with a large car park. Within the picturesque village of Ingleton. Ran by Anthony and Paul formally of the Devonport Hotel, the friendly bar runs into the dining area. This is a popular community hostelry with a relaxed atmosphere with excellent Italian food. Four guest ales come from local micros within a 30 mile radius of the pub, which complement the excellent Italian restaurant menu which is served Wednesday to Sunday. Local darts team are supported. Weekly Sunday night quiz.

  • Kirby Hill
    • Shoulder of Mutton Kirby Hill Kirby Hill DL11 7JH Telephone(01748) 822772

      Ivy-fronted country inn in a beautiful hillside setting overlooking Lower Teesdale and the ruins of Ravensworth Castle. The pub has an open front bar that links the lounge with a cosy restaurant to the rear. Three guest beers are chosen by the pub's regulars. On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this is a popular venue for walkers. There are five en-suite bedrooms.Excellent food is available all week, although the bar area remains for drinkers.

  • Low Coniscliffe
    • Baydale Beck Coniscliffe Road Low Coniscliffe DL2 2JX Telephone(01325) 469637

      Pleasant pub on edge of Darlington on A167. Has regular Beer Festivals in the Summer.Large outdoor area with Childrens play area.

  • Manfield
    • Crown Inn Vicars Lane Manfield DL2 2RF Telephone(01325) 374243

      Local CAMRA Country Pub of the Year sixteen times, and previously Yorkshire Pub of the Year. This 18th -century inn is in a quiet village. It has two bars and a games room and an extensive beer garden. A mix of locals and visitors create a friendly atmosphere. Up to six guest beers from micro breweries with five ciders or perry are available. Two seasonal beer festivals held. Real log fire in main bar.

  • Melsonby
    • Black Bull 19 West Road Melsonby DL10 5ND Telephone(01325) 718811

      Late 18th-century local pub with a long single-room has seating either end of the central bar. Upstairs there are two function/dining rooms available for parties. It has unusual pub games, including ring the bull. Up to three beers from national and local micros are on handpump, often from Camerons and Mithril. It runs men's and women's darts teams, dominoes on Mondays, and various clubs hold meetings here.Will open earlier by prior arrangement with Walking Groups. Bar meals Thursday-Monday evening and Sunday lunch. Opening times: 5.30-11; closed Tue; 12-3;5.30-11 Sun

  • Mickleton-in-Teesdale
    • Blacksmiths Arms Mickleton Mickleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0JY Telephone(01833) 64036

      Large open plan pub with one large bar. Once was a blacksmiths, hence the name , but also a Working Mens Club.

    • Crown at Mickleton Mickleton Mickleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0JZ Telephone(01833) 640381

      Camping for Caravan club members only

  • Middleton One Row
    • Devonport Hotel 17 The Front Middleton One Row DL2 1AS Telephone(01325) 332255

      Smart country hotel overlooking the river Tees.

  • Middleton St George
    • Oak Tree Yarm Road Middleton St George DL2 1HN Telephone(01325) 335381

      The ' twig' stands near Durham Tees Valley airport and during WW2 played host to the Canadian airmen stationed at the airfield RAF Goosepool.

    • Old Farmhouse Yarm Road Middleton St George DL2 1JZ Telephone(01325) 332191

      A quiet, traditional pub on the outskirts of Darlington. Built over 250 years ago, it started life as an inn, then became a farmhouse, and more recently converted back to a pub. Operated by Mitchells & Butlers under the Vintage Inns brand, it offers up to three guest beers, often from Timothy Taylor, Harviestoun and Black Sheep. Food is served all day or you can just have a drink in front of the open fire in a welcoming atmosphere.

    • Platform 1 Darlington Road Middleton St George DL2 1JT Telephone(01325) 332327

      Bar and restaurant pub on site of original Stockton and Darlington Railway line.

  • Middleton Tyas
    • Shoulder Of Mutton Middleton tyas Middleton Tyas DL10 6QX Telephone(01325) 377271

      Traditional 400 year old family run country pub set in the middle of the village. Part of the community life, this stone and timber low ceiling pub has a number of rooms sub divided into smaller and cosier drinking and eating areas. Predominantly a dining venue, has only two to three beers available. Connection to the racegoers community having race entry badges adorning the lighting.

  • Middleton-in-Teesdale
    • Forresters Hotel Market Place Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0QH Telephone(01833) 641435

      Backing onto Huddeshope Beck stream, this relaxed hotel is 4 miles from Eggleston Hall and 7 miles from Cotherstone Castle.

      Check pub website for opening times and meal times

    • Teesdale Hotel Market Place Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0QG Telephone(01833) 640264

      A former coaching inn updated to provide excellent accommodation. This is a popular village local as well as a resting place for Pennine walkers and Middleton in Teesdale is often referred to as 'the capital of Upper Teesdale', with High Force and Cauldron Snout nearby. Up to two guest beers, often from local micros are served. Meals can be enjoyed in the main bar or the comfortable restaurant. A farmers' market is held on the last Sunday of the month.

  • Middridge
    • Bay Horse Southside Middridge DL5 7JD Telephone(01325) 312653

      Large Marstons eatery pub in pleasant village setting. Has a bar area for drinks.

  • Morton Park
    • Morton Palm Morton Park Way Morton Park DL1 4PJ Telephone(01325) 373340

      Modern eatery pub situated close to A66 Darlington Bypass

  • Moulton
    • Black Bull Moulton Moulton DL10 6QJ Telephone(01325) 377556

      Well known N Yorkshire hostelry and restaurant, extensively refurbished and restyled where locals and fine diners mingle.

  • Neasham
    • Fox & Hounds 23 Teesway Neasham DL2 1QP Telephone(01325) 720350

      A pleasant country pub and restaurant situated in the picturesque village of Neasham, approximately 2 miles from Darlington.

      Situated on the banks of the River Tees, it has a large beer garden with patio and children's play area.

  • Newton Aycliffe
    • Cobblers Hall Burnhill Way Newton Aycliffe DL5 4SE Telephone(01325) 315899

      The Cobblers Hall also has a heated all-weather beer garden with smoking facilities, large children�s play area and patio for those sunny days.

    • Gretna Green Old Gt North Rd Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JG Telephone(01325) 300100

      Large eatery establishment on the edge of Newton Aycliffe on the A167. Premier Inn situated behind it.

    • Huntsman 5 St Elizabeth Close Newton Aycliffe DL5 4UE Telephone(01325) 318175
    • Roundhouse 7 Thames Centre Newton Aycliffe DL5 4SB Telephone(01325) 320720

      Modern Sports bar built into shopping centre in the middle of the town. Impressive range of changing guest ales.

    • Turbinia Parsons Centre; Sid Chaplin Drive Newton Aycliffe DL5 7PA Telephone(01325) 313034

      Named after the famous Tyneside ship, this friendly free house comprises a large lounge and function room in traditional pub decor, with a pictorial history of the Turbinia ship a theme throughout. This local favourite serves an ever-changing variety of beers sourced locally and nationally, as well as craft gins. It hosts its own beer and cider festival twice yearly In the main bar can be found darts, dominoes and pool during the week and live music at the weekend. Local branch Pub of the Season 2016, 2017 and 2018, 2019. Dog friendly.

  • North Cowton
    • Herdsman Myton Terrace North Cowton DL7 0ET Telephone(01325) 713111
  • Ovington
    • Four Alls The Green Ovington DL11 7BP Telephone(01833) 627302

      Friendly stone built 18th-century inn opposite the village green in what is known as the 'maypole village'. A Victorian sign denotes the four alls: 'I govern all (queen), I fight for all (soldier), I pray for all (parson), I pay for all (farmer).' Dog friendly single roomed pub, with 'upstairs' snug serving excellent value food, cooked with local ingredients. Two real ales a dark and a light from local Mithril Ales. Rear beer garden, perfect on sunny days with seating outside front. Second in Country Pub of the Year.

  • Piercebridge
    • Fox Hole Carlbury Piercebridge DL2 3SJ Telephone(01325) 374286

      Set in the Roman Village of Piercebridge, The Fox Hole sits almost centrally between the towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Richmond. From the welcoming 'Wellie' bar through to the relaxed yet elegant dining room and al fresco dining terrace the emphasis is on high quality, carefully locally sourced food and drink combined with traditional pub values. A warm welcome and friendly service, along with three beers, two regulars and a guest from local micros including Mithril three miles away, makes this pub a must to visit.

  • Preston-le-Skerne
    • Blacksmiths Arms Preston Lane Preston-le-Skerne DL5 6JH Telephone(01325) 314873

      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. Opening times: Closed Mon; 11.30-2 Tue-Sat; 6-11; 12-10.30 Sun; winter 6.30-11

  • Ravensworth
    • Bay Horse The Green Ravensworth DL11 7ET Telephone(01748) 89415

      Close to the A66, this traditional picturesque inn has been a pub since the 1840's and is what you'd call a proper pub. It is two roomed with an extensive restaurant to the rear and an enclosed beer garden. A warm welcome is guaranteed from friendly landlords and staff. Overlooking the village green, this community pub has well kept beers and wholesome food, made from local ingredients. Music nights/days are regular. Local darts teams play here. Ruined 14-century grade I listed castle watches over the village.

  • Romaldkirk
    • Kirk Inn The Green Romaldkirk DL12 9EN Telephone(01833) 650260

      Overlooking the large village green, surrounded by many fine houses, this one-room, friendly inn is situated in this picturesque Upper Teesdale village, voted one of the most desirable in the country. Quirky pub, look out for the hats. The landlord is proud of his real ale. Warm and welcoming with a roaring fire. Dogs welcome. Lovely outside drinking area on the decking to the right of the door.

    • Rose & Crown Middle Green Romaldkirk DL12 9EB Telephone(01833) 650213

      The Rose & Crown is an 18th century inn standing on the green of the picture postcard village of Romaldkirk in Teesdale, the most southerly of the Durham Dales near to the market town of Barnard Castle

  • Sadberge
    • Buck Inn Middleton Road Sadberge DL2 1RR Telephone(01325) 401283

      Friendly traditional English pub overlooking village green in an attractive village setting. Named after George Buck a benevolent 18th century landowner. With two bars, one mainly for dining. There's a beer garden at the rear and outdoor benches and tables in front. It is a supporter of local micros, always having one beer from Mithril and regularly from Stockton. A variety of good food is served lunchtimes and evenings, look out for their tapas and parmos. The village sits atop a hill and is in a popular walking area.

    • Tuns Hill House Lane Sadberge DL2 1RU Telephone(01325) 332080

      Freehold Gastro pub situated in pleasant village setting.

  • Scorton
    • Farmers Arms Northside Scorton DL10 6DW Telephone(01748) 812533

      Set in the quaint rural village of Scorton (near Richmond) in North Yorkshire, the Farmers Arms is both the heart of village life, and a great place for vistors to enjoy traditional food and good company. Overlooking the medieval village green in historic Scorton, the Farmers Arms is at the heart of village life, with fortnightly quiz nights and its own darts, dominoes and quoits teams

    • Heifer High Row Scorton DL10 6DH Telephone(01748) 811357

      Formerly The White Heifer, this pub/restaurant overlooks the lovely village green in Scorton.

  • Scotch Corner
    • Vintage Hotel Scotch Corner Scotch Corner DL10 6NP Telephone(01748) 822961

      A small family run restaurant and hotel just up from Scotch Corner on the A66.

  • Smallways
    • Rokeby Inn Smallways Smallways DL11 7QW Telephone(01833) 627334

      A family run inn next to the A66 with a childrens play area, pool table and 5 letting rooms. Formerly known as A66 Motel, the building has been run by the same family for nearly 50 years.

    • Smallways Hotel Smallways Smallways DL11 7QW Telephone(01833) 627225
  • South Cowton
    • Arden Arms Atley Hill South Cowton DL7 0JB Telephone(01325) 378678

      Carrying a good selection of real ales, with regularly changing guest ales, the bar of the Arden Arms is a warm and inviting place to sit and relax and enjoy a good drink in pleasant surroundings. With a beamed ceiling, flagged floor and large open fire.

  • Staindrop
    • Wheatsheaf 42 South Green Staindrop DL2 3LD Telephone(01833) 660129

      Welcoming, Tudor-style former coaching inn with 1930s stained glass windows overlooking the green in a picturesque Teesdale village. The interior has a linked bar and lounge with a separate pool room, and is home to many clubs and games including quoits, darts, dominoes and pool. The village carnival committee meets here. A quiz is held every Tuesday. The garden is fabulous, with water features and a covered, heated smoking shelter. Handy for exploring Teesdale, the bus stop is right outside the door.

  • Stapleton
    • Bridge Hotel The Green Stapleton DL2 2QQ Telephone(01325) 350106

      Pleasant country pub/ restaurant just over the River Tees in North Yorkshire. Reputation for good food.

  • Summerhouse
    • Raby Arms Restaurant Summerhouse Summerhouse DL2 3UD Telephone(01325) 374237

      Primarily an award winning restaurant with real ale.

  • Wackerfield
    • Sun Inn Wackerfield Wackerfield DL2 3AS Telephone(01388) 718205

      Large detached mock tudor pub set outside the village of Wackerfield on a A688 between West Auckland and Staindrop.

  • Walworth
    • Walworth Castle ( Farmers Bar ) Walworth Walworth DL2 2LY Telephone(01325) 485470

      16 Century manor house built in the style of a Medieval Castle. Fine dining with a ' locals' bar

  • Welbury
    • Duke Of Wellington Welbury Welbury DL6 2SG Telephone(01609) 882464

      Little gem in the picturesque village of Welbury. It has a long bar with open fires offering up to four real ales from local microbreweries. There are several rooms off the main bar serving as dining areas with reasonably priced food sourced from local farmers and markets. Stay in one of the five en-suite rooms. Well known locally for its World Wellie Wanging Championship. Quiz Tuesday, Dominoes Wednesday and darts teams.The beers are a good variety LocAles- a brown session ale, a pale ale and an amber ale, all in good condition and knowledgeably served by bar staff. The food and welcome here is exceptional. The rooms are pretty and comfortable. The perfect 'weekend away ' destination for exploring the N Yorks scenery.

  • West Rounton
  • Winston
    • Bridgewater Arms Winston Winston DL2 3RN Telephone(01325) 730302

      Impressive stone built pub/ restaurant situated on edge of village alongside main road between Darlington and Barnard Castle.