- Appleton Wiske
- Lord Nelson
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.
- Lord Nelson High Street Appleton Wiske DL6 2AD (01609) 881351
- Aycliffe Village
13 The Green
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. Meal times:
- Royal Telegraph
5 North Terrace
Local's pub in Aycliffe Village, with the name relating to its position on the old Great North Road. Large open plan floor space. Meal times:
- County 13 The Green Aycliffe Village DL5 6LX (01325) 312273
- Barnard Castle
- Barnard Castle Cricket Club
Large 2 roomed clubhouse with a modern dï¿½cor.? Largest beer garden in Barnard Castle with splendid views( the pitch!)
- Black Horse
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
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
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)
Central pub with Public bar and lounge room. Meeting/ function room upstairs. Has B&B facilities.
- Cricketers Arms
48 - 50 Galgate
Large single room with bar area, leading to a back room containing pool table.
- Firkin Alley
2 Bakery Mews.
A new micropub established in 2016 housed in an ex bakery storeroom, difficult to find down an alley off the main street. Very tastefully fitted with warm wooded surrounds. Bar downstairs with spacious and comfortable room upstairs. Friendly clientele and very hospitable licencees. Very good and ever changing ale selection, mainly from the region, changing cider selection. This is worth the visit and unusually designed to attract a regular and local clientele. Food on Tasty Tuesday (in aid of local charity The Clique). Thirsty Thursday real ale £3 a pint. 4pm on Friday in winter. Entrance to alleyway is directly opposite pedestrian crossing
- Golden Lion
30 Market Place
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. Real ale/real cider ï¿½2.50 to CAMRA members. Branch Town Pub of the Year 2017.
- Jersey Farm Hotel
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
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
Pub / restaurant on the outskirts of the town overlooking Teesdale.
- Three Horseshoes
Recently refurbished 17th Century Coaching house popular with cyclists and walkers.
- Turks Head
27 Market Place
Large single room pub overlooking the historic market place.
- Barnard Castle Cricket Club Vere Road Barnard Castle DL12 8AE (01833) 630687
- Milbank Arms
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.
- Milbank Arms Norbeck Bank Barningham DL11 7DW 07494 582444
- Half Moon
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. Meal times:
- Half Moon Silver Street Barton DL10 6JH (01325) 377365
Quiet country pub just off the A68 with a good reputation for food Meal times:
- Countryman Dunwell Lane Bolam DL2 2UP (01325) 832418
- Ancient Unicorn
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)
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. Meal times:
- Ancient Unicorn The Street Bowes DL12 9HL (01833) 628576
- Brownlow Arms
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.
- Brownlow Arms Caldwell Caldwell DL11 7QH (01325) 718471
- Coatham Mundeville
- Foresters Arms
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 )
Public bar attached to a Hotel/ Spa/ Golf Club complex just off the A167 near A1(M)
- Foresters Arms Brafferton Lane Coatham Mundeville DL1 3LU (01325) 320565
- Fox & Hounds
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
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.
- Fox & Hounds The Green Cotherstone DL12 9PF (01833) 650241
- Croft On Tees
- Croft Hotel
Croft on tees
Croft On Tees
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. Meal times:
- Croft Hotel Croft on tees Croft On Tees DL2 2ST (01325) 720319
- Chequers Inn
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.
- Chequers Inn The Green Dalton-on-Tees DL2 2NT (01325) 721213
- Blackwell Grange Hotel
Very comfortable lounge bar within a hotel situated on the outskirts of Darlington set in attractive parkland.
- Bondgate Tavern
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.
Lady Kathryn Grove
Locals pub with a good reputation for meals.
1 Archer Street
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
Comfortable large airy 2 roomed pub, bar area and lounge / restaurant.
- Darlington Cricket Club
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
Modern pub, popular with the younger drinkers. Large long airy open bar area.
- Darlington Mowden Park RUFC
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
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
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.
9 Borough Road
A music venue and learning centre for budding musicians. Venue for Darlington Branches Beer Festivals.
- Glittering Star
2 roomed locals pub with a traditional atmosphere.
- Golden Cock
12 Tubwell Row
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
The Grey Horse is a public house and hotel, Located in Haugton village on the outskirts of Darlington
- Half Moon
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
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
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
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
Modern estate pub with two rooms and outdoor drinking area.
Large restaurant pub on edge of Mowden estate.
- Number Twenty 2
22 Coniscliffe Road
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
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
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
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
8 Bakehouse Hill, Market Place
Old established pub overlooking Darlington Market place with seating and drinking area in Market Place. Quiz nights Tues and Thurs
2 Mechanics Yard
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.
5 Tubwell Row
A pleasant single room pub with a modern interior very close to the Market Hall and Square.
- Railway Tavern
7 High Northgate
Possibly the Worlds 1st railway hotel with one changing handpull. Popular amongst the M/C groups.
- Red Lion
Reputedly one of the oldest pubs in Darlington with a magnificent stained glass double frontage.
- Shuttle & Loom
Large two roomed modern pub including restaurant areas
4 Houndgate Mews
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.
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
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
Eatery pub on outskirts of town near to Northern Echo Stadium.
- Travellers Rest
1 West Auckland Road
Edwardian pub in the heart of Cockerton 'village'. Traditional bar and lounge arrangement with outside drinking area.
- Tubwell Tap
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
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
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
.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
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
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.
- Blackwell Grange Hotel Grange Rd Darlington DL3 8QH (01325) 509955
- Dinsdale Spa Golf Club
Neasham Road, Middleton St George
Pleasant Golf Club lounge situated between Neasham and Middleton St George Meal times:
- Dinsdale Spa Golf Club Neasham Road, Middleton St George Dinsdale DL2 1DW (01325) 33222
- East Cowton
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.
- Beeswing Main road East Cowton DL7 0BD (01325) 378349
- East Layton
- Fox Hall Inn
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
- Fox Hall Inn East Layton East Layton DL11 7PW (01325) 718262
- Moorcock Inn
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. Meal times:
- Three Tuns Inn
This well-established traditional inn overlooking the village green in a beautiful area of Teesdale was once the village hall. The Three Tuns Inn is the heart of the village, with a true rustic feel. It has a large main bar with real fire, separate public bar and family room, plus a large restaurant area. The extensive food menu includes vegetarian dishes and features local ingredients, served seven days a week. There are four guest beers, often including Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Rudgate Battleaxe. Quiz night is Thursday. Meal times:
- Moorcock Inn Hilltop Eggleston DL12 0AU (01833) 650102
- High Force Hotel
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/cafÃ© 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
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.
- High Force Hotel High Force Forest-in-Teesdale DL12 0XH (01833) 622306
- Cross Keys
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. Meal times:
- Cross Keys High Row Gainford DL2 3DN (01325) 730237
- Gilling West
- Angel Inn
62 High Street
Typical traditional 2 roomed village pub. Genuinely home cooked food served.
- White Swan
51 High Street
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.
- Angel Inn 62 High Street Gilling West DL10 5JW (01748) 824304
- Great Smeaton
- Black Bull
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. Meal times:
- Black Bull High Street Great Smeaton DL6 2EH (01609) 881219
- Great Stainton
- Kings Arms
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. Meal times:
- Kings Arms The Green Great Stainton TS21 1NA (01740) 631407
- Greta Bridge
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.
- Morritt Greta bridge Greta Bridge DL12 9SE (01833) 627232
- Bay Horse Inn
28 West Green
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
Recently re-opened under new ownership. Carvery on Sundays. Meal times:
- George & Dragon
4 East Green
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. Meal times:
- Bay Horse Inn 28 West Green Heighington DL5 6PE ku.oc.notgnihgiehesrohyab@ofni(01325) 312312
- High Coniscliffe
- Spotted Dog
Village pub with a good reputation for food situated alongside the A67 just outside Darlington. Meal times:
- Spotted Dog The Green High Coniscliffe DL2 2LJ (01325) 374954
- Grange Arms
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 viaï¿½Low Dinsdale, part of regional cycle route 52.ï¿½
- Grange Arms Hornby Hornby DL6 2JQ (01609) 881249
- Bay Horse
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 Meal times:
- Emerson Arms
32 Church Row
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 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. Meal times:
- Otter & Fish
1 Strait Lane
Large eatery pub on edge of village towards Neasham Meal times:
- Rockliffe Hall Golf Club
Real ale available from March to October. Opening times: Meal times:
- Bay Horse The Green Hurworth DL2 2AA (01325) 720633
- Hurworth Place
16 Tees View
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. Meal times:
- Comet 16 Tees View Hurworth Place DL2 2DH (01325) 722228
- Black Horse
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.
- Black Horse Front Street Ingleton DL2 3HS (01325) 730374
- Kirby Hill
- Shoulder of Mutton
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. Meal times:
- Shoulder of Mutton Kirby Hill Kirby Hill DL11 7JH (01748) 822772
- Low Coniscliffe
- Baydale Beck
Pleasant pub on edge of Darlington on A167. Has regular Beer Festivals in the Summer.Large outdoor area with Childrens play area. Meal times:
- Baydale Beck Coniscliffe Road Low Coniscliffe DL2 2JX (01325) 469637
- Crown Inn
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.
- Crown Inn Vicars Lane Manfield DL2 2RF (01325) 374243
- Black Bull
19 West Road
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 Meal times:
- Black Bull 19 West Road Melsonby DL10 5ND (01325) 718811
- Blacksmiths Arms
Large open plan pub with one large bar. Once was a blacksmiths, hence the name , but also a Working Mens Club.
- Crown at Mickleton
Camping for Caravan club members only Meal times:
- Blacksmiths Arms Mickleton Mickleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0JY (01833) 64036
- Middleton One Row
- Devonport Hotel
17 The Front
Middleton One Row
Smart country hotel overlooking the river Tees. Opening times: Meal times:
- Devonport Hotel 17 The Front Middleton One Row DL2 1AS (01325) 332255
- Middleton St George
- Oak Tree
Middleton St George
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
Middleton St George
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. Meal times:
- Platform 1
Middleton St George
Bar and restaurant pub on site of original Stockton and Darlington Railway line. Meal times:
- Oak Tree Yarm Road Middleton St George DL2 1HN (01325) 335381
- Middleton Tyas
- Shoulder Of Mutton
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.
- Shoulder Of Mutton Middleton tyas Middleton Tyas DL10 6QX (01325) 377271
- Forresters Hotel
Backing onto Huddeshope Beck stream, this relaxed hotel is 4 miles from Eggleston Hall and 7 miles from Cotherstone Castle.
- Teesdale Hotel
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.
- Forresters Hotel Market Place Middleton-in-Teesdale DL12 0QH (01833) 641435
- Bay Horse
Large Marstons eatery pub in pleasant village setting. Has a bar area for drinks.
- Bay Horse Southside Middridge DL5 7JD (01325) 312653
- Morton Park
- Morton Palm
Morton Park Way
Modern eatery pub situated close to A66 Darlington Bypass
- Morton Palm Morton Park Way Morton Park DL1 4PJ (01325) 373340
- Black Bull
Well known N Yorkshire hostelry and restaurant, extensively refurbished and restyled where locals and fine diners mingle.
- Black Bull Moulton Moulton DL10 6QJ moc.notluomllubkcalbeht@seiriuqne(01325) 377556
- Fox & Hounds
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.
- Fox & Hounds 23 Teesway Neasham DL2 1QP (01325) 720350
- Newton Aycliffe
- Cobblers Hall
The Cobblers Hall also has a heated all-weather beer garden with smoking facilities, large childrenï¿½s play area and patio for those sunny days.
- Gretna Green
Old Gt North Rd
Large eatery establishment on the edge of Newton Aycliffe on the A167. Premier Inn situated behind it.
5 St Elizabeth Close
7 Thames Centre
Modern Sports bar built into shopping centre in the middle of the town. Impressive range of changing guest ales.
Parsons Centre; Sid Chaplin Drive
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.
- Cobblers Hall Burnhill Way Newton Aycliffe DL5 4SE (01325) 315899
- North Cowton
- Herdsman Myton Terrace North Cowton DL7 0ET ku.oc.namsdreheht@seiriuqne(01325) 713111
- Four Alls
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.
- Four Alls The Green Ovington DL11 7BP (01833) 627302
- Fox Hole
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.
- Fox Hole Carlbury Piercebridge DL2 3SJ (01325) 374286
- Blacksmiths Arms
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 Meal times:
- Blacksmiths Arms Preston Lane Preston-le-Skerne DL5 6JH (01325) 314873
- Bay Horse
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. Local darts and quoits teams play here. Ruined 14-century grade I listed castle watches over the village.
- Bay Horse The Green Ravensworth DL11 7ET (01325) 718328
- Kirk Inn
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
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
- Kirk Inn The Green Romaldkirk DL12 9EN (01833) 650260
- Buck Inn
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.
Hill House Lane
Freehold Gastro pub situated in pleasant village setting.
- Buck Inn Middleton Road Sadberge DL2 1RR (01325) 401283
- Farmers Arms
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 Meal times:
Formerly The White Heifer, this pub/restaurant overlooks the lovely village green in Scorton. Meal times:
- Farmers Arms Northside Scorton DL10 6DW (01748) 812533
- Scotch Corner
- Vintage Hotel
A small family run restaurant and hotel just up from Scotch Corner on the A66. Opening times: Meal times:
- Vintage Hotel Scotch Corner Scotch Corner DL10 6NP (01748) 822961
- Rokeby Inn
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. Meal times:
- Smallways Hotel
- Rokeby Inn Smallways Smallways DL11 7QW (01833) 627334
- South Cowton
- Arden Arms
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.
- Arden Arms Atley Hill South Cowton DL7 0JB (01325) 378678
42 South Green
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. Meal times:
- Wheatsheaf 42 South Green Staindrop DL2 3LD (01833) 660129
- Bridge Hotel
Pleasant country pub/ restaurant just over the River Tees in North Yorkshire. Reputation for good food. Meal times:
- Bridge Hotel The Green Stapleton DL2 2QQ (01325) 350106
- Raby Arms Restaurant
Primarily an award winning restaurant with real ale.
- Raby Arms Restaurant Summerhouse Summerhouse DL2 3UD (01325) 374237
- Sun Inn
Large detached mock tudor pub set outside the village of Wackerfield on a A688 between West Auckland and Staindrop. Meal times:
- Sun Inn Wackerfield Wackerfield DL2 3AS (01388) 718205
- Walworth Castle ( Farmers Bar )
16 Century manor house built in the style of a Medieval Castle. Fine dining with a ' locals' bar Meal times:
- Walworth Castle ( Farmers Bar ) Walworth Walworth DL2 2LY (01325) 485470
- Duke Of Wellington
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. Meal times:
- Duke Of Wellington Welbury Welbury DL6 2SG (01609) 882464
- West Rounton
- Horseshoe Inn West Rounton West Rounton DL6 2LL (01609) 882176
- Fernaville's Rest
Fernavilleï¿½s Rest in Teesdale is a Grade II listed country inn that retains its traditional features and charm, in a quintessential English village surrounded by riverside walks and is a welcome stop for ramblers. Whether you are treating yourself to a break, sampling some of the country fayre or simply popping in to try some of the excellent cask ales, with house beer from Mithril - Fernaville's Best, you will be warmly welcomed and looked after. Stay in the pub in five rooms. Meal times:
- Fernaville's Rest The Green Whorlton DL12 8XD (01833) 627341
- Bridgewater Arms
Impressive stone built pub/ restaurant situated on edge of village alongside main road between Darlington and Barnard Castle. Meal times:
- Bridgewater Arms Winston Winston DL2 3RN (01325) 730302