The Bay Horse

“Fine dining in pretty Tees Valley village” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

HURWORTH-ON-TEES, COUNTY DURHAM

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Refurbished in 2016, this 15th-century coaching inn retains considerable character, enhanced by carefully chosen period furnishings. Although real ale devotees make a beeline for bar pumps dispensing the likes of Hambleton Stallion, the thoroughly modern cooking of talented chef-proprietors Jonathan Hall and Marcus Bennett continues to draw the crowds in the two dining areas. At dinner, expect starters like creamed moules marinière, cider, Bramley apples, pancetta and thyme, and mains such as pan-fried hake, black squid, crab, giant couscous, sweet potato, yogurt and bouillabaisse. Finish with dark chocolate and caramel bar, peanut butter ice cream, macerated cinnamon cherries and cherry foam. There’s a good vegetarian choice too.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Bay Horse
45 The Green, HURWORTH-ON-TEES, DL2 2AA
Phone : 01325 720663

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About The area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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