The Otter & Fish

“Contemporary style and traditional food” - AA Inspector



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Overlooking the River Tees in the picturesque village of Hurworth, close to the North Yorkshire border, this pub has been family owned and run for 10 years or so. The place has a relaxed and welcoming contemporary style, with an emphasis on good food and great service. Traditional bar meals are available, as well as a full carte, offering plenty of choice, from sea bass fillets with seafood risotto; or Chinese-style pork fillet, pak choi and egg fried rice; to stuffed red pepper, with spring onion and spinach risotto and provençale sauce.

The Otter & Fish
1 Strait Lane, HURWORTH-ON-TEES, DL2 2AH
Phone : 01325 720019


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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