The Ship Inn

“The hamlet's beating heart” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

HESLEDEN, COUNTY DURHAM

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It took six years of hard work, not to mention money, for Peter and Sheila Crosby to breathe new life into this once-derelict, but now fine-looking, 1910 pub. The bar's seven changing real ales are of considerable appeal; so too are its freshly prepared, locally sourced dishes, among which favourites are the black pudding and haggis medley starter, and main courses of Northumberland sirloin steak; chargrilled rump of Yorkshire lamb; and, for vegetarians, baked sweet bell peppers. On Tuesdays to Fridays there are Early Bird two-course specials.

The Ship Inn
High Hesleden, HESLEDEN, TS27 4QD
Phone : 01429 836453

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
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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