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Antler Bar

4.3
4.3
127 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Lounge Bar & Terrace offers the warmth and hospitality of a country pub and has areas for eating or enjoying a cosy drink in front of the fire or weather permitting a chilled drink and a meal “al fresco” on our patio seating area.

Meals are served all day, along with an extensive range of wines and beverages.

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–20:30
    Dinner
    Daily 12:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01207 592000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Durham

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

Menu

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What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Durham/County Durham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Durham/County Durham

    Group Bookings

  • Durham/County Durham

    Lunch

  • Durham/County Durham

    Special Occasions

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambience

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Durham

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  • Durham

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  • Durham

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  1. A

    Amscot

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We really enjoyed our visit, the bar food was tasty and the team served us promptly and well. The chef even allowed some menu items which were not available at that time to help with a youngster with a picky appetite. One of the staff seemed very new, but did a great job, well done. The barman was great too. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

  2. TB

    TracieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    I've ate in Prego and decided to give Antler a go. Big massive mistake. How disappointing right from the off the noise level from 1 group of 8 literally had people who were clearly residents turning on their heels n out the door. No quiet word from management at all. Young bar man shrugged his shoulders and told me "its a bar" 20/10 fir observations son but that doesn't make it right. Young mum at next table with her mum got up n went. Fish was dire chips were superb steak pie cold on the middle. Young girl cane to clear away "oh was everything ok" ermm no I would of loved some fish with the batter really. " ha ha ha that's so funny" I mean I had to laugh 9 really did. No apology then?!

  3. DM

    DebM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Excellent staff, nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly return again. Food was good value and a great range from small plates to street food.

  4. TL

    TracyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. Great setting and immaculately presented.

  5. A

    Annie

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Helpful bar attendant and good value for money. Just the right place to have a catch up with my friend.

  6. b

    birksy679

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very nice place, great atmosphere and the food was brilliant, good variety and choice and definitely will be returning hopefully soon, just a negative was there didn’t seem to be enough staff attending and serving the bar..but I’m patient so it’s fine

  7. ER

    ERICF

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly service; comfortable; excellent steaks. No fuss, no frills, just good pub atmosphere

  8. DB

    DeniseB

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Went for a basic mid week meal the burger was very good but served with frozen chips, the Mediterranean fries were horrendous. Service was slow and disinterested in the meal issue. Noise level was terrible although place couldn't be blamed for that, people shouting conversations ! Won't be running back there anytime soon which is a shame cos the first time we went in Summer food and service was great

  9. L

    Lozza

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good value for money, setting was lovely, plenty of room and different seating areas for drinking only

  10. LP

    LeeP

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely food but drinks are a little pricey. Would go back no doubt though

  11. SH

    StuartH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst dining experience ever. Service was non existent, get better food in our local takeaway, we had a shared platter starter which was just plonked on our table, we had to ask for plates cutlery there were no condiments on table. Our main meals were pretty poor by anyone’s standard and most of it wasn’t eaten, we waited thirty minutes for someone to clear our table which didn’t happen, it would of been nice if someone had come and asked how our meal was, did we want a sweet or coffee, none of that happened. We were just left on our own, I had to go to the bar to pay the bill and as we left our table still hadn’t been cleared. As it was a special birthday and we were as a family of four we would of had dessert and coffee we weren’t given that option. We certainly won’t be coming back there and won’t be recommending it to anyone.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a lovely meal and experience

  13. S

    Stanners

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and ambiance. Fully recommend for all occasions and good value.

  14. KO

    KerryO

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and welcome atmosphere. Reasonably priced food and good selection

  15. A

    Anonn

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food very poor for the price we paid, starters we asked for halloumi fires but instead we got cheap frozen mozzarella sticks. Mains were okay however the chips were scabby french fries that were just reheated. No condiments on the table and no staff to be seen to ask or complain too. I understand there was a wedding on but they seemed more invested in that and not very well organised

  16. SC

    StevenC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Disappointed is the word I'd use in our experience. I booked online for an Afternoon Tea for four people, to celebrate a birthday. Immediately after booking online I realised there had been no options to specify dietary requirements. I immediately called the venue and spoke to a staff member about my reservation requesting something to fit in with my dietary requirement. The staff member saw my booking on their system and made the necessary dietary requirement note on it. Fast forward to arriving at the venue on the day at our reservation time. I checked in at the bar. They had my booking, and the dietary requirement note, but not that I had booked an afternoon tea. I was told it would be an hour before an afternoon tea would be available. The staff and I exchanged words about why this was not in their system even after having confirmed it on the phone immediately after booking online. They did not know. So we decided to have something from the standard lunch menu. When this food arrived it was good. No complaints with the quality of the meals we had. However.... when you have a table reservation, you expect to open a tab to order drinks, your meal, and leave it open should you want to order dessert. But not at this place. Can't run a tab. Even though, should you decide to do a runner, they have all your details from the table reservation and card details you'd open the tab with. No, here you have to pay for anything you order at the time of ordering. Just not customer friendly. Don't think I'll be bothering going back or recommending the place to anyone.

  17. C

    Cz19

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Ate here for the first time and was not disappointed. Food was great and staff very helpful and attentive. Will be returning.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Portions just right size. Service was spot on and really cheerful.

  19. J

    Jayne

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Really enjoyed our meal. The service was a little slow, waited over an hours ur for our food to arrive, have nothing to fault on the food as it was beautiful. I had to place my at the bar, which seem to take an age as they were so busy, lots of staff not doing very much as just had one till to sort a full bar. Tried to order on the app but the food was not an option. App worked well for the drinks. Great atmosphere. Just think some things needs tiding up with regards to order and service.

  20. t

    traceyc

    County Durham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was excellent no complaints with that, however service was very poor no leadership it seemed to me, we booked a table no direction given to where it was 6 people behind the bar no one on the floor. We waited 30 minutes, no service in the end we went and ordered at bar for drinks and food. As I say food was good. Service just let our experience down. We were in the prego restaurant the night before and could not fault anything.

  21. TL

    TimL

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Food very average. No mango for the mango salad, when alternative chosen, wrong food arrived. Prawns which were supposedly tiger prawns were little more than shrimps. Fish very mushy. Dingy dining area, outside music far too loud. Wouldn't go back unfortunately. Only plus was a nice young lady who served us and di her best for us.

  22. s

    steve

    County Durham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    think they were under pressure with having two weddings going on. little bit disorganised on arrival and service, pleasant staff and food was very nice

  23. T

    Thelma

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Antler bar is lovely, it is lovely that there are weddings held at the Derwent Manor, but if you are not a wedding guest it is intrusive if you have gone away for a relaxing weekend. The staff in the bar seemed slightly stretched but all were helpful, friendly and apologetic

  24. AH

    AmandaH

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal in an Al fresco setting. Felt like we were on holiday. Lovely food and great service!

  25. C

    Convey2405

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely surroundings. Great service and delicious food and cocktails

  26. B

    Blighty63

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to dine with quality food and drinks. Good choice of different ales and beers. Staff extremely attentive, professional and polite. Prices are set at the top end of what you would expect to pay but balanced with the quality of food and service offered. Will be using again.

  27. C

    Clairec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great quality bar good in a fab location with lovely staff

  28. J

    Jayne

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely atmosphere, food was great.

  29. LM

    LaraM

    County Durham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely meal for an occasion. Last minute booking but not regretted.

  30. CG

    CathG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Very disappointed in the food. Lacked any seasoning at all and definitely not value for money. Drinks also very expensive. £2.30 for a soda water.

  31. LT

    LindaT

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was fantadtic when it came although we waited a long time. Staff were lovely, pkace great, drinks a bit pricey!

  32. AJ

    AlanJ

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent service and wonderful steak pie veg spot on

  33. AW

    AntW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was outstanding, service was flawless! Our lunch was worth absolutely every penny. We will be back again soon!

  34. AS

    AndreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love going up here for food and drinks. Staff are very friendly , food is lovely and good music.

  35. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and lovely setting . Took our dog and they had plenty water bowls and dog biscuits .

  36. RW

    RebeccaW

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was fantastic. All staff were helpful and very friendly. The food was some of the best food we’ve had in a very long time and we can’t wait go visit again. Also great value for money.

  37. TB

    TraceyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Food is poor, seems to be frozen meals reheated, would not recommend

  38. ID

    IanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place and the food was good. It was a bit draughty where we were sat as the doors were open.

  39. I

    Islandgirl

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Hated the ordering system Kitchen closed before we could order desserts wanted to order desserts at 8.45 not particularly late but kitchen already closed wished waiting staff had warned us

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful up there, never had a bad experience, it’s our local bar and hotel as we visit regularly. Not a bad word to say about it

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Antler Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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Derwent Manor Hotel Allensford, Durham DH8 9BB

  • Area

    Durham

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–20:30
    Dinner
    Daily 12:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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