Antler Bar

4.3
117 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.

PLEASE NOTE: From Monday 12th April - Sunday 16th May, we will only be accepting reservations for our Terrace Area. This is to adhere with the Covid Guidelines set out by the Government.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 117 People Are Saying
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LeeP
County Durham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StuartH
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.

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Stanners
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KerryO
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Anonn
Newcastle
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

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StevenC
Newcastle
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.

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Cz19
County Durham
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jayne
Newcastle
5 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.

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traceyc
County Durham
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.

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TimL
Cambridge
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.

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steve
County Durham
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

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Thelma
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

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AmandaH
Newcastle
7 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!

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Convey2405
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings. Great service and delicious food and cocktails

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Blighty63
County Durham
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.

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Clairec
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality bar good in a fab location with lovely staff

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Jayne
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere, food was great.

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LaraM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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CathG
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.

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LindaT
County Durham
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!

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AlanJ
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and wonderful steak pie veg spot on

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AntW
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!

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AndreaS
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.

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LisaC
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 .

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RebeccaW
County Durham
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.

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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

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IanD
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.

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Islandgirl
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

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
3 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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pennyp
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There were 6 of us, 2 children, food reasonably priced and ok, service awful, no one came to see if ok, had to clear our own plates away as noone bothered, we ordered bottle of prosecco as fizz Friday, £15 very nice, decided to get another now about £25, we thought maybe it had gone up as offer only on to 1900, asked member of staff after ordering and he checked and said yeah on offer all night, explained and said we paid full price, he just looked said oh well shrugged his shoulders. Whole experience dreadful. We are in Pergo restaurant, excellent service. Would not recommend Antler Bar at all.

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LindsayA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunny day, fizz Friday & good food. Good service & a lovely atmosphere.

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CathB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cocktails, wine, food & service outside with friends on an afternoon...what more could you ask for ☺️

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PaulS
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

70 minute wait for food. Other people cancelled their orders and left.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My friend and I had a lovely relaxing hassle free afternoon at the Antler. Once we got the hang of the IT ordering system all went well. My only niggle is with what I ordered to eat. I ordered the chargrilled bacon and chicken salad with avocado. The bacon and chicken were chargrilled to perfection but the avocado was replaced with cubes of cheese. As it happens I like cheese but it wasn’t what I was expecting and believe this substitution should have been conveyed to me before I was served in case I wanted to change my mind. Despite this overall our visit was most enjoyable despite this and I would still visit again.

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hardly anything available for anyone who likes to eat a healthy diet.

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TracyM
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always nice food but today it was not as good as usual, bit disappointing

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GrahamT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Gammon meal was excellent and sufficient. Banana Plant 'Fish I would not order it again. Serving staff were excellent; friendly, efficient and hard-working.

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SimonG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak cooked perfectly, Diane sauce was nice and the wife's burger looked lovely thank you

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LISAP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food and drinks ordered via app. Food was delicious and staff extremely helpful. Will definitely return.

FAQs

Antler Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.