Black Horse Beamish

3.6
542 reviews
£25 and under
British
Stunning restaurant and hotel in Beamish, County Durham. From afternoon teas to full blown banquets for 250, there are plenty of ways to dine at Red Row Estate. Our restaurant and pub at Black Horse Beamish is the perfect place to wine and dine to your hear is content, with our luxury hotel onsite, it's the perfect destination. When the weather allows it, enjoy eating in our beer garden with children's play area, roof terrace, summer barbecues or private dining. Fantastic food and drink, creating the best restaurant in County Durham.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 542 People Are Saying
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ClaireS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and quite with amazing food for dinner and breakfast room was lovely and clean most amazing pillows i have ever slept on

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Beautiful setting, greeted well at reception, table heavily marked varnish scraped off in places. Orders taken quickly however two of the meats, one starter and a side not available then informed it was our fault as they sell out early? Starters arrived one incorrect, advised we didn’t order one of them, questioned ‘are you sure’ then waited a while while the correct started was sourced. Mains arrived good presentation, wait of approx. 4 mins for veg so main had started to cool. One beef perfect one gristly. Mash was lumpy, and a massive portion of cauliflower even though no cauliflower cheese( missing a trick as it’s an extra). All in all food acceptable, cocktails really good, just with a little bit effort could have been outstanding. Will return but not in a hurry.

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Stephen
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been here a few times, but not for a while. It has always been lovely. There’s now a large marquee where their allotment of ingredients used to be. There was a wedding on. The place did seem to be coping with this expansion. Service was slow. Food was not warm. They did give us 10% off for this though, which was appreciated.

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LyndseyH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place it’s where we always go for something a little bit nicer

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kirstyd
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice location , been numerous times and never disappoints.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional and the food was amazing. Mussels starter was great

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Having been a customer for years we were severely disappointed with our dining experience this Time round. The menu has changed and not for the better. This was the first time anywhere that we have been unable to choose a starter due to the poor selection. We were seated in an area next to the door despite asking to be seated elsewhere but we're told they were busy despite there k ky being a handful of customers plenty spare tables where we wanted to be. When placing our order we asked about the contents of the cheese board and were told she would find out but never returned until we asked her again and merely told us it comes with 3 cheeses - which cheeses she still didn't know. After placing our order we were ignored and left to our own devices having to prompt staff just to get another drink. To which the same waitress snapped at us saying she was busy when all she was actually busy doing was talking to another member of staff as by this point there was only us in the restaurant. We complained to what we believe to be the manager and were told "I'm sorry you feel that way" nothing else. Even when we enquired about their gin selection we were made to feel in the way and a bother- the way we were made to feel all evening. The meals themselves weren't bad but £15 for a piece of belly pork and no side is a bit over the odds and resulted in us leaving still hungry as we shared one side rather than pay separately for another and wait for it. Won't be going back I'm a hurry

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NelehN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive staff with a great sense of humour

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Yvonne
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Dont know name of the staff member but he was outstanding. Such a lovely manner.

JB
JohnB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having vistited before we were not surprised at the welcome,the service and the quality of food in a pub with as picturesque a setting as you could wish for.

KW
KW57
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 3 course Sunday lunch was lovely. Very good food , and excellent service. Look forward to our next visit

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rossm
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. However had ran out of quite a few items but overall excellent food and venue.

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PaulineA
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal. Great staff. Food excellent. Also set in beautiful countryside.

JC
JohnC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant setting for an evening meal. The food is nice and the service was excellent.

JR
JohnR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The time of year dictated the menu being a little depleted. However the choices made were really well cooked and the service we received was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast, friendly staff in great scenic location

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but I was disappointed there was no roast on the Boxing Day menu
We waited a large amount of time for our food to arrive
Seating wasn’t great for a family as when the bar got busy our table became crowded with people queuing and drinking at the bar.
The food quality was excellent and this hasn’t put me off but not my usual experience of the Black Horse

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Customer
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Very poor experience, very task orientated staff. Poor customer service. I won’t be returning and wouldn’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome, the staff were lovely especially the girls serving food

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Thomas
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Location and decor are wonderful, but we were disappointed by the service. We had to wait more than 30 minutes for our main dishes (we only ordered main dishes) and other tables who were seated after us were served before us. Quite disappointing for a family meal on Christmas Eve.

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Maz78
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food was pre-ordered but order was wrong in the kitchen, apologies were made and discount given but it meant one person ate alone and spoilt the evening.
Noisy table next to us with kids being allowed to play with tablets with volume high affected the atmosphere. Rain dripping down on the table also didn’t help. For having such high expectations, left feeling disappointed.

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GeoffreyM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was very good, the food good. I thought the back ground music was to loud.
Overall good, I would go back.

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VicG
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

2nd visit in 4 weeks and ordered "famous fish and chips
The batter was very thick (not too nice)
generally good place to eat but need to choose food type wisely
Would hate to have paid more

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Newcastlenaomi
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service and every single team member we came across were smiley and polite. An absolute credit to the restaurant.
We loved it!

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was appalling for everyone in the restaurant, the room was cold and the food lacked quantity but did taste ok

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service quick, staff extremely helpful, polite and sincere.
Food was amazing.

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PaulineA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly efficient service. Food was absolutely gorgeous

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SamS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault this place. .absolutely fantastic. Food is amazing and so are the drinks.

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LauraY
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Real shame…afternoon tea was a disappointment. Served cold coffee to begin with. Table right beside a door and we had a 10week old baby with us. Scones were extremely dry (felt like they were a couple of days old). Busy but no atmosphere, we thought Christmas songs would be played. Sat right in front of the clean up area of the bar. Watched staff making the cocktails stick their finger in them to push the garnish to the bottom of the glass.

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LindaF
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy as there was a wedding taking place upstairs but great atmosphere and lovely food.

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Susan
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Christmas menu excellent value and food very nice will definitely go back

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea which was gluten free was delicious and almost identical to others Compliments to the chef for the additional effort

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TTC10
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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Specky
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Festive fare midweek main was delicious.
Dessert choices were very 80s.
Pavlova and trifle
Two courses were enough as portion of main was huge, but tasted lovely

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ISAN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was good.

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Tracey
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place to eat definitely recommended

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Nannygandy
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Vegetables inedible as virtually raw, small sharp bone in stuffing, 20-25 minute wait for dessert.

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WendyM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very helpful very polite only came once to see if things were fine

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GeorgiaG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at the Black Horse. We have had issues with service here in the past but on this occasion the service was impeccable despite it being a very busy night near Christmas. The Christmas menu was excellent and the food was of the highest standards. The staff were friendly and responsive. Overall I would like to see more variety of meals at the black horse, thankfully having the Christmas menu sorted that but at other times the menu is a little boring and heavy. I would definitely go back.

SM
SeanM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there excellent food staff so helpful, good atmosphere didn’t feel like you were crammed in .

FAQs

Black Horse Beamish offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01207 232569.

Black Horse Beamish is rated 3.6 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

Black Horse Beamish does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.blackhorsebeamish.co.uk/gifts.html.

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.