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The Bay Horse, Darlington, Durham
The Bay Horse, Darlington, Durham
The Bay Horse, Darlington, Durham
The Bay Horse, Darlington, Durham
The Bay Horse, Darlington, Durham

The Bay Horse

4.8
4.8
2189 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
A charming 15th century coaching inn, The Bay Horse in Hurworth has been beautifully refurbished bringing with it some wonderful modern décor whilst managing to retain it’s characteristic charm. Greeted upon entry with a roaring open fire and a friendly team behind the bar, you’ll feel welcomed immediately. An eclectic drinks choice offers everything from local ales in traditional dimpled pint pots through to classic cocktails, with a varied wine list to match any palate. Menus change seasonally and are comprised mostly of classic dishes given a modern twist. With the kitchen continuously experimenting with new flavours & cooking methods, it is easy to see why it has been one of the regions most celebrated venues in the last decade. Dining is split over two floors with the same delicious menus and attentive service throughout. The Bay Horse has achieved many awards and has been included in the Michelin guide since 2008.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01325 720663
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Marcus Bennett
  • Area
    Darlington
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Ambience

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham/County Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham/County Durham

    Good for business meals

  • Durham/County Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Durham/County Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham/County Durham

    Good for special occasions

  • Durham/County Durham

    Lively

2,192 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Would highly recommend! We booked for a special birthday celebration and were not disappointed!

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  2. Harry12

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely atmosphere and good service. We will be back.

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  3. Laila

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was incredible! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  4. Liam

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and excellent service, the best restaurant around.

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  5. SeanW

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent vegetarian menu. Unusually good range and all great taste.

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  6. JayneB

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food service and ambiance. Our first visit but it truly won t be our last !. Thoroughly recommend 👌.

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  7. VictoriaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and gorgeous meal never disappoints

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  8. Julie

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, wonderful staff great food.

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  9. CarolineM

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic dining experience at The Bay Horse. The menus are extensive for both food and drinks whilst at the same time maintaining exceptional quality. We had scallops as starters which were cooked to perfection. The fillet steak exuded quality and in our experience is the best for miles around. The vegetarian option was beautifully presented and incorporated an impressive range of textures. The professionalism of the staff who served us was outstanding, they were knowledgeable, helpful, efficient and the attention to detail was spectacular. Absolutely faultless staff which really enhanced the experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. RobertH

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a yearly meeting with friends from Kensington - we had a lovely afternoon at the Bay Horse and now looking forward to the same again next year. Huge thanks Robert Hillary - Darlington

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The Bay Horse is rated 4.8 stars by 2189 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Bay Horse

45 The Green, Hurworth, Darlington, Durham DL2 2AA

Additional information

  • Area
    Darlington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Marcus Bennett
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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