The Bay Horse

4.8
953 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.
What 953 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SophieSummerbell
County Durham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always.
Food delightful.
The service is impeccable as usual.

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CeliaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good nice atmosphere an excellent service and food

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PaulC
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible,

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PeterS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstandingly imaginative food served by an excellent team in fine surroundings

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GraemeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, we will return. We ate every morsel of food.

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KayP
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found the whole experience of our meal to be very good. From stepping through the door to leaving we received excellent service

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DianeC
County Durham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fabulous food and wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great value for money

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CathyB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was incredible, we had the lighter lunch options and I had the fish platter which every element was absolutely delicious. The puddings were divine as well. The staff were friendly, attentive and polite. Thank you for a lovely meal.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived on a warm evening so asked to move to an outside table, staff quickly arranged this with no hassle. This restaurant is exceptional in service and food. The staff are friendly and professional. Enjoyed our meal so much went back three nights later. Can not fault this restaurant. Well done to the team

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janew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal with family to celebrate my 60th. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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AbbieF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, really well presented and tasty. The service was also fantastic.

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HelenMc
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect celebratory evening with dear friends and the reception, service, food and ambience were just right
for us.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and prompt, friendly service. Its a lovely place to go for a treat as quite pricey.

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Harvey
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, professional and friendly service.
Cant wait to go back

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KiranG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food quality and presentation outstanding.

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JaneH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting and excellent food. Lovely staff. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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KathrynB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely staff. Will hopefully be back again soon.

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MichelleandDavidUK
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant is stunning. A recommendation from a friend we will definitely return. Perfect for foodies or for a special occasions. Can't recommend highly enough.

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RosalindeB
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding,the service first class and friendly,and the atmosphere was delightful. For a really special evening it can’t be bettered!

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Yumyum
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food but pricey and small portions. Service excellent 👌

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RogerB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too busy to add comment, hence no feedback . It is an importance to ask for at least 50 characters

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LucyH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely staff and great environment! I have never had a complaint about this fantastic restaurant! We are so lucky to have it!

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MikeyBinEaglescliffe
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food as usual. We had the prix fixe lunch which is incredible value at £21 for 3 courses (just 2 options per course, changed daily) - though the wine prices are eye-watering. The home-baked mini loaves with whipped butter, provided to nibble while you wait, are always exceptionally tasty and really interesting flavours.
Service was (unusually) disappointing on this visit. We asked our young waiter for extra bread to go with the pork rillette starter, which bizarrely had a tiny crisp with it but no toast or bread - but we gave up waiting and tucked in - it turned up when we had finished. And there was a a mix-up with our mains so we had to wait for them to be re-cooked. Very unusual for The Bay Horse.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service, lovely place to celebrate our anniversary.

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Maximus
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice indeed

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Leonis
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice vegan menu, although limited, but the food was delicious.

Definitely worth a visit to try the vegan menu if you want something other than a lentil curry.

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IanS
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 lovely courses with wine to help celebrate a wedding anniversary. Great service by the front-of-house team all done with a sense of humour. Excellent and we'll be back very soon!

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PatS
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Prix Fixe lunch menu which was good value. The food was fabulous and beautifully presented. We ate outdoors and setting was super. Only tiny criticism was that if you weren't an avid meat eater, the only option was Salmon as both a starter and a main but they were so differently prepared it was not an issue. All round excellent lunch.

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MelissaM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was first class.
Dessert was such a treat.

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CharlRobs
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous Sunday lunch and great value for money, with 3 courses for £30. The portions were a really good, size (particular the mains). The service was excellent and all staff were really welcoming.

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VickyD
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not be improved. High quality, but unpretentious

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Simjoss
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable Sunday lunch as ever. The breads are a great beginning and starters went down well. The roast beef was spot on and accompanying vegetables went down well. Everything served piping hot on hot plates not something one can always expect. As usual the service was spot on. Thoroughly recommended.

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FelicityH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very enjoyable evening

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Tara
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Will definitely be back and highly recommend

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RichardE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and value for money on the 2 or 3 course special menu..

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MartinD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our place to go for special occasions as it is very much a treat with the quality of the food and service. Love It.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & fantastic service we can't wait to return 😀

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RayF
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice food good service, above average small portions means you can fit in 4 courses

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KeithG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and a great outdoor dining experience in one of the wooden pods in the garden. Our friends from down south were impressed that such places exist in the wilds of the Tees Valley

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Bruno
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Prix Fixe lunch menu which was delicious.

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The Bay Horse is rated 4.8 stars by 953 OpenTable diners.

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