The Bay Horse

Town CentreBritish, American, European££££
275 Reviews
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About The Bay Horse

The Bay House is a spectacular gastropub located on The Green in Hurworth-on-Tees, not far from Darlington. Housed in a 15th century coaching inn which has retained some of its antique charm with a few modern interior design updates, this eatery specialises in European and British dishes spread across two unique dining settings. The kitchen at The Bay House is run by Chef-Patron Marcus Bennett and his excellent team, and the sheer effort they put into each and every plate of food needs to be tasted to be believed. But don’t just take our word for it – book a table and see for yourself!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Bay Horse
45 The Green, Town Centre
Darlington DL2 2AA

Menu Highlights



French black pudding

with winter squash, red wine pickled onions, gingered plums, black pudding kiev

Potted Whitby crab

with melon ketchup, langoustine cigar, brown main crab cakes, squid aioli

Parma ham

with pumpkin & parsley risotto, toasted pistachio nuts, seared foie gras
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More about The Bay Horse, Darlington

You’ll feel very well looked after at The Bay Horse on The Green in Hurworth-on-Tees, located a stone’s throw away from Darlington. This fine dining establishment masquerades as a gastropub, but, to tell you the truth, the presentation of food and the attention to detail in the dishes feel a lot more high-end than that! The menu is comprised of mainly European and British dishes, with an elegant flair. Whether you choose to eat in the main restaurant, or if you opt for some of its glamourous private dining rooms, The Bay Horse is a great spot for a family gathering, work dinner or a catch-up with old friends.

If you’re planning a meal at this European and British restaurant, you can choose from the standard lunch and dinner menus, as well as special vegetarian and Sunday lunch menus. All the food at this Hurworth-on-Tees eatery is created using only the best seasonal and locally-sourced produce, and you can taste the difference in every mouthful. At The Bay Horse you can choose from dishes such as pressed pork belly with a pork and apricot pie, roast celeriac, wholegrain mustard, crushed potatoes and a Normandy sauce or slow-cooked chicken with roasted Jerusalem artichoke, onions, trompette mushrooms and parsley oil. One thing’s for sure, The Bay Horse is a big hit with locals all the way to Darlington and beyond so you’d best book in advance to beat the crowds!

275 The Bay Horse Reviews

275 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Louis K.7 days ago · 3 reviews

Excellent food and wine, good service, good ambience. The only small fly in the ointment is that something that sounded like a talk radio station was being piped into the ladies bathroom and at the time my wife was in there the language being used by the presenter was a little colourful!

Tony B.8 days ago · 1 review

Consistently the best ‘gastropub’ (borderline fine dining) experience in County Durham. Environment, service, food and wine choices, presentation, quality, value for money - they do all the important things extremely well. A pleasure to dine there.

John P.8 days ago · 3 reviews

Nice place to come for a special occasion. A great meal for our 40th wedding anniversary with excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Can’t recommend more highly