The Hambletonian was a racehorse that once won 18 times out of 19 starts, way back when in the 1790s. Such was the filly’s fame that pubs were named after it, and one such inn was The Hambletonian on the Village Green in Norton. While the original establishment was shut down in the 1930s, a new pub has arisen in the same building – they even found elements of the old structure in the foundations – specialising in British bar classics and pub food favourites with a local flavour. Book ahead to guarantee a table.
Located on The Green, The Hambletonian is a long-standing local favourite in the village of Norton, and no matter what the occasion is, be it a few pints with the boys, a cosy date, or a special family meal, you’ll be in for a treat. This spot is known for its traditional decor, friendly service and cosy vibe, as well as for serving up top-notch pub grub. The Hambletonian in Stockton prides itself on using only the best local produce –so that means Whitby scampi and chips, a Wensleydale cheeseburger and even a parmo made using meat from Blackwell’s, the butchers across the road.
There is an ever-changing repertoire of local ales and craft beers sourced from breweries around the world, and an array of handcrafted cocktails, so no matter what your tipple is, you’re sure to be delighted with the choice. Whether it's for lunch, dinner, or some drinks and tasty bar snacks like the Hambletonian sharing board (scotch egg, thick cut ham, olives, sunblushed tomatoes, brie and blue stilton cheese and fresh white bloomer bread) you can always be sure of a great feed when you head to this Stockton favourite. Book a table today and bring the whole family in!
Great food and service. Went for lunch with my daughter. We ordered our food and enjoyed a latte. Food was running a bit late due to a error. But was fine as we had a free drink which was a nice touch. We will be going again. Lovely place it has a nice warm feeling to it and staff were friendly to.
We had a late lunch at the Hambletonian, the food was great, good choice of gin and cider, the service was efficient with a friendly atmosphere.
Food was great and served quickly. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. We had the Kilimanjaro parmo which was really good, best I've had there.
Visited again today, just the two of us. Food was exceptional and the team behind the bar very accommodating. Can't wait to be back!
It was brilliant. The staff were very helpful. We ordered the veggie burger and it was rather tasty, a taste sensation one might say. I would wholeheartedly recommend a stop to this small but perfectly formed pub with great views of Norton duck pond. 10/10
Good food, good service. As it is only a small place so definitely make a reservation. I had the chicken Parmesan which was lovely, with fresh home made chips
Great Christmas parmo. Lovely location, excellent staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the Buck rarebit. Always great to visit. The place is small but great for a meal, drink and chat
Fantastic service by all of the staff. Food was great quality and delivered just as we requested. Drinks reasonably priced and great choice too. Will certainly be returning.
Brilliant meal and service! Parmos were the best any of us have had before. Have eaten here on a few occasions before and meals have never disappointed.
Lovely new tiny upstairs pub with views of the village green - fab relaxed atmosphere and lovely friendly & helpful staff. Good food at good prices.