The country pub is a British institution, and often one that is seen to be in decline. The Tuns at Sadberge don’t believe that for one second: their pub in rural County Durham has the traditional elements in order – they’re in a Grade II listed building – while also bringing contemporary influences to bear. Between Ross, the boss, his partner Rebecca, his mother Barbara and their chef Chris, they provide a menu that is packed with British pub favourites: roast rump of lamb with mash, belly pork with black pudding, steak & chips and more, as well as a full Sunday Lunch selection with chicken roasted in thyme, loin of pork, Neasham Grange sirloin and a veggie courgette and aubergine option, all accompanied by duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy and vegetables. Take a trip to Sadberge – close to Darlington, just off the A66 – and The Tuns for a family meal to remember in the heart of the County Durham countryside.
Excellent food and a relaxed atmosphere. No pressure to leave the table after the meal was finished. Altogether a very good and enjoyable meal out.