The Devonport Hotel

4.6
504 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Devonport, Middleton One Row is an 18th century Hotel, Freehouse & Restaurant, located on a beautiful village green, which has recently under gone a major refurbishment and change of ownership.

This historic venue is the fourth outlet opened in the last 10 years by the local award winning restaurateurs behind The Bay Horse at Hurworth, Muse and Cena of Yarm.

Located between Darlington and Yarm overlooking the beautiful unspoilt countryside and banks of the River Tees, with good access to Teesside and Darlington is a fantastic base to explore the area.

The Devonport has dog a friendly bar with an open fire, beautifully furnished restaurant with availability for private dining and 8 luxurious bedrooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 504 people are saying
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LisaC14
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Sunday lunch we’ve ever had, meat, veggies, Yorkshire puddings were all truly superb.
Service was excellent, it was a little too loud but only because it was busy.
Definitely recommend, will definitely be back.

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Barbkeen
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service... Pleasant staff and nothings too much trouble.. Eat here often and will continue to do so

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MagsM
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good service, efficient friendly and timely.
Food was good quality and well cooked.

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Simon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of menu Food was delicious. Service excellent.

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DavidD
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good quality food well cooked and presented by charming staff. Our “local “ so will be back

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TonyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Due to our age and my wife’s health issues. Eating out has not been a priority. But in the past has enjoyed walking in and around the river paths
But yesterday wanted to enjoy some freedom and good food. Devenport was her first choice. So thank you making it worth while.

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WendyM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place, as always, superb food, excellent service and lovely ambiance.. we popped in for an impromptu early dinner and it was just perfect.. Thanks to all the staff that make it what it is ..

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Wardfamily
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch, superb starters and Delisi’s main course both beef and chicken was amazing and you get extra jug of gravy. Need to book as Sunday lunch extremely popular , the devonport is gaining reputation as place to go for Sunday lunch.

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StuartH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 3 course meal, the beef on the Sunday lunch was the best.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really looked after us as soon as we walked into the restaurant. I’d mentioned in my booking that it was my birthday. The lady who greeted us wished me a happy birthday when we arrived and remembered to say ‘enjoy the rest of your birthday’ when we left. Food was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy to book and very welcoming and friendly. Swift attendance at our table and food arrived in a short time. All very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service staff were so helpful and friendly. Food was delicious!!

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Cazj
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I had a lovely meal at the davenport. Haven’t been for a long time but would readily recommend. The food was beautiful apart from some of the vegetables being a bit too al dente for my husbands taste but fine for me. The puddings absolutely gorgeous- hence I ate far too much!Will definitely be returning as soon as possible with some friends.

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JeremyP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Great food, service and ambience. Been before and wil come back again.

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Louie
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

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JulieU
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and service. Nice atmosphere

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CharlotteH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy Sunday lunch! Ticked everyone's boxes. Great Service. Smiles all around ☺

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Roccoroams
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food! It's a favorite of ours and we will be back again. The tables are well spaced out. Good music, not too loud.
Dog friendly in the bar area and outside.

Staff are very helpful and friendly. Can't wait to visit again!

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JayneS
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good on every level. Highly recommend and dog freindly.

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MattT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday lunches we've had in recent memory. Definitely recommend.

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TrishS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu was limited but the food was good. Service was a little slow at times but they were busy so that’s fine. Lovely surroundings and I think with a little more choice on the menu this could be a great place

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Abcd
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, food was exceptional and the location was spot on!

All for a reasonable price

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Billingham
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service very good.

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SupperClub
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I think the food was slightly overpriced v quality. £7.50 for a scotch egg with a slice of black pudding was a bit steep plus not really dressed nicely. The meze was just blobs on a plate. Little bowls would be better.
We will come back & recommend but would advise a look at presentation & price.
Service was excellent though & staff should be praised.

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RichardL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Monday for lunch so was bound to be quiet but excellent food and service

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MichelineD
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday dining and the meals were extremely tasty, a great choice of vegetables to accompany it and pot of gravy. Portions are large (perhaps too large for many) but it all certainly added to a great taste bud experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday lunch we have had in a while. Couldn’t fault it at all.

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DavidM
County Durham
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious, with sensible portion sizes

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Elizabeth
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staying the night so booked a table for dinner and so glad we did. Food was outstanding with a varied and interesting menu. Service very attentive and expertly done. Don’t often leave reviews but The Devonport is definitely worth a visit.

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DarylH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food good service might try outside next time looks lovely weather permitted

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LaraM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as always and friendly service. We’re sat near a large noisy table which slightly ruined the mood but otherwise an enjoyable visit!

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JudithM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Thé service and setting were good, but the fried fish was dry.

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CarolP
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere & great service. Food could be better for prices. Bit disappointing on flavour & seasoning.

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Katia
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience. Food is outstanding, staff very friendly and helpful.

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WendyM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was gorgeous.. service top notch, can’t fault this place.. We had Sunday lunch, both had Pork and it was lovely, we’ll definitely be back. Steak night has just returned so will be giving that a go too.

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JennyH
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good but duck was a little overdone but still very tasty.

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PeteW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Quite disappointed really given the cost. The booking process through Opentable was smooth but the menu shown was not correct (not sure who is responsible for that), the one we got was completely different. We arrived and were seated quickly but we were tucked away in a rather unappealing (compared to the rest of the dining room which had nice ambiance) area near the fire doors and kitchen. The food was nice enough but didn't seem like good value for money, for example I had a burger for £14.50 which was nice enough, nothing startling, but it came on is own with a pot of chips...what would it have taken to add a bit of salad or such like to the plate to make it more appealing? The same was true for the other dishes we had, I realise they would prefer to charge for sides but still! The worst bit from my point of view was the cheese board, that was the most expensive desert so I was expecting something noteworthy but to be frank it was just pants. Three tiny bits of cheese, some generic selection pack crackers a few grapes and a couple of bits of celery (dry). I was quite envious of the sticky toffee pudding my wife ordered (at 2/3 the price of the cheese board!). The service also wasn't great, I don't blame the lad I'm sure he's only recently started and no doubt it's hard to find anyone nowadays but a bit more training wouldn't go amiss.
Anyway other reviewers seem to like the place but from my point of view it was a bit of a let down and I won't rush back.

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Jaspersmum
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual good food & good service in nice surroundings. Great choices on the menu.

JB
JoBi
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Sunday lunch was excellent. A really tasty plate of food. The ambience and service were also excellent and we had a lovely evening thank you

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Diane
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A family get together for Sunday lunch was just just perfect as was the food! It was brought out quickly, we all got it together and it was nice and hot which I like.
Deserts went down a treat, the almond cake was delicious!
All in all a lovely day was had by all, we’ll definitely be returning!

FAQs

The Devonport Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.