The Devonport Hotel

4.6
533 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 533 people are saying
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MarionR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal, dessert especially good, very well presented and meringue beautiful and tasty

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Everything about the visit was excellent except for the vegetarian choice of a 'wellington' which could have come from Gregg's!
The only pescatarian choice was fish chips and mushy peas. Why is a flaky pastry very average quality butternut squash thing the same price as prime roast beef?

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Steve, We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere throughout the restaurant and were happy with the service you experienced during your visit by our wonderful team. The Roasted Butternut Squash Wellington is cooked fresh and baked for 20 minutes until perfection. We will take your feedback on board and hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waited 20 minutes for a coffee that never arrived - ended up at the bar to place my food order as no one appeared over half an hour in - hangryness i must admit had kicked in. The building work going on next door was not the greatest setting, but I guess at times cant be helped. The food was good and the setting is lovely, slightly sharper and attentive service would be an improvement to consider. Perhaps just an off day, i would try again.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Paul, We are really sorry to hear that you had this experience with us and we appreciate your feedback. We will take this on board and make sure this doesn't happen again. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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JulieS
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far and away the best Sunday lunch we have had in the area. The venue is lovely, the staff are friendly and efficient and the food was sublime.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Julie, It's so wonderful to hear that you find our Sunday Lunch the best in the area, we are thrilled! If you haven't already, then we recommend that you come back again soon and try our Lunch/Dinner menu as it is equally as sublime! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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sandraf
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Tbh we didnt eat , the menu didn't inspire us sadly , had a drink & left . Very disappointed with the lack of variety on the menu.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sandra, Thank you for taking our call in regards to your time with us. Please note that we do also offer 'Specials' on an evening time which offers an even wider variety of options. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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IanC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended as 2 x adults and 2 x children and ate from the special Restaurant Week menu. The value was exceptional and the food tasted wonderful, our last 3 meals here now have been very good! Great service, great food and a great place

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ian! We really appreciate your glowing feedback on our Restaurant Week menu and are thrilled to hear of how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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Jake
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual the Devonport can be trusted as a place you can take family and friends safe in the knowledge that they will have a good experience.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jake, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback! We really appreciate that you trust The Devonport to provide you with a wonderful experience for friends and family. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really tasty and cooked properly. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. I would definitely return.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Jessica, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and found the atmosphere throughout our restaurant warm and welcoming. The team always endeavor to make sure our customers feel relaxed and welcome when they visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was lovely only criticism I ordered crumble for dessert no custard or cream only ice cream which I don’t like so that was disappointing

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have just moved to the area, and wanted to see what our local was like, we were not disappointed in anyway, the food is stunning, the staff are really welcoming and friendly and we will be happy to call the Devonport out local.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere complemented with superb decor and food really makes the Devenport a place well
Recommended to visit.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hello Tony, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed your time with us here at The Devonport. It is a great place to be and we aim to make everyone's visit here as wonderful as possible. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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ZoeB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great atmosphere and setting. All in all 5/5

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anthonyh
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a birthday lunch at The Davenport , we have eaten there before , the food , mainly a Sunday Lunch was very nice overall , the portions were balanced and the staff were friendly and helpful . It was quite noisy but not intrusive , it was warm and relaxed. We had a ten month old with us and he was catered for , our son got a candle in an ice cream to celebrate !!
Thinking of shavings pre Christmas gathering there .

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chrisb
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way. Sunday lunch was superb. Staff excellent and great ambience. Highly recommended

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Chris, We really appreciate your lovely feedback. We're thrilled to hear of how much you enjoyed your Sunday lunch! We can't deny the fact is certainly is superb. Do come back again soon and perhaps try our lunch/dinner menu! (It's equally as superb) Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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JackieG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service efficient and staff friendly and helpful. Food superb, atmosphere great, nice roomy place.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi Jackie, Thank you for your feedback! It's lovely to hear our team made your time here all the more enjoyable with their wonderful service. We are glad you thoroughly enjoyed your food and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting after being recommended by a few friends. Lovely place, lovely food and the staff were amazing. We came for an evening meal and can’t wait to come back.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi there, Thank you so much, your feedback means a lot to us. It makes us so happy to hear that we met your expectations and that you are already looking forward to your next visit. Come back and visit us again soon! Kind regards, The Devonport Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

The Devonport Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, We really appreciate your feedback, thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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HaleyW
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my close friend’s birthday. It was her first time and she loved everything about it and thought the food was amazing, she had fish and chips and the chocolate coffee mousse and pear. My food was also great. Our table service was excellent top marks for Jess our server. Thank you for a memorable evening x

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hi Haley! Thank you so much for your glowing feedback. We're so glad your friend enjoyed her first (not the last we hope!) experience at The Devonport and we hope she had a wonderful birthday. We will make sure our lovely Jess hears of your kind words, it really means a lot to us. We try to the best of our ability to make all experiences here memorable so it's great to hear your time with us was. We hope to see you again soon, Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing Sunday lunch.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear we yet again met your high expectations with our delicious Sunday lunch! You should definitely come and try out our menu during the week. We look forward to seeing you again soon, The Devonport Team

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MissS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed Sunday Lunch as a family, very nice food but could of been a bit hotter if I'm honest and one small jug of gravy between 4 was nowhere near enough, although we did ask for more and that was no problem, we did notice a lot of other people also asking for more gravy too. Defiantly need bigger jugs.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello there! Thank you for your feedback in regards to our Sunday lunch. Bigger gravy jugs are definitely something we are working to implement immediately - as more gravy the better of course! We're pleased to hear you got your extra jug though as requested from our helpful staff members. We hope to see you again soon, The Devonport Team

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was ok, we arrived half an hour before the table was booked, but we’re shown straight to the table… ordered G&T’s but had three different waiters asking for our order… this continued throughout the meal and we felt quite rushed and had to keep asking for a little time between courses.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Peter, Thank you for the feedback and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We're disheartened to hear your visit was not up to our usual high standards of service. This was an uncommon occurrence and we’ll do better in the future by sharing this feedback with our members of staff. We hope to see you again in the future and thank you again for your honest feedback. Kind regards, The Devonport Team

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Caroline31
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Menu not as on open table, should have stated Sample of a menu as all 5 of us had chosen what to eat so disappointed in the first few minutes. Actual menu was not as exciting. Food and service good especially one of the starters the pork. Cocktails 🍹 very disappointing ordered 2 £7.50 each and very weak and lacking presentation. New staff member who was delightful but his training was lacking due to No fault of his own as when he put down spoon and fork for cheese ! I said Spoon ! He said he had been told to put it down! Clearly thinking not allowed. Sort of summed up the evening with a little thought our experience could have been so different

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello Caroline, Thank you for your honest feedback and letting us know about your experience. Our menu's change daily due to the seasonal stock available to us so unfortunately it may not always match to what is on our website, however we do offer daily specials on an evening time to add some variety. We apologise that our cocktails were not up to our usual high standards on this occasion. This will be a topic of focus in our next team meeting. Kind regards, The Devonport Team

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MartinC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food and value for money service also excellent

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Martin, We thank you for your your feedback. We're so pleased to hear you found the service excellent, our customers are our priority so it's lovely to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Devonport Team

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table was ready for us when we arrived. Taken to our table and introduced to our waitress. The service was good and food was piping hot when it arrived.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Andrew, Thank you for providing us with some great feedback! We hope you enjoyed your time with us here at The Devonport. Kind regards, The Devonport Team

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JillB
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff were friendly and efficient, the restaurant is very nice, good atmosphere but the food was nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 4 different main courses for lunch. All were very well cooked and well presented. The quantities were just about right.
Two of our party had deserts which were also very good

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal. Please come back again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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Newely
County Durham
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Long walk down the Teesdale Way from Darlington to a welcome drink and then lovely lunch at the Devenport. A great way and place to end a family half term walk.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for the great feedback. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch here at The Devonport - as we are sure it was exactly what you needed to refuel after your long walk! We hope you enjoy the rest of half term with your family and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious early evening Sunday lunch. Beef very tender,vegetables cooked perfectly

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi! Thank you so much for your valued feedback, we pride ourselves on having amazing Sunday roasts so it is great to be recognized for that! We look forward to seeing you again soon, The Devonport Team

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LisaC14
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
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.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're thrilled to hear our Sunday lunch is the best you've ever had! You must come back again for more! We look forward to having you come visit us again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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Barbkeen
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello there, Your feedback is appreciated! Nothing is ever too much trouble, we aim to make your experience as enjoyable , memorable and smooth as possible. We're glad you enjoy our great food and service by our friendly staff. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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DaveStodge
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Sunday roast this weekend. A warm and welcoming setting and atmosphere with terrifically friendly staff. The food didn’t disappoint, great portion sizing and quality. The fixed two course price was very reasonable considering the overall package.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello Dave, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we really appreciate it! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your Sunday roast. We pride ourselves on having such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, so it's great that you felt it throughout your visit. We hope to have you join us again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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MagsM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It means a lot to us that our staffs effort and hard work is appreciated. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal. Please come back again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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Simon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice of menu Food was delicious. Service excellent.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello Simon, Thank you for your feedback! We do have a wonderful choice of food on our menu's, so we hope you will be back soon to try more of what we have to offer! It's great to hear you found our food delicious and our service excellent. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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DavidD
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hey David, As your local, we are thrilled you enjoy our food! Our staff are friendly, welcoming and attentive and so it's lovely to hear that this shines through. We look forward to having you back soon! Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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TonyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
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.

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Tony, It really means a lot to us that you chose us here at The Devonport to come and enjoy our delicious food. We hope you and your wife had a wonderful time here and we hope to have you with us again soon. Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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WendyM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
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 ..

The Devonport Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hi Wendy, We thank you for your lovely feedback, it really is appreciated. It's so nice to hear that our staff's hard work and efforts do not go unnoticed, they always aim to provide our customers with a memorable experience here at The Devonport. We're so pleased you enjoyed your early dinner and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Devonport Team

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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

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The Devonport Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 533 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.