The Devonport Hotel

4.6
493 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 493 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cazj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

JP
JeremyP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Louie
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

JU
JulieU
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and service. Nice atmosphere

CH
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!

JS
JayneS
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MT
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.

SC
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.

RL
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

MD
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.

OT
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.

DM
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.

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

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

LM
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!

JM
JudithM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

CP
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.

WM
WendyM
Yorkshire
2 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.

JH
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our thoughts: food was excellent; staff were friendly and accommodating; and decor was stylish and sophisticated. Felt really welcome as a family with kids and a dog - rare in a place like that, well done. The type of place you feel equally welcome and at ease following a long walk in your hiking gear or dressed up for an occasion.

Defiantly go back and would recommend. Our new favourite place to go locally.

KS
KatherineS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to have a quiet relaxed evening , would definitely recommend

LL
LindaL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Food was very tasty. Service was very good especially as they were very busy. Staff were friendly and attentive. It says a lot about a place when it is full on a Wednesday evening.

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RoonieW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location, we sat outside with our dog. Friendly & very helpful staff, food was delicious, highly recommended

JA
JanetA
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Always had a lovely meal here but Sunday lunch was disappointing for me. I had the roast beef and it was fatty and stringy with no taste. It was difficult to cut (even with a steak knife) so I gave up in the end. Starter was fine. Husband's pork was OK.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep returning because the staff and food are equally brilliant.

JD
JeanetteD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the Devonport
Cannot compliment this venue enough
Will definitely be back
The only negative was that there was only 1 vegetarian main option and even that had Chicken crumbs on it
Other than that well done

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happydiner
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

£31.20 pp for Chicken Kiev + 1 drink, bit spenny

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Pilmore
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic fish and chips and beautiful halibut. The cauliflower purée was delicious. Disappointed I wasn’t told that the hispi cabbage had changed to white cabbage. No doubt availability but plate of food looked a little insipid.
Having asked for orange juice without ice, it still appeared with loads of ice.
Sticky toffee puddling was light and generous.

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vipfionak
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sunday lunch

FAQs

The Devonport Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 493 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.