The Bay Horse

4.7
1229 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
A charming 15th century coaching inn, The Bay Horse in Hurworth has been beautifully refurbished bringing with it some wonderful modern décor whilst managing to retain it’s characteristic charm. Greeted upon entry with a roaring open fire and a friendly team behind the bar, you’ll feel welcomed immediately. An eclectic drinks choice offers everything from local ales in traditional dimpled pint pots through to classic cocktails, with a varied wine list to match any palate. Menus change seasonally and are comprised mostly of classic dishes given a modern twist. With the kitchen continuously experimenting with new flavours & cooking methods, it is easy to see why it has been one of the regions most celebrated venues in the last decade. Dining is split over two floors with the same delicious menus and attentive service throughout. The Bay Horse has achieved many awards and has been included in the Michelin guide since 2008.
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NickyL
County Durham
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round. Fabulous food, staff, atmosphere. Loved it

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Didn't meet our expectations, but we still enjoyed the experience. Having said that we wouldn't go back.

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BryanW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit in 2 months! The prixfixe lunch is outstanding value

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IanF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great setting for a catch up lunch great menu justified the hype

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a friend's recommendation as we were staying close by at Rockliffe. The food and service were first class, and we can't wait to return some time soon.

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Karo
County Durham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Amazing food, service was fantastic, atmosphere great, highly recommending

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JamieW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Full experience was incredible food was the best of the best

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TimC
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat to eat here at The Bay Horse. It';s a bit pricey but the food is exceptional and the staff are lovely

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PhilC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food served professionally in an attractive ambience.

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Weekend
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! The chef definitely know what they are doing ;)

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EandK
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was a delight, excellent flavours and superb execution

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Gs50
County Durham
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make a point of coming here when we are staying at nearby Rockliffe Hall. Food quality is second to none. Staff are professional and attentive.

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AndrewC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit to bayhirse in hurwirth was amazing, food was very tasty, the best steak we've ever had, it was pricey but it was fillet. Tge staff were friendly and attentive, lovely cosy and warm room,

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PiersL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, soufflé and sticky beef were superb. Good wine by the glass on menu. Attentive service and warm ambience..

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GwynethS
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, pub has been sympathetically extended very successfully. Service was friendly but unobtrusive, food was outstanding. Everything that went past our table looked wonderful. Value for money was great and everything served in a timely fashion without being rushed at all One of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food made it a special occasion staff and service excellent

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DAVIDB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was brilliant as usual. You could see that all the tables were full and everyone ate everything.
Great! Can't wait to come again.

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MarkP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the service was great. Lovely atmosphere

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JulianH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, excellent meal and wine, would highly recommend

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Bazoil
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience to savour during Teeside Restaurant week at The Bay Horse.

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GillianS
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch on the special £15 deal. It was great value for money, very tasty and well presented. Service was excellent too. We couldn’t fault it.

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GailY
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food at a great price on restaurant week. Service is outstanding . Atmosphere relaxed, lovely restaurant to sit back and enjoy the experience.

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KarenC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for any kind of special occasion or treat meal! I’ve never been disappointed by the food, staff or venue.

KM
KarenM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent as always, great venue and fantastic service.

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Mammavic
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but definitely not the last. Food was exquisite… in fact faultless. Cannot wait to visit again.

JB
JudithB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - really enjoyed . Definitely come again!

JB
JoanneB
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, attentive service as always. Stunning food, highly recommended

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Laurab
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We have been previously and loved it, food was exceptional so I am unsure if this is down to being a week of an offer (2 courses for £24 or 3 for £30) but we left very disappointed.
The positives to start - service, quick efficient and friendly and that’s where it stops.
The food, we had two courses (starter and main), the meat was tough, vegetables weren’t cooked and tasteless, all also dry.
The ending - somehow still managed to still have a £72 bill (we had one glass of wine and single whisky) and left feeling a little robbed and disappointed. We were there celebrating our engagement also which I made them aware of when booking which I know isn’t always recognised but it would have been nice to have enjoyed our celebration. Doubtful we will return again which is a shame.

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helsbels
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service . Great place to celebrate special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars to the bay horse . Food was superb , service we couldn’t fault . Can’t wait to return

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bay Horse is becoming a firm favourite of mine, and obviously I had to book for Teesside restaurant week. As always the service was incredible nothing is ever a bother, the food was phenomenal and for a restaurant week menu the choice was great and the food itself faultless. No doubt I’ll be back soon!

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PamT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, very well presented. Staff were lovely.

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SaraS
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal. Friendly staff, delicious food and beautiful surroundings.
Faultless.

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Jaspersmum
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunchtime meet up with friends at The Bay Horse during Teesside Restaurant week. 3 courses for £15 per person. Fabulous menu options, great service and ambience.

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AlysonG
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful meal, great staff and lovely surroundings

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MarcW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was Excellent. My wife and I could not fault a thing with the whole experience. They even delivered on a special complimentary 'Birthday' treat for my wife.
The restaurant is very clean and exceptionally-well presented, from the decor to the lighting, creating the correct ambience. I would not hesitate to recommend the Bay Horse to anyone looking for a romantic evening or dining with friends, wanting great food and wine!

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GregM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, nice setting. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food delicious. Lovely bar area to relax with a drink afterward by the fireplace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch!!

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VeePee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled on this by chance as a convenient meeting point and, after reading positive reviews, made a booking. It lived up to expectations. The building is characterful and like the tardis - we ended up in an upstairs room which was quiet. Sometimes when you're a bit removed from the 'hub' of the restaurant you can be less visible to staff, but the staff were attentive, without being overly so, and gave a very warm welcome. The food was delicious - definitely not 'run of the mill' pub grub, but with a well balanced menu most, I think, would be able to find something on - and beautifully presented. A great range of vegetables and sides came with the meal, and the portion size was perfect. At c£25 for two courses, on a Sunday, the value for money was excellent. I would definitely recommend, and definitely look to visit again if I'm in the area.

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gavinp
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

warm friendly reception on arrival Great service and quality but wine list whilst extensive was pricy for a moderate wine.
other than the wine we cannot wait to go back.

Excelent *

FAQs

The Bay Horse is rated 4.7 stars by 1229 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.