Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England. It is named after the castle around which it grew up. It is the main settlement in the Teesdale area, and is a popular tourist destination. The Bowes Museum has the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, housed in a "magnificent" 19th-century French-style chateau. Its most famous exhibit is the 18th-century Silver Swan automaton, though art includes work by Goya and El Greco.
Things to do in Barnard Castle
4.5 based on 123 reviews
Blagraves House is a charming historic 15th Century building. With its heavily beamed ceilings and large open fireplaces, it has been playing host to weary traveller and businessman alike for some 500 years. It has connections with Richard III. It is also recorded that Lieut. General Oliver Cromwell held Council here in 1648 were he was presented with burnt wine and oat cakes. Today our emphasis is on fresh food cooked to order using mainly local produce, accompanied with a comprehensive wine list and friendly unobtrusive service. So why not dine were Cromwell dined and experience the unique atmosphere of Blagraves House.
Went in with great expectations but was let down with the food and the price. Not enough light in the dinning room.
4.5 based on 237 reviews
Clarendon's is situated in a 16th Century Grade 2 listed building in the heart of Barnard Castle. It is a tradional Tearoom with a contempory twist. Serving delicious food and excellent refreshments.
Had a great coffee and a cake at Clarendon’s have also had a light lunch good food friendly staff and good service.Samantha, Thank you for lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Happy New Year Regards Clare
4.5 based on 141 reviews
Join us at our independent, family run bar and kitchen with a friendly atmosphere, delicious meals and a range of local beverages. The Three Tuns, Eggleston, County Durham serves a wide range of local craft beers and ales (including gluten free and alcohol-free) and delicious locally sourced meals (including gluten free and vegetarian). <br><br>Our friendly team will deliver first-class service, with a number of new initiatives, including:<br><br>* Park & Stride - enjoy a local walking route before returning to the pub to pick up your car!<br>* Dog-friendly - Treat your pooch to our selection of Wellybix biscuits and doggy beer!<br>* Monthly Acoustic Night - Fantastic evening of musical talent - Last Friday of every month, 8.30pm<br>* B&B Room - Our breaks away from home start from £69 per night<br>* Quiz Night - Test your knowledge with our quiz, every Thursday, entry is £1<br><br>We also cater for private parties in our restaurant, with views of the Teesdale hills.
Meet up with friends for a quick bite to eat before heading for our weekend cottage, we normally stop at The Rose and Crown in Romaldkirk which is good but it was closed for a refurb so headed here after good reviews. Wasn’t disappointed, we choose the light menu sandwiches, chips, omelettes, bruschetta etc washed down with beer or wine..no complaints, food lovely, big portions though and reasonably priced, think we’ll be back. Dinner menu also looked good.
4.5 based on 358 reviews
This was our first visit to Valentine's and we will definitely go again .The food was excellent ,the service was first class and the staff were very attentive ,friendly and pleasant
4.5 based on 483 reviews
Bar opening hours Food Served Mon Closed Mon Closed Tue 11am to 11pm Tue 12 to 8pm Wed 11am to 11pm Wed 12 to 8pm Thu 11am to 11pm Thu 12 to 8pm Fri 11am to 11pm Fri 12 to 9pm Sat 11am to 11pm Sat 12 to 9pm Sun 11am to 10pm Sun 12 to 5pm
Visited The Crown for the 2nd time this month and it never disappoints. Atmosphere was chilled and service quick and friendly. We had the king prawns and scotch egg to start (both extremely tasty) and then the goats cheese soufflé and steak, again both beautiful and very filling. Recommended for a special celebration or just because you don’t feel like cooking yourself, The Crown will look after you.
4.5 based on 391 reviews
There is no doubt that most visitors to Spice Island return again and again to sample its outstanding cuisine. Fine food is one of life's most exquisite pleasures - for you to enjoy and savour whenever possible. Such is the philosophy of the Spice Island restaurant, with Head Chef Babul Miah taking great care, pride and satisfaction in creating the finest cuisine.The Menu takes you on a journey across the different regions of Indian Subcontinent to present a superb combination of vibrant dishes. And from the many regional variations of Indian cooking that provide a wide choice of cooking styles, Babul has matched each dish with a style to bring out the distinct flavours and fragrances of the dish to tantalise the senses.Spice Island is situated in the heart of Barnard Castle and was established in 1995. The site was completely transformed in May 2006, the designer interior strikes the right balance between contemporary and informal, overall the effect is tranquil and completely relaxing.Spice Island Manager Zak Ahmed and his staff are passionate about their work. Their knowledge and experience combine to create a unique establishment.
Love this restaurant. Staff are great and the food is to die for. Loads of choice all freshly cooked. Highly recommended
4.5 based on 473 reviews
Nestled in Barnard Castle's beautiful ancient artisan quarter, below the Market Cross is a charming, inviting, comfortable restaurant offering sophisticated, vibrantly flavoured, subcontinental cuisine of real style and taste. The menu features authentic, traditional favourites as well as creative dishes all made with the freshest ingredients. For those with an eye towards light, healthier eating we also offer our famous low calorie (yet authentic Indian) option of all our curries.The Merchant attracts a knowledgeable and loyal clientele who come back time and again for the fine food with exceptional friendly service. The Bengal Merchant is one of Barnard Castle's treasures and a perfect choice for exotic meals with friends & loved ones in a warm, cosy and romantic setting.For those with something to celebrate we also have a separate, newly refurbished function room too.
We had previously eaten in The Bengal Merchant and were impressed so decided to go again. We were not disappointed. The food was as good as I remember and everything came freshly prepared and piping hot. My husband said his dish had a unique and excellent flavour. Chad who appeared to be in charge the evening we were there was attentive and did a great job, as did the waiter and young waitress who served us. My only 2 small complaints would be that I asked for an extra mild Korma as I can't even take pepper on food. This was delivered and was delicious - however, I had ordered mushroom rice which came heavily spiced. This was not made clear when I told the waiter about my aversion to spice. My husband swapped his Pilau rice which saved the situation. Our only other small complaint is that the restaurant was very cold. Even after eating we felt cold - extra heating at this time of year is definitely needed. All in all though a good eating experience. We would recommend
4.5 based on 366 reviews
This is the best place for a great vegetarian breakfast . Have visited here a few times now and always impressed with the food . Everything is so fresh and tasty (amazing veggie sausages ) and no greasy aftertaste . Staff are friendly and efficient , lovely bright environment .
4.5 based on 203 reviews
Food was nice and the menu was varied, good range of hot drinks as well. Nice little place with good atmosphere
4.5 based on 229 reviews
Please note we will close for Christmas on the 24th December reopening on Tuesday 2nd January. Have a great Christmas and happy New Year.<br><br> <br>Rural Fish and Chip Shop in Middleton in Teesdale, only 5 minutes drive from the famous "High Force" situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Out door Seating and TAKE AWAY Winter opening ( October to April) Sun/ Mon closed, Tue: 11:30-2pm, 4pm-7:30pm, Wed/ Thur: 4pm - 7:30pm Fri: 11:30 - 20:00 Sat: 11:30-2pm, 4pm-7:30pm
Thought The Magpie in Whitby couldn't be beaten. It has been knocked out of the park. Amazingly good fish and chips. Batter light and crispy. No dodgy overcooked chips. Highly recommended ???Hi Scooterdog28, Wow what a response, thank you so much for the fabulous review. The whole team try hard every day and knowing you enjoyed your food makes its all worth it. Thanks again, David
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