Good Food Guide nod for Darlington pub

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A DARLINGTON pub is the only hostelry in County Durham and Teesside to feature in the 2015 edition of the Good Food Guide.

The latest edition marks the first time that the guide has published a list of

The Bay Horse in Hurworth is the only pub in Teesside and County Durham to feature in the 2015 edition of The Good Food Guide.

This is the first time that The Good Food Guide has published a list of the top 50 pubs, having previously only considered the top 50 restuaurants.

Head chef Marcus Bennett, who jointly owns the establishment with Jonathan Hall, said: “We’re absolutely chuffed to bits to be the only pub in Teesside and County Durham to be featured in it.

“We’ve got a great team at the pub and we work hard to ensure that every customer that walks through our doors gets the best possible experience – from the fantastic atmosphere to our award winning food and first class ales and wines.”

The Bay Horse also has the Michelin Bib Gormand, features in Harden’s Restaurant Guide and Marcus holds the title of GastroPub Chef of the Year.

Marcus and Jonathan also own Muse in Yarm and have recently opened their third restaurant, Cena, also in Yarm.

The guide is produced by Waitrose and is based on the ratings given by secret diners.

Other pubs which have also made the top 50 include The Star Inn in Harome, The Black Swan in Oldstead, and The Broad Chare in Newcastle.

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2:30pm Fri 29 Aug 14

mrsmog1 says...

How is the Bay Horse in Hurworth a "Darlington" pub ?
How is the Bay Horse in Hurworth a "Darlington" pub ? mrsmog1
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4:07pm Fri 29 Aug 14

markdarlo says...

Cause it's in the borough of Darlington ?
Cause it's in the borough of Darlington ? markdarlo
  • Score: 11

7:51pm Fri 29 Aug 14

NOTODDEN says...

markdarlo wrote:
Cause it's in the borough of Darlington ?
Well said
[quote][p][bold]markdarlo[/bold] wrote: Cause it's in the borough of Darlington ?[/p][/quote]Well said NOTODDEN
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

hogworth says...

I agree with mrsmog, a Hurworth pub is not a Darlington pub.
I agree with mrsmog, a Hurworth pub is not a Darlington pub. hogworth
  • Score: -5

9:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Counterview says...

hogworth wrote:
I agree with mrsmog, a Hurworth pub is not a Darlington pub.
Afraid you are both wrong then. Hurworth is within the Borough of
Darlington.
[quote][p][bold]hogworth[/bold] wrote: I agree with mrsmog, a Hurworth pub is not a Darlington pub.[/p][/quote]Afraid you are both wrong then. Hurworth is within the Borough of Darlington. Counterview
  • Score: 3

8:00am Sat 30 Aug 14

oliviaden6 says...

One thing for SURE ITS in the North East!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
One thing for SURE ITS in the North East!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! oliviaden6
  • Score: 3

3:14pm Sun 31 Aug 14

LUSTARD says...

borough of darlington pub given the nod ,lol
borough of darlington pub given the nod ,lol LUSTARD
  • Score: 0

3:35pm Sun 31 Aug 14

think twice says...

Apparently it's in the good food guide, so they say.
Apparently it's in the good food guide, so they say. think twice
  • Score: 1

2:20am Mon 1 Sep 14

SirLance says...

I cannot believe my eyes! This bloody awful place gets an award?? Last time i visited The Bay Horse I was grossly overcharged and the food was basic to poor! What a rip! BTW If you walked from the market place in Darlington to this 'pub' in Hurworth you would soon realize that it is not in Darlington! As the comedian Benny Hill replied when told going overseas on holiday to the Isle of Wight was 'not overseas' He replied" Have you tried walking there?".
I cannot believe my eyes! This bloody awful place gets an award?? Last time i visited The Bay Horse I was grossly overcharged and the food was basic to poor! What a rip! BTW If you walked from the market place in Darlington to this 'pub' in Hurworth you would soon realize that it is not in Darlington! As the comedian Benny Hill replied when told going overseas on holiday to the Isle of Wight was 'not overseas' He replied" Have you tried walking there?". SirLance
  • Score: -1

1:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

studio says...

SirLance wrote:
I cannot believe my eyes! This bloody awful place gets an award?? Last time i visited The Bay Horse I was grossly overcharged and the food was basic to poor! What a rip! BTW If you walked from the market place in Darlington to this 'pub' in Hurworth you would soon realize that it is not in Darlington! As the comedian Benny Hill replied when told going overseas on holiday to the Isle of Wight was 'not overseas' He replied" Have you tried walking there?".
I thought it was lovely when i last visited. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Well done to them.
[quote][p][bold]SirLance[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe my eyes! This bloody awful place gets an award?? Last time i visited The Bay Horse I was grossly overcharged and the food was basic to poor! What a rip! BTW If you walked from the market place in Darlington to this 'pub' in Hurworth you would soon realize that it is not in Darlington! As the comedian Benny Hill replied when told going overseas on holiday to the Isle of Wight was 'not overseas' He replied" Have you tried walking there?".[/p][/quote]I thought it was lovely when i last visited. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Well done to them. studio
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Counterview says...

If you walked from the market place to Hurworth, where was the sign indicating you were leaving the Borough? To repeat - Hurworth is within the Borough of Darlington and is NOT in County Durham. Check where Hurworth ratepayers pay their rates if further verification is needed.
If you walked from the market place to Hurworth, where was the sign indicating you were leaving the Borough? To repeat - Hurworth is within the Borough of Darlington and is NOT in County Durham. Check where Hurworth ratepayers pay their rates if further verification is needed. Counterview
  • Score: 1
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