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The Morritt Country House Hotel & Spa

Greta Bridge, BARNARD CASTLE, DL12 9SE

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The arrival of transport by mail coach in the 18th century saw this former farm develop into an overnight stop for travellers between London and Carlisle. Charles Dickens probably stayed here in 1839, hence the fine-dining restaurant is named after him. Following an amuse-bouche, two people might start by sharing wood-pigeon with smoked yogurt, blueberry ketchup, spelt and sweet cicely, then continue in separate directions, one with pan-fried halibut, mussels, saffron potato, salsify and puréed kale, the other with Marley's beef rump cap with braised cheek, horseradish mayo, Jersey Royals and spinach purée. Among the desserts is rhubarb and custard anglaise with beurre noisette.

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Tel: 01833 627232
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Tue-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French
Chef: Lee Stainthorpe
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.



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From A1 (east) exit at junct 57 onto A66 westbound. From M6 (west) exit at junct 40 onto A66 eastbound. Follow signs to Greta Bridge
Nearest station: Darlington

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