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The hamlet's beating heart

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Free Wi-Fi

It took six years of hard work, not to mention money, for Peter and Sheila Crosby to breathe new life into this once-derelict, but now fine-looking, 1910 pub. The bar's seven changing real ales are of considerable appeal; so too are its freshly prepared, locally sourced dishes, among which favourites are the black pudding and haggis medley starter, and main courses of Northumberland sirloin steak; chargrilled rump of Yorkshire lamb; and, for vegetarians, baked sweet bell peppers. On Wednesdays to Fridays there are Early Bird two-course specials.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday, Tuesday to Friday lunch
  • Opening times: 6-11 (Saturday 12-3 6-11 Sunday 12-8)
  • Lunch: Saturday to Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Symonds Scrumpy Jack

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available

Getting here

From A19 at Castle Eden take B1281 towards Blackhall Colliery. Turn right signed Hesleden. Pub on left

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