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The Manor House Inn

Head out of town for this popular all-rounder

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

When a day out in Newcastle or Durham is over and you fancy a drink or meal out of town, a 30-minute drive will get you to this former coaching inn. As the stone walls, low-beamed ceiling and massive timber support in the bar might suggest, it was built in the mid 18th century. From its lofty position, there are great views of both the Derwent Valley and reservoir. Jostling for real ale drinkers’ attention are Old Speckled Hen and local brews. The restaurant is divided into two and the larger area welcoming families with children. Most produce is local and includes game and wild fish from hereabouts. Suggested dishes include toasted walnut, red wine poached pear and Stilton salad; and premium Cumberland sausage and mash, garden peas and rich onion gravy; and crispy real ale battered cod with home-made chips. There’s an annual beer festival at the end of August.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26 December, 1st Monday in January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8 summer 12-7 winter
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8 summer 12-7 winter

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Morland Old Speckled Hen, Wylam, Allendale, Consett, Cullercoats Ale Works
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Last weekend August
  • Cider festival, Last weekend August


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A69 west from Newcastle, left onto A68 then south for 8 miles. Inn on right

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