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The Bay Horse Inn

45 The GreenHurworthDarlingtonCounty DurhamDL2 2AA
Category: Public Houses, Bars & Inns
 
 
7.1 / 10 (based on 9 ratings)
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Posted:
1:56 AM 20-04-2011
great service, relaxed atmosphere & exquisite foods
  10 / 10
After reading the review at, www.theskinnybib.com i thought it must be worth a visit, anyone who is lucky enough to of been to hestons place in Bray must know his food, all too often people review business's on these web sites and don't have the knowledge or understanding to be critical. Well, where do i start, the skinnybib was right on Que, from the initial greeting to paying our bill it was fabulous. We called in for lunch yesterday and got a table in bar by the fire, I had half a Bitter and Twisted, one of three real ales and the wife a glass of sauvignon blanc, we opted to share a bowl of mussels to for starters with a basket of homemade bread, it was fantastic next time im having them to myself. Fo mains we took a Fishermanâ??s Platter, which including mussels, smoked salmon, potted crab & petit salad & a Posh Ploughmanâ??s Lunch, a selection of cooked meats, ham terrine, boudin noir, cheeses, pickles & petit salad. The variation in flavors and thought into presentation was fabulous from the mussel pot and small cauldron to clean your sticky fingers, to the wooden tree trunk sliced boards with small kilner jars. To finish I had a rice pudding and the wife a coffee, best lunch Ive had outside London at a snip of the price all for under £45. Cant wait to go again.
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6:57 PM 15-04-2011
Not the bees knee`s
  3 / 10
Good evening,one has been thinking of writing a review for some time now.
Anyway as lots of people have been writing reviews to great lengths so i thought i would add mine to the fold so to speak.
I am 58 i travel around the country on a regular basis and dine out in hundreds of restaurants each year.
One never eats alone and i have lots of companions to dine with .
Now i have dined in some really good restaurants ,some average and some really poor restaurants.
It is difficult where to start with yours??,you see it came with really pleasant reviews.
The location was absolutely fine ,although one does not like to dine whilst looking out onto a graveyard ,maybe i should of viewed the website in more detail !!
The staff were pleasant and friendly enough too,and the whole place was quite quaint if you don't mind me saying.
But one does not go to a restaurant to eat the surroundings and the staff for that matter so i will get to the food right now.
For starters i tried the,Potted Whitby Crab with Yorkshire Beetroot Relish & Celeriac and Creamed Horseradish Remoulade.
The main course was,Sea Bream with Shellfish Ravioli, Deep Fried Calamari, Cauliflower Puree, Brown Shrimp & Potato Hash with an Onion and Lemon Dressing.
I will start with of course the starter,as i have previously stated i've been to many top places ,restaurants around the country all full of michelin awards etc,etc,so one knows what ones talking about here. The first thing one noticed was the plate ware, on both starter and main course were not hot to the touch not even lukewarm!!
The potted crab was in my opinion slightly over cooked ,the horseradish remoulade quite completely salty not pleasant at all ,the rest were reasonable.
overall i would say 4/10 ,but onwards and upwards the main course was what i was looking forward to tucking into!
Well what can i say ! ,Sea bream far to salty,the deep fried calamari was over fried in my opinion and the other offerings well did not matter one jolt !!
So the main course a disappointing 3/10!! Was it just me then i hear you say ,no my companions also found their food not quite up to scratch and between gave a modest 4/10??
Well there we are a good honest review from a travelled gentleman and his acquaintances, overall summary quite bizarre the staff and quaint pub much better than the food 4/10 below average , the prices also on the expensive side for the small offerings given,,thank you James.

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Posted:
6:41 PM 15-04-2011
Bay horse is nothing special
  3 / 10
I don't know what is so great about this place as me and my friends were far from impressed.
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3:26 PM 27-02-2011
 
Updated:
3:51 PM 27-02-2011
deserving of a michelin star
  10 / 10
just like the headline states, just had sunday lunch for the first time here and it definately wont be the last meal we have at this beautiful dining experience, from the minute we got there our table was ready, water was served by the very freindly yet unintrusive waiting staff. Our drinks quickly followed. The meal itself was superb we only had two courses yet we were stuffed by the time we had finished. meat just right veggies nice and slightly crunchy. dessert to die for, Service was second to none. I feel i have to comment on the previous review by "worth a try", to say they were still hungry after their meal of THREE courses i can only assume they have american appetites, its not the toby carvery you know!!!!!!!!!! Fine dining is all about QUALITY over quantity, when you learn that you will start to appreciate the food you were eating. as for the price, where else do you get food like that for 2 courses that costs less than 17 pounds??? Michelin stars are not given out like ten a penny, they have to be earned. which is exactly what the bay horse deserves, see you again very soon.
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Posted:
7:16 PM 11-02-2011
Worth a try!
  6 / 10
I heard a lot about this place and with friends, we gave it a try. Before we went I looked at the sample menu, unfortunately this seems to be out of date, well the prices are! Everything is about 15% more on the current menu. The food is superbly cooked and presented, the service is excellent and the place is very nice.
Unfortunately the portions are so tiny it is quite funny to see such small bits of food on such massive plates! Ok when one goes to such a place you do not expect massive plate fulls, but after 3 courses, to still feel hungry is unacceptable.
The friends we went with had been there last year and commented on the diminishing size of portions. Could the owners have built up a good reputation and are now starting to cash in?? Not good value as good as the food is!!
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