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“Excellent food and service”

The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 48 Restaurants in Stanley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$27
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: If you're looking for a restaurant near Durham and Chester le Street, go no further than The Hilltop. With over 35 years' experience in the bar and restaurant business, we realise that quality-assured food and excellent service are key factors in making any pub a success. This is why the Hilltop achieves such a high standard in all areas. We are situated close to the famous open air museum at Beamish and the many local attractions surrounding this beautiful section of County Durham. We are pleased to offer you our carefully selected Pub Fayre, using the finest ingredients and quality products and there are choices to suit all appetites. Take your time to browse our extensive menus on our food page and Chef's Specials Board & Offers, and, if you fancy something different, please ask and we will endeavour to satisfy your request - we aim to please. To accompany your meal we have a fine selection of carefully chosen wines and fresh ground coffee.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were amazing, the food was exceptional value and really tasty and even though they were really busy, they couldn’t do enough for us. I would highly recommend this place and would love to come again! Despite us being a large group (11) they were able to seat us together, all the order was correct and they made us feel very welcome.

Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank natcox1981
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Natcox1981, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

I eat here fairly often; service and quality is always excellent, I highly recommend it. In my last visit, I was served by Amanda and Dan, they were both great.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank matthewhall7
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Greene_K1ng, General Manager at The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Matthewhall7, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

A great local pub which we have been coming to for years . Ash and the team always provide a friendly welcome. The Hilltop offers great value for money and we have found that the staff always provide great service. A special mention to Amanda who is always friendly and cheerful each time we have visited.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Wanderer16274258947
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Wow what a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to write this and I’ll make sure I pass on your lovely comments to the team and especially Amanda. Hope you have a great day and we will see you again soon

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Reviewed 13 August 2021

Amanda, Dan and Ashley were all extremely friendly and helpful even when it was really busy. Food was good and fairly priced.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank danlaa26
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Thank you so much for this great review. I will definitely make sure I pass on your kind words to Ashley, Amanda and Dan. Have a great day and I hope to see you at the Hill Top again soon

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Reviewed 13 August 2021

We go about twice a week to the Hilltop. Food is reasonably priced, they have great menu for food and desserts with new menu coming out soon.
They have a very wide selection of drinks, and I love their gin selection!!
Staff are always very friendly and can't do enough for you.

Beer garden is amazing and now has an area covered incase you would like like to be outdoors ans it rains. The lights outside make it even prettier.
I've just had my Sons 9th Birthday there it ran very smoothly and the kids loved it!! Thank you to Ash, Mel, Amanda, Dan, Michaela and Hayley for always making our

I would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Muscle Tone F
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2021

Hi Catherine thank you so much for this wonderful review and I’m so glad to hear that Espen enjoyed his birthday with his friends and the t-shirts were amazing by the way. Have a great day and we’ll see you soon

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