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The Old Farmhouse

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Yarm Road, Darlington DL2 1HN, England
+44 1325 332191
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch, family friendly, very delicious and was home made as opposed to the other franchise pubs microwave. Delicious beef and Yorkshire puds. They also catered for amendments to our 8 yr old sons menu who is still a bit fussy. Just lovely.

Thank Tired of B
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a last treat before going back to school the children asked to go out for tea. Having had some wonderful meals here previously it was a joint choice Walked into the pub to find the fire blazing and it lovely and warm, so welcoming. Ordered drinks and took menus to choose our food 2 children's meals - they didn't... More 

Thank clareandgirls
Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food itself is good but most times I've been (about 5 or 6 now) the waiting times for mains and desserts is too long, even when it is quiet. I could understand waiting an hour or more if the place was full but most times half full and last occasion there was only a handful of tables in. As... More 

Thank matt a
Darlington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas day lunch could not fault all timed to precision, veg was cooked to perfection staff and I mean all staff very tentative and smiles to boot ! This was our first time dining out on Christmas day and was a bit worried it would be a massive conveyer belt for the masses but was totally mistaking well done the... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the company & atmosphere of the pub on Christmas Day, was supprised there was no drink on arrival, nor pre meal coffee or minced pies after meal for the price.

Thank raymondsharpe
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for 4 adults for 1pm.we were greeted on entry and shown to our table. Our pre ordered food was brought soon after. Our meals were all excellent, well cooked and plentiful. The staff were attentive.the bar staff were very friendly and humerous. There was a nice atmosphere in the pub. We could not fault our visit... More 

Thank Barbara D
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had two visits in two days. First visit was for Sunday lunch which was lovely and very filling and reasonably priced especially the kids lunch which was not much smaller in proportion to an adult lunch. Very child friendly. My son took part in a Christmas colourin competition and actually won which was the reason for our second visit... More 

Thank clairegardner99
Darlington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Arrived yesterday at 12 noon to enjoy lunch. Greeted warmly by a single member of staff managing the bar. Sat at a table and ordered our meal. The starter took a little time to arrive, but not unreasonable. We then waited for our main course and we waite and we waited. In exasperation I wet up to the waitress, who... More 

Thank John B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal . Only one groan was we were sat next to a radiator which was far too hot . We must apologies we didn't leave a tip as we left quickly as the birthday 'girl' was having chest pain and needed to get to hospital ! Meal was lovely . Would recommend x

Thank dinglelbydo
ManagerOldFarmHouse, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this review

Hi, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Oldfarmhouse, and glad you enjoyed the food. Sorry the radiator was a little warm it takes a lot to heat such a old building, And really no need to apologise about not leaving a tip. We all just hope the birthday girl is all right, please pass on... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch with my husband and we opted for the roast dinner sharing platter. We were very disappointed with the whole meal. Not enough meat for two people; Yorkshire puddings were flat, hard and quite burnt; vegetables were not great and we had to pay extra for mashed potato! Worst of all the whole meal was barely warm.... More 

Thank Pauline1026
ManagerOldFarmHouse, Manager at The Old Farmhouse, responded to this review

Hi Pauline, I'm really sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with your recent visit. I will be personally looking into the matter as we here at the Farmhouse strive to make every visit a good one. Many things went wrong with your visit, and this is not acceptable. Again, please accept my sincere apologies, and I ensure you this will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yarm Road, Darlington DL2 1HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 332191
The Old Farmhouse in Darlington is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?