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The Olive Grove

€€ - €€€, British,
Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
+44 1388 205689
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“cheesecake” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have eaten here 10 or so times, so I can give a fair review. For the area, the food is of a consistently good quality, made with fresh ingredients. If you're looking for excellent pub food, then I recommend it. We...More

Thank Marc N
stevem26, Owner at The Olive Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review Marc. I must say In defence of the staff the phones are put in the safe during the time they are working and are given back to them when they are finished I can only think they must of...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a birthday treat with my dad and brother. Food was lovely, I had the Parmo which was one of the best I’ve had and my dad and brother had the Indian curry which was huge and looked lovely. Little pricey for pub...More

1  Thank sophier9476
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Thursday for tea - the menu was limited as it was steak night - the staff were friendly - we had fish & chips which were a bit greasy & the mushy peas were minted not to.my taste batter on fish was nice...More

Thank suzi4boro
stevem26, Owner at The Olive Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit although you Did comment most of your meals were nice. As for it being steak night you should have been offered the full menu.....we do steak night as a specials night where we trim the menu down to offer...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Met with a warm reception by friendly and pleasant staff. The menu isn't particularly inspiring however, so if you like chips, rice or basic pasta then you will be happy. The food tasted nice enough, but with mains averaging about £13 and starters at a...More

Thank davidlocker0
stevem26, Owner at The Olive Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your review however I would like to make a few points. Whilst I value your comments there are only the steaks and the mixed grill £13and above all the other meals range from £8.50 to £11.50 which I think is comparable to...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Came to meet up with one of my best friends for lunch last week. Food is amazing. We ordered scampi and the mince and dumplings. They were both superb and nothing was left on our plates. The chef is awesome. Compliments to the chef!!!!! The...More

1  Thank Rooby1984
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Superb service! Lovely ambience! First impression ordered a glass of wine received it in a beautiful glass which speaks volumes for me!! Food delious! Well presented! Would highly recommend it as in service industry so know what I'm talking about 😘

1  Thank samboandbert
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Croxdale and didn't fancy driving into Durham... I'm so happy we didn't. The staff were excellent! Our waitress was incredibly attentive and polite. I ordered the mixed grill and my girlfriend had lasagne. Both were huge portions and so tasty. The...More

1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Went here on the off chance of a quick bit to eat before doing more Christmas shopping we had 2 meals for £11 and they were well worth every penny I had the fish and chips and the batter was beautiful not a bit of...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Love going here for it. Would definitely recommend it. The Yorkshire puddings are fab :-)

Thank Staci708
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great place to eat, one of the best around, steve and his staff always make you welcome and are very friendly, great sunday lunches available to suit everyone and very reasonable. Always a bonus when your drinks are bought to the table for you

Thank lesley w
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Response from sylvia c | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
I think it's usually about £6.95. When I went it was a set mothers day menu and was a little more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Spennymoor
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 205689
  • E-mail
Hidden in the corner of Spennymoor next to the council offices in Green Lane formally known as 'The Half Moon' lies a secret to be discovered after 4 months of refurbishment it opened it doors September 2012. When you enter you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the friendly staff. The setting has been themed on a rustic tuscancy hideaway filled with colours & fabrics of the Mediterranean. Its owners are a local family Steve & Lynda with Steve doubling up as head chef. We offer good home cooked food inducing fish and thick cut juicy steaks and an array of mouth watering dishes. Step outside and you will discover a tuscany courtyard and you are met with the sight of a old vineyard running round stone buildings & disappearing in the blue skyline. Exciting plans have been passed for a forty seater restaurant complete with its own kitchen and authentic open plan wood burning oven which will bring the smells and the taste of the Mediterranean
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