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The Old Farmhouse

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Bar, British, Pub
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Yarm Road, Darlington DL2 1HN, England
+44 1325 332191
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had Sunday Lunch at the Old Farmhouse twice during Febraury - absolutely superb - well presented, delicious food, cooked to perfection in a lovely setting.

Thank littlebear7170
Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is part of a chain and they are all very similar. The food is typically pub food and is OK but lacks a bit of flare, there is quite a large menu which always makes me think of pre-prepared, it tastes rather like it too. It's sister pub not far away seems rather better. The food is OK... More 

1 Thank Marian F
Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch. Great price and the staff were friendly and the service prompt. We had two steak sandwich's which were good.

Thank grupert
Darlington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a visiting work colleague for a meal here. As he is a visitor to the UK from overseas I wanted to go somewhere that is not showy or "gastropub" . I ordered Hunters Chicken and he had the unusual vegetarian burger. Great to have a veggie option that is not a tartlet or mushroom based. Both meals were... More 

Thank Shirley S
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on a Saturday afternoon around 4pm. Place virtually empty. Maybe that should of been a hint. Ordered 2 drinks at the bar. Served by a less than interested member of staff. Proceeded to sit at a table at the bottom of the pub. Then noticed a loud droning noise so moved to the top of the pub were... More 

Thank leebA3854UD
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and the place was in chaos. Too many customers to too few staff. The waitress who 'served' us was abrupt to the point of being borderline aggressive. It took an hour from us arriving to our meals being served. My Yorkshire Pudding looked like an early audition for Pancake Day and the carrots consisted of half a carrot... More 

Thank Polecat22
Marton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times now and on most occasions I've been really impressed. The last time however was not a good experience. The waitress was just rude and totally lacked an interest. My sister has a severe allergy, and when she asked about ingredients the waitress simply replied "it should be okay" before walking off. Hardly puts your... More 

2 Thank Sophie S
Billingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I visited here on the premise it was a lastminute choice and the last time i went it was just your standard chain pub food..how surprised I was. The service was really good...apart from been a bit slow between courses and getting drinks...but the food was tje biggest surprise. I went for the seafood risotto with to be honest quite... More 

Thank UncleKnobby
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

As we were guests of friends, were not prepared to complain. It took almost two hours for a two course lunch. Wagyu burger is £12.50. Whatever the quality of the meat was supposed to be, by the time it was cooked to death it could have been anything! A standard Mcdonalds at one sixth of the price is far superior.... More 

Thank jonboyjackyYorkshire
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My wife and I have visited The Farmhouse a few times even for Sunday Lunch and in all honesty never had a complaint, the food has always been very good service, yes, sometimes not the quickest but we were not in McDonalds. I really like the Wagyu burger, The staff are always friendly and helpful and if you get near... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Kids, Child-friendly
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?