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The Forresters Hotel & Restaurant

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52-53 Market Place, Middleton in Teesdale DL12 0QH, England
+44 1833 641435
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel on a Saturday evening and really enjoyed the whole experience. We had room 4 above the bar which was very nice and had a good bathroom with a bath. Our little dog was made very welcome and we had a lovely meal in the bar area. I cannot comment on Breakfast as we stayed room... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a hidden treasure. The menu makes choosing difficult. I had delicious tomato soup followed by Beef Burginon. The portions were very generous. I couldn't manage a dessert but did steal tastes of my friends desserts. The amaretto creme brûlée was delightful and beautifully presented with a spun sugar dome on top. Other choices of food included rack... More 

Thank 100dawn100
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel had a French restaurant attached to it and the French theme spilled into the bar area which we visited. There were signs and images on the walls that were designed to add character but just looked a bit tacky. Service was good but the place just felt strange.

Thank rockindude
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely lunch with family to celebrate a wedding. Very accommodating, lovely staff. Huge portions of well cooked food. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Patti A
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food - monkfish, sea trout, wild boar, partridge - is what you might hope for a really good menu reflecting Teesdale country and coast. It is given a great boost by a French twist to many dishes with really lovely sauces and truly excellent vegetables. The portions are 'substantial' and we seriously recommend sharing a starter between two if... More 

Thank Jonathan A
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are in Middleton... then book at table at this restaurant! You will not be dissapointed... Trust me! Top Notch :-)

Thank Richardvarcoe
York, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here and would not have done so otherwise as a peep in the door showed a quite dingy dark space with no atmosphere. Glad we did though as the food was super. Planned their new decor in my head, light walls, paler furniture, more comfortable chairs. Then it will be perfect in my opinion.

Thank Viv18
south shields
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We went here with friends for a drink we found it very expensive and there wasnt much of an atomosphere to be honest we only went in because the wasn't much of an alternative .

Thank hackney180
Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stopped off in Middleton in Teesdale on our way home for our evening meal and decided to try the Forresters as nowhere else was serving food in the late afternoon. What a wonderful surprise! The food was excellent, the service matched the food which really lived up to the menu! If you are in Teesdale for a holiday, passing... More 

Thank Ged A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Popped into this place whilst staying in a local B & B. The food was very good, in a French style, well prepared and expertly presented. We could tell the owner takes pride in offering a good quality eating experience. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank SFM1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52-53 Market Place, Middleton in Teesdale DL12 0QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Middleton in Teesdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 641435
FORRESTERS FRENCH RESTAURANT FRENCH CUISINE, NORTHERN PORTION French Restaurant with Classic French dishes such as Beef Bourguignon and King Scallops Au Gratin. All our food is cooked fresh on the premises by our chefs. Ice Creams, Desserts and Chocolates are also made here by our amazing pastry chef Also famous for her Personalised Cakes for those special occasions. BAR with Pool Table, Real Ales, Cocktails. Large Selection of wines & sparkling wines by the glass, Riverside Terrace

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