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The Countryman

$$ - $$$, British,
The Countryman Dunwell Lane | Bolam, Darlington DL2 2UW, England
+44 1388 832418
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  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“apple sauce” (3 reviews)
“gammon” (6 reviews)
“potato skins” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Countryman Dunwell Lane | Bolam, Darlington DL2 2UW, England
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Four of us booked a table for 7-30pm. Drinks ordered at bar by very pleasant girl. Although we had booked where told just to sit anywhere. Meal order taken at table and it was no problem for her to keep going to kitchen as we...More

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Best Sunday carvery around. I booked a table even though there were only 2 of us and so pleased I did otherwise we would have been turned away it was that busy. Choice of small, medium or large dinners. Great variety of meats and a...More

Thank Nicola T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely Country Pub. Have stayed on caravan site with tourer. Site does need updating with washing & toilet facilities which we know are in progress & do need to improve.Food fantastic & customer service second to none. Will be back. Keep up the good work

Thank DawnW W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Loved it. A true Sunday carvery, I had the large plate with four kinds of meat available, this was real meat and not a chicken or turkey roll. Home made Yorkshire puddings and as much veg as you wish, pleasantly surprised to be able to...More

Thank No1waggi
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My daughter took me for Father's Day lunch, there appeared to be a mix up regarding our reservation but it appeared the booking was 'elsewhere'? There was a well stocked bar with good service. It was a carvery set up with lots of choice, all...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent best around. Choice of beef pork turkey gammon and all the trimmings plenty of veg to help yourself too. Small is £6.95 then you can get med or large and even get take outs

Thank mturnbull
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Called this pub at 8.30 pm to see if it was serving meals, they would remain open until we arrived, we were staying local but traffic on motorways was terrible, they obliged our request and cooked a super steak and trimmings. They also catered for...More

1  Thank nige4554
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the campsite at the back of the Countryman whilst working in the area. Campsite is immaculate and a hidden gem - replacement toilets and shower block being built now so that will only improve We ate twice whilst here one lunch (2...More

Thank Mark160970
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Staying at the campsite behind the Countryman pub, we decided to try out for our evening meal, what a delicious meal thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the pub was buzzing with dinners, all seemed to be enjoying the food, plenty on the menu to choose from...More

Thank higherweek
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We only go at lunch time, but find the menu offers enough choice to suit all of our tastes, there is the normal menu, plus lunch time specials. We have never been disappointed with the quality, and the prices of food and drink are very...More

Thank dl3dave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:45 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Countryman Dunwell Lane | Bolam, Darlington DL2 2UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 832418
The Countryman is a traditional country pub situated just off the A68 in the small village of Bolam. We are a friendly pub suitable for all occasions. Opening Times. Tuesday Lunch 12-2pm Pensioners Lunch (£7.95), Two Meals for £10 and Main Menu. Tuesday Evening 6-8:30pm Two meals for £10 and Main Menu. Wednesday Lunch 12-2pm - Pensioners Lunch (£7.95), Two Meals for £10 and Main Menu. Wednesday Evening- 6-8:30pm Two meals for £10 and Main Menu. Thursday Lunch 12-2pm - Pensioners Lunch (£7.95), Two Meals for £10 and Main Menu. Thursday Evening 6-8:30pm Two for One Steak Night, Two meals for £10 and Main Menu. Friday Lunch - 12-2pm - Pensioners Lunch (£7.95), Two Meals for £10 and Main Menu. Friday evening 6-8pm - All you can eat buffet(£8.95), and Main Menu. Saturday all day 12-8:30pm- Pensioners Lunch (£7.95)(12-2pm) Main Menu and Two Meals for £10. Sunday Carvery 11.45am-5pm. (Booking is advisable)
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