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The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant

East Street | East Stanley, Stanley DH9 0UE, England
+44 1207 233217
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“ribeye” (6 reviews)
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
East Street | East Stanley, Stanley DH9 0UE, England
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent service no complaints, food very well priced compared to other pubs in the area yes I will make another visit again

Thank brianstobbart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

very surprised at the range of food on offer. The prices were more than fair for the amount of food. Every meal we ordered in our party was delicious and more than enough. I will definitely be back again and would definitely recommend.

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having loved The Hilltop before it changed to a Flaming Grill, I was always sceptical about having food there. However, I went last week and it really was great. Obviously, you know what you're getting with a Flaming Grill and the menu/prices reflect this but...More

Thank Mhamf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice friendly staff but chef has a very heavy hand with the amount of BBQ sauce on everything. food really poor and disappointing. it wasn't busy only about 10 other people in so should have realized. wont be going back

Thank c h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal with family both of us got burgers both tasted nice better thsn they used to be. My child ate for £1 as a had a voucher which was great i will be back

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank stevenpM1149JB
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Nice resturant very family friendly with very helpful staff. Food very good for price and generous portions. The staff were very helpful as we booked for 5 on father's day and turned up with 6. Tables moved arround by staff no bother. Nice patio area.

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I used to like this place but for several months now we've been coming here only to leave a few minutes later. Sometimes the staff are "having a problem in the kitchen" and they "don't know when service will resume", or "There will be over...More

Thank supergate8
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here just for a change from our usual haunt. Nice surprise. We got a table easily enough, even though it was reasonably busy. The food was good. Not posh nosh, but good quality food at a very reasonable price. Staff were attentive but not...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Visited Monday for a light lunch. Food took ages to arrive which was surprisingly as it wasn't busy. Skinny fries were so overcooked there was no potatoe left in them just the shell. Coleslaw was awful and salad was pitiful. Very over priced. I won't...More

Thank kayli d
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Nice good just a shame about the wait time to get served. Go online before hand to get money off first visit

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
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yes hilltop is open and number remains the same 01207 233217
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Street | East Stanley, Stanley DH9 0UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Stanley
  • Phone Number: +44 1207 233217
If you're looking for a restaurant near Durham and Chester le Street, go no further than The Hilltop. With over 35 years' experience in the bar and restaurant business, we realise that quality-assured food and excellent service are key factors in making any pub a success. This is why the Hilltop achieves such a high standard in all areas. We are situated close to the famous open air museum at Beamish and the many local attractions surrounding this beautiful section of County Durham. We are pleased to offer you our carefully selected Pub Fayre, using the finest ingredients and quality products and there are choices to suit all appetites. Take your time to browse our extensive menus on our food page and Chef's Specials Board & Offers, and, if you fancy something different, please ask and we will endeavour to satisfy your request - we aim to please. To accompany your meal we have a fine selection of carefully chosen wines and fresh ground coffee.
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