Italian restaurant Darlington

Al Forno


Here is a lovely Italian restaurant in Darlington. 

Typical Italian inside in style and layout. In the American Italian...

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Pub in Piercebridge, near Darlington



The Foxs Hole is a newly refurbished pub formally known as the Carlbury Arms in Piercebridge near Darlington. It’s different; it’s not the...

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Drum and Monkey Seafood Restaurant in Harrowgate

Drum and monkey


A staple quality seafood restaurant in Harrogate for at least 20 years that I know of.

£20-30 per head. Very clean and...

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Cycle route from Darlington to Barnard Castle

The Croft Hotel


An easy flexible cycle route just outside Darlington. You can go west towards very quiet countryside upstream of the River Tees towards Barnard...

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Museum in Reeth

Museum in Reeth


Looking for things to do in Reeth near Richmond, North Yorkshire? We visited this cute museum yesterday just off the Green in Reeth village. A...

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Pub in Gilling West, Near Richmond, North Yorkshire

White Swan - Gilling West3


The White Swan in Gilling West near Richmond, North Yorkshire is a traditional pub on the village high street. Recently gained new owners it's...

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Small quite immaculate hotel in Darlington



This is a new hotel in Darlington. When I say new, it’s a totally renovated Georgian building in the centre of town on a small quite side...

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A fine pint of ale and a warm welcome in Barnard Castle

The Cricketers Arms


Rob and Vanessa are the landlords at The Cricketers Arms in Barnard Castle. Galgate is the road that drops down into the centre coming from the...

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Meet for coffee in Darlington

Outside photo


Fortunately I visited The Croft Hotel to attend a business network meeting with Network North. The coffee is soo good. I admit I only knew...

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For a decent, straightforward sort of hotel style Sunday lunch that is good value

The Countryman Pub


The Countryman pub with carvery on Sundays. Located in Bolam village near West Auckland.

For a decent, straightforward sort of hotel style...

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