Fox & Hounds

Bustling Georgian country inn with good food and real ales; bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
Disabled loos
Pub games
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2, 6-8.30 (9 Fri, Sat)

Typical main dish: beer-battered haddock with mushy peas and chips

Typical main dish price: £9.90

Average two course evening meal price: £17.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.15

Name of cheapest bitter: Tirrils 1823

  • Pub games
  • Board games
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 3

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant

Child restrictions: Children welcome until 9pm

  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

Set on the green of a pretty Teesdale village, this is a genuine country pub with warmly welcoming and helpful licensees who get the basics of old-fashioned hostelry right every time: great food and ale and a good night's sleep, in a timelessly relaxing atmosphere. The cheerful, simply furnished beamed bar has a partly wooden floor (elsewhere it's carpeted), a good winter log fire, cushioned wall seats and local photographs and country pictures in various alcoves and recesses; look out for the mural of a fox enjoying a jug of ale. Three local ales on handpump include Tirril 1883 and there is a decent selection of gins and malt whiskies too. There are seats outside on a terrace and quoits. The bright, clean and comfortable bedrooms make a good base for exploring the area ' Cotherstone is on the edge of the North Pennine AONB and close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and there are fine surrounding walks. Disabled access.

The good pub guide food review

Expertly home-cooked and good value food is made from local ingredients including Teesdale lamb and beef, Cotherstone cheese from the village creamery, and eggs, herbs and vegetables from 'dad's garden'. Dishes might include warm bacon, wensleydale cheese and red apple salad, baked pot of prawns, leeks and mushrooms in Cotherstone cheese cream with herb crust, steak, black pudding and ale pie with chips, lambs liver in gravy with mustard mash and crispy bacon, French vegetable bake, gammon, tomato and cheese melt, and puddings such as chocolate cream crunch and sticky toffee pudding.

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Contact Details

Fox & Hounds, Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9PF

(01833) 650241

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-2.30, 6-11

Saturday: 12-3, 6-11

Sunday: 12-3, 6-10.30

Winter: 6-11 Mon-Weds; 12-2.30, 6-11 Thurs, Fri