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Dining at Bay Horse Hurworth in UK (Menu & Prices 2024)

Stepping into The Bay Horse Hurworth had been a long-awaited moment for me. The allure of a gastropub promising fine dining experiences had lingered on my list of places to visit for what felt like an eternity. Finally, the stars aligned, and I found myself in this cozy haven, knowing it was the perfect setting for a special occasion.

As I walked through the doors, I was greeted by the warmth of familiar pub ambiance, tinged with an air of sophistication that hinted at the culinary delights awaiting within. From the first glance at the menu, I knew I was in for a treat.

Leek and potato velouté

To start our gastronomic adventure, I opted for the leek and potato velouté with smoked salmon, crispy potato, and potato foam. The marriage of velvety soup with the delicate smokiness of salmon was a revelation to my taste buds, leaving me craving more with every spoonful.

Meanwhile, my companion savored the roasted red onion and caramelized apple risotto with pig’s cheek, a harmonious blend of sweet and savory flavors that left us both in awe.

Butter-poached chicken

For the main course, I indulged in butter-poached chicken accompanied by braised chorizo, herb arancini, sweet potato purée, and roasted sweet potato. The plate arrived as a work of art, each component meticulously arranged to tantalize both the eyes and the palate.

The succulent chicken and crispy arancini danced on my tongue, a symphony of flavors that left me savoring every bite. Across the table, my companion delved into the beef Wellington, a masterpiece of tender meat encased in flaky pastry, served with an array of seasonal vegetables and irresistible dauphinois potatoes.


As the evening progressed, we couldn’t resist the allure of dessert. I opted for the sticky toffee pudding with bergamot ice cream and orange jelly, a delicate yet flavorful finale to the meal. The bright citrus notes of the orange jelly perfectly complemented the rich sweetness of the pudding, leaving me with a sense of culinary satisfaction.

Meanwhile, my companion indulged in the dark chocolate bar with banana bread, caramelized banana, and butterscotch, a decadent treat that was as indulgent as it was delicious.

Throughout our dining experience, from the impeccable service to the exquisite presentation of each dish, The Bay Horse Hurworth surpassed all expectations. It was more than just a meal; it was a culinary journey that left us feeling nourished in both body and soul.

As we bid farewell to this culinary gem, we couldn’t help but reflect on the unforgettable evening we had experienced. The setting, the staff, the food – everything had been nothing short of phenomenal. It was a night to remember, one that would linger in our memories long after the final crumbs had been savored.

Most Popular Items at Bay Horse Hurworth Menu

Roasted King Prawn

Begin your gastronomic adventure at The Bay Horse Hurworth with the Roasted King Prawn, a dish that epitomizes the marriage of simplicity and sophistication. Succulent king prawns, sourced from pristine waters, are delicately roasted to perfection, imparting a smoky aroma and a tender texture that melts in the mouth.

Served with a drizzle of herb-infused olive oil or a zesty citrus dressing, this appetizer is a tantalizing introduction to the culinary delights that await.

Smoked Haddock Velouté

For a taste of indulgence, look no further than the Smoked Haddock Velouté, a creamy soup that exudes elegance and refinement. Velvety-smooth velouté, enriched with the delicate flavor of smoked haddock, envelopes the palate in a symphony of taste and texture.

Garnished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or a dollop of crème fraîche, this soup is a comforting yet sophisticated choice that is sure to leave diners craving more.

White Bean & Roasted Shallot Risotto

Elevating the humble risotto to new heights, The Bay Horse Hurworth presents its White Bean & Roasted Shallot Risotto, a vegetarian delight that celebrates the richness of seasonal ingredients. Arborio rice, simmered to creamy perfection, forms the canvas for this delectable dish, while tender white beans and caramelized roasted shallots add depth and complexity of flavor.

Finished with a drizzle of truffle oil or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, this risotto is a culinary masterpiece that satisfies the senses.

Aged Yorkshire Fillet Steak in Thyme & Garlic

Indulge in carnivorous bliss with The Bay Horse Hurworth’s Aged Yorkshire Fillet Steak in Thyme & Garlic, a dish that celebrates the art of grilling. Prime cuts of aged Yorkshire fillet steak, renowned for their tenderness and flavor, are marinated in a fragrant blend of thyme and garlic before being expertly grilled to your desired level of doneness.

Served with a medley of seasonal vegetables or a mound of buttery mashed potatoes, this steak is a carnivore’s dream come true.

French Black Pudding

Rounding out our culinary journey is the French Black Pudding, a dish that pays homage to tradition while delighting the palate with its bold flavors and rustic charm. Made from a blend of pork meat, fat, and blood, seasoned with aromatic spices and herbs, French black pudding is a savory delicacy that is as comforting as it is delicious.

Served with a side of tangy apple chutney or a drizzle of balsamic reduction, this dish is a testament to The Bay Horse Hurworth’s commitment to preserving culinary heritage while embracing innovation.

About Bay Horse Hurworth

The Bay Horse Hurworth is a 15th century coaching inn located in the village of Hurworth-on-Tees, near Darlington, England. It is a popular destination for fine dining, featuring modern British cuisine with a twist. The Bay Horse has been featured in the Michelin Guide for many years, and has won several awards for its food and service.

The Bay Horse also boasts a lovely garden and terrace, where guests can enjoy al fresco dining and drinks. The Bay Horse is known for its caramelised rice pudding, which is a signature dish of the restaurant

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Bay Horse Hurworth Menu & Prices in UK

This menu and the prices are updated to match with the latest prices in UK as of March 2nd, 2024.

Menu with Prices

To Start

Menu ItemPrice (£)
Roasted King prawn, salmon parfait, prawn ravioli, black squid aioli, autumn squash ketchup, black squid powder, lime chilli, squash salsa£18
Half pint moules marinière, cream, shallots, garlic, pancetta, mixed herbs£12
North Sea fish & herb pancake, thermidor sauce£12
Roasted King scallops, merguez sausage, yogurt, red pepper puree, curried apple dressing, spiced granola£18
Wild mushroom & white truffle soufflé, aged parmesan, mixed herbs, truffle cream, white truffle£10
Smoked haddock velouté, smoked haddock & autumn vegetable fricassee, pork crackling, garlic sautéed Charlotte potatoes, bacon powder, chive foam£9.50
White bean & roasted shallot risotto, roasted ceps, pressed warm ham terrine, shallot rings, cep oil£14
Whitby white crab, potted crab mayonnaise, poached salmon ballotine, plum gel, brown crab gougères, cured egg yolk£18
Perfectly pairs with Tobelos Blanco, Rioja, Spain 2021£10.25
French black pudding, bramble chutney, salted cured duck leg ballotine, parsley aioli, brambles, duck hash cakes£14

To Follow

Menu ItemPrice (£)
Pan fried partridge, game & pancetta sausage, celeriac, sliced cavolo nero, Madeira crumb, blackberry jelly, bread sauce, game jus£28
Aged Yorkshire fillet steak in thyme & garlic, beetroot ketchup, caramelised celeriac, celeriac remoulade, herb onion rings, triple cooked chips, baby gem, blue cheese & toasted walnut salad£39.50
Béarnaise sauce or Au poivre sauce£4
Pressed belly pork, salted braised pigs’ cheek, confit Ratte potatoes, red cabbage puree, braised chicory, pear gel, pear salsa, hazelnut granola£25
Roasted halibut, sweet & sour apple, green apple gel, crispy smoked prawns, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato puree, saffron foam, sea herbs£32
12-hour braised daube beef, sauteed ox tongue, creamed leeks, leek puree, roasted girolles, mushroom duxelle, mushroom ketchup, roasted leeks£32
Butter poached corn fed chicken breast, trumpet mushrooms, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, Jerusalem artichoke puree, truffle pearl barley, artichoke crumb£25
Black treacle venison loin, salted, braised & rolled belly, Savoy cabbage in dripping, grape gel, bacon powder, potato rosti, cabbage puree£32
Perfectly pairs with ‘Spatburgunder’ Pinot Noir, Neiss, Pfalz, Germany, 2018£11
Fillet of hake, braised barbequed cauliflower, lemon cauliflower puree, coconut gremolata, spiced coconut foam, pak choi, harissa dressing£29

To Complement

Menu ItemPrice
Triple cooked, beef dripping chips£4
Rosemary & garlic buttered carrots£4
Dauphinoise potatoes£5
Tenderstem broccoli, lemon, oil & chives£4
Olive oil & herb new potatoes£4
Hispi cabbage with harissa butter£4
Creamy mustard spinach with bacon£4

Jen Summerlin – Author

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