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The Swatter's Carr

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Bar, British, Pub
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228 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3QW, England
+44 1642 239060
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here quite regularly and really like this place, BUT... I have noticed in the last few months the standard of the clearing up and cleaning has slipped massively and I have had to go to the bar and ask for the table to be sorted. I also noticed that other people were moving dirty dishes and glasses from... More 

Thank libbyl00
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed to order my lamb shank and no mint sauce! Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Nice warm fire. Tables a bit dirty though. Customer had to ask staff to clean table but they are very busy.

Thank Tudor R
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to this pub for a lunchtime meal after having a drink many Saturday nights ago. My wife and I went for theThursday curry special price £6.49 including a drink, I added a couple of extras which pushed the price up a little bit more but still excellent value. I had the lamb curry my wife went for the vegetarian... More 

Thank Eric F
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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631 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Okay it is a Weatherspoons pub so expected good beers (which it does), good service (again it does) and decent food (it does this - decent food at a decent price). My wife had a steak which she enjoyed whilst I had a burger which was okay. Beer choice and pricing is excellent - we will be back for a... More 

Thank bill c
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I usually visit this place for breakfast when it's quiet. Really cheap, unlimited coffee til about 2pm. Range of breakfast options, I like the sausage or bacon buns. Opens nice and early even on a Sunday. Visited Saturday night, packed out, waited long time to get served but still got a seat. Do non alcoholic cider and lager and a... More 

Thank MrsJD2007
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Cold steak very well done scampi worst meal ever in a weathespoons we told the waitress it was cold when she asked if meal was ok reply ok sorry

Thank G K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Standard wetherpsoons type pub. Saturday night packed but drinks were reasonably priced with a fair selection

Thank Lettuce_45
Hull, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Was sick after eating a bbq hog burger with chips and 6 small onion rings and paid extra for coleslaw which was a massive mistake. Will definitely not go back again.

Thank craig t
United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's good value, not too expensive. A good place to meet friends and chat. The food is not too excellent but it's good to fill up your stomach

Thank hanguyen2
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Been here quite a few times, only had a so so meal once, mostly it's excellent. The main draw is the real ale! I was pleased to see that the veg sausage and mash is back on the menu (having been disappointed when it went). Decided to try a new addition to the menu, veg lasagne. It's usually a not... More 

Thank mrfinnegan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Middlesbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 239060
This has been a public house for more than a century. Mostly, the three-storey building (which extends along Victoria Road) was the Empire (not to be confused with the nearby Empire Theatre-now a nightclub). The Empire was originally named the Empire Hotel. The building is recorded in the 1891 census as the Swatters Carr Hotel Public House - Swatters (or Swathers) Carr after the isolated farmhouse, first recorded on the map dated 1618.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?