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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
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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756 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So it is a Weatherspoons but do not knock it. The beers are varied and reasonably priced, there is a decent range of gins and white wines of which we partook as part of this visit. Did not eat this time but the food looks good and for what you pay is good value. There is a good mix of... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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756 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Back in again for a couple of drinks. As always this place is lively with a good mix of different customers of different ages and styles. The beer choice is excellent, a decent range of gins. We ended up having a steak and a burger with a drink for each of us and all for under £20. Great service, decent... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stumbled across this spoons while out for a walk looking for some food. Though the street has a lot of places to eat. I find it comforting to find one of these, especially on Steak night. The offers are very difficult to beat and the variety of beer is good too. the staff were friendly and although it was busy... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent meeting place. Really big room fair prices. Nice atmosphere and local. We will definitely be going again

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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756 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Dropped in here for a quick beer which are varied, cheap and pretty good. We ended up having a steak and a burger with a drink for each of us and all for under £20. Great service, decent food and pretty cheap.

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Thank bill c
middlesbrough
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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756 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 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 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?