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The Hoskins

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43 Blackwellgate, Darlington DL1 5HW, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Bar smelt of a toilet, toilets defy description. Why would anyone come here when there are do many decedent pubs in the town.

Thank bobsbitz59
Eaglescliffe, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have been in to watch the FA Cup Final and on other occasions to watch some football. Friday night was interesting with the youth of Darlington gathering before going on to the night club - football finished and a disco started up. Beer is fine. Dine not eat.

Thank pjandd300
Glossop, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Came here when staying in Darlington for the weekend and needed somewhere to watch the football. Vodka and coke served in a half pint bitter glass, a sticky, greasy table that I kept accidentally touching (and regretting it!) and the toilets were bad - looked as tough they'd been quite nice once, but now the doors are scratched with copious... More 

Thank Jules6976
San Francisco
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I love this bar on a Monday or a Friday, although, if you like to enjoy your drinks in a clean well presented place this isn't it for you! I enjoy the music and the staff I just think the cleanliness lacks in a lot of places, some toilets don't have toilet seats and the sinks and mirrors are filthy,... More 

Thank Natasha B
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Went to this pub last Friday night as a group of six. None of us had been in Darlington before so just happened upon this pub . It was an absolute dive and the clientele on the night left a lot to be desired, and that's being kind.We would not dream of eating there. The toilets were filthy and there... More 

Thank kerrygirl35
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went in on a Saturday night, the toilets reminded me of the ones from trainspotting, would not recommend

Thank milsos
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Good selection but do take a hungry tum! Friendly staff and nothing too much trouble to them. We had two evening meals and need to go back to sample others. Excellent

Thank themosses9
stockton on tees
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Always call in the Hopkins with my mam when we have a shop around Darlington. Food is always lovely and hot right through, called in today with my Aunty and cousin, again faultless food. The staff are always pleasant. My only issue would be it needs a good revamp, it's looking tatty which could put people off, other than than,... More 

Thank kendra_marie
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

A group of us come here once a week with our little ones, the food is always nice and really good value especially with the free kids meals. The staff are lovely especially Paige!! She always goes above and beyond for us , always smiling and really really friendly, makes us feel very welcome,very happy to help, she is great... More 

Thank Lynne J
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Ordered Coors light. Cloudy with floating yeast. Told that's what it's like. Horrific service and products. Avoid at all cost!!

Thank Robert W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Blackwellgate, Darlington DL1 5HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Darlington

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?