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George & Dragon

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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4 East Green | Heighington Village, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6PP, England
+44 1325 313152
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at Redworth Hall and had a walk into the village to look for somewhere to have dinner. Had a drink in the bar and looked at the menu which was very tempting so booked a table for dinner. Definitely not disappointed. Were shown to our table in the restaurant which was really busy for a Monday night. We were... More 

Thank touriststwo
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to a better country pub ever and i have been to alot the staff could not have been more warming and the meal we had was great and portion size made us very happy i made sure i had enough room for a pudding as they sounded fab so we cant wait to go back again.

Thank conniesmithson
north yorkshire
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fab little pub great food and staff , the steak was best I've had for n a long time and reasonably priced

Thank sharade1999
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for a large family group at this cosy village pub The seating was all designed for diners and only the bar area was for drinkers only The tables were set in different areas due to the way the pub has been redesigned we sat next to a lovely coal fire until our tables were available We were... More 

1 Thank DarlingtonSmoggie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us were in for a meal. The meal was mediocre. Steak was tough and unappetising. Pie was all mushroom and very little steak. Pork loin not terribly good. We waited almost 1 hour for the meal to arrive. However, the most horrendous aspect was the arrival of a group of approx. 13 who were on the table next... More 

Thank popsie20
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with friends, unsure what to choose. I have to say there has been a massive price hike since we were last at this village pub. We checked the Menu even the Pie was expensive, however to our delight we found out it was on a special on a Wednesday night, all 4 of us ordered the same. It was... More 

Thank Susan B
County Durham
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wrote a glowing review of this pub earlier this year but I'm afraid there has been a change. We have continued to visit every month but I'm sad to report that things have changed and our last two visits have been very disappointing. I'll not go into detail, I've no wish to damn the place, except in justification to... More 

Thank TheCristals
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another fantastic meal at The George and Dragon yesterday, which is always so consistent with the service and food. Along with a superb range of ales (guest beers change regularly), it`s easy to see why the place is always packed to the rafters with happy customers. If in the area, you simply must visit the undisputed number one restaurant... More 

Thank Richard M
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience at the George & Dragon, excellent food and welcoming atmosphere. I can highly recommend the George.Thank you to the South Durham Hunt & the George & Dragon Heighington Village for a lovely day, it was truly a joy to see this wonderful tradition, together with the excellent hospitality from Karen & Sam and all of the staff at... More 

Thank Les881
Richmond, North Yorks, UK
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm amazed at the consistently high quality achieved by the George and Dragon and I'm even more amazed by Anne D's negative comments. What she describes is not what we know as regular diners. The food is always good quality produce, well cooked, and served by friendly, helpful staff in a warm and pleasant environment. Without any shadow of doubt,... More 

Thank Ken C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 East Green | Heighington Village, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Newton Aycliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1325 313152

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