We called at the pub at lunch time on our walk, and enjoyed a pint outside in the garden, and we took the opportunity to book for an evening meal, as it was Saturday.
The menu isn't extensive, but everything is home cooked and very tasty. The couple (newly relocated from Derby) who own the pub were welcoming and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.
If you tried this pub some years ago, give it another go - on our previous visit it had some VERY blue comedians - its a very different ambience now. Its neatly placed just outside Middleton in Teesdale - turn right after the cattle market out of the village. The road ends at the 'village' of Holwick, so you won't be passing it as you drive around the area.
The do Sunday lunches, but nothing on Sunday evenings - be warned, as we were planning to go back the next day! They do also offer accommodation.
Its a traditional English pub; they are getting few and far between!More