Enjoy a pint, a glass of wine and tasty home-cooked food
In 1838, a young Charles Dickens travelled north to research his third classic, Nicholas Nickleby. At that time, Teesdale was at the centre of a scandal – the home of the notorious Yorkshire schools, severe residential academies that subjected inmates to inhuman regimes. It is thought that Dickens stayed at The Morritt during his travels and it’s certainly something that’s taken to heart – the bar has huge murals depicting Dickensian scenes. Hand-painted by the famous Northumbrian artist John Gilroy, they’re one-of-a-kind. New murals were commissioned in the bistro to celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday, on February 7th, 2012. Food is freshly prepared, with the menu updated weekly. Some staples remain, however, such as The Morritt burger – we needn’t reinvent a classic.
Food served Daily 12.00pm to 3pm and 6.00pm and 9.00pm with light options available throughout.
Enjoy all that you can inside, outside if the weather is suitable. We have the beautiful tendered gardens where you can relax enjoy food from the Dickens bar menu and take in the breath-taking views of the river Greta and Teesdale Countryside.