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Dickens Bar & Bistro
A Classic Country Pub In County Durham
The bar is open 7 days a week offering coffee and drinks daily to enjoy in our garden or inside if you prefer.
About The Dickens Bar At The Morritt
The Dickens Bar and Bistro is a classic country pub within a four star country house hotel and it offers that feel of escaping all of the urban hubbub.
The famous mural depicting the scene of locals within the bar enjoying the frivolity and camaraderie of any locals drinking hole.
The name has come from The Morritt Hotels link back through history with Charles Dickens. It is thought when writing his novel Nickolas Nickleby he stayed at The Morritt whilst gathering inspiration from the surroundings and the local boys school with the mural based on that era to really does tie the theme in. New murals were commissioned in the bistro to celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday in 2012.
History of The Dickens Bar & Bistro
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.
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Greta Bridge | Nr. Barnard Castle Co. | Durham. DL12 9SE