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Dickens Bar & Bistro

A Classic Country Pub In County Durham

The bar is open every day of the week offering coffee and drinks to enjoy in our bar, lounge or garden. Lunch and dinner are served daily with a menu featuring traditional Bistro classics and great local produce. In Dickens Bar you will enjoy wholesome food in relaxing surroundings – we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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About The Dickens Bar At The Morritt

The Dickens Bar and Bistro is a classic country pub within a four-star country house hotel. With a warm welcome always waiting, you will find a good pint and great food on the menu, this is the spot for a traditional pub dish and your favourite tipple. There is a crackling fire to welcome you in winter and a lovely garden for the summer months and we are dog friendly too.

History of Dickens Bar

In 1838, a young Charles Dickens travelled north to research his third classic, Nicholas Nickleby, legend has it that Dickens stayed at The Morritt during his travels.

This legend was picked up by artist; John Gilroy when he painted the fabulous Dickensian themed mural you will find in the main part of the bar.

You can read the full story of the John Gilroy mural from the button below.

In 2012 a new mural was commissioned in the Bistro area to celebrate Dickens 200th birthday, it is very different in style to the Gilroy mural but still full of characters, old and new!

Our Delighted Clientele

Staff were lovely, hotel was lovely, food was brilliant and the beds were unbelievably comfy. Wouldn’t have got up other than the breakfast being perfect every morning. Will definitely be staying again.

Joe Jones

Nice old building that is easily accessible. Well appointed with properly trained staff. Been eating there for many years and always had a good experience. Interesting how some restaurants can produce a Sunday Lunch and some cannot. This is one of the can does. Splendid choice of starters and mains to match.
Give it a try. You won’t regret it.

Howard Walker

The garage spa is cute and compact and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The treatments my group indulged in were gorgeous and we enjoyed the hot tubs, steam and salt rooms. Thoroughly relaxing and topped off with a yummy afternoon tea over at the hotel to end the day.

Karen Gair


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Contact Us

Get in touch, we will get back to you as soon as possible
Tel: 01833 627232 |
Email: relax@themorritt.co.uk
Greta Bridge | Nr. Barnard Castle Co. | Durham. DL12 9SE



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