Welcome to the award-winning Old Yard Tapas Bar

We are delighted to welcome you to Darlington’s Award-Winning Tapas Bar at The Old Yard.

TripAdvisor Reviews
  • Always a great afternoon when the football is on, great crack amongst the locals, and as ever plenty of choices of both food and drink, with friendly efficient staff it's a win win situation...

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    Paul Kane
  • Great food and atmosphere! Staff were lovely too. Would highly recommend this place.

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    Helen Worth Ainslie
  • Had lovely night , food and staff were excellent x

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    Debbie Sinclair
  • Excellent Tapas. Excellent service.

    Rob McGlade Avatar
    Rob McGlade
  • Food was amazing staff were really friendly definitely coming back again

    Donna McStravick Avatar
    Donna McStravick
  • Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

    Colin McCune Avatar
    Colin McCune
  • Great food... Excellent service ... And a lovely atmosphere

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    Grant Rankine
  • Great food, fantastic service. Great place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by

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    Anth Liddle
  • Came here for late lunch...it was busy but guy behind bar managed to squeeze us in. Ordered 6 tapas and chips and drinks. Everything was spot on and tasty. I mean tasty in fact we was tempted to order more but I would have burst. Decor was rustic and homely. Great place and staff with pleasant service. Would fully recommend. Keep up the good work to all there.

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    Jonathan Welford
  • Great food and house red was excellent

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    Ingrid Raper
Google Reviews
  • Nice food, but its not sure if it wants to be a bar or restaurant. Staff were fantastic and we left a tip for that, price was reasonable but you need to take your order to the bar and we weren't offered a dessert menu. Not really what I want from a restaurant

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    Lisa Jones
  • Lovely food and friendly staff. Why a time limit? Why a rush to order, eat and leave? We were given an hour and a half to eat up, sup up and ship out. Before it came close to our time, we asked for the dessert menu, twice. Second time we (politely) commented we had to be out soon. The same with the bill. Why the rush? Upstairs only had us and one table of people when we left! Can't blame the staff, they just did as they had been told.

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    Tina Tortoise
  • Just had drinks warm friendly atmosphere, big sports TV, apparently the food is good too.

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    ritchie jones
  • Mostly go to the Tapas to watch rugby on a Saturday afternoon, with some food. Food is great, beer is great plus an extensive wine and spirits list. Well worth a visit!

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    Ian Morris
  • Amazing spot for absolutely class food. The selection of dishes is just enough from both Greek and Spanish origin. The (imported) cheese board is great for £8.99 and the meat dishes you can get are very well prepared, seasoned and presented. Stifado is one of my favourites along with Pollo y Chorizo a la Espanola with a nice creamy sauce (both around £5). The atmosphere is great, even on busy nights the vibe inside the joint is cool. A mix of locals, regulars and people from further afield complete the mix for a very inviting time. The staff are on point, they keep you looked after and are super-nice. The beer and wine selection on offer is also good. I've been here quite a few times over a thirteen year period and it still exudes the charm that I initially experienced first off. Can't wait to visit again. Next time I'll get some nice photos too.

    Scott Akoz Avatar
    Scott Akoz
  • Friendly staff and fantastic food never disappoints ?

    Graham Hardy Avatar
    Graham Hardy
  • Lovely food and very friendly

    Jon Bear Avatar
    Jon Bear
  • Love the food here. If you like tapas, you'll love this place. Great bar too.

    Alex Sproat Avatar
    Alex Sproat
  • Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

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    James Holton
  • Had a lovely meal on good Friday really enjoyed it

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    Linda Colman

For larger tables and events

Please call: 01325 467 385

Bookings are for restaurant tables only, bar tables are first come, first served. Thanks!