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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
  • Great food and a wide selection of beers. Staff very friendly, will definitely be back

    Jason Ramsay Avatar
    Jason Ramsay
    10/23/2017
  • Food was lovely. Definitely recommend it

    Trudy Tindle Avatar
    Trudy Tindle
    5/28/2017
  • 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...

    Paul Kane Avatar
    Paul Kane
    10/02/2017
  • positive review fantastic food freindly atmosphere great service .

    Jean Marley Avatar
    Jean Marley
    3/03/2019
  • Great food, great atmosphere. Will definitely be back ?

    Katy McVittie Avatar
    Katy McVittie
    5/01/2017
  • Great food, great atmosphere, somewhere to sit outside in the sun

    Jack Oliver Reynolds Avatar
    Jack Oliver Reynolds
    9/24/2013
  • The drinks, atmosphere, food and service are consistently good here. My only wish is that they would do more non-meat, non diary options.

    Zena Braithwaite Avatar
    Zena Braithwaite
    1/04/2017
  • Excellent :):)

    Bronislaw Kocurek Avatar
    Bronislaw Kocurek
    6/01/2017
  • If you want tapas this is the must place to go, also live sport and a great selection of drinks

    Simon Tripp Avatar
    Simon Tripp
    7/06/2019
  • positive review Bloody lovely, can't recommend any better than that

    Derek Lovatt Avatar
    Derek Lovatt
    8/12/2018
Google Reviews
  • 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
    4/25/2019
  • Lovely restaurant the food and drink selection are excellent.

    James Holton Avatar
    James Holton
    1/23/2019
  • Good food. Good atmosphere. A bit noisy but very good.

    Paul Thompson Avatar
    Paul Thompson
    3/06/2019
  • This place is amazing. Great food and wine can't recommend enough. Will definitely be returning

    Michael Fowler Avatar
    Michael Fowler
    2/09/2020
  • incredible food. very warm atmosphere and great for visiting friends and relatives while in the north east. highly recommend the prawns.

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    joe hopkins
    9/24/2018
  • 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

    Lisa Jones Avatar
    Lisa Jones
    11/09/2019
  • Great food, fantastic service. Great place to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by

    Anth Liddle Avatar
    Anth Liddle
    12/10/2018
  • Great place to eat, absolutely delicious fresh food.
    The staff are all friendly and polite, couldn't fault this place and have been many times. You are all doing a good job, keep it up.

    Sandra buckle Avatar
    Sandra buckle
    2/05/2020
  • Could not fault it good San Miguel and great tapas

    Colin McCune Avatar
    Colin McCune
    4/14/2019
  • 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.

    Tina Tortoise Avatar
    Tina Tortoise
    9/27/2020

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