One Teesside venue named in top 100 list for outdoor dining

One venue on Teesside has been ranked in the top 100 for outdoor dining.

OpenTable has released its annual list of Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining 2024. The list is based on more than 2.2m diner reviews and metrics.

The website state: "As the weather warms up, it’s time to dine outdoors. To help find the perfect alfresco spot, OpenTable has scanned diner metrics and over 2.2 million reviews to narrow down the restaurants where Brits love dining outdoors. The result is our annual Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, offering delicious food at alfresco hotspots nationwide"

The only venue on Teesside to make the list is The Crathorne Arms, in Crathorne, near Yarm. The eaterie features in the Yorkshire section of the list. The Crathorne Arms has previously been featured in The Times list of Britain's Top 30 Best Places for a Sunday Roast.

Its website states: "The Crathorne Arms is a great pub in a wonderful community spirited village, lovely people, Lord Crathorne himself couldn’t be more supportive, how lucky we are.

"Our life has come a full circle from a town pub in Middlesbrough (well Eugene has) to the tontine (McCoys Hotel, Restaurant and Bistro) to a village pub in Crathorne, Ten Minutes from Middlesbrough. We live above the pub, our furniture and furnishings live downstairs as they can’t and won’t fit up the stairs!

"So the canoe has the condiments, the bookcases our books, the huge sofa with big squashy cushions to sink into, tin lanterns reflecting patterns on the ceiling, this all makes for a homely feel and that’s what we would like to create along with good wholesome food and drink. Of Course the staff, front of house and kitchen are all great, hardworking, smiley, enthusiastic young people and a joy to work with."

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