Review on The Bridgewater Arms at Winston
Paul Grundy spent more than 20 years in the kitchens of the celebrated Black Bull at Moulton before moving to this village inn a few miles west of Darlington with his wife Kathryn. The impressive-looking Bridgewater Arms was once a Victorian schoolhouse (circa 1851), but the fine old stone building has been cleverly crafted into an upmarket pub/restaurant, with stylish interlinked spaces and a warm cosy atmosphere.
Classic seafood cookery is Paul's gastronomic forte and he has brought all his experience and flair to this new venture. Lunch and early evening menus promise straightforward dishes along the lines of seafood pancake thermidor, shellfish bisque and beer-battered haddock along with slow-braised beef with cabbage and mash for meat fans.
The main menu pushes the boat out for more ambitious stuff including king scallops with black pudding, sweet potato purée and oyster sauce or monkfish wrapped in pancetta on curried prawn risotto - in addition to grilled Dover sole and roast rack of lamb with Madeira sauce. Desserts are most old-school British standbys such as jam roly-poly or hot chocolate pudding, and just about everything on the carefully chosen wine list is offered by the glass.
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Gastro pub / Seafood
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card