With outdoor hospitality set to return from 12 April and spring upon us, it’s finally time to start planning a drink (or two) and dinner outdoors with friends and family again.  

From traditional pub beer gardens to outdoor terraces at Michelin guide restaurants to pavement cafes perfect for watching the world go by, the Tees Valley has a great selection of pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants that offer the perfect outdoor spaces to enjoy some much-needed sunshine and good times.  

Find below a selection of pubs with beer gardens, restaurants with outdoor spaces and cafes with outside seating in the Tees Valley 

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Baker Street Kitchen

On the corner of Baker Street and Albert Road, a friendly, social, casual coffee bar & bistro. Serving their own blend of coffee, loose leaf tea’s, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch. On Sundays you will be able to treat yourself to a roast dinner! There is a great selection of excellent cakes too! Fully licensed serving lager, spirits, wine and cider. Check […]

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Black Olive

The Black Olive offers a first class dining and drinking experience within a luxurious mix of eclectic and contemporary decor.

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Dovecot

One of the most popular choices for weekend evening drinks and cocktails, Dovecot bar Middlesbrough has over 70 premium gins behind its bar, making it probably the biggest selection in Middlesbrough. A relaxed all day bar and terrace for early birds and night owls. In stylish, warm, and welcoming surroundings, have a drink and a […]

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Dr. inks Darlington

Dr. Inks is a beautifully restored townhouse with a twist, featuring a stunning hidden sun garden and offering the finest in sophisticated cocktails, craft gins & beer. That’s not all, over 3 floors with quirky features you will find the Snug, two bars and a stairs landing fit for a king and queen. Serving the […]

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Hash Bar and Kitchen

Family owned Cafè bar in the heart of Darlington. Relax in airy, comfortable surroundings from early til late. Breakfast through to lunch & evening drinks.

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Hatch Luncheonette

Hatch Luncheonette is a licensed coffee house serving ethically sourced, locally roasted Rountons coffee from a SanRemo Cafe Racer. Also serving breakfast and lunch.

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Head of Steam Norton

Head of Steam is located in the heart of Norton High Street, and have a fantastic selection of craft, cask, world beers, ciders, and a great range of spirits!

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Hole in the Wall Market Tavern & Kitchen

Traditional Town Centre Pub with a great selection of Real ales, craft beer, wine and spirits not to mention our fantastic homemade pie and mash offer.

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Imperial Express Cafe

Imperial Express is a continental cafe serving a variety of foods and specialising in Italian wines.

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Macy Browns Darlington

Macy Brown’s Darlington is located on Grange Road and is the perfect place to try an amazing range of cocktails and listen to house music.

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Muse

Muse is a Continental cafe situated on the busy high street of Yarm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menus are made up of classic flavoursome dishes with a twist, served simply with the emphasis on quality ingredients. The restaurant also boasts a licensed pavement cafe, giving that real Parisian cafe feel… a great place […]

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Raby Arms, Hart Village

The Raby Arms Pub and Kitchen is based in Hart Village and is renowned for delicious, home cooked food and a fantastic selection of drinks, live sport and entertainment.

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Rosie’s Hartlepool

Rosie’s is a fun waterfront Hartlepool marina bar with a wide selection of drinks including gins, wines, lagers and 2 for 1 on cocktails. With a party atmosphere, you’ll be able to enjoy watching music videos and sports on huge projectors and TVs.

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Sticky Fingers Cafe & Rock Bar

Sticky Fingers Bar & Cafe is a musical environment (within Steven James Guitar and Amp Centre) where you can enjoy coffee, cocktails, ice cold beers and friendly, attentive service. Not to mention the award winning pies and side dishes, served daily until 9pm. Friday and Saturday evenings offer live music performances and a lively atmosphere.

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The Bay Horse

Set in a wonderful 15th century coaching inn, The Bay Horse at Hurworth has both retained its traditional charm and embraced modern architecture to give two elegant dining areas.

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The Black Bull

A friendly local pub in Yarm The Black Bull has been serving up its own unique brand of hospitality since 1834. Recently refurbished, The Black Bull serves up real ales and modern comfort food such as burgers, it also has a large beer garden and outdoor bar

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The Blue Bell

Sitting on the banks of the River Tees, the Blue Bell commands an enviable position overlooking the river and has done so since the early 1700s. During this time the former coaching inn has gone through many transformations including one extension which incorporates a beam which was once part of the original Yarm Bridge. It […]

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The Bridge Inn

The Bridge Inn is a family owned restaurant and we aim to provide an amazing experience to all customers who pass through our doors, from starters to desserts. With our extensive, family grown and developed menu, there’s sure to be a dish to suit everyone. The Bridge Inn really is truly unique, serving dishes from […]

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The Chairman

The Chairman is a new addition to Bedford Street, which offers a range of real ale, craft ale and specialist spirits as well as an unique food menu.

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The Cleveland Bay

The World’s First Purpose-Built Railway Pub, dating back to 1825 and the birth of the railways. The Cleveland Bay is a traditional English pub, consisting of Bar, Snug and Lounge, and offer four award winning Real Ales. A warm friendly atmosphere awaits, no juke box, but plenty of live sport. CAMRA Community Pub of the Year and […]

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The Derry

The Derry is the home of high quality food and drink in the heart of Long Newton.

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The Dickens Inn

The world famous Dickens Inn – one of the best known and best loved bars in Tees Valley. The Dickens Inn has a tradition of providing the ultimate atmosphere for both students and locals alike. Situated in the centre of University of Teesside campus and a stones throw from Middlesbrough town centre, the Dickens Inn is a […]

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The Fox Covert Inn

Situated just outside of Yarm, The Fox Covert Inn serves traditional food and drink in a relaxed pub setting

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The Fox Hole

Set in the Roman Village of Piercebridge, The Fox Hole sits almost centrally between the towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Richmond. From the welcoming “Wellie” bar through to the relaxed yet elegant dining room and al fresco dining terrace the emphasis is on high quality, carefully sourced food and drink combined with […]

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The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Try the Mediterranean style of eating out with our Spanish Tapas, Greek Mezes and other authentic continental dishes. Dining out like our Spanish and Greek cousins means having a selection of food from our Tapas and special menus served to the middle of the table and dipping in with bread and forks, far more friendly! […]

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The Open Jar

The Open Jar is a restaurant & bar serving delicious food and cocktails and is situated at Hartlepool marina.

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The Scruffy Duck

The Scruffy Duck is a renovated piece of Norton history – a warm & traditional ale-house serving proper British pub food. With a cosy snug, spacious dining area, and stylish beer garden, you’ll love the atmosphere.

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The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is a beautiful historic inn with a cosy atmosphere and original features, situated on in Marske-by-the-Sea, just outside Redcar. Meals are fairly priced and a range of heart-warming pub lunches and dinners are served throughout the week. They stock a wide range of wines and fine ales to complement meals and families, walkers […]

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The Sitting Room, Saltburn

The Sitting Room is an eclectic & vintage styled tea shop and cocktail bar. By day they serve a wide range of real-leaf teas, specialty coffee,homemade cake & scones. And by night a delicious classic and seasonal signature cocktails, craft beers and wine.

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The Storytellers

A fine Stockton pub experience offering world beers and tasty ciders, shooting pool, cool acoustic and anthem live bands.

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The Tipsy Cow

Found on Acklam Road, Middlesbrough – The Tipsy Cow will offer classic Pub Food, Fine Wines, Ales and Gins. Live sports shown, Sky & BT Sports.

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The Twisted Lip

Based on Baker Street in Middlesbrough’s cultural quarter, The Twisted Lip is a gem of a place, tucked away from the mainstream on Baker Street, bang in the centre of the town. They like to do things a little differently whether it’s the beers they serve or the music they play, always keeping the standard at its highest […]

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The Wasp’s Nest

Set in the heart of Stockton’s Cultural Quarter, The Wasp’s Nest offers a huge range of drinks to delight everyone.

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The Water Wheel Inn

The Water Wheel Inn is a cosy, traditional country pub with wooden beams and an open fire. We use local suppliers whenever possible for fresh meats, fruit, vegetables and salad. They cater for all occasions and can entertain coach parties with both the size of the carpark and restaurant. All groups and parties are welcome.

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Tomahawk Steakhouse – Yarm

Tomahawk Steakhouse Yarm is a specialist market town steak restaurant and cocktail bar famed for serving the best Himalayan salt dry aged beef and steak, plus fantastic fish, various other meat dishes and vegetarian options.

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Tomahawk Steakhouse Darlington

Tomahawk Steakhouse Darlington is renowned for serving the finest Himalayan salt dry-aged steaks, Wagyu and other great local meat, fish & vegetarian dishes.

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Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay has added vibrancy, flair and Caribbean-inspired fun to Middlesbrough’s ever expanding restaurant scene. With superb and knowledgeable staff, an excellent choice of hand-crafted cocktails, an incredible atmosphere and a menu that transports you to sun-drenched beaches – this restaurant/bar is a must visit for families (children will have loads of fun!), couples and groups of friends. […]

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Vista Mar

Overlooking the beautiful views of Saltburn Bay, Vista Mar offers unbelievable and imaginative cuisine, amazing bar ambiance, incredible panoramic views of the Cleveland coast and unrivalled service. We are proud to present the Vista Mar Bar & Restaurant, a venue priding itself on its fine imaginative cuisine, friendly staff and unobtrusive service. Dinner at the […]

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Wallis & Co

Wallis & Co is a trendy Bar & Kitchen Located in the beautiful setting of Hartlepool Marina. Wallis & Co provides a warm and cosy atmosphere for diners & drinkers. Their quirky breakfast menu is available daily until late morning, followed by a delicious lunch & dinner menu with regular specials. Serving world & craft […]

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