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We are very lucky in the Tees Valley to be home to so many brilliant pubs, independent bars and places to enjoy the perfect cocktail.

From cosy, countryside pubs to cool, cutting-edge bars you are sure to enjoy a night out in the Tees Valley.

Fancy a cocktail? Whether you’re wanting to enjoy a classic such as a smooth and creamy Espresso Martini, or you want to experience some expertly crafted cocktails created by highly experienced mixologists, then the Tees Valley is the perfect place! Several independent cocktails bars have opened in the area over the past few years which has seen the late-night bar scene transform into an exciting choice for anyone looking for a great night out. Some menus even feature signature drinks inspired by our local area – you can try a ‘Transporter’ at The Artizan in Middlesbrough, which serves cocktails inspired by our industrial heritage and landscape.

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Badgers Cafe and Cocktail Bar

Badger’s is a trendy cafe during the day, vibrant cocktail and wine bar at night, and brings a taste of urban chic to the historic market town of Guisborough in North Yorkshire. It is situated close to the Cleveland Way and many popular forestry footpaths and cycling routes. Walkers, cyclists and dogs are welcome at […]

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Canteen and Cocktails

Situated on the picturesque Norton High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, we are a fantastic bar serving the best cocktails and delicious American style food around. It’s in our name! We have a vibrant atmosphere- a chilled out vibe during the week and a vivacious ambience at weekends, we are an all round venue for you to enjoy […]

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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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Dr. Inks Stockton

This new Micro Bar gives you somewhere to kick back and enjoy beautiful handmade cocktails.

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Fourteen Drops

Fourteen Drops is a wine bar and wine shop specialising in over 200 plus wines from all over the world. They are also specialised cheese mongers and offer a large range of charcuterie from the deli, both can be eaten in or taken away. During the day Fourteen Drops operates as a coffee shop, serving a selection […]

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Hamilton Russell Arms

The Hamilton Russell Arms is a beautiful country pub and restaurant that mixes the traditional and the modern. John and Kara Cavanagh will provide the warm welcome, where the traditional values of a real country pub have been effortlessly blended with a superb restaurant where carefully sourced good local food, high quality beer and excellent […]

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Hash Bar and Kitchen

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

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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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Jacksons Wharf

Located on the Historic Quayside overlooking the harbour, The Jacksons Wharf offers a warm, relaxing atmosphere and fantastic service. Enjoy an exceptional pint paired with a mouth watering 2 for 1 menu comprising of family favourites and tempting specials plus our very own children’s menu. The pub has a small designated smoking area outside and […]

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KU Bar

KU Bar is somewhat of an institution in Stockton providing the people of Tees Valley with the bands they should be listening to, both local, national and further afield. There’s nothing the KU team don’t know about good music, and a good night out. Clubnights take place every Friday and Saturday – expect probably one […]

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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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No. Twenty Three

Located in the heart of charming costal town Saltburn-by-the-Sea, No. Twenty Three is a neighbourhood bar serving refreshing craft beer and tasty Neapolitan style pizza.

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NumberTwenty2

NumberTwenty2 is a traditional pub located in the centre of Darlington. As well as brewing their own beers on site, NumberTwenty2 produces its own Gin, Single Malt, Spiced Rum and Vodka. Expect real ales & lagers pouring, 20 wines available by the glass and a Brewery & Distillery on site!

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O’Grady’s

Irish themed bar with live music and live sport. A fabulous choice of wines, ales, spirts and bar food second to none.

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Olivello

Located in Linthorpe Village, Middlesbrough, Olivello serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner until late, it also attracts the odd celebrity guest! Seating 140 guests, the restaurant brings a new meaning to ‘all day every day, dining’ boasting; an open kitchen, pizzeria and cocktail bar, Olivello boasts a very authentic Italian Rustic look, which brings out […]

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Priory Coffee House & Bistro

The Priory Coffee House & Bistro is in the centre of Guisborough, the ancient capital of Cleveland. Set at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, with its many forest walks and cycle trails, it is also within easy reach of the East Coast and North Yorkshire Moors.

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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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Sherlocks

Sherlocks intimate micro pub stocks real ales, wines and fine spirits, and their Cornish Pilsner which won best lager of the world award in the World Beer Awards 2013!

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Sortie – Charcuterie & Bar

Everything on Sortie’s menu from the wines to the meats, cheeses and antipasti have their own story and are of the best quality. Sortie continuously try to source great local organic produce and work with small local businesses to offer something that is special.

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Spotted Cow Inn

Popular public house serving meals and snacks on lunch times and evenings in the heart of Elwick Village. With a warm, friendly relaxing atmosphere and a country feel, the pub also shows Sky Sports. Booking for meals is advisable as the pub is often busy.

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Sticky Fingers Cafe & Rock Bar

Sticky Fingers is an independent Music venue and late night cafe bar in the heart of Middlesbrough offering Live Music & sports alongside Gourmet Burgers & Dogs, Pizzas & Cocktails and a wide selection of ice cold beers, coffees and delicious shakes. Friday and Saturday evenings offer live music performances and a lively atmosphere.

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The 9 Anchors

The 9 Anchors is a quirky micro pub located in Seaton Carew. Filled to the brim with rustic charm, here you can enjoy a unique drinking experience. All welcome, including those with paws!

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The Artizan

From The Transporter Bridge to The Bottled Note, Middlesbrough was founded on its industrial past – something which is cleverly played on in this stunning bar. Fom the interior and fittings, to the cocktails on the menu, The Artizan has excelled in offering a unique experience which focusses on Teesside’s past, whilst being at the cutting edge […]

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The Beacon Lounge

The Beacon Lounge located in The Beacon on Redcar seafront is the perfect place to soak up spectactular sea views. The contemporary venue offers a selection of drinks including cocktails and wines and a delicious menu with everything from traditional fish and chips to freshly oven baked pizzas.

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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 Bottled Note

At The Bottled Note you can find a wide range of real ale, craft beer, fine wines and spirits and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere any time of the week!

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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 Crathorne Arms

Owned by renowned restaurateurs Barbara and Eugene McCoy, Crathorne Arms has a legendary status on the Tees Valley food scene. This is a fine-dining restaurant with a cosy bistro and outside terrace with exquisite dishes (locally sourced produce) and an extensive selection of fine wines and beverages.

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The Crown Hotel

The Crown Hotel is a pub just outside of Yarm that serves good quality food and drink

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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 Empire Middlesbrough

Built in 1897 as a music hall The Middlesbrough Empire has played host to a variety of performers including Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, The Scissor Sisters, The Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian! Since he bought the venue 1991 Barry Faulkner has transformed the derelict building into one of the countries finest venues/nightclubs. The Empire retains […]

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The Fox Covert Inn

S From rather humble beginnings as a make shift watering hole for passing farmers, the Fox Covert has come a long way. The hospitality however has remained true to it’s roots.

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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 Guns Bar

The Guns Bar is Saltburn’s local craft ale and gin bar. They have over 40 gins on the menu paired with flavoured tonics and botanicals for the ultimate gin experience. The ales and beers change regularly, so if you have an interest in sampling world beers, there’ll always be something new and interesting. There is a cosy log burner crackling […]

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The Highland Laddie

A smart establishment locally positioned on the edge of the market place opposite the historic priory ruins and St Nicholas Church. Serves a wide selection of dishes from breakfast to evening meals. Excellently priced with a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree offers a bespoke and tailor-made service to every individual guest through our doors. Our extensive range of premium products, with over 70 worldwide gins and a wide variety of select spirits means we really do have something for everyone.  With so much on offer our professional bartenders can advise you on any […]

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The Ketton Ox

Recently refurbished, The Ketton Ox is perfect for any occasion including lunch/dinner visits, birthdays and all other special occasions. Entertainment from the local fun quiz to live music there’s something for everyone at The Ketton Ox.

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The New Inn

Yarm’s first Micropub. Offering a relaxed atmosphere for social conversation, with ever changing Local Cask Ales. Plus fine Wines & Spirits, Real Ciders, Beer Cans/Bottles, Belgian Beer, traditional pub snacks, pork pies & vintage pub games.

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The Nuthatch

The Nuthatch on Bedford Street forms an exciting new concept in cocktails amongst the hustle and bustle of the towns new Independent Quarter and is One of the Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK. Their focus is on high quality spirits, over 100 individually sourced from boutique suppliers and distillers worldwide, many not available elsewhere […]

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The Oak Tree

The recently refurbished Oak Tree in Middleton St George is close to Teesside International Airport and offers a warm welcome to all with a delicious home-cooked menu, cask ales and a varied drinks menu. The Oak Tree has a separate bar and restaurant area ideal for hosting a private party. The Oak Tree also has a large car park, children’s […]

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The Pitcher House

A new micro-pub in the centre of the up and coming Northern Quarter in Redcar. They have an impressive selection of 52 gins as well as a range of beers and wines. You can even catch some live music.

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The Pot and Glass

The Pot and Glass is a traditional British pub located in the picturesque village of Egglescliffe, near Eaglescliffe. It offers delicious hot food, cold drinks and a warm welcome.

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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

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 Tap House

A lively bar with a wide selection of spirits, draught beer and lager and more. Head down on a Friday for the best 70s, 80s, 90s and noughties hits and Saturday for the best selection of soul hits around!

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The Townhouse

The Townhouse – Premium Late Night Venue in Middlesbrough, dedicated to Cocktails, Beer and Dancing. Situated in the heart of Middlesbrough where Linthorpe Road meets Southfield Road. The Townhouse prides itself on catering for all tastes and needs. From the girls night out to post match drinks for the gents. Defined by its eclectic music […]

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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 Twisted Peel

Located in a grade II listed building opposite the site of Gisborough Priory, The Twisted Peel is a micro bar specialising in the art of mixology. From classic cocktails to drinks with a twist, you will not be disappointed. Serving premium coffee and hot drinks as well as having an amazing selection of cakes to […]

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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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The White House

Serving up great quality pub food in warm and welcoming surroundings, The White House in Hartlepool should be your first port of call for a catch up with friends, a mid-week meal, or a delicious Sunday roast with all the family. With a wonderful beer garden and cosy interiors, this local pub is the ideal […]

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Thirsty Souls

Located in the heart of the Regent Quarter you can enter our premises from either Prince Regent Street or from inside Regency West Mall. Our decor is a combination of rustic and industrial elements, right down to the hand crafted chairs. The venue is designed around our 10 tap beer wall, where you can repeatedly […]

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Tocketts Mill Country Park Restaurant

Tocketts Mill Restaurant attracts diners from across the region with freshly prepared food to suit a variety of tastes and occasions. The team of chefs welcome you to sample a generous menu, bursting with an incredible selection of meals to create a memorable dining experience. The ever popular menu offers something for everyone.  From simple […]

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Tomahawk Steakhouse – Potto

Tomahawk Steakhouse Potto is a specialist country steak restaurant and 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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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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