Eat, drink, shop and stay

Barnard Castle and Teesdale has a wide variety of places to stay from self-catering gems, to country hotels, to B&Bs to camping site. There is plenty of choice on This Is Durham’s accommodation page. We also have a great choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs to rest and recuperate in. Just walking around town you will see lots of choice on offer. In particular the following pubs and cafes offer a very warm welcome to walkers.

The Three Horseshoes

A stone’s throw away from the majestic River Tees, the historic Castle and a ten minute walk from the Bowes Museum, the Three Horseshoes offers every modern comfort, with luxurious rooms, a warm welcome, good food and a friendly atmosphere. There are excellent facilities for walks and cyclists, who will be delighted with the choice of paths routes immediately accessible in this picturesque area. There is free parking in the hotel’s car park.



Clarendon’s is a traditional cafe with a contemporary feel, on two floors, right in the centre of the town. We pride ourselves on tasty, home-cooked cuisine, supporting local producers, because we believe that’s how business should be done. We have a reputation for excellent service and we really do welcome walkers, as well as other visitors and our many local regulars. We also have a stylish gift shop with lots of great ideas for gifts of all kinds.

29 Market Place

Barnard Castle

DL12 8NE

Tel: 01833 690110


Slightly further afield in Eggleston is Eggleston Hall.

Our cafe and tearoom is set in the beautiful and secluded grounds of Eggleston Hall, alongside the prestigious Eggleston Hall Gardens plant nursery and is an ideal refreshment stop, whether you are enjoying one of our several lovely, local walks or a scenic drive up the dale. Everything is home-made and locally-sourced wherever possible, so please join us for breakfast, light lunch or afternoon tea and enjoy a freshly-made scone or cake and one of our range of speciality teas and coffees. Opening times: March to October 10am – 4.30pm and November to February 10am – 4pm.

Eggleston Hall Cafe & Tearoom
The Coach House
Barnard Castle
DL12 0AG
Tel: 01833 650553

The Orchard

Visit The Orchard whilst you are here; your local greengrocer and delicatessen, where you’ll find a great selection of everything from fresh bread to home-made preserves. We have freshly-made, filled sandwiches, home-baked cakes and a variety of fruit for your picnic or packed lunch, or take home some local cheese, cooked ham or our very own coleslaw. We also stock a range of organic and eco-friendly products.


The Orchard

6 Horsemarket

Barnard Castle

DL12 8LZ

Tel: 01833 637275