We pride ourselves on the quality of our food at Hill House East; we make our own bread, do lots of home baking, use our own free range eggs and make our own preserves. Please note that we are happy to cater for most special requirements and offer Vegetarian and Vegan options - see our allergies and special diets page for further info.

All food is cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients in our own kitchen; we have a 'Hygiene Star Rating' of 5 (the highest grade) from Durham County Council, also a Food Standards Agency 'Food Hygiene Rating' of 5 and hold a current 'Level 2 Food Safety in Catering' Certificate.

We have an extensive Breakfast Menu from which guests can order exactly what they would like and when they would like it.

Guests are always welcomed with tea or coffee and home baking; this is also provided at Tea Time on each day of your stay.

We are happy to provide Packed Lunches for those going out for the day or on departure.

Although we do not provide evening meals, we are very happy to book guests in for EVENING MEALS at local pubs and restaurants and to provide FREE TRANSPORT there and back. Pubs which offer good food locally are the HARE & HOUNDS in Westgate (within easy walking distance), the GOLDEN LION in St John's Chapel (a mile away) and the CROSS KEYS at Eastgate 3 miles away; twenty minutes takes you to a great Italian Restaurant in Wolsingham. There is also an Indian Takeaway and a Fish & Chip shop in Stanhope, 6 miles away, if you wanted to bring takeaways back with you to eat - glasses, crockery and cutlery happily provided! We do not serve alcohol but please feel free to bring your own beer, wine etc.