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 and offer vegetarian options. Please note that we are happy to cater for most special requirements - see our allergies and special diets page for further info.

All food is cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients in our own kitchen; we do not believe in 'Cater Packs'!

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.

We are happy to provide PACKED LUNCHES for those going out for the day or on departure.

Although we do not provide a standard two course evening meal, we do uniquely offer a 'COUNTRY SUPPER' of homemade soup and bread, sandwiches of choice and home baking, which is guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest of guests.

There are also pubs offering good food locally; the HARE & HOUNDS in Westgate is within easy walking distance, the GOLDEN LION in St John's Chapel is a mile away and the CROSS KEYS at Eastgate 3 miles away. There is a good Indian Takeaway and Fish & Chip shop in Stanhope, 6 miles away, if you want to bring these back with you to eat! We do not serve alcohol but please feel free to bring your own beer, wine etc; glasses, crockery and cutlery happily provided.