Serves meat, vegan options available. Pub and restaurant with vegan menu section offering dishes such as vegetable curry, burger, wrap, and pasta. Has vegan bottled beer. Open Mon-Thu 11:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-00:00, Sun 12:00-22:30.

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10 Reviews

First Review by AbiM


Points +494

21 Aug 2023

Weird visit

Now, granted we booked in for 3:40 on a Sunday when they stopped serving at 4. We did ring ahead to place our order, and they took the booking.

But I just can’t describe it. The vibes were completely off. We were so excited seeing a pub that had so many vegan options, but it fell flat upon entering.

No music, staff just sat around chatting. Due to the zero music and atmosphere, we just had to listen to the borderline painful scraping of plates. At one point we said if we hadn’t pre-ordered, upon entering and sitting down we would have bought a drink and left. It was just uncomfortable. I’ve never experienced anything like it before but me and my husband both felt it.

It was also uncomfortably hot, so much so that I tried to move seats on the table to see if that helped but it didn’t. Definitely needed to open a window or invest in some fans.

Food arrived and it was nice. We had the vegan Wellington as they didn’t had the vegan nut roast that we ordered on the phone. It was nice enough, if just lacked any wow factor. All in all, wouldn’t return.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-21

Pros: Food was nice

Cons: Ambience/vibes - or complete lack thereof



Points +3442

09 Jul 2023

Good find in Darlo, but slow service

2018: Vegan menu nice separate items listed for vegans and staff understand and ask for clarification during ordering. Food a little over priced perhaps for what it is. Burgers look good. Mushrooms in chestnut sauce very good as a starter. In winter nice to sit in the main room, in summer always get seated in the conservatory area which is hot. Feel rather weird standing at the bar for a long time to order drinks or pay - the bar area seems very busy at weekends. Some of the chips strangely are not vegan, these were taken off our order without asking us (although the person they were for was not even vegetarian), so when the meal came without chips (they had run out of vegan fries) they were happy to make some of the (non-vegan) chunky chips. Would have been nice to have been consulted about the menu change.

2023: Came on a Sunday. Incredibly slow- 1hr10mins for the starters and then another 40mins for the main. Conservatory area too hot in summer. Roast potatoes and (what must have been) parsnip were cold and congealed, I left them. Side portion of other veg barely cooked and no serving spoon. Wouldn’t really recommend on a Sunday at least

Updated from previous review on 2018-06-12

Pros: Vegan items listed separately on menu, Knowledgeable staff

Cons: Hot in the conservatory area in summer, Busy bar area when paying, Beware of chip confusion


Points +73

21 Apr 2023

Amazing vegan menu

I rolled out of this restaurant as there were so many great options to choose from! A lovely atmosphere, beer garden and friendly. My husband is not vegan but he also had great options. Amazing!

Pros: Great quality food, Excellent service

Cons: Lack of local vegan beer


Points +34

12 Jan 2023

an absolute must try if you are nearby, the vegan parmo is to die for

they have a whole vegan menu with numerous options for all three courses

Pros: lots of vegan options, affordable, can always get a table

Cons: still lots of meat options


Points +151

05 Oct 2022

Lots of vegan options, great portion sizes!

If I hadn't known about the vegan menu in advance (from looking at HappyCow) I wouldn't have known to ask for it, because it wasn't mentioned anywhere. But I was so happy when I asked for it: there were at least three decent options for every course, including Teeside's famous Parmo - done vegan!
For starter I had creamy garlic mushrooms on a toasted baguette, and then had the vegan parmo for main, which was a huge portion of 3 or 4 large goujons covered in bechamel and cheese, accompanied by chips and a side salad. I was too full to have a pudding!

Pros: Wide range of options, Huge portions, Good value for money

Cons: Vegan menu not prominently displayed - had to ask


Points +36

13 Aug 2022

Excellent - well worth a visit

Separate vegan menu with more than the usual chilli and burger. Nice interior - also seating outside.
I had my first ever Parmo! It was huge and I actually couldn’t finish it all.
Definitely recommend this gem of a pub if you are in the area.
I congratulated the chef on his efforts - so nice to have a proper choice of starters, mains and desserts


Points +97

05 May 2022

Good vegan options in a nice spot

I've eaten here a few times, it's ideal for people in mixed groups. I tend to get the nut roast and haven't been disappointed yet. The also have an assortment of gins which are worth a look.

Pros: several vegan options, outdoor space, play area for kids


Points +22

Mostly Veg
27 Jul 2021

The vegan and vegetarian options are reduced with new menu, luxury of choice.

The wonderful range of vegan dishes has gone which is very sad

Cons: Not many vegan options


Points +54

02 Mar 2020

Good Choices

A separate vegan section on the menu made ordering a breeze. The food was very good. Tasty and plenty of it. The staff are friendly and the service quite quick. I will be back next time I am in the area.

Pros: Simple easily identified vegan options.

Cons: If I was being really picky but all in all ok


Points +21

12 Jun 2018

Good Pub Grub with Several Vegan Options

I don't often post reviews of pubs (visit a lot though) but The Baydale Beck has a large selection of vegan options on the menu. Vegan wife and son happy. Vaguely omnivorous me very happy!! Dogs allowed in the bar area - so all five of us extremely happy.
Lovely, friendly and attentive staff. Food great. AND good beer!! AND Dog Friendly! Ticks a lot of boxes.
Visit. You won't be disappointed. Trust me.

Pros: Several vegan menu options, Dog friendly, Good beer

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