The Clarence Villa – home of Sonnet 43 brewhouse

“Good honest food that makes your heart sing” is what the Clarence Villa is all about

While visiting K’s parents in the North East this weekend, we spent Saturday morning driving around doing errands. The reward to ourselves for getting said errands done was to check out a couple of real ale pubs. Well it was his parents’ suggestion (K didn’t fall far from the tree).


IMG_9306b_Sonnet43 brews at The Clarence Villa Sonnet 43 beers at The Clarence Villa – incl Steam beer, blonde beer, Bourbon stout, India pale ale, brown ale, American pale ale


And so we found ourselves in the village of Coxhoe, County Durham at The Clarence Villa and the Sonnet 43 microbrewery.


ClarenceVilla_Sonnet43 Delighted at The Clarence Villa


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Lovely Bourbon stout


We did a few favourable ‘tastings’ (I homed in on the pale ales as usual) which enticed us to sample some food too.


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Bar snacks – juicy Dropswell Farm pork pie, Scotch egg


We shared some traditional bar snacks to go with these tasty ales: a juicy pork pie (Dropswell Farm handmade pie) @ £3.25 and a soft yolk Scotch egg @ £2.75. Trying to save some of my appetite(!) for the evening meal (already booked at Orangegrass) I chose a fish finger sandwich on fennel ‘slaw’ (leaves) @ £5.95, which was a bit dry and dull compared with The Clarence Burger @ £9.95 which was served in homemade bread-bun with relish, pickle, Jack cheese, crispy bacon and double-dipped chips). IMG_9324 Battered fish finger sandwich with dill mayonnaise – bit dry


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Burger with lettuce, melted cheese and tomato + onion rings


IMG_9327 The Clarence Burger with Jack cheese, crispy bacon, relish + pickle The verdict: Great pub and decor, fabulous beers, good service, great burgers.


Pub + food info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Pub, British, brewhouse
~ Address: Durham Road, Coxhoe, County Durham
~ Postcode: DH6 4HX
~ e: info@theclarencevilla.co.uk
~ Website + menus: The Clarence Villa website
~ Images photos on flickr
~ facebook: The Clarence Villa on fb
~ Location: The Clarence Villa map


RELATED LINKS More North East dining: ~ Bistro Romano – Cleadon Village ~ Cafe Bangla – Boldon ~ Colman’s fish + chips – award winning chippy on Ocean Road, South Shields ~ Orangegrass – top Thai


Clarence Villa on Urbanspoon

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