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About Us

Bishop Auckland is an attractive, traditional market town on the River Wear in South West Durham. The town is steeped in history. Auckland Castle has for hundreds of years been the main residence of the Bishops of Durham. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful natural park. One of Bishop Auckland's most famous former residents was Stanley Jefferson, better known as Stan Laurel of the comedy duo Laurel & Hardy. He attended the town's Grammar School whilst his parents owned the now-demolished Eden Theatre. Football has always played an important role in the lives of the people of Bishop Auckland. Its own team won the F.A. Amateur Cup in three consecutive years during the 1950's. The town's brand new stadium, Heritage Park, lies next door to The March Hare. The winners of the first ever world cup were a team from the nearby town of West Auckland, when they beat the future Italian giants Juventus.

Special Events

What's on every month

  • **** We now stock Marston's Gift Vouchers....they make an ideal present! Ask inside for more details. ****
  • Christmas BINGO - Why not join us on THURSDAY December 5th, 12th & 19th. Enjoy a 3 course Christmas Fayre meal , eyes down and play bingowith some great prizes.
  • Christmas Party Evenings - Why not join us on FRIDAY 6th, 13th or 20th December. Enjoy a 3 course meal and dance the night away to party tunes with FLASHBACK DISCO!
  • FRIDAYS - Quiz & Bingo Night ..... come along and join us!
  • CHROSTMAS FAYRE MENU - Treat yourself to our fabulous Christmas Fayre menu from 21st November until January 8th. (excluding Christmas Day)

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