We serve locally-sourced and exceptionally tasty food all day, from breakfast, light bites and lunch through to indulgent evening meals. And The High Force Hotel is an elegant yet wonderfully relaxed setting, with open fires and plenty of rustic charm.

Our menu offers the very best of British – and the very best of Upper Teesdale – with a touch of international flair. Our guiding mantra when it comes to food is ‘quality, seasonal and local’, and we’re keen to spotlight the extraordinary talents of producers and growers from the surrounding area. Even our coffee is roasted locally!

Well-behaved dogs are always very welcome – whether you’re here for an overnight stay or simply passing through for a bite to eat.

Avoid disappointment by pre-booking on 01833 622336 and we’ll happily take your reservation.

Sunday Lunches

High Force is making its mark for its outstanding Sunday lunch menu. Enjoy your Sunday lunch at High Force Hotel, where dishes come with all the trimmings, including crisp roasties, seasonal vegetables and lashings of gravy. Our portions are generous, so expect pillowy home-hooked Yorkshire puddings and choice cuts of locally-sourced meat.

We serve Sunday lunch from 12pm. If you’re a larger group, booking is essential – otherwise, it’s worth walking in and making yourself comfortable.  One of our friendly team will be sure to look after you and see to your order.

View the Sunday Lunch Menu HERE
Sunday Dinner in Upper Teesdale at High Force Hotel
Afternoon Tea and a Waterfall Walk in County Durham at High Force Hotel

Afternoon Teas

Like your afternoon teas extra indulgent? Look no further than High Force Hotel, with three tiers of dainty sandwiches, delicious cake and scones with lashings of jam and cream, followed by freshly-brewed tea served in our finest china. And if you have something to celebrate, why not add a glass of fizz?

We regularly host Afternoon Teas as part of a jam-packed schedule of special events. To keep up to date, keep an eye on our What’s On  page or sign up to our newsletter .

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Whatever your breakfast of choice – a Full English or a bowl of porridge with just a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar – we’d love to help you start your day in the best way possible. Our eggs are from High Beverly Farm just a few miles away, and our coffee is from Lonton, a sustainable artisan roaster based in the heart of Teesdale.

Our Lunch and Dinner menus are constantly changing with the seasons and local specialties; for example, depending on when you visit, you might be able to try Raby Venison of Longhorn Beef. We’re proud to be low on food miles, high on taste and supporting local producers – that’s just the way we do things here.

View the Breakfast Menu HERE View the Lunch Menu HERE View the Garden Room Menu HERE
Full English Breakfast at High Force Hotel in the North East
Seasonal Lunches at High Force Hotel in the North East

Food is served

Monday – Sunday | 12:00pm – 8:00 pm

Booking is recommended.

To book a table please call 01833 622 336

Takeaway Kiosk

And for those who simply can’t wait to get stuck into the Great Outdoors, there’s a coffee bar and ice cream kiosk in the waterfall carpark where you can grab a tea or coffee and take your pick from a range of tempting snacks – perfect for fuelling your adventures.

Takeaway ice cream, hot drinks and snacks at High Force Waterfall
Cocktails and Gin at High Force Hotel in County Durham

Raise a glass to the taste of Teesdale

We are passionate about looking after our beverages the good old-fashioned way, with excellent cellar management and knowledgeable staff to make for a perfect pint of any of our finest ales, ciders and lagers. You can try local real ales including our guest hand pulls which change every week, premium quality continental lagers and scrumptiously refreshing ciders – or why not choose from our wide selection of bottled drinks, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic?

We all love Gin here and we have a fantastic selection of gins for you to sample, whether it’s in one of our gin cocktails or as a traditional G&T, we have something for everyone.  Fever tree mixers are served as standard, but with other options available to suit every palate.  The High Force Hotel’s well-stocked wine cellar brings you wines from around the globe. You can enjoy a selection of our wines either by the glass or of course the bottle; there are wines to pair with all our dishes and to suit every taste.

Teas and Coffee

We have selected the very best in all that we do and tea and coffee is no exception. Our teas are supplied by TeaPigs, who we have carefully chosen for their commitment to giving back to communities that bring us our tea. They source from well-run, sustainable tea estates and always try to do the right thing when it comes to the environment. We share this ethos and are proud to supply ethical tea which has been plastic free for over 10 years.

Lonton Coffee – who’d have thought of roasting coffee in Upper Teesdale? Lonton are a small collection of individuals who have come together to source and roast only the finest coffee. Situated just a few miles away in one of the outlying villages, Lonton have become renowned for quality and being trusted providers of great tasting coffee.

Restaurants in the County Durham Countryside. High Force Hotel

Choose your setting

Full of colour, curiosities and scenic views, the Garden Room is High Force Hotel’s showpiece space, available for fine and private dining. You can also unwind in one of the hotel’s bar. Otherwise, there’s plenty of room in our shared public spaces, with open fires, cosy nooks and a stack of newspapers – what more could you want?


Weather permitting, the hotel’s courtyard or our pretty garden also make the perfect setting for an alfresco bite or refreshing drink.

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