Fine Ales and Quality Food in Middlestone


Situated in the historic village of Middlestone near Bishop Auckland Co Durham.

May we take this opportunity to welcome you to The Ship, our home and our idea of a traditional English country pub. We provide quality food, using local produce where possible, a wide variety of real ales, wine, whisky and a convivial atmosphere.

Customers are the most important visitor on our premises.


They are not dependant on us, we are dependent on them.

They are not an interruption to our work, they are the purpose of it.

They are not an outsider to our business; they are a part of it.

We are not doing them a favour by serving them, they are doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.

You will not be disappointed with our food!

Our meals include a vegetarian option, and the best roast beef dinner in town!

The pub is the heart of the people’s England where a variety of folks, for generations have found their respite from work, a meeting place and a home-away-from-home.

“When you have lost your inns drown your empty selves for you will have lost the last of England “ – Hilaire Belloc

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Opening Times

Bar Opening Times:

Mon – Sun: 4pm-11:30pm


Food Opening Times:

Mon: 4pm-9pm

Tue: 4pm-9pm

Wed: 4pm-9pm

Thu: 4pm-9pm

Fri: 12pm-9pm

Sat: 12pm-9pm

Sun: 12pm-9pm



Get in Touch


01388 810904


Low Road
Bishop Auckland
DL14 8AB