It took me 2 years to find a local in Consett. Made all the worse because my new local, The Travellers Rest, is exactly 7 minutes walk from my house. Still, at least I know it’s there now and am certainly making up for missed time by going in every week.
Once you find a place that is comfortable, friendly, reliable and really (really) reasonably priced, why not make it a weekly treat?
The Travellers Rest is all those things and more. Dead comfy, roaring fire, barrels to stand at, church pew seats downstairs, dining tables upstairs – it’s somewhere that we feel really at home in.
The food is pub food. But really good pub food.
Above is the chicken fajitas that come out of the kitchen steaming. And I mean steaming! The food is freshly prepared and home cooked and really great value. Below is a picture of all the trappings that come with the steaming fajitas. It’s just lovely.
A bottle of wine and two main courses is never more that £30 which is an absolute steal. You’ll not need a pud if you’ve had your main course, promise.
So if you’re passing through Consett and Derwentside, make sure you stop here.