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“Have made anumber of visits over the years, most recently 11 September 2017. A great place to stop during a”
Review of Lion & Unicorn

Lion & Unicorn
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Thornhill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Super country pub. Not on main tourist trail but we'll patronised so must thrive on reputation and people coming back. Welcoming and pleasant service

Their soup was to die for and rest of menu attractive. Well kept real ale.

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Thank Fraser G
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Stayed at the camping site at Mains Farm, Thornhill and on the first night decided to have some food at this pub. The pub is a 10 minute walk from the camp site on the main street through Thornhill. The plan was to eat here on the first night and look elsewhere for the next 2, which would probably mean driving somewhere.
The pub is nice and the staff are really friendly, needless to say after we got our food the plan changed and we ended up eating here on all 3 nights. The food is freshly prepared and is fantastic, all the meals we had were fresh and substantial. For a pub in a tiny village it was extremely busy, goes to show how good it is. Fortunately we managed to get a table with no problems.
If your going through Thornhill or if your staying at the camp site make sure you go here if you want food, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a lovely time with my daughter, food delicious, staff helpful and friendly. My daughter had macaroni and I had a burger, prices very reasonable. Will certainly visit again!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Have dined at the Lion and Unicorn many times over the last 20 years, but not recently. Always had a good reputation and especially for steaks. We visited on a Sunday night, so had to book, as it was very busy with locals and a good few foreign tourists. Lovely old world decor, very Scottish and must be a hit with the tourists. Staff were lovely, very friendly and chatty and food was excellent - just as I remember. Highly recommended and we will be back, but not leave it so long this time.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Booked a meal for after work staff meet up and an excellent choice. Service first class, with really friendly staff who looked after us throughout the meal.
My first visit there and really wasn't sure what the food would be like, and very pleasantly surprised. Terrific food, served piping hot and the price extremely good.
Will definitely visit again and highly recommend this restaurant in the heart of Peterlee.

Thank Jim C
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