Dipton Pubs through the Years

List kindly shared by Neville Bougourd

Red Lion Dipton credit Andrew Curtis Red Lion, Dipton (closedpubs.co.uk)

List of Dipton pubs

The Besom

On the right hand side of Besom Bank going towards the Avenue and just below York House and Yarm House. Formerly a beer house and sweet shop but demolished sometime around the end of WW2.

The Bird

On the left hand side of the new road leading to the Crematorium coming from Dipton. Now demolished

The Board

Also known as Jinkers. Almost directly opposite the Bird in what used to be known as Hill Top. Now demolished and replaced by a wooden building.

The Black Bull

In the centre of the village, almost opposite the Red Lion and near the small terrace of shops on Front Street. Now used as the local HQ for Scouts and Guides.

The Bute Arms

In the dip in the road on the left hand side heading towards Pickering Nook. Seriously damaged by fire then demolished and replaced by the Manor of Dipton rest home.

The Dog and Gun

On the right hand side of the road leading from Dipton to the crematorium in the area of the old Sawmill behind the new Telephone Echange. One (two storey)wall still stands in the garden of a private house.

The Flint Hill Inn

Still standing on North Road on the right hand side as you go towards Hare Law. Now converted into a licensed tea room named The Burrow.

The Fox

Formerly known as the Fox and Lamb and later converted into Fox Flats. It was on the left hand side of the road leading from Flint Hill to Dipton just opposite Hoppers Nook. Now demolished and replaced by a modern house.

The Grey Horse

On the new road past the crematorium more or less opposite the Bird. Closed as a pub and converted to an Italian restaurant. It has had several names, the latest of which (as of May 2022) is Pietro Ristorante Italiano.

The Letters

Long since demolished, it stood at the foot of High Stables on the left hand side as you head towards Leadgate.

The Plough

Later known as the New Plough and now the Owl and Otter, it is still a working pub and stands at the top of Mountsett, just off the new road to Pickering Nook on the left hand side.

The Prince of Wales

Still a working pub, shown on the 1896 Ordnance Survey map as the Bloodhound. Stands just beside the crossroads at Flint Hill on the left as you head towards Mountsett.

The Red Lion

Right on the junction of Co-operative Terrace/Besom Bank with Front Street. Closed as a pub but now a private house and business.

County Durham: Dipton: THE RED LION
Red Lion Dipton credit emdjt42 on Flickkr

The Red Ox

On the left hand side of Front Street looking in the direction of Leadgate. On the opposite side of the road from Hopper’s Nook.

The Rose and Crown

Behind the old Salvation Army Citadel on the left hand side close to the old mine shaft.

Sportsman’s Arms

On Front Street, more or less opposite the school. Now converted to three houses and known as Sportsmans Place

The Swan

Almost directly opposite the Fox, in Hopper’s Nook, In its day this was in Swan House which also housed the bottling plant of the Armstrong family and later became Belle Vue stores which was a shop, off licence and cobbler’s shop. It was a very large old building of 3 or 4 storeys and was demolished in the 1960s.

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