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Frankie & Bennys


The instantly recognisable red neon sign and warm inviting interior will ease you into the Frankie & Benny’s experience before you can take your coat off! In typical stateside fashion, great service at Frankie & Benny’s is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for our obliging and friendly …

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New museum gallery recalls the Bombardment of the Hartlepools

Bombardment of Hartlepool (20)

A MAJOR new display of exhibits from the Bombardment of the Hartlepools in the First World War will be officially opened later this week – on the 101st anniversary of the attack. The town made national and international headlines when, just after eight o’clock on the morning of 16th December …

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Christmas Magic at Summerhill


Join us for our ‘Christmas Magic at Summerhill’ event with a professional storyteller, carols, crafts, outdoor Xplorer trail and more! Wear warm fancy dress or your best Christmas jumper! Saturday 19th to Monday 21st December, session times are 10.30 to 12.00, 12.30 to 2.00 and 2.30 until 4.00 on 19th, …

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The Hartlepool Co-Operative Building

taken around the 1920s.

It was a magnificent store – something that would have graced Regent Street or Oxford Street in London. Built in 1912 on the corner of Park Road, the Co-Op was also know as the central stores. The building has had a chequered history, including a nightclub, since the Co-op closed in …

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The Sports Domes

The Sports Domes

The Sports Domes are unique and the first of their kind in this country with state-of-the-art facilities, so however you would like to spend your time, there will be something for you at The Sports Domes. We provide a family-friendly environment, with access for all, if you’re looking to work …

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Buon Cibo

Buon Cibo

Buon Cibo opened its doors in April 2013 on Hartlepool Marina. The owners of the restaurant have said this is what Hartlepool needs, Affordable Italian food. The restaurant has been fitted out to a high standard incorporating an open kitchen style of cooking. You can actually see your food being cooked …

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The Travel Lodge is situated at Hartlepool Marina and is Hartlepool’s newest hotel. Conveniently located 5 minutes walk from Hartlepool Train Station and just off the A689 / A179 if travelling by car. The hotel is close to the centre of town, next to KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, VUE Cinema, …

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Steetley Magnesite, also known as Hartlepool Magnesia Works and Palliser Works, was located at Hartlepool Headland. Originally known as The Steetley Lime and Building Stone Company and was named after the small hamlet of Steetley which is located near Worksop, in Nottinghamshire. They owned a small dolomite quarry producing high …

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Cerebos Salt Works

A worker loading the Salt blocks on to a conveyor belt-dated around 1906

Cerebos Salt Works was located just on the outside of Hartlepool in the village of Greatham. In 1894 nearby Bolckow Vaughan & Co were drilling for water to supply their Vulcan works and discovered a 100m thick salt seam at 1300m depth. Soon after salt production started and would last at …

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Egbert – West Hartlepool’s Tank

Tank Egbert

A tank was given to West Hartlepool in recognition of its record fund-raising achievement.  In November 1917 two tanks took part in London’s Lord Mayor’s Show. The recent successful participation of the tank in the Battle of Cambrai had fired the public imagination, their appearance in the show proved very …

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Old Pictures of Seaton Carew

seaton marine hotel 1932

Seaton Carew is the coastal resort for Stockton and Hartlepool and is named after a Norman French family called Carou. Like many coastal places on the neighbouring coast it was a small fishing town but grew in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the rising popularity of health resorts. Seaton …

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Hartlepool Dock Rock Festival 1986

Hartlepool Dock Rock (5)

Long before music festivals like Reading and Leeds became the place for everyone to go and watch live music Hartlepool held it’s own 3 day festival called Dock Rock in 1986. Hartlepool dock rock attracted around 10,000 people and had the likes of  Madness, Dr and The Medics, The Wailers, …

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Bailes Garage

Bailes Garage (13)

Bailes Garage can still be found in Hartlepool today – now known as Hart Lane Motor Port, opposite Serpentine Gardens / Thornhill Gardens. The garage was home to Hartlepool’s first petrol pump and serviced cars and motor cycles (Motor Cycles being much more popular in those days).

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SS DESSOUK BUILT IN HARTLEPOOL USED TO TRANSPORT ANCIENT OBELISK FROM ALEXANDRIA TO USA On 1st September 1864, at Denton, Gray & Co. Hartlepool the SS Dessouk was launched (her name at launch was Dolmebaktchi but she was renamed by her owners after delivery).  She was an iron steamship built …

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Hornseys Bar & Grill


Serving steaks, ribs, wings, burgers, dogs, salads, chicken, fish and much more. A quality 5 star family establishment right on the beach front with panoramic views of the sea and coast, a state of the art inside dining area and bar that gives the whole new meaning to dining in …

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Pizza Hut


Pizza Hut – world famous for pizza, pasta and their salad station are located next Vue Cinema, Hartlepool Marina. The restaurant has recently been refurbished and now offer Pizza Huts best ever pizzas. Family and Children welcome. Take Away collection available.

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This rooftop restaurant offers some of the best views in town matched with one of the most exciting new menus. Seafood lovers are in for a treat with a wide range of fresh dishes on their own dedicated menu. In the kitchen the well renowned chef, Lee Pennick, makes sure …

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The White Hart Inn


The pub is in the centre of Hart Village, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, with warm, cosy and welcoming surroundings. Lovely pub food cooked to the highest standards with nice large portions, all home cooked. Booking is advisable.

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Flagship Restaurant


A whole new venture and approach to dining in Hartlepool. The Flagship is a brand-new, contemporary style restaurant. Two state of the art kitchens have been created to inspire the students and the catering team to create food to Michelin Star standards. Wherever possible the produce used will be sourced …

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A lovely restaurant situated in Seaton Carew serving a wide range of Italian dishes complemented by the freindly staff and fantastic wine. A must for any Italian food lovers!

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Timber Yard Fire 1922

Fire Of Hartlepool 1922

Beginning at around 1pm on 4th January 1922, the ‘’Great Timber Yard Fire’’ was, aside from the town’s bombardment by German forces in 1914, possibly the greatest disaster in Hartlepool’s history. Allegedly seen as far away as Doncaster, it was reputed to have caused about 1 million pounds worth of …

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Altonlea Lodge Guest House


Located on the Green at Seaton Carew, Altonlea Lodge is a family run business, which prides itself on the standard of accommodation and care provided. The property is a listed building and many rooms have sea views. Others are located in the newly built annexe overlooking the garden. All of …

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The Rothbury


Located on Seaton Carew with magnificent views, The Rothbury Guest House offers a warm, friendly atmosphere. Newly refurbished to a high standard offering excellent value for money. The hotel is well positioned in Seaton Carew being only a couple of minutes walk from Hartlepool’s finest golden beach and very handy …

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The Norton Hotel


With beautiful sea views from every room and hearty cooked breakfasts you’re bound to feel welcomed at The Norton. Situated on the village green and seafront promenade, this impressive 3 storey building offers superb accommodation for all guests. Evening meals are available Monday to Thursday and can be taken in …

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Ships Watch


Ships Watch is situated on the seafront in Seaton Carew, which is a traditional seaside resort. This terraced 3 bed-roomed cottage has some original features and a cosy feel. Enjoy watching the ships and yachts whilst cosily inside. Seaton Carew provides plenty of opportunity for walking, rock pool exploring and …

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Mariners View (Self Catering)


The three apartments are situated on the ground and second floors with balcony off the lounge where you can breathe the sea air and enjoy the panoramic sea views right across the bay. Each apartment is large and spacious with large lounge and dining area with ample sized kitchen next …

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The Oakroyd


The Oakroyd is a small, friendly, family run hotel close to the centre of Hartlepool. All of our rooms have en-suite facilities, direct dial telephones, Internet access, hospitality tray and television. Our restaurant serves a mixture of modern and traditional cuisine, which can be used for wedding receptions and family …

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The Windmill


The Windmill is one of Teesside’s premier hotel, eatery and conferencing facilities. Conveniently situated in very close proximity of the A19 and short distance to the west of central Hartlepool this modern, family friendly hotel is the perfect venue for short breaks, parties, events, weddings, business meetings, conferences, and corporate …

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Waters Edge (Self Catering)


Waters Edge is a luxury marina apartment, which has spectacular views across the marina and the sea beyond. From the comfort of the lounge watch all the comings and goings of the 500 berth Marina through the ancient sea lock. From the apartment, you can walk on the newly built …

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The Douglas Hotel


If a Hotel or Guest House in Hartlepool Town Centre is what you are looking for then The Douglas is the place for you. This 3 star, friendly, family run hotel was bought by a local family in May 2006 and has undergone extensive refurbishment with rooms transformed to modern …

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Hot Potato Comedy Club


LAUGH YOUR SPUDS OFF! ‘…. Monthly Saturdays @ Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool … A hidden gem of a venue, cabaret and theatre style seating, an intimate atmosphere, and a fully licensed bar… what more do you need for the perfect weekend night out? How about some of the finest comics …

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Abbey Hill Cottages


Fall in love with these six luxurious sea-view boutique cottages, that nestle quietly away from the everyday “hustle & bustle”, yet are only a 5 minute drive from the beautiful bays along the north-east coastline. Open all year round and include a fantastic coarse fishing lake. All six cottages are …

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Funky World


Funky World is Hartlepool’s fun and friendly play centre for all ages and abilities. Packed with innovative equipment, Funky World is ideal for learning, play and birthday parties. The centre includes a soft play area, sensory studios, Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, large screen cinema and a bistro. Funky World …

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Serving traditional Bangladeshi / Indian cuisine in a modern, relaxed setting at Hartlepool marina. With an approach to healthy eating and no added food colourings, stock or additives in any dish there really is something for everyone. Open: 5.30 – 11.30 7 Days per week.

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Cafe India


Experience Cafe India, a family restaurant where original cuisine is served in an atmosphere that is stylishly different from the traditional Indian restaurant. The mouth-watering menu offers over 60 exciting main courses to choose from. All the ingredients are carefully selected and blended to bring out the best possible flavours. …

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Thai Harbour


An original and extensive menu is easy to understand and well illustrated offering all the traditional thai dishes and many original to Thai Harbour. Dishes to suit all tastes will definately be found, whether new to Thai or not. Set meals offer exciting sharing experiences and sizzling dishes will not …

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Located on the scenic Marina, Farrars is a popular restaurant offering a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a team who strive to deliver exceptional service at all times. Offering a variety of menus including our lunch, early bird and evening menu. The food is bought locally and freshly prepared to …

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Casa del mar


Casa del mar is Krimo’s third venture on the Marina and it is fast becoming a hot trendy eating place, Tapas style appeals to all ages. Fantastic for parties and couples alike. Why not try our beautiful cocktails and our not so ordinary range of spirits. With lunch and happy …

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Modern Indian Restaurant with a relaxing feel. The menu boasts a broad variations on dishes including fish, vegetarian, chicken, lamb, beef and king prawns. Open: 7 days a week

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We at Popadoms believe that cooking needn’t rely on hot spices but on subtle, fragrant herbs and spices. Our menu reflects on the ‘freshly cooked and lightly spiced’ philosophy! Spicy or mild, Indian or English – We do it! Open: 7 days a week

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Mumbai Majestic Dining


With an emphasis on refined yet creative Indian cuisine, the menu incorporates both traditional classic favourites and original new dishes that apply eastern flavours with a western twist. With our Head Chef having over 30 years experience in cooking only the finest Indian food, he takes great pride, care and …

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Italian and mediterranean style restaurant serving pizza, pasta, chicken and salad dishes. Booking only available on parties of 8 or more. Telephone: Open: Mon – Sat 6:00-11:30pm

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