Tucked away in Washington Village is The Green. A cute and curious combination of tearoom, florist, gift shop and wait for it – a wood fired pizza place. Having lived in Washington for 5yr we often neglected the cute little gem that is Washington Village.
Every time I have tried to visit The Green I haven’t been able to get parked anywhere so when we saw an empty space, it was a sign that it was meant to be!
If you are familiar with the area, you’ll well be able to remember the previous incarnations of the old pub in Rickleton village in Washington that San Lorenzo calls home.
Recently revamped, San Lorenzo leads the building in its current guise as a modern Italian restaurant.
After having a huge renovation, the stalwart boozer, The Three Horseshoes, that has been tucked away hidden beside the Nissan Factory has bounced back and is ready to put itself on the gastro pub map of the North East.
With well appointed rooms above the bar, the open plan dining area and bar is light and airy. A pleasant change to what it was. Keeping it local, they stock both Sonnet43 beers and Poetic License gin.
We hadn’t been in around 10yr so we visited to put the all new menu through its paces.
Tucked away in the George Washington Hotel, Carter & Fitch is a new heavy hitter on the South of Tyne dining scene. Given the size of Washington and the captive audience of hotel guests, restaurants have always been lacking in the area.
This is where the £500,000 investment in the dining venue starts to earn its keep.
Sitting gazing out of the windows of the River Bar, sipping a cocktail from a jam jar and tucking in to barbecued meat, you’d be excused for thinking you were sitting in backwater USA. On the banks of the River Wear in Fatfield, the hottest place to be in Washington is bringing a laid back American smokehouse vibe to the North East.
Part of the Cairn Group colossus, the River Bar shares an impressive line up alongside Sohe, 97 & Social and Fiume, the Italian eatery that sits neatly above the Washington bar.