Our Pub

Why our Pub is great

Dancing Betty is bright and modern on the outside but has deep roots and a traditional heart. We’re in the Dalton Park bit of County Durham, and our name gives a nice nod to the area’s rich mining history. A ‘Dancing Betty’ is a gadget that miners used down the pits to get the tension just right on their haulage ropes.
We believe the best pub food is fresh, simple, tasty, and makes you smile! Our menu is a big crowd-pleaser and has everything from pub classics to big burgers, grills, sharers, salads, and roasts. We’re big on keeping everyone happy. That’s why we do a whopping range of pub drinks. Cask ales from Marston’s five breweries, beer, lager, cider, a wine list to suit all tastes, spirits, and soft drinks make our bar a winner with everyone. The fabulous patio area was made for sunny afternoons. We’re one of the nicest child-friendly pubs in County Durham. Come over and you’ll find indoor and outdoor play areas to keep the kids entertained. Add a children’s menu stuffed with teatime legends to the mix and you’ve got a pub that’s a proper local hero.

Our Carvery
Winner, winner, roast dinner! You can’t beat the UK’s national dish. Our chefs do a lovely carvery all day, every day. Food is always hot and fresh. If you’re looking for top value carvery pubs in Murton, get yourselves over to Dancing Betty. Have a drink, get comfy, grab a knife and fork and dig in. And if you can make room for something sweet afterwards, do it. Our sweet treats take a classic roast lunch or dinner and make it epic.

Food Service is between 10am and 9pm

Our Pub Facilities

Beer Garden

Car Park

Accessible Access

Dogs Welcome

Kids Play Area


Cask Ale

About our food

Our food is full of flavour, created and served by chefs who love what they do. We believe that great tastes should be at the heart of every meal, and we strive to bring you a menu that reflects the preferences of the whole family. From traditional roasts, to more modern options, healthy eaters to vegetarians, there’s plenty on our menu to satisfy everyone.

All of our ingredients are ethically sourced: like our Red Tractor farm-assured chicken and our responsibly-caught cod. 

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Dancing Betty, 117 Dalton Park, Murton, SR7 9HU