Plan your wedding all in one place
Plan your wedding all in one place
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
£1200 - £5000
Wedding license

Country pub with 5 1/2 acres. We have our own Tipis and Marquee (& all furnishings) available, catering & bar options. We have a large garden and are currently developing a caravan and campsite.

Venue features

Venue Type
Pub / Restaurant
Seated Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension Available
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List


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Detailed Description

The Hammer and Pincers is a traditional and charming country pub. We can hold wedding receptions for 10 guests to 200. Choose from our intimate dining room to our giant Tipis or white canvas marquee. Invite your guests to bring their caravans and tents and camp out in our field & make a weekend of it ! We love helping our customers to have the reception that they want. We love a great party, we have had the pleasure of being involved with over 50 events the last 3 years and can share lots of tips and ideas. Food is our passion, we can provide anything from a 2/3/4 course formal/informal sit down meal, afternoon tea, buffets, BBQ's and Hog Roasts. We can supply your welcome drinks, toast and a paid bar for your guests. For 2018 we will have our Caravan and campsite up and running with room for 20 caravans and 20 tents - why not have a mini festival ! We are flexible with budgets, just talk to us.

About us

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel

Hello, Our aim is to help you have the best party ever to celebrate the very special occasion of your marriage. We know its a massive day for you and we will work our socks off to hear you and your guests say that your party was the best and most enjoyable wedding reception that you and they have EVER been to. That is our mission. Rachel & The Team.

Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance

FAQs (10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
An ecstatic couple, Tipis, friends, family, decoration, food, flowers, music and dancing.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make it fun, involve your friends and family.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
home-made table planners
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, relaxed, fun, informal, special.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In the field or walking down the country road or in front of the Tipis
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Had a party for Ian Bothams grandsons
What’s your favourite canapé?
Prawn & chorizo skewers
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Hog roast sandwich
What is your venue's most unique feature?
What part of your business are you most proud of?
All of it.

Getting here

  • Address:
  • The Hammer and Pincers, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6JH, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Darlington
  • Nearest Town:
  • Darlington
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Newcastle
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • A1