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Who we are

Vesuvio is an independent wine merchant, wine bar and shop. We have an extensive range of wine, gins and craft beers, many of which will not be found anywhere else in the region.

We have a restaurant area upstairs, where  Food@Vesuvio serves high quality food prepared by Chef brothers, Nathan and Jacob Pattison. Food@Vesuvio is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please take a look at the Food tab to see what's on offer.

In addition to our regular wine tastings, events and dinners, the first floor is available for private functions, and we can tune your event to suit most needs and budgets. We are also able to host bespoke private wine tastings, either at Vesuvio, or at a venue of your choice.
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3A Houndgate, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5RL
Phone: 01325 788564
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Opening Hours

Wed - Thu
Fri - Sat
Opening Times Over the Festive Season
Christmas Eve, Sunday 24/12, 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christmas Day, Monday 25/12, CLOSED
Boxing Day, Tuesday 26/12, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ... perfect for recovering from the sales!
New Years Eve, Sunday 31/12, 11:00 am - 1:00 am
New Years Day, Monday 1/1, CLOSED

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 Vesuvio - The Story So Far ...

The business was started in 2012 by brothers, Darren and Adrian Shield. From relatively humble beginnings as a wine shop, the bar was added as a sampling and serving area and Vesuvio evolved into a wine bar as well as wine shop.

We have served food in various styles over the years, and in its present incarnation, Food@Vesuvio, Chef brothers Nathan and Jacob Pattison prepare and serve really fabulous dishes. 

We hold wine tastings and events at least once a month, usually on  Sundays afternoons.  You'll find information on the Events page and on the 'Vesuvio News' notice board in the shop.

We offer live music from our resident duo, Somethin' Blue, in the bar each Sunday from 5-7pm. These guys are great, and have a well earned reputation and following!

On Thursday nights 630-830 we offer live music from 
'Les DeVilles', featuring the amazing vocal range of Emily Whitfield, and hugely talented guitar accompaniment from Stefan Coates.

Our business is about making quality wines, gins and beers accessible to everyone, and providing our customers with a relaxed and friendly environment in which to enjoy and indulge.
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