In five short years The Nuthatch has become synonymous across the Tees Valley with high-end, hand crafted cocktails more akin to the hustle and bustle of a city as opposed to the independent streets of an industrial town. Never the less, The Nuthatch has quickly gained critical acclaim reaching the Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK, the first outside of a major UK City

Our Story


Not only were the drinks important, we recognised early that atmosphere, comfort and an unrivalled guest experience were important. We set out to create a relaxed and comfortable environment with full table service where we strive to offer restaurant quality, five star service in a bar setting.
Our founder Simon created The Nuthatch in 2015 after becoming frustrated at the lack of 'pub' alternatives in Middlesbrough for those looking for something a little more sophisticated, or a well rounded G&T.


Meet the team

Founder & Maverick Distiller

Simon Hatfield

Favourite Cocktail:


Assistant Manager

Michael Lamb

Favourite Cocktail:

Old Fashioned


Joe Goh

Favourite Cocktail:

Amaretto Sour

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