Did you Know?
The Bridge Inn dates back many centuries, and is situated next to The Green which was once home to a 600 year old elm tree. In 1937 two birch trees were planted marking the coronation of King George VI.
In the past, The Green was used for a food festival; today the festival is no more, but you can still relish the finest foods at The Bridge Inn and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Stapleton was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Though it has been known that a settlement has existed on this sharp bend in the river since the 9th century.
During the medieval period, a bridge linked the village to the northern bank of the river and a ferry had existed before that. It is believed that this bridge gave Stapleton's public house, 'The Bridge Inn', its name. This bridge however was lost after a flood and was not replaced, meaning that the nearest crossing was at Croft-on-Tees until 1833 when the Blackwell bridge was built (information from wikipedia).