We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

the five swans

International
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
14 st marys place, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Website
Add hours for the five swans and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 98 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Breakfast

My husband and I visit this venue on occasions for breakfast before going shopping. Our latest visit didn't disappoint. We ordered the traditional breakfast and filter coffees, which was brought to us quite quickly by a friendly waitress. Everything was nicely cooked and hot and excellent value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
theauldwife
,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the five swans yesterday morning and was greeted by very friendly staff i ordered the breakfast £3.00 what a bargain I almost licked the plate. all you rugby fans that are visiting newcastle if you put weight on just blame me?

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I visit this venue on occasions for breakfast before going shopping. Our latest visit didn't disappoint. We ordered the traditional breakfast and filter coffees, which was brought to us quite quickly by a friendly waitress. Everything was nicely cooked and hot and excellent value, and you can have a free refill on your coffee( only filter). Worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm very happy you enjoyed your visit here to The Five Swans, I hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Find it strange how members of staff are allowed to get drunk here and then accuse me (a regular paying customer) of being a homophobe! These disgusting allegations resulted in me being ejected all the while being verbally abused by staff with some vile language. Many of my friends are gay and I never said one thing about anyone's sexuality... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Alicante, Spain
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited here one lunch time it was very very busy. It took a while to find a table and a while to have it cleared. However we found the food very good and excellent value for money. There's lots of atmosphere in all the Wetherspoons. Not surprised all Wetherspoons are so busy as you can't beat them on price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Hi Doreen, I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Five Swans, the staff do work hard to keep on top of the standards, so we are very pleased to read your comments. Thank you. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I visit the five swans just about every week. It is by far my favourite pub of the chain. Majority of the staff are very friendly, there are one or two who seem to not want to give you the time of day or seem distracted while serving you but everyone else is lovely! The food is always good and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for your lovely review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Stanley, Falkland Islands
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The food was awful at The Five Swans! We certainly will not be returning. It was really busy (Saturday lunchtime) so we thought the food would be typical good pub food. We both had southern fried chicken and it was like cheap frozen chicken from a supermarket. Gross!! The waitress didn't ask if the food was okay when she took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all comments whether good or bad. If at any point your food is not as you would like it, please mention it to a member of staff. One again Thank you for your comments. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Five Swans is a Wetherspoons classic. Great beer, good atmosphere and good value food. We were there mid-afternoon and a ball was had by all :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Hi David Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you visit us again soon More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

six adults and a child of five went to this restaurant on sunday 22nd february we had the beef dinner and it was delicious all fresh veg and lovely yorkshire puddings my friends young son has many food allergies so we ordered him just a hot dog in a bun he ate it all which for him is a first... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about the Five Swans and we do hope to see you again soon. More 

United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place is always packed and I can see why. In keeping with all Wetherspoons pubs and standards it is great for food, cleanliness and value. You won't find a better meal for better price in a better location in all of Newcastle. The best aspect of a visit here has to be the staff, they are friendly, efficient and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Thank you, that is so kind of you to say all those lovely things about the pub and staff, hope to see you again soon. More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Taking a colleague out for lunch on his visit up north. Couple of pints then some food. Nice bite to eat reasonable prices and everyone happy. Well recommended

Was this review helpful? Yes
james b, Manager at the five swans, responded to this review

Thank you Neil for your recommendation and I'm very pleased that everyone left happy More 

Travelers who viewed the five swans also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to the five swans? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 st marys place, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from the five swans staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?