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the five swans

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14 st marys place, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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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
You get what you pay for

It's Wetherspoons pub and the prices and food reflect this. The beer is cheap, and so is the food. They need to get the air con sorted out though as it was like a sauna in there when we visited in April!

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Jack H
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, UK
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Part of the Wetherspoon group, the pub offers standard pub grub menu, but has an added benefit of highlighting the calories of each dish, and recommending healthier alternatives. It's not expensive, and there are many offers that include a drink as well. The beer/ale is cheap. The pub is always hot, and there isn't any air conditioning so they really... More 

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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's Wetherspoons pub and the prices and food reflect this. The beer is cheap, and so is the food. They need to get the air con sorted out though as it was like a sauna in there when we visited in April!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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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 

Alicante, Spain
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144 reviews 144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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.

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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 

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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 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 :-)

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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
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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 

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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
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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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 

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

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  • Cuisine: International, Pub

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