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The Northumbrian Piper

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Fawdon House, 1 Fawdon close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne Ne3 2AH, England
01912856793
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Hidden away, it has for decades, remained one of Gosforth's best kept...
Hidden away, it has for decades, remained one of Gosforth's best kept secrets, serving as a welcoming watering hole for residents of the town's Red House Farm Estate and the surrounding areas. But now the word is officially out and discerning diners from across the region are descending upon and discovering the culinary treasures of this stunning, hidden gem.
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mothers day

Got booked in quite easily to this restaurant. Excellent service by the manager. Arrived 1/2 hour early , unable to serve any type of drink before 12. So they gave us free tea. Food was OK. could have been better, had a beef dinner meat was a bit chewy. Enjoyed a red velvet cake. Overall... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Angela L
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Consett, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Consett, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Got booked in quite easily to this restaurant. Excellent service by the manager. Arrived 1/2 hour early , unable to serve any type of drink before 12. So they gave us free tea. Food was OK. could have been better, had a beef dinner meat was a bit chewy. Enjoyed a red velvet cake. Overall good. But food could have... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well now not what I expected to hear but you never know do you. Yes the laws of England and our premises licence does not permit me to sell drinks before noon on Sundays so I cant help that im afraid although I did explain that to you personally and offered you a free cup of tea for you and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If its a toss up between stereotypical harvester décor, bland food served by robots, or dodgy décor but quality food matched with great service then the latter wins hands down and this is exactly what the "piper" is. On our way to see Lionel Rich Tea at the arena we stopped off for some tea...its only 5 minutes off the... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well thank you so much for your great 5 star review it is very much appreciated here by is all. The difference with us is that everything we spend on everything in the place comes from our own money and not that of a chain but where we can excel is on our food and our people and that's the... More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went for a family Sunday dinner and as we are local to the area and we have heard so many good things about the place we decided to give this place a go. When we originally booked our table over the phone we gave the amount of guests that were coming and on our arrival the numbers were wrong... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well a few things not to your liking I see from your review. apologies for that I dont know what went wrong. Vegetables are a funny one as some people like them crunchy these days some like them mushy so whatever way they come is often wrong for someone unfortunately. When you cook so many also this mkaes for more... More 

Ponteland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I meet with a friend to have a bite to eat before our art group meets. My friend was delayed so I just had some garlic break - not your run of the mill bought stuff but made from scratch. My friend had the leek and potato soup and was well pleased. Being a snowy, cold night it was the... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Firstly my apologies for time taken to respond to your lovely review I have not been to well lately but getting better now. Thanks for taking the time out to post such a nice review. yes everything here is made from Scratch even the Garlic bread I think its so much nicer than the normal herb coated stuff you often... More 

Newcastle England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked as a family party on a Sunday at 3 pm after reading good reviews. On arrival we were given a table in an annexe area which lacked any charm or interior design & was cold. The waitress apologised that there was only pork & 1 chicken left before taking our orders! Everyone bar 1 opted for pork. After... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well obviously we failed you big style and i have spoken with the Kitchen and the bar staff who were all upset about the situation that indeed we had nothing left. Even the 2nd Week of January as you point out it had been mental sadly for you and your party. the kitchen had tried their very best to get... More 

Lincoln
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I were attending the funeral of our Aunt from Newcastle, and as we live in Lincoln, we did not know where we should got for a meal afterwards, as we only expected up to 8 to attend, I checked out our tried and trusted Trip Advisor and saw that The Northumbrian Piper was only 7 minutes drive... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out to give us such a lovely review and Im pleased that we could make such a sad occasion a little easier for you. Thank you also for your praise of the staff member I was thrown a little finding out who this was as youm said Michelle and we dont have one... More 

newcastle
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had to give this a try so booked a table for three and arrived early, shown straight to our table and ordered drinks, menus were provided and the only grump I had was there was no Lamb, so it was Beef for me and the other half whilst my daughter had chicken, meals arrived within 10 mins and I was... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well thank you for your lovely review it is much appreciated by us all here at the Piper. Sunday lunch is very popular so sadly we do run out of stuff even though we try and anticipate how much we will need, I suspect that the day you came the lamb was off because the price of it has gone... More 

Tyne & Wear
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was our fourth or fifth visit and won't be our last. There were 8 of us and we hadn't booked but it was a very quiet Monday lunchtime so it was okay. The food took a little while but that was okay as it was freshly made. There were 4 children, 3 had the children's menu at £4.50 which... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Firstly thanks for returning to see us we are found something g right anyway. Thanks for your review also which is very kind of you to do. I'm checking into the soup issue as I've not come across that one before. Since taking over the pub in 2008 we have spent a lot of our own money on bringing the... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Just had Sunday Lunch at this pub, first time, it won't be the last. Lovely food lots of it, we both had beef, lots of it and very tender, roasties done to perfection as was yorkshire pud and veg. The other half had treacle pud and ice cream, he said it was delicious and I had chocolate fudge cake with... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Praise indeed ffrom a Seasoned Reviewer thank you so much. Makes us happy when people realise the quality of our food offerings and the fact its all homemade by us here at the pub. Sunday lunch is one of those meals where you so often go somewhere and are disapointed with Aunty Bessies yourshire frozen this and that and meat... More 

Ponteland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Pretty close. We regularly meet for our art group on a Tuesday evening and we celebrated our first Christmas as a group. There were 8 of us and we used their Christmas menu. I had a well made and very tasty pate and the biggest plate of turkey with...... mashed and roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, sprouts, pigs in blankets and... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for your kind review it is so very much appreciated by us all here at the Piper. The Christmas offering has gone down very well with all our customers and I think its because of our ethos here we will not use cheap alternative we want to provide customers with excellent quality food at reasonable prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fawdon House, 1 Fawdon close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne Ne3 2AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: 01912856793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, British, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Hidden away, it has for decades, remained one of Gosforth's best kept secrets, serving as a welcoming watering hole for residents of the town's Red House Farm Estate and the surrounding areas. But now the word is officially out and discerning diners from across the region are descending upon and discovering the culinary treasures of this stunning, hidden gem.

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