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The Northumbrian Piper

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Fawdon House, 1 Fawdon close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2AH, England
+44 191 285 6793
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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, Great Park 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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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Booked this pub for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks back having not been before. Staff were welcoming and told us we were early and to have a drink in the bar and they would come and get us. We ordered and within about 10 minutes are food was here. It was nice, plenty of lamb, which both myself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
sophiehunter26
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Firstly let me start by saying the first time I visited the piper it was superb, lovely food, nice outside area everything home made and cooked well, the only negative was that the outside needed a bit of a clean and spruce but this was early spring so it probably hadn't been open long. All in all lovely Visit! However... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Booked this pub for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks back having not been before. Staff were welcoming and told us we were early and to have a drink in the bar and they would come and get us. We ordered and within about 10 minutes are food was here. It was nice, plenty of lamb, which both myself and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your nice review. Sundays are very busy so yes we prepare vegetables and meat etc in advance otherwise we would never cope but the dinners are made to order and not plated up already. Everything including the mash meat roasties yorkshires veg etc is prepared by us in our kitchens and it's quite a job... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

As the sun was shining (all be it a little) my sister, partner and me decided to have a venture round to have a light snack in the gardens at this bar. Although the staff were very polite and the surrounding areas beautiful to sit in, we were very disappointed with our food. After waiting an hour for a salad,... More 

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

Well total hands up to this one and sincere apologies for your wait and your food which was totally our fault. It's was the culmination of everything that could go wrong did. It' started with a table of 12 upstairs at 12 then a walk in of 10 then 8 a breakdown of the kitchen printer a member of staff... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is my (very) local pub and always a pleasure to visit. Very friendly locals and staff. Glad to have it as my local! The food is also good quality, tasty and great value.

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

How nice of you to take time out to write a lovely review on your local pub. we are all things to all people but its nice to have a nice local where you can eat drink relax chill whatever you want to do without fear or rowdiness or such things something we dont ever have here at the Piper.... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited here with family in April 2015. We have been a few times and it can be quite hit and miss with food. The location and staff are lovely though, and we do keep coming back! On this visit I got a Thai burger which was a little dry and didn't have the flavours described. However, got a sharing platter... More 

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

Well now a 4 star review with as I see it. a sting in the tail. I have emailed the reviewer direct, something that business users can do to try and get a better idea of the situation, like has the reviewer in question tried the complete burger menu or were they just not happy with the one they tried... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband, my 2 teenage daughters, their boyfriends and me visited the Piper on a Friday evening. We had a great night with friendly service, good quality pub grub and a decent pint or two. We have been to the pub before and had a poor experience but I have to say this was a totally different night. Would recommend... More 

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

Thank you so much for you nice review it is very much appreciated and I'm glad we made it better for you than your previous visit. We like all customers to enjoy their experience with us. Thanks again More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went here for Sunday lunch & the two of us enjoyed it,my partner had the lamb & i chose the roast beef,the both of us thought the meat was loverly,plenty of thick tasty slices of tender meat served with a homemade yorksire pudding & veg.The food was fresh & hot. We both ate all our meal & chose from the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to place a nice review it really is appreciated by us all here at the piper. Sunday's are very busy for food and a bit of good weather makes it busier as we like to provided great food. Apologies about drinks prices but we are tied currently with a pubco whop sell expensive... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We decided to visit here after the Living North fair at Newcastle Racecourse as it was close by. We read great things from the other reviews so expected a brilliant Sunday lunch. When we arrived we were shown to a seat and given a menu to order from. We both asked for chicken Sunday roast and when it arrived we... More 

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

Firstly I'm confused and in wonder why you didn't say anything at the time of your visit if you were not happy. Also why it took you 3 weeks to post this review. We served over 140 covers that Sunday and had no complaints whatsoever. Chicken slices we don't serve and I have no idea why you would find a... More 

Newcastle
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Perfect family pub with large outdoor safe garden for the kids Nice food Friendly service good food Perfect

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

Thank you so much for your kind review and from such an avid trip reviewer its praise indeed. We do try our best to provide a great service and great quality food whilst offering a relaxing environment for all. It makes us happy that you enjoyed what we offer and I will pass the info on to the staff who... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here with two friends for an impromptu lunch, and we were delighted with what we got! The fish and chips were so tasty, none of these pre-frozen meals.....fresh fish and homemade chips. Our friends had soup and a sandwich which they said were delicious. Our friend are vegetarians, and they commented on the great choice of food that... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review it is very much appreciated and helps others greatly. Good reviews are great bad ones can do damage to businesses and people should realise this. Its great that you and your friends enjoyed our quality food which is sourced to provide the best qualtiy we can get. Thanks again and please return... 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: +44 191 285 6793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, British, English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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, Great Park 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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