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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/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, 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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Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    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
canny sunday lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
magpiemac59
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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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
35 helpful votes 35 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 

Consett, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
70 helpful votes 70 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 

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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 13 - 33
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, British, English

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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