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The Northumbrian Piper

Fawdon House, 1 Fawdon close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne Ne3 2AH, England
01912856793
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Barbecue, English, Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Really didn't live up to their website. Vegetarian food (Gourmet burger, chick peas and coriander), was on the menu but not available. The wait was long, but after visiting the webpage, we expected that, being 'freshly cooked'. Unfortunately the fish was completely tasteless, and I would question if it was even cod. Chips seemed like the scraps from the bottom... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

4 of us went to the Northumbrian Piper for a meal and drinks last night but it was a catalogue of problems and poor service. On a lovely summer evening nothing nicer than a martini and lemonade. Sorry we have run out....they also ran out of bells whiskey for another customer. We had a decent burger only no Stilton for... More

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

Well very disappointing review on many levels. Firstly your choice of drinks were not available on that we had ran out of martini, strange as we don't sell a lot of martini these days nor do we sell much bells whiskey. We had had an extremely busy week. We do of course have other whiskeys. The food you ordered the... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

A table for 18 was no problem we we're ask to pre order food to ensure our selection was available. All meals arrived within 5 mins of each other comments from some of our group who had not been there before. The steak was the best they have ever had. Puddings were enjoyed by most of the party the rest... More

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

Well thank you so much for taking the time out to give us such praise its is so much appreciated by the team here at the Piper. Its often not that easy to manage a large party as you are getting other walk ins at the same time which of course makes it a lot harder on the kitchen. they... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
469 reviews 469 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Despite being only a 5-10 minute walk from the edge of the Great Park have only been here a few times. It is definitely unusual to find such an old building with large beer garden in amongst a housing estate. Visited on a sunny Friday night and booked in advance. Bit confused on arrival by a sign that suggested my... More

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

hello and thanks for your lovely review mate much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the food the fish is delicious from Taylors of North shields. Apologies over the confusion re the timings. Unfortunately our premises licence is such that it limits the times that children can be on the premises which I agree is not ideal but nothing that we can... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went here today with my partner and young son, the pub has a great outdoor area with picnic benches and a play area as well as a covered smoking area. We ordered starters of breaded mushroom and prawn cocktail which were both large portions and very tasty, then we both had fish and chips which I have to say is... More

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

Thank you so much for you great review it's much appreciated . Sorry you only gave us a 4* ha I'm sorry you waited for your meals I'm not sure why . I do know that sometimes it looks quiet and you wonder why the Wait but sometimes we have meetings in the rooms that have maybe ordered meals just... More

Cramlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Looking for a nice place for lunch on my birthday we came across the Northumbrian Piper. Wouldn't have known it was there but for a sign on the main road as this pub is really tucked out of the way at the back of a housing estate, Looks like a true country pub, has large outdoors, lots of trees and... More

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

Well what can I say we are delighted with your review and it's so kind of you to take time out to write it and let others know that you enjoyed yourself both the place and the food. As you say we do make everything fresh so yes it does sometimes take a little longer . Sometimes also there may... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been in a few times for lunch and the food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Portion sizes are very generous too. It is the perfect pub for soaking up some sun as they have a large beer garden, with a childrens play area too,

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are all so pleased that you have returned a few times and are becoming a regular customer. It's much appreciated that you took time out to help spread the word about the pub and the fresh food message. We believe the fresh quality food way is the best way and... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Visited the piper on the 11th for Sunday Lunch with my family, lived in Fawdon many years ago and would often drink in this boozer, never ate here but to be fair it has changed a lot since then, for the better that it is, Three of our party had the roast lamb, one childrens chicken dinner and one childs... More

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

Thank you so so much for your tremendous review and I'm so happy that your return to the piper after 20 years was a great experience for you. We have been striving for 5 years now to make it better and it's slowly working although it was in a state when we took it over as I sure you might... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went for a birthday celebration recently and thoroughly enjoyed it . We had a couple of drinks in the bar and listened to the locals friendly banter. The restaurant had recently had a makeover and looks great. We ate a variety of different meals from Gourmet burgers, Lamb cutlets, Steak pies and fish dishes. Excellent home made food and friendly... More

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

Apologies for not responding to your lovely review earlier I have been away. Its great when people like you take time out to write a great review. We are so pleased that you chose us to celebrate your dads birthday and that your party enjoyed the bar and the food. We strive to make all our food fresh and homemade... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just visited this establishment for the very first time and it was great. Very generous portions, good price and quality service, exactly what you want when dining out. Will definitely be returning for future celebrations. We enjoyed an afternoon being part of a group celebrating not only a 10th wedding anniversary but also an 80th Birthday, beautiful pub and a... More

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

Well thank you us much for taking time out to give us such a nice review it's so heartening when we get great feedback like yours and it proves to us that we are doing things right. I remember your party as I spoke to you as your party left. I thought you must have enjoyed yourselves by the laughter... More

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