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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, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I took the kids for Sunday Lunch and we had a great time. The food was excellent and the staff were really friendly. We will definitely go there again.

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

Ah great news to me that we do have many satisfied customers after all. Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Sometimes when people leave negative comments I like to email them direct (something the business owner can do through tripadvisor) to ask for further information so that we can improve on things. Of course the people dont usually... More

newcastle upon tyne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Have been to the piper a good few times now for food and drinks , sometimes with the husband and sometimes to catch up with the girls over a few glasses of wine , never had a bad meal or any complaints whatsoever , would recommend it

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

Thank you for such a nice review we are all so pleased you enjoyed your experience and it warms our heart to know that. Sadly the bad reviews do cause damage to business and some are there for that purpose but nice genuine reviews like yours do immense good giving customers a real feel for the place and showing that... More

Northumberland, UK
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went after work for a quick bite with friends. Had the chicken chorizo Salad, the plus is that you got a really good chicken portion but the salad was minimal, leaves and not much else. Colleagues meals were all a bit dull.

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

Disappointed that you were disappointed with you salad which was mainly leaves? Im at a loss to know why this occured as the salad in question is very popular as you said you get a whole chicken breast in it. Quite why you didnt say something to the staff member at the time and then gave us 2 stars for... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
516 reviews 516 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Well I said I would be back and have been twice since. Once for the Thursday grill night 2 mains and a bottle of wine for £20: we had a gammon steak and salmon - both very good and enjoyed in the garden with a bit of sunshine (-: Then tonight back again - this time the ultimate tower burger,... More

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

You have just restored my faith in people thank you so much. It's so disappointing when you are all trying to achieve the best and you get bad reviews because we didn't have something or some other reason. You review is lovely and I will pass the comments on to Craig who we think was on when you came in.... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Apologies for late response to this review I did ask trip advisor about it but I have not had a response yet I find it interesting that bad reviews like this attract more helpful votes than excellent ones do which I wonder why that is. Anyways you clearly didn't enjoy the fresh food and I am sorry for that. The... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
516 reviews 516 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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

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