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The Bowes Incline

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Northside | Birtley, Gateshead, England
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Four of us visited here for an evening meal, we ordered a bottle of sauvignon which was very nice, shandy and a pint of beer. We went straight for the mains, fish and chips, mushy peas, good portion and tasted lovely, lamb chops with mash and veg, on satisfactory. Husband had chicken tikka with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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stanley
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Four of us visited here for an evening meal, we ordered a bottle of sauvignon which was very nice, shandy and a pint of beer. We went straight for the mains, fish and chips, mushy peas, good portion and tasted lovely, lamb chops with mash and veg, on satisfactory. Husband had chicken tikka with rice, naan bread and a side... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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392 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch. Place was very busy with plenty of people arriving after us. We got a table straight away but soon afterwards people were told of a 30 minute wait. We all went for the Sunday roast though the rest of the huge menu was also on offer. Our meals of beef and turkey (there was also lamb... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fab sunday lunch. Tasty veg, plenty of good quality meat, lovely comfortable surroundings with polite friendly staff. What more could you want. Well done again bowes incline.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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150 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

3 of us ate here last night, WOW ! What can I say ....................... Lovely location, Vast Menu and Great Service, the Food was EXCELLENT the portions are HUGE, MASSIVE ! but all the food was Fresh, Cooked Well, Good Presentation and the service was Really Nice and Friendly to. The Blackpudding & Haggis Starter , was Lovely as were... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I must have passed this place 100 times. But this time we called in. Not the easiest of place to get to, down the bottom of a windy country road, But well worth it. We went on a Sunday night. The place was quite busy & the service was great. They had a really large menu & the food quality... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there for mothers day Sunday lunch and not surprisingly it was packed and the lady said it would be about a hours wait, there were 8 of us so we said ok. In about a hour the table was ready, most of us went for the Lamb but there was an extensive menu to choose from if so desired.... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited last Sunday with my husband and son. We all ordered the Sunday lunch. It arrived extremely quickly (I only just got back from ordering when it arrived at the table). I got 3 large slices of beef, cabbage, carrots, mash, roasties, peas and a huge yorkshire pudding. They also brought an extra jug of gravy. All the veg was... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My brother and I stayed here for two nights last week. The accommodation was very good (with an excellent shower). It is right beside the A1M (and we were on that side of the building), but you would never have known. The food was excellent, and the staff very friendly and helpful - and at such reasonable prices! This was... More 

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't need to book on a Sunday, just turn up and get a table within 10-15 min, staff very efficient and pleasant.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went with a friend on Sunday for the first time and was not disappointed. It was busy - as you'd expect for a Sunday lunchtime - and we waited about 10 mins for a table. During this time the waitress took our name and we just sat at the bar and enjoyed a drink. The menus are written on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Northside | Birtley, Gateshead, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Gateshead

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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