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The Briar Dene

71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
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Ranked #72 of 111 Restaurants in Whitley Bay
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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English first
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179 reviews 179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

...from a chain pub. On the plus side, there's a good choice of beers and those we had were in excellent condition. The food was standard pub grub. My cheese & ham salad sarnie with real ale chutney was a triple layer of bread - far too much stodge, two slices would have been ample. Filling was nice as was... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We are regular visitors here for a beer, but have not eaten until very recently. We had a long journey up to Whitley Bay and couldn't be bothered cooking so decided to try the food. My wife had fish and chips which she said were excellent, my daughter had scampi and I had a clicker breast burger with sweet potato... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

No food here Monday to Wednesday in the evening, no wonder we were only 2 of 6 people present on the Monday evening. We gave it another go on Tuesday but it was no better with my partner being told the real ale should be OK as it was only put on the Saturday before. We tried again on the... More 

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

On approaching you might think twice, do not let it put you off. The main area is in a class of its own & there is a separate dog friendly area. A great selection of beers & good priced wines along with good reasonably priced food makes this a place to visit when in the area.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Plenty of room in this bar with soft seating but a long wait for food which is ordinary bar standard.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I visited this pub a second try after a disappointing visit a few months ago and sadly it was the same again. We went on Sunday and ordered 2 Sunday dinners. Whilst the chicken was cooked ok and large (even a bit too big) that was the only good bit. I ordered an orange cordial and when it arrived it... More 

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We met some friends who live in Hampshire who were staying in Whitley Bay for a few nights. We chose somewhere they could find easily and booked a table for the 'Grill Night' Pub not too busy when we arrived and our table was set for six but two could not attend so we moved to a table for four.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is very good quality in this establishment & drinks are well made, the absence of an awful TV is most welcoming as I find this very irritating indeed. The menu changed recently with I feel less variety of choice but altogether well worth a visit from the hustle & bustle.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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87 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice location and a nice pub. The food is OK and reasonably and the drinks are a good price. ..but I have been to libraries that have more atmosphere. The pub was busy but you felt embarassed to talk because no other person did. There wasnt any background noise and the staff were equally quite. The dogs loved it so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A Thunderous Rain pour drove us the confines of the Briar Dene today. We had stopped eating here on a regular basis because the meals were bland. Well nothing has changed apart from the horrendous size of the meal, one immediately thought that perhaps the cook had miscalculated the expected numbers of customers and was determined to ensure his food... More 

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Additional Information about The Briar Dene

Address: 71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
Phone Number: 0191-252-0926
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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