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The Briar Dene

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71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
0191-252-0926
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
What you'd expect...

...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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Wainwright007
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Newcastle
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English first
uk
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lovely looking pub in prime position just across the road from the beach...been here with the family a few times over the last year..sadly the totally bored staff have let the place down badly.Food okay (get what you pay for)The pub closed yesterday for refurbishment.....hope they have more enthusiastic staff when they open.

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Whitley Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

An excellent choice of real ales and the steak night on Thursdays at £22 for 2 including a bottle of wine is great value.Give it a try before the place closes for refurbishment.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

we went for sunday lunch and ordered pork dinners & it was awfull. somebody had put turnip in the pepper! will not be going back. should have known what it was going to be like because the pub was empty at 1pm on sun lunch time

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uk
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

went here with a couple of friends on Sunday. Walked in at 8.15 and there was not a soul in the place. Went to the bar, but the girl behind it just ignored us and kept playing with her phone. A bloke came out and he served us - maybe they take turns! When I went back up later, I... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Just been 4 a Sunday lunch absolutley disgusting, bad value for money. Won,t be back. Vegetables were half cooked, turnip could,nt eat it was so spicy. Quality was disappointing .

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Newcastle
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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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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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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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England
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: 0191-252-0926

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
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

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