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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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Today
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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
refurbishment

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
valricjack
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uk
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English first
uk
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 3 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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190 reviews 190 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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: English
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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