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The Briar Dene

71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
0191-252-0926
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Ranked #71 of 110 Restaurants in Whitley Bay
Cuisines: English
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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newcastle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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North Tyneside
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went for lunch here and ordered soup and sandwich, my partner ordered a toastie and chips, the order came mixed up with my salad on his plate. The cheese savoury sandwich filling was barely visible and the bread was virtually stale and bone dry, I ordered ice cream which was fine but my partner ordered nut and chocolate tart which... More

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Shiremoor
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

After waiting an hour for a salmon fish cake, goats cheese tart and a panini for the child my son was climbing the walls. Poor food, poor beer, dreadful service and no apology!

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Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visiting for the weekend we found this pub whilst out for a walk. We stopped for a drink on a Friday night and it was lovely. Atmosphere was comfy, it was quite bust but felt really relaxed. We went back on Saturday for food and it was amazing! Service was quick and friendly. I had Aberdeen Angus beef burger with... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I am sorry but I can not give this establishment a favourable review based on my (& my Mother's) experience yesterday (Mother's Day). The main course arrived in a timely manner and was enjoyable, although arriving both by plate and separately by dish for the veg, with the plate itself appearing most empty with its small quantity (appearing undersized on... More

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