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The Joiners Arms

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English, Gastropub
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Newton-By-The-Sea | Northumberland, Alnwick NE66 3EA, England
(01665) 576 112
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 242
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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 30
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Found this gem by chance

Really good food, great atmosphere, very friendly attentive service. Highly recommend the sharing platters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Meredith-Heap
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Really good food, great atmosphere, very friendly attentive service. Highly recommend the sharing platters.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Fast friendly service, plenty of choice, especially loved the chowder.Choice of real ales and wines. Not ideal if you are just a couple wanting a more intimate atmosphere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Dan you are the man and yes we prefer your batman belt......... another fabulous time had at the joiners arms. Always welcoming and ready to accomadate. Food is of a good standard and there's plenty of it. We'ved had many lovely evenings in this great little hide away. A friendly vibe and the staff are great with families. See you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We landed at the Joiners on Saturday, all 8 adults and 1 toddler looking for lunch with no reservation and were greeted with friendly and efficient staff, being shown a table through the restaurant. Our drinks order was promptly taken and we were left to browse the menu. Our food arrived in a timely manner and we were all delighted... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Joiners Arms. We had stumbled on it by chance and were lured in by the promise of its gastro' credentials. We were really impressed by the interior. It used exposed wood and a variety of materials to create a sense of dimly lit rustic intimacy combined with styling queues like floral lampshades over... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just stayed one night with our friends, we were in the silver beach room and was blown away with everything, the food was fab can't fault anything Robyn and dona bent over backwards to make our stay very special, defo going back here for another stay, thanks Jeff and heather

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leeds
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I took my mother there for a birthday lunch. It was heaving but we were seated, waiting near the bar and were well looked after. They gave my mother a bottle of Cava, which was a lovely kind thing to do. The food was ace and came out bang on time. BUt the service was that sat, a girl called... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited here as a family of 5 on a busy Fri eve. The ambience is great- very modern and has gastro feel . The food was fantastic - we all ate seafood and it was fresh and delightfully presented. The only negative is as the evening wore on , as the pub got busier the service was poor. We... More 

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durham
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We found the Joiners Arms half way through a long walk on the beautiful Northumberland coast, we stopped off for a drink in the afternoon and decided to book in for an evening meal as it was so popular, it's a lovely characterful pub and the food looked great. Can't fault it in any way, it's described as a gastro... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. Food was amazing, especially the smoked fish chowder. Our party was aged 3-80 and all were well catered for and warmly welcomed by our lovely waiter Dan. Childrens menu had something for everyone. Selection of drinks was super. I love to be asked what type of gin I want. Dan our waiter was friendly too and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Newton-By-The-Sea | Northumberland, Alnwick NE66 3EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: (01665) 576 112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Gastropub

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?