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The Joiners Arms

Newton-By-The-Sea | Northumberland, Alnwick NE66 3EA, England
(01665) 576 112
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Ranked #25 of 93 restaurants in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

My review is similar to other's in that we found some of the food to lack flavour and distinction and the service was poor. The salad garnishes in our starter & main tasted as if they had the same indistinct oil dressing on them, which then would not promote individual flavours of specific ingredients. The place is very noisy indeed... More

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Chelmsford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thurs night packed, too many tables, too close together. Also so much clutter on a table for two, hardly any room for meal plate. Fish under cooked, pheasant over cooked and dry. Over all not enough staff, chaotic and noisy just glad to get out. Won't be going back.

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Excellent food but the service was a wee bit slow, please don't be put off. We were a large party. Staff paid attention to detail and were helpful. Would recommend

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here many times (all of them fabulous) and yet selfishly hadn't got around to writing the glowing review that the restaurant deserves! I can't speak highly enough of the Joiners Arms, the staff are wonderfully friendly and only too happy to tend to your every need. I've enjoyed several great meals here and can highly recommend the fish... More

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VenueManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Joiners Arms, responded to this review

Good morning I hope all is well with you today? Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review, regarding all your visits to The Joiners Arms. We really appreciate it. Here at Apartment Group we value each and every one of our customer’s comment’s and do our utmost to provide you with a perfect experience every... More

durham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Called in to visit this pub after going along to Newton Hall to visit. It was quite late on a sunday evening and we expected the food to have stopped, however they were still serving which was great. Myself and my partner both ordered fillet steaks, mine with peppercorn sauce. My main came out and then eventually about 10 minutes... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We ate here with friends whilst on a short s/c golfing break last week. Slight strange smell in the window seat area and the table was sticky/ greasy. Had heard locally that the foods was good, in particular the fish & chips. Men had the full size fish, I had the small one which was plenty. Fish was beautiful but... More

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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

we went here twice within a couple of days, and both times we were impressed. the first time we went here was on a sunday, and although we were eating in the evening, they had extended the sunday lunch menu, and those meals looked fantastic as they were delivered to tables nearby. We decided to stick to the regular menu... More

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VenueManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Joiners Arms, responded to this review

Dear Richard I hope you are well? Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback regarding your recent visit to The Joiners Arms, We always appreciate our customer’s valid comments and they will be taken on board with immediate effect. I'm pleased to hear that both times you visited you enjoyed your dining experience. We do hope that we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Stayed in a lovely cottage across the road for the weekend after attending a wedding, had a drink a drink in the bar on the Saturday night and decided we must come for sunday dinner, what a mistake! Beef was overlooked and full of fat and potatoes tasted disgusting mashed and roast, we did let the staff know we were... More

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Coventry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I had dinner with my husband on the 4th of July. The staff were friendly and fairly attentive. My husband was very happy with his beer from a local brewery. The food was pretty good but the bill at the end was a shock. It turned out that the prices on the menu did not include VAT, so this was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a whim, and are so glad we did! Friendly greeting from the bar staff as we walked in, complimentary amuse bouche (v good), lovely decor and atmosphere... And then there's the food! Fish and chips up there with the best, seafood chowder fantastic and packed full of fish and seafood - the small portion was... More

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VenueManager, Guest Relations Manager at The Joiners Arms, responded to this review

Good morning I hope all is well with you? I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Joiners Arms. We fully appreciate your feedback. Here at Apartment Group we value each and every one of our customer’s comment’s and do our utmost to provide you with a perfect experience every time.... More

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