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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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  • 249
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 30
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  • 9
    Terrible
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
Best food in Northumbria

No only the best food we've found on our trips to this coast but friendly attentive service and amazingly well kept ale. Will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Allotmenteer7
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

No only the best food we've found on our trips to this coast but friendly attentive service and amazingly well kept ale. Will definitely return.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Me and my other half Julie have been celebrating our 1st anniversary and I booked the joiners after seeing it on a chic a for secret escapes. Firstly I read the reviews and totally disagree with the negative comments some people can't be pleased!!! We arrived early for check in but the manager David was so courteous and very welcoming... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Myself, my fiancé and our little dog Ted have just had the best meal I have ever had in The area, we regularly visit and it was our first time at The Joiners Arms, I was looking for a decent place that sold good quality food and allowed dogs, this place ticks every box. From ringing up to book a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes, it feels like a local pub, but the food is not your local faire - 'famous' chowder worthy of the claim. Slow cooked belly pork - falling to pieces and tasting amazing, with delicious black pudding mash. 'Gammon steak with caramelised pineapple' is too simple a description for something so delicious. And then the marmalade sponge ........ Great value... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Warm welcome. Good food. Excellent service. Dining room full of contented diners' conversation. Superb.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great find. The Joiners is brimming with ambience, nice place for families and groups. Our little dog was welcome in the bar eating area, which is lovely with a big open fire. We had fish n chips, massive portions, we would definitely return.

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not really a pub, as the name possibly suggests, more a wannabe gastro-pub with few seats for drinkers, lots of 'reserved' tables, city prices for drinks and expensive, very small portions of chips. Not where I'd chose to go but I suppose it pulls in the cash for the landlord!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food and drink here is excellent. The staff are friendly and it sticks to normal opening hours for diners and drinkers alike. We love it and have been loads of times. By far the best pub in the local area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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