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The Joiners Arms

Newton-By-The-Sea | Northumberland, Alnwick NE66 3EA, England
(01665) 576 112
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Ranked #27 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
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch, had the healthy lobster etc salad, with a side order of chips which was very good. We were also given an unexpected complimentary 'amuse bouche' of an espresso cup of mushroom soup - also tasty. We sat outside and the orders were taken from the table which was much better than having to go in several times... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Overblown advertising and hunger drew us here because the recommended alternative establishment was fully booked. What a disapppointment! Soggy, overpriced chips, inferior, expensive beer, a draughty table & intrusive, repetitive muzak added to the misery!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went last night and evening got off on the wrong foot. While we were waiting for our table, tried to order drinks from very overworked and pretty sullen bar staff. Table was good - starters were limited. None of our party found something they liked so we didn't have any. Mains were pretty good and well presented. Service not as... More

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Not good for the money.not good food and service bad. Went on a week night with my family. Food cold and very small portions and the little one was served LAST and when his pasta off childrens menu came it was oily and cold not to be served to a child.I

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Excuse my poor northern lingo, but if your looking for "Bari" Food, "Muckle" Portions, you could do worse. Turns out I've been looking for cocktails in Alnwick in all the wrong places. Who'd off thought one of Alnwick's slickest joints is hidden away at the end of the beach, it is situated a good way out of town - about... More

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Manchester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Went for dinner to the Joiners Arms early one Saturday evening with a senior member of Northumberland Council. "The trouble with Northumberland" he said "Is that we've not yet nailed great service" .......and he was right. Five of us plus a baby arrived for dinner. Our booking was efficiently handled and the lady who showed us to our table (who... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

brilliant meal see my review re accomodation for a more in depth review - good choice of beers too and great atmosphere

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

Dear Billy Many thanks for your lovely feedback regarding your recent visit to The Joiners Arms. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Have a great weekend. Kind regards Jo More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate here twice last week whilst up in Northumberland. Once at lunchtime and once in the evening. The food is excellent and all the staff are extremely friendly and hopeful.

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

Good afternoon I hope all is well with you? Many thanks for your feedback regarding your recent visit to The Joiners Arms, 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. Im pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience here,... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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