The setting is lovely, the rooms are ok and clean, the staff are fantastic. The food is shockingly average, which is surprising considering the price. I was here for two and half weeks (work) and had two good meals. Fish and chips was good, steak and ale pie was ale gravy with a hint of beef, mixed grill is worth avoiding. Curry tastes like a supermarket jar, zapped in the microwave. Apple pie the same, I've cream melting rapidly on the plate from the microwave.
My biggest disappointment we're the steaks. I am a massive steak fan. If a cook can not do a steak other than well done don't give me options !!! Three steaks, one success. Unfortunately the 2nd one. My last meal here is over done, on a cold plate , with a laughable side salad hiding under my cheap fries.
Like I say though, the staff are great and could not be more friendly. Shame. Good for a pint, find somewhere else to eat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Keelman’s Lodge and Salmon Cottage are purpose-built hotel accommodation lodges, which stand in the grounds of The Big Lamp Brewery and Keelman pub on the edge of the Tyne Riverside Country Park.The Keelman is only 5 miles from Newcastle and 3 miles from the Metro Centre. Being easily accessible by both public and private transport and 10 minutes from Newcastle Airport, this is the ideal location for a holiday break, or as a stop off point for those travelling Hadrian’s Wall.The Two Lodges, the Keelman Pub and the Big Lamp Brewery blend contemporary and traditional style providing a stimulating and comfortable ambiance.Rated four-stars by Quality In Tourism and Visit England. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Keelman`s Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne