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“Visit to the Northumbrian Piper 3 December 13” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Northumbrian Piper

The Northumbrian Piper
Fawdon House, 1 Fawdon close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2AH, England
+44 191 285 6793
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $33
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue, British, English
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hidden away, it has for decades, remained one of Gosforth's best kept secrets, serving as a welcoming watering hole for residents of the town's Red House Farm Estate, Great Park and the surrounding areas. But now the word is officially out and discerning diners from across the region are descending upon and discovering the culinary treasures of this stunning, hidden gem.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Visit to the Northumbrian Piper 3 December 13”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our second visit to the Northumbrian Piper. Having been very impressed the first time we did not expect the food to be even better this time but it certainly was. The rump steak was tender and perfectly cooked and the beef in black bean sauce was a delight!
The staff were friendly, helpful and polite on both occasions.
We will certainly be regular customers.
John and Nadine.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear John and Nadine your great review pleased us so much on two counts the first one being the fact that you returned to visit us and secondly that you were both impressed again and that's great. It means a lot to the team when people genuinely say nice things about the food and the staff. We all work very hard to keep our ethos of proper food for proper people. Thank you so much again and please we would be happy for you to join our great regulars.
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delicious.........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Excellent staff and wonderful food...
Starter - Black pudding & bacon salad.. ( More of a main meal than starter..)
Main meal - smoked haddock, seasonal veg and new potatoes
I was given the choice of mash or new potatoes..
The food was outstanding, delicious and very well presented..
No frozen stuff all made fresh on the premises...
The staff were wonderful and very helpful....
The real ale is of a great quality and the atmosphere is second to none such a great venue.
As for the smell of smoke, I will say that I have never smoked and can honestly say that there is very little sign of the 'outdoor smokers' but as per the law every public house must provide a 'smoking area'. This PH is well worth a visit or two I think I will make it my local....

Paul C.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review of the food and the pub it's heartwarming to know that we are working hard to get it right for customers which is the whole point . We are proud to serve different food than a lot of chain pubs in that we make and prepare everything ourselves so we know that by using only the best raw ingredients the result will be tasty and real proper food like it used to be. Please continue to enjoy and please tell all your friends .
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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Lovely warm welcome & food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Visited this place a couple of times now & cannot stress how welcoming the staff are. Four of us (2 couples) all enjoyed our food, we ate several different menu items between us and all were well cooked & presented. The staff are so friendly, they are a real credit to the owners of the piper. Didn't find cigarette smoke a problem, the toilet facilities were clean & functional, no unpleasant odours. Look forward to visiting again when I am up this way. E & N. Hull

Visited November 2013
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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Well thank you so much for posting such a lovely honest review it's is very much appreciated by us all here at the piper. It's nice that you took the time out to mention the staff and how nice they are. Breath of fresh air to read nice reviews please continue to visit us we love nice people.
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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Not so much a starter as a main meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A friend and I went and had an early supper here last week. What I like about this place is how comfortable it is. There is a large main bar with mixed seating and an "eating" side too.

The barman didn't turn a hair when I ordered tea at 6.15 (always a good sign) and the tea came in teapot as well (another good sign).

My friend and I ordered the chicken and vegetable soup and when it arrived there was enough chicken, carrots and onions to make it a stew. The broth it was in was tasty and not too peppery, which can often happen. It was made of chunks of chicken breast too so they didn't stint.

We both felt full and thawed at the end (it was a cold night) and well worth the £4.95.

Recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thanks you so much for your kind words they are very much appreciated here by all of us. Im so pleased you enjoyed your home made soup something we do here all the time. Just what you want on a cold evening or daytime. we will shortly be supplying Local Ringtons Teas we are just waiting for the delivery coming so we are looking forward to that. You are welcome anytime for tea of whatever you would like we love nice people like you and your friend and the great review you have given us. Much Appreciated.
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch marvellous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Hi all went back to the Piper with the kids in tow for sunday lunch, as before when we have visited it's been FAB. The food you can't fault. My daughter who i think is going to be a hotel inspector when she grows up always visits the little girls room for a quick inspection before eating anywhere and leaves if not up to scratch! So on reading the previous review from Mac S i was shocked and a bit disappointed at this. The place was spotless and to be quite honest smelt of foooood!!!! Everytime i have visited there the food is on so i don't know how they can smell anything else and as for the loos they always look very clean and smell clean too! Keep up the good work my little Pipers we love you all!! especially the Chef!!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Apologies for the delay in reply to your great review. It warms our hearts to know that people care enough to post nice reviews its very easy to complain about things anonymously when really it would be much nicer to mention your concerns in person. However thank you for your kind comments about the place and the food we do try our best 100$ of the time and obviously discerning people like yourself recognise this. Many thanks and please keep coming and tell your friends about us.
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