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The Brandling Arms

) #283 of 1,014 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne $$ - $$$ , British,
High St | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HD, England
+44 191 285 4023
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
High St | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HD, England
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't rate this pub highly enough. The food is great, the service is great and the pub is really cool. A mix of customers that works really well to give a very easy natural and comfortable feel to the pub. Highly recommend it!

Thank LesleyH13222
General Manager A, Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi LesleyH13222 Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really is wonderful feedback and exactly the experience we want all of our guests to have! We hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks Nici & The Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu changed again....usual mid week meet up with friends but this time with food. I ordered the beef burger with fries and special mayo do £10.95. Burger was substantial and the bread held up around the burger. Others on my table had the fish and...More

Thank Jen32B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Branding the other evening around 9. We ordered steak. It wasn't cooked to our liking as it was a tough as old boots. The 3 times fried chips were like 10 times fried. It was very disappointing to say the least....More

Thank LadyRos
General Manager A, Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit, be great if you could let us know when you dined with us, we are struggling to pinpoint your visit. It would be really helpful so we can understand and potentially retrain if needs be. Thanks...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017

It was a sunny day so I interrupted my shopping for a drink outside in the beer garden. Despite being on a busy high street the greenery which surrounds the area gives a sense of comfort and privacy. One thing which I felt was a...More

Thank David R
Nici C, General Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2017

Hi David, Thank you so much for your review. So glad you liked the free sunscreen, we thought it was a nice idea as so many people get caught out after a beer in the sun! We'll pass on your comments to the lovely Cerys...More

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Good bar service Friendly staff Nice choice of drinks Good menu (good choice for vegetarian options) Deco was quirky, clean and comfortable

Thank Jasminep3
General Manager A, Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Hi Jasminep3 Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review! Really glad you are happy with the vegetarian options, as we always try to cater for everyone. We hope you visit us again soon. Many Thanks Nici & The Team

Reviewed June 1, 2017

Great outdoor sitting area at the front of this great place. Fabulous drinks......attentive staff, simply wonderful for a cheeky afternoon out.

Thank jansmith999
General Manager A, Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Hi Jan, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you got to enjoy some time in the sun in our lively garden and that you like the team. We hope you come and visit us again soon! Nici & The Team

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

It was difficult finding somewhere between Tynemouth and town for Sunday lunch so chose here. A decent, if not standard menu choice with a few little quirky additions to it. Was fairly busy too, with a lot of tables taken for reservations. Food was served...More

Thank LYPud
General Manager A, Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Hi LYPud, thank you so much for your feedback. We always endeavour to provide the best possible experience, it's a shame the Yorkshire wasn't to your liking, we'd love you to come again so we can rectify the problem and give you the best yorkie...More

Reviewed May 16, 2017

staff 'too cool' & not in a good way! Too busy chatting amongst themselves to serve & seemed to serve their mates or young uns first rather than us middle aged couples who had been waiting patiently. Not good! Place stunk of fish..... yes fish...More

Thank GeordieMuvva
General Manager A, Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2017

Hi GeordieMuvva I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. I believe the incident in question is referring to your party being refused service. We have a duty of care to our guests and a social responsibility that means when we...More

Reviewed May 14, 2017

Our first night on a midweek trip to the area, so went with someone who'd been before. Layout and beers on offer seemed fine. However, clearly not enough staff as a long wait at the bar and then many uncleared tables when we went to...More

Thank Marydon2013
Nici C, General Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Hi Marydon2013, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I believe you visited us on an evening that we were unexpectedly busy, therefore we were a little understaffed, i apologise for this, however great to hear your found the team to be...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017

Neil Dawson you've worked hard and deserve the accolade of best pub in Gosforth. Always busy, cool staff and tasty food, keep it going.

Thank thefooddood
Nici C, General Manager at The Brandling Arms, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

HI TheFoodDood, Thanks for your kind words, Neil is part of our team that all contribute to making the pub the best it can be. Many Thanks Nici & The Team

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Carmen0000000000
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Nici C | Property representative |
Hiya, Yes we are dog friendly and have a large area where you can sit and eat with your dog. Just ask one of the team when you arrive. Thanks Nici
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Michele P
July 21, 2016|
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Response from She3103 | Reviewed this property |
Yes outside. Great little sun trap too! Lots of nice seating and umbrellas etc 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High St | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 285 4023
  • E-mail
Description
Set back from the hustle and bustle of Gosforth High Street, The Brandling Arms is a real home-from-home. With our top-notch pub food, outstanding range of speciality drinks, our large west facing front garden and relaxing family-friendly atmosphere, you'll realise we don't do things by halves!
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