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Fawdon House 1 Fawdon Close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2AH, England
+44 191 285 6793
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Birmingham
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A member of our party had previously been here and was not disappointed, therefore decided it would be a good choice for lunch. Unfortunately, there only appeared to be one member of staff on who was serving the food and drinks; also there is a limited lunchtime menu. The place obviously had too many customers for one person to handle... More 

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Thank harper246
JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well I apologise for your experience it is not a normal one. It would help me if you could tell me the date of your visit so I can investigate. I've looked thro the bookings but can't pin it down. I can say that we have the trio of sausages made by our butcher as a set of three so... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,078 reviews
654 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 571 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A warm midweek night and unusually not working away prompted my seriously better half to suggest a walk here. Recent reviews suggest they might be moving on (?) and having contacted them after my last review as requested they did not get back to me. This time the menu seems to have been cut back a bit. The venison I... More 

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Thank sleep007
JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Sadly I never got any message back for some reason probably only tripadvisor will know so apologies there. Apologies too about the cut back menu we are in fact in the process of selling the pub and we need to reduce stocking levels in all areas so things will be missing sometimes until this is sorted. You've said about the... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I phoned mid week to book a table for Sunday lunch for me and the wife. Only to turn up with the grandkids in tow. Not a problem with the staff. After a quick reshuffle of the tables we sat down and waited on. After ordering our drinks we quickly followed up with our meal choices. I ordered lamb and... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review and for taking time out to let us know you enjoyed our homemade Sunday lunch. I think we are one of the last places to offer lamb as an option because the prices are very high but we felt it deserves to be on the menu. We try to offer the best quality... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Came here after reading reviews of the place and reading the menu. The menu read like traditional pub grub done well, thrown together with a decent selection of burgers. We went early on Saturday evening, and the place was quite busy. They had a function on in the back with lots of screaming kids, which is just one of those... More 

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Thank rovercal
JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Sadly you did in this instance pick the worst night we had two functions on both of which were manageable until both functions got twice the number of people than were booked. This coupled with weather (one was supposed to outside) and a raft of new staff it caused mayhem sadly. I have sent you a direct message via email.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says. Came here for a couple of drinks and for dinner. The Guinness was excellent, for me a fine barometer of a pub's class. The food however was better still. I had the mixed grill and it was faultless. Really tasty, very well prepared and presented. If you like large portions of excellent nosh, this is the... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review it is very much appreciated. The Guiness drinkers reckon we have the best pint in the area so you confirmed that thanks. So glad you enjoyed our fresh homemade food we don't just get stuff out of a bag we buy quality ingredients which ultimately is recognised by discerning diners like yourself. Very much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception here last month and there is nothing bad I can say at all! The staff were friendly and chatty. The food was beyond exquisite. We are locals there and we wouldn't have had it anywhere else. This lovely pub is good for a casual visit or an event. Will definitely be back, the sooner the... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. My apologies for delay in response. It's so nice for the whole team when they get it right for the customer and even more so on your wedding day. Hope you have many happy years together and thanks again. More 

england
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Just called in tonight. Hidden gem lovely garden. Food lovely pub grub but cooked well served promptly. No complaints. Inside a bit jaded but friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff.

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Thank weekenderEngland
JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Very pleased that you enjoyed your food we do need to spend some money on a new carpet but as we are selling the lease at the moment the new tenant will no doubt be spending some money on the place as we did when we took over. Many thanks again for your nice review much appreciated. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We held our work summer party here, and I can not thank the Piper enough. They were incredibly accommodating with all of our requests, including putting up marquees, taking in deliveries, drinks tokens, live music, decorating with lots of bunting; they were just fantastic. The food was delicious- an absolute bargain at £12 per head for a BBQ that seemed... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to leave us such a lovely review. It was a great day that took a lot of forward planning on you part, planning made the day I think. We had all hands on deck so we knew we were well covered and everything went as planned. Your company... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,078 reviews
654 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 571 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Bit disappointed tonight as walked across (still hoping for the Venison) and, whilst originally encouraged that we could hear live music and there was a marquee, was then told the kitchen was closed (6.30 on a Friday). Not sure if the event was private but suspect it was as people had drinks tokens etc. but no clues on website they... More 

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Thank sleep007
JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Well what can I say apart from sorry this should not have happened it was an instruction to stop taking orders in the kitchen until we had cleared up from the BBQ as its quie a small kitchen and was pretty busy on Friday. The instruction was misinterpreted sadly. The party was a private one. If you would like to... More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Have just had a lovely, faultless Sunday lunch! Booked night before for family of 6, no problem booking, Staff very nice and friendly. I have disabled parent, easy Easy to access, couple steps. Food lovely, plenty choice of roast meat, good portions! Deserts all were delicious, lovely presented. Very cosy comfortable restaurant, will definitely be Coming back, and definitely will... More 

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JohnnyGandLynne, Owner at The Northumbrian Piper, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's so nice when we please people. As you can see from the last review we sometimes don't. I've never experienced the beef we serve being tough so I've asked the lady directly via email for some additional information so I can investigate further and take this up with the butcher. Anyway... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fawdon House 1 Fawdon Close | Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 285 6793
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.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?