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The Border Minstrel

High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5EJ, England
+44 191 236 2002
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible17%
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Bar, British
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High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5EJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in for lunch after Christmas shopping. We had turkey brie and cranberry pannini and potato skins both were lovely. The service was excellent a really pleasant waiter served us.

Thank june924
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and smart pub at Newcastle racecourse. Wood floors, pictures of horses, separate lounge and small dining area. Drinks fairly pricey but they have a captive audience at the racecourse so it's to be expected. Bar snacks however were reasonably priced and yet well presented...More

Thank clemclemclem
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Having been there on 4th November we where served a pint and a half of Lager at a cost of Seven pounds in plastic glasses, although other customers, friends of the manager no doubt, were served proper glasses. After speaking to the manager we were...More

Thank Killiclown
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We haven't been to the Border Minstrel for some time, but decided to go today for Sunday lunch. It's obvious that there have been a few changes for the better! Carvery is Turkey, Beef or Pork, with lovely Yorkies and a range of veg including...More

1  Thank dawniemc65
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Visited today for a staff lunch for 13 people. Ordered ahead of time for convenience. Our tables where reserved for us and our meal was served al-together within 5 minutes of our arrival. All where piping hot and delicious without exception, everyone was most appreciative,...More

2  Thank Baxbev
Reviewed September 4, 2017

My wife and I decided to take our dog out for a walk through Gosforth Park then lunch at the Border Minstrel Sunday 3rd September. A big sign advertising the restaurant states DOG Friendly. However, after ordering our drinks and looking for a place to...More

1  Thank SteveF1000
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Great food in a quite little restaurant tucked away in Gosforth park. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend to all.

Thank newcastlejim
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Just had Sunday lunch here .i wish I had read the reviews then I would have known it was a dog kennel .there was at least 6 dogs in the restaurant I am not a fan of animals in restaurants to start with especially when...More

Thank shirleydalkin
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Popped in with kids for Sunday lunch, very generous meat portions, huge Yorkshire puddings and lovely roast, and boiled potatoes. Really could not find fault with the food and the kids are quite particular sometimes. Everyone commented on how scrummy the food was, worth a...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I came here for Sunday lunch. It's a Lovely pub and the food was delicious. I did find the beef a bit fatty. The desert was lovely even though there wasnt much left on the menu. A good atmosphere and the staff were friendly. I...More

Thank Lipsti
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 236 2002
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Traditional pub classics mixed with some modern touches, local real ales, dog friendly, Wednesday quiz night and regular food offers.
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