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The Border Minstrel

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High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5EJ, England
+44 191 236 2002
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,263 reviews
779 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Just a quick drink to refuel amongst Sunday diners. Not much atmosphere. Food looked OK but not for us. Gets most of its business on race days as right next to the entrance to the racecourse.

Thank sleep007
2 reviews
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Great food good quality, staff are very friendly and helpful , always have a pleasant time here. Been many times and will continue to visit.

Thank Heather M
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Just an average pub right next to Newcastle Racecourse. At the time it was extremely busy and there didn't appear to be anywhere near enough staff on duty. Okay, but nothing special.

Thank babeandbp64
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Eight of us plus 4 dogs decided to have a family get together and it is always very difficult with 4 dogs. However on a filthy day last week we arrived at the Border Minstel as we had heard it had been "done out". Must admit I haven't been to the Border for many years. However Craig asked how many... More 

1 Thank digitraisedwhenasked
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this pub highly enough, we went in for Sunday lunch with our cockapoo and there were plenty of bowls of water for the furry friends. The food was delicious, excellent portions, beautifully cooked and well presented. We both had the beef which was outstanding. We planned on just having lunch, but we were enjoying ourselves so much... More 

Thank Mjdonaghy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Reading some of the previous reviews I wonder where some people go for food if they are not happy with the food here!! We have visited this place quite a few times this year as we had been informed that it had been refurbished. This place serves very good food at reasonable prices and the beer selection is very good.... More 

1 Thank jake S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Just been for Sunday lunch and have to say how disappointed we were. I have been before at lunchtime during the week and found dead the food lovely and portion sizes good.However today was a huge let down, we all had the beef which in fairness was delicious, but to only be served with half a carrot, half a parsnip... More 

1 Thank David N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

As a family of 4 my wife son and daughter all disappointed. My so called Tiger prawn curry was not, as the prawns I couldn't even describe as mini. Though the barman said he would not charge for the prawns. Value for money Terrible. My Daughters Cumberland Sausage and Mash, Again not Cumberland Sausage and the mash supposed to have... More 

1 Thank Dennis H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Very basic Sunday Lunch for £8.95. Tough chicken breast, almost burnt Yorkshire pud, mushy parsnip and watery gravy. We ate it as we were very hungry! The worst part of our visit was that for the majority of it we felt ignored and unattended. If anyone had bothered to ask , we would have liked desserts and more drinks. We... More 

3 Thank cat76713
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Popped in while dog walking for a quick pint and the acting manager could not have been any more helpful. Turned the TV on and sorted water out for the dog, nothing was a problem. He told us he is getting interviewed for the managers job this week and I hope he gets it as he had a quick chat... More 

Thank jake S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $19
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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
Traditional pub classics mixed with some modern touches, local real ales, dog friendly, Wednesday quiz night and regular food offers.

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