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Briar Dene

71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
+44 191 252 0926
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good22%
  • Average20%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“clotted cream” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (13 reviews)
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

the location and parking are good. Dogs allowed outside only. food ok but expensive for what you get staff polite and friendly

Thank Austin W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit of a late review because we visited in May and I’m just getting round to reviewing the Briar Dene. I knew the old pub and building and what a step up the renovation is. I think they’ve made a brilliant job of the...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is very airy and bright with good, attentive service from all the staff. The meals we ate were well cooked and presented and very tasty. I can recommend this restaurant completely and it would be suitable for families as well as couples.

Thank Biggles318
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks lovely inside, staff all very pleasant, food a bit overpriced for what it was and price of soft drinks ridiculous. Comments from my partner and her dad were that the food was lovely. I opted for fish and chips. Top tip, if you are...More

2  Thank Touss D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Briar Dene yesterday (12th June) for lunch because it’s such a lovely setting to sit out with our dog. However, we were yet again left disappointed by the quality of the food served and even more disappointed at the...More

3  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal. Chicken Satay starter which was very tasty and good quality chicken breast. Main was Steak Burger which was also tasty. No room for desert as full to the brim 😋 Also pub decor is of a very high standard. Recommend.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment has improved out of all recognition since its refurbishment a couple of years ago. It is now very well appointed and has become quite upmarket. This is unfortunately let down however by the poor service. The layout of the dining areas is somewhat...More

3  Thank Stepnfetchit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday lunchtime at 12.50. Order placed for Cod & chips and a chip butty with curry. I was the only person in the take away at the time of entering. I Waited almost 15 mins for my take out food and unfortunately...More

2  Thank katherinerowley2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here 4 times since a visit in October. Consistently fantastic fish and chips. Fish is the star in crispy thin batter. Not greasy. Tasty chips served along with mushy peas and home made tartar sauce. Great choice for family meal. Attractive dining areas....More

Thank jan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving past looking for somewhere to eat. Entered and sign saying just take a seat and we will take care of you. As soon as we sat down somebody came over welcomed us and gave us the menus and took our drinks order....More

Thank Moldy007
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Janice S
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Brian T | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. It's good like that
Janice S
November 6, 2017|
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Response from TheBizness | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought that would be fine Janice but perhaps a watching member of staff can answer more definitely. If you go I hope you enjoy it.
August 14, 2017|
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
I presume so ? Might b best to ring and check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whitley Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 191 252 0926
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