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“Friendly and efficient”
Review of Beehive

Beehive
Ranked #6 of 156 Restaurants in Whitley Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Friday evening just before 8, group of 3. When we arrived all tables were occupied or reserved but staff had a "waiting list" organised. We had intended to have a drink outside while we were waiting but by the time drinks had been served a table was ready. Ordering of meals is at the bar, but as soon as it was evident one of our choices had options, the waitress came straight to the table to make sure everyone's choices were correct. Arrival of food was not quick, but not excessive either, considering it was quite busy. Everything came out together and freshly cooked. We had chosen main courses only and this proved to be a good choice. Portions were generous and tasty. While I would still class this as pub food, it is a very high standard of pub food with enough choices on the menu to suit most. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout. Will be happy to return.

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Thank Anthony G
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Really nice! Food was beautiful! Lovely atmosphere! We ordered the chicken burger x2, beef burger and a fish and chips and all the food was prepared lovely, nice and fresh! Will certainly be going back!

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Thank MRSHWALKER
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wanted to take my disabled mother in law for lunch somewhere local to her. Checked out trip adviser and decided to give the Beehive a visit because of the positive reviews and the fact they could accommodate a wheelchair. The first obstacle,wheelchair access was tight and she could not remain in her chair and eat at the table as these were too low. We sat near the door and perhaps this was not the best location as it was cold, had tables been higher we would have sat somewhere else. The food is cooked to order so there was a delay but we knew this from the reviews. The food was of a good standard but nothing to write home about, other than the lemon tart which was very tasty. Staff were cold and unwelcoming, almost robotic, perhaps down to the hatch food ordering system which cuts down on interaction with customers! We were disappointed with our experience despite the reviews and the authentic feel of the place which I would give 10/10.

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Thank daisy18
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Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Visit the beehive at least once a week with my partner, if not for food, just a relaxing drink and friendly chat. Visited several times over the bank holiday and half term period. The BBQ was fantastic, the koftas were to die for, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The lamb burgers were also bursting with flavour. Not only do you get service with a smile but Shaun always makes his customers laugh, and it is clear they are the heart of everything he and Joanne do at the beehive.
We also visited on Sunday night and had a fish platter to share. The homemade tarter sauce and sweet chill topped it off. Full of flavour and colour. Particularly enjoyed the smoked salmon. As it was a Sunday we decided to treat ourselfs to a dessert, I have the summer berry Eton mess which was amazing and so big I couldn't finish it all. My partner has the knickerbocker glory which was bursting with fruit. Very nice indead.
I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. There is something for everyone, from the beer garden to the secret garden for children. Shaun and Joanne go our of there way to accommodate for everyone no matter how busy it is.
We will be back very soon.

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Thank deedee23_12
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

No usual bar per se but 2 authentic, traditional serving hatches in keeping with the pubs 350 year history.

Excellent food and excellent service.

This really is a pub that has retained traditional values and charm.

Watch out for those low beams.

Looking forward to our next visit

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Thank Tom2626
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