St Mary's Inn
The focal point of a new community which is currently being developed, we serve honest-to-goodness food and beer – no tricks, no fuss – with a distinctly Northumbrian flavour.
The service is excellent and the food is delicious. Great range of choice for vegetarians
Perfect Sunday lunch. Due to an op my husband can only eat a small portion. No problem at all. St Mary’s do half portion Sunday roasts. The beef was melt in your mouth (I have to confess I like it very well done), the veg selection was great, especially the parsnips and the kale. I’d had mackerel pate, with orange (so fresh!) as a starter and even managed a Bailey’s creme brûlée for pud! And you definitely knew the Baileys was there. The lady who served us was absolutely lovely. Ambience was great. Dogs allowed too.
I was disappointed with the booking process. We were offered choice of dining locations bar or standard. I didn’t want to sit on a bar stool so chose standard. But there was no information on what the differences were.
Wrong choice! He bar was cosy roaring fire and full of ambience. The standard seating was empty. We were there alone for much of our time.
The Sunday dinner was lovely. But the dreadful caveat as the plates are carried in, in oven gloves ‘Mind the plates are very hot!’ I never want to hear this. Indeed the plates were bordering on dangerously hot. I’d have burned my wrist if I’d accidentally touched it. Restaurants mus remember that diners do not generally wear oven gloves. Warm plates are good. Too hot to handle is a safety risk
Food was excellent, service was good, friendly waiters but not over the top.
Great food in lovely surroundings. Would recommend.
The best Sunday lunch in the area. I would highly recommend and look forward to visiting St Mary’s Inn in the near future.
Relaxing atmosphere, lovely food. Friendly staff and a wide choice on the menu. Will go again.
Excellent Sunday lunch. Gluten free was no problem. Meat cooked perfectly. Could have been a touch hotter. Desserts delicious.
Breakfast the following morning was also very good. Recommended
Sunday lunch was excellent as always. Love the cauliflower cheese that accompanies the meal and one of our party said that the beef was the best she had ever had in a restaurant. Service was really good and nothing is too much trouble. Our favourite place for Sunday lunch.
Went for a birthday celebration meal.
The total experience was marvelous and exceeded our expectations.
Fantastic choice of menu with plenty of choices to suit our individual palette.
Brilliant service from extremely pleasant staff.
We also got chatting to some of the other customers that were so friendly and also enjoying the St Mary’s experience.
See you again.
Nice atmosphere, good service and excellent food with veggie options. Like the choice of being able to get half size Sunday roast!
Simply the BEST Sunday Dinner you can get
Top classsundsy lunch once again, highly recommend for anyone looking for a change and top quality Sunday roast
You can always rely on St Mary’s Inn to provide you with a good standard of food and a warm welcome. Always enjoy our time there.
Delicious food and attentive staff. We were four generations who all found something we liked and were able to converse. There is a quiz going on on a Monday but it’s not intrusive.
Lovely meal with friends on Saturday night, mix of traditional and interesting meals in a relaxed atmosphere.
We asked for a different table and the woman seating us was very rude and not happy at all! Even though there were plenty of empty tables
Love the food and the staff here and come quite regularly . The only downside is that there seems to no adult only area and as it’s very popular with families it can be very noisy. Children aren’t always well supervised by their parents which can spoil other diners experience
Absolutely amazing food. The menu changes to keep us interested. We have tried various starters which have all been so different but very tasty
St Mary's was a lively venue. We were seated next to two families but because of the general noise we were not inconvenienced by them.
must have been the chefs night off, main course arrived before the starters. steak was miniscule and overcooked, having requested rare! the supposed triple cooked chips served with the bacon chop were inedible. i would give 1 place above weatherspoons.
this was the first time in eating out i have ever left chips.
Lovely Sunday lunch. Lovely staff. Only complaint would be the roasties weren't very roasted! Tasted reheated and not crispy. Deserts delicious.
Lovely cosy afternoon spent here as after we finished lunch we just settled down in the bar for a few drinks . Lovely meal and fantastic ambience
I booked St Mary’s Inn for my partners special birthday and we had the most magical of fizz breakfasts. The food was to die for and the service was second to none. We sat for hours chatting in with no pressure to leave and the ambience was super relaxed. We can’t wait to go back for lunch or dinner - highly recommend St Mary’s Inn.
Excellent all round. Waiting staff most helpful. Reasonably priced. Back again soon.
Excellent Sunday lunch. Great staff and lovely surroundings
Really good Sunday dinner. Beef perfectly cooked and an amazing Yorkshire pudding! We will definitely be back.
Would highly recommend. Lovely atmosphere, great food and friendly staff.
lovely place great food and excellent service could not fault.
Lovely find would highly recommend. Lovely lunch menu very good quality food. Also do rustic afternoon tea which looked lovely. Will definitely go back.
Great staff who made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived!
The menu is exceptional and as we had vegeterians dining with us for lunch there was a great choice of food for us all!
Thank you to all the staff who waited on us! We will definitely be making more visits!
St Mary's Inn is very warm and inviting with warm décor and a lovely peaceful atmosphere. Whether you are in a couple or taking the family it is suitable and very comfortable. The staff are quick to service and it was only a short wait for food and drinks. Would highly recommend it.
Very pleasant anniversary meal. Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxing.
Very good Sunday lunch. Served wrong starter and wrong main course but quickly rectified. Drinks expensive. A bit noisy for my liking and not keen on the dogs in the dining room.
we all enjoyed our main meal however the deserts were, to be honest, a disappointment.
They were presented beautifully but both the sticky toffee pud and carrot cake weren't nice. Sorry.
Really relaxed atmosphere, brilliant food made even better that you can bring your dog !
Really great place in a quiet area perfect for a family meal or with friends, highly recommend the Sunday lunch was one of the best I have had and I have had a few
Food is excellent but the Decor and atmosphere in the main dining area just doesn’t quite work. Also hated the nylon napkins! That said we create our own atmosphere and can take a paper napkin so I will go again because the food is worth it.
I would have scored everything at 4-5 ⭐️‘S but for a couple of things that spoiled it for us.
Our meal was accidentally served to another couple on a nearby table. It took them a few moments to realise. After a few minutes of them sitting with our meal a waitress returned. They said that they ordered meat and got a vegetarian meal. We then realised they had got ours. The waitress apologised, said ‘I’ll go and warm them up.” She returned a few minutes later with two tepid meals. The sides were then taken and returned - still not hot, after we had almost finished.
No proper apology was offered and there wasn’t anyone to complain to. The young waitress that took our money had been lovely and it hadn’t been her fault so I didn’t want to burden her. She also didn’t get a tip through no fault of her own.
Possibly there were too few staff to cover the demand? I feel I should give the restaurant another opportunity but am a little wary after a spoiled afternoon out.
Excellent food and service. A little loud with the live band but not a problem.