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The Joiners Arms, Alnwick, Northumberland

The Joiners Arms

4.2
4.2
2237 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
What makes our food so special? In The Joiners Arms kitchen our ethos is simple – great quality food, locally sourced and lovingly prepared – this is the absolute key to the gastro experience we create for our guests.

It’s honest, home-style cooking with a Northumbrian twist, showcasing the best of our region in our award-winning restaurant.

It’s definitely been worth the muddy wellies to develop our signature styles and flavours with the help of our passionate local growers and producers. Our menus change seasonally to ensure that only the freshest ingredients end up on your plate.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 23 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–20:45 Sun 17:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01665 376112
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    At The Joiners Arms we love all celebrations, big or small, no matter the occasion. If you are looking for the perfect place to host your nearest and dearest for a milestone birthday, anniversary, or just because you feel like celebrating - our team can help you to plan the perfect setting.
  • Area
    Alnwick
  • Parking Details
    No on site parking, however while entering the village there is a large gravel carpark. No payment required and a footpath in bottom right corner bringing you down onto the road.
  • Public Transit
    Bus Route 418 Stops in front of restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,237 Reviews
  1. JanL

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was excellent - all staff clearly wanted to make it a great experience. The food was good but not exceptional and I felt the prices were a bit high. All in all we enjoyed our lunch but were not overwhelmed with anything except the service!
    The Joiners ArmsResponded today
    Thank you for your review Jan, we are pleased to hear our team looked after you so well. We are however sorry to hear we fell short in other areas, we will be sure to take your feedback onboard and appreciate you taking time to provide us with it. - The Joiners Arms

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  2. JulieH

    Newcastle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food good value. Drinks expensive. Food was good. Husband ordered pie of the day and really enjoyed it. I had beer battered haddock, appeared massive but not as big as looked as beer batter puffs up so when cut into not so much fish inside, which fine for me as it looked too big for my appetite. Also I was not convinced was haddock though could be wrong on that.
    The Joiners ArmsResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for your review Julie, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us. I would like to reassure you the fish and chips is 100% served with haddock, locally caught and sourced by one of our suppliers. We do hope to see you again soon. - The Joiners Arms Team

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  3. ValW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Seated directly in front of disabled toilet, food took over 30 minutes to arrive. Pie (looked like a service station pie!) Small dish mushy peas and about 10 chips, certainly didn't fill the plate - £18.95!! More like a chippy meal certainly not gastropub 😏
    The Joiners ArmsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your review Val, we are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us. We do regret that this was not mentioned at the time, so that your dish could be switched out for an alternative, and our team could have found a more suitable table for you. We do hope that we will see you again in future to hopefully repair our relationship with you.

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  4. FoodieC

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    From the reviews and the descriptions from the pub I was expecting to be really impressed but it felt very much like anywhere else I've been. Food was ok. Not enough roast vegetables on a £22 roast dinner, just a lot of boiled veg. Meat good. Skipped dessert as it was £8 each. I wouldn't make a special trip here in future. Maybe just if I was already in the area.
    The Joiners ArmsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your review, we are sorry that you felt your experience with us fell short of expectations, and will be sure to take your feedback on board to help us to improve in future.

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  5. DawnB

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent , delicious beef ! Lovely staff Lovely environment xx
    The Joiners ArmsResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for your kind review Dawn, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see you again soon!

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  6. Charlotte491

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Somewhat disappointed with our experience yesterday, expected more from the 5 star claims. We had asked a member of staff sat outside smoking as to whether we were able to park on the gravel at the front as a car was already there and were told that we could park in front of said car (we’ve never visited before). On literally stepping through the door a young man abruptly walked at us, no hello or anything, pushing past asking if that was our car, pointing and telling us to move it. Which is fine but we had asked previously and there’s ways of approaching a customer and this was not it. Sunday lunch was great portions but chicken skin very unpleasant and my partners pork belly was tough with rubbery ‘crackling’. Service on the whole was ok but I asked for a simple change from chips to mash for my two young sons which was met with a reaction of it being an inconvenient request with the response of a sigh and ‘well it should be ok’. Had eyes rolled at me when asking for an additional bowl for sharing ice cream between our boys. Probably would not visit again which is a shame as expected bigger things when associated with Newton Hall which we have attended multiple times for weddings.

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  7. HGFOODIE123

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always- absolutely loved it and the doggy menu was perfect
    The Joiners ArmsResponded on 16 June 2024
    Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us! We hope that we will see you again in future.

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  8. RobertG

    London

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A mixed experience this time. Very busy and noisy when we arrived, but very quiet after two groups had left. Food ok. Heritage tomato salad to start; the whipped feta made a nice mix, but tomatoes too cold to really appreciate the flavour. Tiger prawn scampi and chips was enjoyed, the mushy peas less so. Catch of the day was swordfish; a nice piece of fish. The menu says served 'simply', but came on a large bed of stir fry noodles and peppers with miso sauce, which could have been a separate dish. Service a bit slow to start but fine overall. Some decent wines by the glass, though not sure I got quite the ones I ordered.
    The Joiners ArmsResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for your review Robert, we appreciate your feedback and will be sure to take this onboard. We are pleased to hear your evening with us was pleasant and hope to see you again!

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  9. Sharon

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fish and chips I have had in a long time.
    The Joiners ArmsResponded on 13 June 2024
    Thank you for your review Sharon, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed dining with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent for Sunday lunch. Superb choice, delicious meals and welcoming friendly service. Five stars all round !
    The Joiners ArmsResponded on 13 June 2024
    Thank you for your review, it is great to hear such positive feedback, and hope that we see you again soon!

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FAQs

The Joiners Arms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01665 376112.

The Joiners Arms is rated 4.2 stars by 2237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Joiners Arms

Newton By The Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3EA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Alnwick
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 16:00–20:45 Sun 17:00–20:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    No on site parking, however while entering the village there is a large gravel carpark. No payment required and a footpath in bottom right corner bringing you down onto the road.
  • Public Transit
    Bus Route 418 Stops in front of restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01665 376112
  • Private party facilities
    At The Joiners Arms we love all celebrations, big or small, no matter the occasion. If you are looking for the perfect place to host your nearest and dearest for a milestone birthday, anniversary, or just because you feel like celebrating - our team can help you to plan the perfect setting.
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