The Northumberland Arms

4.4
783 reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Northumberland Arms, a beautiful Bar and AA Rosette Restaurant with six 5* luxury guest bedrooms by the River Coquet in the heart of Northumberland. Situated approximately one mile from the A1 you'll find us in the idyllic village of Felton. The Northumberland Arms was built in the 1820’s by Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland as a Coaching Inn and has now been fully renovated to an extremely high standard.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 783 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MandyB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was beautiful and very tasty but just a bit mean with the portion size - especially roast potatoes and vegetables…. especially for a man!

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Dubai
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast trio was unreal. Highly recommended! Never had belly pork like it

The Northumberland Arms
Responded a day ago

Dear Anonymous Thank you and delighted you enjoyed everything about your visit. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. The Northumberland Arms

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RoseS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food excellent, service and staff excellent especially our waitress Katy.
One point was the wooden circular backed chairs were uncomfortable always knocking your elbows ...
Otherwise all good

The Northumberland Arms
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear RoseS Thanks for letting us know your food and service were excellent. Sorry you weren't 100% comfortable; there was a time when we had spare cushions, but due to the pandemic, these had to be removed. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here on holiday, the pub was recommended, food, service and overall experience was excellent. Booked to eat again later in the week :)

The Northumberland Arms
Responded a day ago

Dear Anonymous So glad you discovered us and had such an enjoyable meal. We hope your return visit was also excellent. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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im45
County Durham
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great meal at the Northumberland Arms. The dining room is spacious and we had a quiet table. The food was great; there was an excellent selection.
I’d recommend it.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear im45 Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and delighted to hear the food was great. We look forward to your return. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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DavidD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant place to eat ,good food ,presentation excellent and friendly staff.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear David Great feedback and really appreciated. We hope you'll be back again soon. The Northumberland Arms

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CazzaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a table for four plus our dog in the bar area. The staff were very friendly and the food very tasty.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded 6 days ago

Dear CazzaC Thanks for letting us know you had great service from our team and enjoyed your food. We look forward to your next vist. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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AndrewV
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebratory lunch. The food was very good. The service was responsive and attentive but no overly so. We will definitely return.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded 4 days ago

Dear AndrewV Thanks for letting us know we helped make your celebrations memorable with good food and service. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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IanW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visit following recommendation from friend. Lived up to expectation. Food was very good and tasty, good portions and friendly staff. Only downside was that service was a little on the slow side, not a bad thing as you do not wish to be rushed.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 16 July 2021

Dear IanW Many thanks for your great all round review; glad we lived up you your expectations. We apologise if you thought service was a little slower than expected but "good things come to those who wait". We look forward to your next visit. The Northumberland Arms

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We’ve always loved the Northumberland Arms and hadn’t been for a while due to Covid. We visited again on Sunday 11th July and we’re greatly disappointed. The service was very poor with no rush to take our order, absolutely no rush to clear our table (plates were left for around half an hour after we finished) and no rush for the bill- we asked 3 times and in the end had to get up and wait at the bar so we couldn’t be forgotten. It felt as though we had been pushed in a corner and forgotten about. The atmosphere of the venue was dull too- no music and silence. It felt very awkward to even speak.
For these reasons we would not revisit and have completely changed our views on the venue and food now. It felt like a wasted journey and more so wasted money.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 14 July 2021

While take all reviews seriously we are unable to fully investigate this matter due to your anonimity. In line with all hospitality venues, we are encountering significant staff issues as a result of Track & Trace and many who have left the industry, resulting in our team being extremely stretched and in part, made up of inexperienced new starters who are yet to be fully trained. We did however received other glowing reviews for the same day so we accept we may not be to your taste or budget.

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Cicie
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was very nice but the service was very, very slow. We were greeted quickly and offered drinks quickly but after that, we had to ask to order mains, then again to order deserts, then again to pay. Not offered any more drinks. A bit disappointing. The staff were friendly and helpful though- just not enough of them or not experienced enough.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 10 July 2021

Dear Cicie Thanks for letting us know you were welcomed and enjoyed your food. Obviously recovering from the pandemic we are still in the process of recruiting and training new staff and we apologise if our service was not quite as quick as you would have liked it. We value your custom and hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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MichelleP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Menu uninspiring and food obviously not produced by a qualified chef, very little meat in lamb flatbread and wholefood salad lacked any imagination and was poor value. Been regular visitors when we are in Northumberland but will not be returning, staff were lovely though

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donnaf
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautiful food! Will definitely be booking again and will recommend to everyone.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear DonnaF Thank you for your perfect 5* review!! We look forward to your return. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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IanW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and staff.
Service was a little bit mixed up.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear IanW Thanks for your 5* review and for commenting on our great food and staff. Obviously recovering from the pandemic we are still in the process of recruiting and training new staff; our service will be back to 100% very soon. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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GiseleK
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hotel. Staff so friendly and first rate food and service. Going back again tonight it was so good. Best place to eat in the area and now looking to book a room for a stay.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

GiseleK Thank you for your 5* review and glad to hear you are dining with us again; we hope you enjoy your meal just as much. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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RawsieB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, Outstanding service.
Travelled up from Whitley Bay, we will definitely make the return journey to come back. Thanks again.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear RawsieB Thank you for your 5* review and glad we made your trip from Whitley Bay more than worthwhile. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, seasonal and extremely tasty.
Great service, highly recommended.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thank you!!

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ThereseT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Positives: lovely setting and ambience, helpful staff, strict Covid measures, good food.
Negatives: some of the vegetables (cabbage and broccoli) should have been cooked a little longer as they were very hard.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear ThereseT Thank you for your feedback and for commenting on our lovely setting, ambiance, staff, Covid measures and good food. We apologise if you thought the veggies were a little 'al dente'; we only wish you'd mentioned this to your server and perhaps we could have solved there and then for you. We hope you'll be back to dine with us again. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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Peter
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the real ale was in very good condition and the place was clean. A dog wet the floor at one point and the staff dealt with it in a hygienic and efficient way.
Because the fish and chips is usually so good here, I ordered it again. The quality has taken a dive I'm afraid to say. The usual crispy batter coating was poor and the actual fish was soggy, watery and tasteless. I'm no expert on these things as to why that was, but I would guess it had been frozen and then defrosted too quickly. Shame.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear Peter Thank you for your feedback; we are surprised that you did not enjoy your fish & chips, this is our highest selling and most praised dish. As always we NEVER use frozen fish always Haddock fresh from our fish merchant coated in batter made daily from beer. We are sorry that you feel yours was not up to standard. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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SonjaM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch for my in laws 50th wedding anniversary. The staff were lovely and the food was very nice.

My husband wanted to point out you can buy the gigantic kids burger for just over £6 or the adult one for £12.95 which is basically the same burger with two patties on the adults and one on the kids. The kid’s one is massive, we had to bring half of it home as our ravenous 8 year old struggled with it!

Nice place, lovely location, yeah we would go again. I’d love to try the street food on the menu, Ill skip the burger saga!

Enjoyed ourselves.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear SonjaM Thanks so much for the feedback; we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your special occasion. We note your comment regarding burger size and whilst it is great to hear the size of our kids version left plenty to take home, we would point out that the adult version has 2 of the beef patties (the most expensive part) plus onion rings & a larger portion of fries, also our kids meals are competitively priced as kids are generally accompanied by adults. Kind regards

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StephenM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we had a lovely meal at the Northumberland Arms. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The Fish of the Day special (Monkfish) was particularly nice, as was the Pie of the Day.
The service was attentive with the main person having excellent communication skills and was extremely engaging and made us feel very welcome.
All in all, excellent.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 5 July 2021

Dear Stephen Thank you for your perfect all round feedback; it really means a lot to us. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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RebeccaK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, friendly staff. Trevor looked after us very well.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 July 2021

Dear RebeccaK Many thanks for your feedback; Trevor will be delighted. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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ChristineG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was varied and well presented. The service was professional and efficient. The surroundings very pleasant

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 5 July 2021

Dear ChristineG Thank you so much for your 5* review. We are so pleased with your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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AmandaF
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was nice. Service was a bit lack lustre. Not very attentive and it wasn’t packed restaurant. I asked for a mother drink which was forgotten so had to ask again. Not awful service but not good either

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Responded on 2 July 2021

Dear Amanda May we apologise if service provided was not what it should have been. Whilst we strive to recover from the pandemic, we are in the process of recruiting and training new front of house staff. We will look into this further. Although you haven't mentioned your food, we sincerely hope you enjoyed it when it arrived. We value your custom and hope you'll return to allow us another opportunity to impress. The Northumberland Arms

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timr
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was superb, ambience was excellent, the place was always good but the new owners have certainly improved the whole experience. Unfortunately on this occasion there was a staff shortage due to covid tests and so we waited longer than we would have expected for our meals. Keep up the good work guys , it's a pleasure to have such a wonderful place to eat in our lovely village

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 29 June 2021

Dear TimR Thank you so much for your kind and positive feedback; it really is appreciated. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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CeliaD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Entertaining a friend from Scotland who thoroughly enjoyed the evening . Love the traditional decor and the food was top class , also noted you were dog friendly which is a big plus .

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 29 June 2021

Dear CeliaD So glad you have discovered us and had such a great evening. We look forward to your next visit. The Northumberland Arms

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EmmaE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really yummy food. The fish of the day was delicious and wine fab as always.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 29 June 2021

Dear EmmaE Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. So glad you enjoyed your fish of the day and wine from our broad selection. We look forward to your next visit. The Northumberland Arms

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PaulM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, and nice to have a pie that isn’t in a separate container and hotter than the surface of the sun!

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Responded on 29 June 2021

Dear PaulM So glad you enjoyed our homemade pie and your overall visit. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. The Northumberland Arms

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rebelicious
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Professional and competent staff. The food was very good with good portions.
Lots of room to be comfortable and enjoy our evening.
Good ales delivered by a lovely and competent waiter.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 July 2021

Dear rebelicious Thank you for your great all round feedback; it really means a lot to us. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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PeterS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little anxious before our visit having not been in a pub during the pandemic but need not have worried. The tables were well spaced and staff all wore protective masks while providing attentive table service. Our host Trevor was courteous, very obliging and went above and beyond to explain things and make us feel at home. His recommendations from the menu were spot on and the food more than lived up to our expectations.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 29 June 2021

Dear PeterS So glad you enjoyed your food and thanks for acknowledging the lengths to which we have gone to remain Covid safe. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. The Northumberland Arms

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LauraM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Great staff and great great

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 June 2021

Dear Laura We are delighted to hear we made such a positive impression and look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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StevenJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was quite slow although we had booked a table

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 June 2021

Dear StevenJ Apologies if you felt service was a little slower than expected; we hope your meal was thoroughly enjoyed when it arrived. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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PhylC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Excellent food, attentive staff without being intrusive. Had a really good experience and would highly recommend.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 23 June 2021

Dear PhylC Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and your feedback. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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LucyC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening. We have now been quite a few times drawn by the varied menu (we are working our way through the varied options), comfortable setting and super staff.
Easy to park and a great setting for a lovely stroll up the river after a delicious meal and a glass or two... or just watching the river from the bridge.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 June 2021

Dear LucyC Thank you for your 5* review - much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit as you continue to make your way through our entire menu. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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Live2eatgoodfood
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable meal of fish and chips. Very tasty and well presented. Beautiful white fillets and the crispiest batter. Extremely large portion, would perhaps have chosen a smaller portion if offered.
Did find the menu lacking in vegetarian and vegan options.
Very clean and all Covid safety procedures in place.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 June 2021

Dear Live2eatgoodfood Great feedback and much appreciated. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at a reasonable price, good service from very pleasant staff

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Responded on 21 June 2021

Dear SteveM Delighted to hear you had a great lunch and good service from our hardworking team. We look forward to your return. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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mrsc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly efficient staff, good food at reasonable price

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 23 June 2021

Dear MrsC Thank you for your kind and positive feedback; it is really appreciated. We hope you'll be back again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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RuthN
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were fantastic making us feel very welcome, covid secure throughout & the service & food were amazing

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Responded on 23 June 2021

Dear RuthN Thanks for your great all round feedback; it really is appreciated. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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IanT
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice food, nothing special. Pleasant dining areas and ambience. Fairly good service. Nice location opposite river.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 23 June 2021

Dear IanT Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We hope you'll be back again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Visited here for an afternoon in the sun by the river. Outside area was very quiet and relaxing. Food was outstanding, fresh tasty and homely cooked. Cant wait to visit again.
Service was friendly and quick. Fab little treat to celebrate an extended 30th birthday weekend!

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 16 June 2021

Dear Chris So glad you have discovered us and had such an 'outstanding' meal with great service from our team. Belated Happy 30th Birthday from all the team. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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The Northumberland Arms is rated 4.4 stars by 783 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.