The Northumberland Arms

4.5
706 reviews
£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
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
What 706 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last meal before lockdown. Lovely food in a lovely setting, never fails to deliver.

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LynneL
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely Sunday Lunch with Mum. Great food and fabulous service and we will be back as soon as we can after lockdown.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 4 November 2020

Dear Lynne L So glad you enjoyed another lovely Sunday lunch with us and we look forward to your next visit post lockdown. The Northumberland Arms

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PhilE
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fresh, perfectly cooked and very tasty meal. Service was friendly, chatty and efficient.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 4 November 2020

Dear Phil Thanks for you feedback; it really is appreciated. We hope we can welcome you back again at some point in the future. The Northumberland Arms

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KatieE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, welcoming and attentive staff in a very special village for us!

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear Katie E Thank you for scoring us the perfect 5 - really kind of you. We hope to impress you on each and every visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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VCro
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with amazing food. The steak was cooked perfectly.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear VCro Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your steak; we hope you'll be back to dine with us again. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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Debc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service, lovely place and felt Covid safe❤️

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear DebC Thank you for your kind and positive feedback - it really is appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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Louise
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was absolutely outstanding but the service massively let down the whole experience. Not sure if I would return.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear Louise Please accept our apologies if you feel we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We value your custom and hope you'll return at some point to allow us another opportunity to impress. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday lunches I’ve had. All the food was excellent. Great service and lovely place. Would highly recommend.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 28 October 2020

Dear Guest Many thanks for your feedback; we are delighted you had such a great Sunday lunch. We look forward to your next visit. The Northumberland Arms

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very slow service, slow kitchen not waiting on staff. One hour 45mins for a Sunday lunch plus pudding.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear KevinC Apologies on behalf of all the team if your wait was longer than anticipated. We hope you'll be back to allow us another opportunity to impress. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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Julie
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday roast in a long time, the roast beef and nut roast were perfect, sticky toffee a must. Nice surroundings and very attentive staff. Shame we live 3 hours away else we would be here regularly. Would highly recommend.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 28 October 2020

Dear Julie Perfect all round feedback; thanks so much. We hope to welcome you back again when you are next in the area. The Northumberland Ar,s

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service ...would certainly recommend a visit

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 28 October 2020

Dear Peter Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback; much appreciated. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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AC71
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday lunch I have had in a long long time. Everything was fantastic and perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of items. You may wait longer, but that is a sure sign your meal is being prepared, to order. All the staff are lovely and friendly. Can't wait to return. Keep up the outstanding work.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear AC71 Thanks for your perfect all round feedback and for scoring us the perfect 5. We hope to impress you on each and every visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb sunday lunch Great staff and covid secure.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear Amanda Thanks for taking the time to review your Sunday lunch and delighted to hear you thought it was 'superb'. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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SammyK
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was quite terrible and the staff did not know their way around the menu. We ordered the 'boost' option on our Sunday dinner the the staff were unaware of what was supposed to be on it and what it was missing, had to check the menu to see. Ended up only getting 1 potato overall, no extra and had to ask the member of staff to get the extra Yorkshire I’d paid for... made it very awkward rather than amending it quite quickly. The food was fantastic and the restaurant was clean. Just pity about the service as it feels like staff aren’t very attentive to their customers and feels like they’re intentionally ignoring their tables.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear SammyK Please accept our apologies if you feel we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We value your custom and hope you'll return at some point to allow us another opportunity to impress. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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07776162043
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food and surroundings, the seafood dishes were on a par if not better than the seafood restaurants in Guernsey and Jersey.
Staff very attentive and the whole establishment very Covid-19 safe.

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AlisonG
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in the lovely village of Felton. We will definately be back

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DavidS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ideally situated just off the A1. A wonderful 90min break from a journey from Scotland to the Midlands

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 23 October 2020

Dear David S Glad we made your break an enjoyable one. Perhaps you'll revisit on your return journey? The Northumberland Arms

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Slew
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal, felt very Covid Safe, only blip was the music a little loud when we arrived as we were sat directly beneath a speaker, but they turned it down on request. Big plus was the cheese board, very nice cheeses. Will be going again.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 23 October 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for your perfect all round feedback and for letting us know the music was just a little too loud beneath the speaker. We look forward to your return visit. The Northumberland Arms

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ClareC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast, we will be back soon. Thank you

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 23 October 2020

Dear Clare C Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your freshly cooked to order breakfast. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay too and hope you'll be back to stay with us again. The Northumberland Arms

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AshleighT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was really nice and inside was well looked after and modern. However the service was really poor. They made us order food and drinks together which made our starters come before the drinks - we were sat opposite the bar so we could see them ignoring us. Our main course arrived and we had to then wait for culinary. Overall they were not friendly, the main course was even put down and not a word said she just walked off. Shame really as we were really looking forward to it.

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CliveE
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch, the food was amazing and we will definitely be back.

Thank you

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 October 2020

Dear Clive E Thank you for your kind and positive feedback; it really is appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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TomP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere, despite new restrictions. Would have preferred the music to have been slightly quieter, as sat near a speaker.
Food generally excellent, especially the steak and the deserts. Soup of the day slightly peppery for my taste.
Staff very attentive, cordial and polite. Would recommend as good value for money under new management who are obviously making a very real effort in trying circumstances.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 October 2020

Dear Tom P Thank you for taking the time to review your visit; we really appreciate the positive feedback. We only wish you'd mentioned the music to one of the team who would have happily turned this down for you. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. The Northumberland Arms

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AlyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Some visitors did not take notice of the sign “wait here” and approached the bar where they were served. Staff did not turn them away from the bar. One male staff member was leaning over a couple at the table, albeit he was wearing a visor but he was too close. I liked the sliding busy sign on the ladies toilets. The place was lovely and food too.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear AlyC Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your visit to The Northumberland Arms. We endeavour to do our very best to have all of our customers adhere to social distancing and will continue to do so. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms Kindest

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lynny
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick table service. Not great lot of choice on menu ans some quite expensive dishes. However amazing taste of food. Leave space for the dessert. Nice choice of real ale.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 21 October 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. As we use only the finest of locally sourced ingredients, prices are somewhat steered by our suppliers. So glad you felt the food was amazing. To work within Government guidelines and to allow for social distancing in our kitchen, our menu is slightly reduced. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Kindest regards The Northumberland Arms

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ClaireM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to visit. We could not fault it. The food was excellent&the staff friendly&attentive! Would certainly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Outstanding food, highly recommended. Every dish full of flavours. Excellent service. Already planning our next vist

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 14 October 2020

Dear Guest So glad you enjoyed your visit and Sunday Lunch. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Many thanks. Vanessa C Guest Relations

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JodieK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday dinner, cooked perfectly. Service was great, very friendly

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue with such a high standard of food and service to match.

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ralph999
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Lunch, felt very safe with regards COVID19

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StephenD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Felt organised and safe

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StevieG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxed atmosphere, great attentive staff. Best rib eye steak I’ve had for a good while.

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JuliaS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and always been a very pleasant visit. Food staff and atmosphere is lovely even in these strange times

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airbourewarrior1
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Staff where friendly and efficient, spend 10 minutes looking at Menu and we both decided we would have the scallops for a starter , only to be told sorry we dont have any , eh , well tell us before we start looking at the menu and waste our time, so I got ham hock terrine with pease pudding, which was very bland , if it was home made needs work, wife had fish cakes which she enjoyed, for mains I had fish and chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce, fish was beautiful very tasty , peas where again bland needed tweaking some malt vinegar adding when been made , if it was home made , and tartare was bland , wife had the chicken dish and she said it was very nice , so overall not bad , but things need tweaking

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GaryB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great venue, unfortunately let down by a few details. The food was great, some tables were a little close making social distancing challenging.
When we visited the staff were great but were a little thin on the ground meaning we had to constantly try to catch the attention of the staff. We had no check back until our plates were cleared and had to ask for a second drink. The restaurant was also a little chilly.
We would definitely return but would hope the attention to detail was a little higher.

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Kayleighbec
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal on our staycation when staying at Swarland Percy Woods. All covid measures taken, food delicious I had the fish of day baked cod, new potatoes creamee spinach and bacon. My husband fish and chips all very fresh. Our friends very much enjoyed their burger and steaks too.

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Jbsb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service was great, really friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely be returning

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CatherineM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Fantastic food, very polite and helpful staff and a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Definitely one of the best places to eat in in Northumberland. Would strongly recommend.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 October 2020

Dear Catherine Thank you for your 5* feedback; it really is appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. The Northumberland Arms

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JaniceG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt covid secure and good to see staff taking hygiene seriously. Food was good and the booking system worked well. It was our first visit during a holiday and we would recommend it and come back.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 7 October 2020

Dear Janice Thanks for letting us know you felt secure with our 'Covid' efforts. So pleased you enjoyed your food and we hope we can welcome you back again at some point. The Northumberland Arms

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LynneL
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second return visit in recent months, this time for Sunday Lunch. Clean, safe, well organised. Food was excellent and service was great. Thank you! We’ll be back again soon.

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thank you for your 5* review and great all round feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Vanessa C Guest Relations

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KateS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and felt very safe with the corona virus precautions in place. Staff brilliant

The Northumberland Arms
Responded on 5 October 2020

Dear Guest Thanks for letting us know all the Covid measures we have put in place are helping our guests feel safe. So glad you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to your next visit. Vanessa C Guest Relations

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FAQs

The Northumberland Arms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01670 787370.

The Northumberland Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 706 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.