The Northumberland Arms

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Welcome to The Northumberland Arms, a beautiful Bar and Restaurant with Rooms by the River Coquet in the heart of Northumberland. Situated approximately one mile from the A1, perfectly positioned for direct access North & South; lies 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.
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LC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable family visit to the Northumberland Arms. My elderly parents love it as much as the rest of us do. Staff and food are lovely. Our favourite Sunday lunch 😊

PC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ages since we were last at the Northumberland Arms. Massive changes for the better. We had a slight problem with the wine we ordered. Dealt with perfectly. We will return

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Unfortunately not great service. Food wasn’t great bits were forgotten and had to be cooked after receiving food. No steak knifes brought with food which is just basic..
No apology just didn’t feel like we weren’t valued as customers. They didn’t seem to care the experience wasn’t great.

SL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service wasn't so good on the Sunday night as the previous two nights.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere and staff. Great variety on the menu.

IB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, very friendly staff and nice country pub. Worth a visit

SR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday roast, really lovely food, staff very helpful, nice relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great tasty Sunday lunch, everything was cooked to perfection. Waited too long for someone to take drinks order, so I had to ask the girl if she could take it. Would definitely return.

IS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The setting, food and service were was first class and there is no doubt we will return, sooner rather than later

AR
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We had heard this place was a bit hit and miss and to go for the "Express" early evening menu for our first visit rather than the higher priced a la carte menu.

We experienced extreme reluctance to offer us the early evening menu although that offer ended at 7pm and we arrived at 6.30. Staff at first saying the early menu was 'finished'. Starters were OK. My husbands main course burger was overdone and tasteless however and my rump steak had to be sent back to the kitchen twice, as I had requested a medium steak and it arrived rare. When it came back from the kitchen, it was still rare, having just been kept warm while they cooked me fresh chips! It went back again and I was told the chef was cooking me a fresh steak. However, my husband had long finished his meal, I'd had enough of the farcical tooing and froing which had taken around 20 minutes and just wanted to leave. The staff told me the cost of the steak would be removed from the bill and it was.

I was still hungry however so we ordered dessert. What could go wrong? Well we realised when the bill arrived that we'd only been given the full price a la carte menu to choose desserts from instead of the early evening menu we'd chosen our starters and mains from and - at around 6.50/6.95 a pudding - , these were over twice the cost of the early bird menu choices. My husbands sticky toffee pudding was dense and on the heavy side, my lemon posset tasty but not worth the exorbitant price. We should have queried the bill, but I'd had enough. Would never return.

ED
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good Sunday roast....best we've had in a long time! Service was a bit slow though.

SA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service could have been more attentive. We all enjoyed the food & ambience & will come back

R
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place
Customer service impeccable

Food second to non

Only downside for us - dogs at a dinner table ......although well behaved is s no no in our world

We would have to be moved if sat next to us and we have a dog

NG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for 10 people for my husbands 50th Birthday and had a private dining area which was lovely. Food was excellent, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Service was very good, friendly staff. Overall I would thoroughly recommend The Northumberland Arms

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was expecting high end pub grub, instead what we ate would not have been out of place had we had it at a top restaurant at a double the price.

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food at fair prices in a popular restaurant. The dining area was a bit too warm but that us easily corrected.

JK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was lovely though at times the service was very slow. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and our table was not quite ready . Everyone in the bar made it difficult for the waiting staff to get through with food however once we were seated away from the bar everything ran more smoothly. Food choice was delicious and we all thoroughly enjoyed what we had ordered . The food was excellent overall and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening .

SS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a lovely friendly welcome we enjoyed a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. Thanks so much to all the team!

AB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was very slow and it was not that busy food arrived after 45 minutes of ordering most of it was cold but tasted nice only one staff member in the restaurant a lot of tables complaining about there meal being poor quality (beef being tough) so we avoided the beef

OT
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !!

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DH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband I visited for Sunday lunch and also to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect. I requested new potatoes, rather than duck fat roasted ones as I really don't like duck fat, I'm also conscious of keeping a healthy weight. My request was given and the roast beef dinner was delicious. As a treat we both chose treacle sponge pudding for dessert, very naughty but nice!
We were made very welcome and comfortable by the staff and we're pleased not to be rushed from our table as you sometimes are in other restaurants.
Very pleased, we have been previously but not for about 4 years!
We look forward to returning soon.

S
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, relaxing and friendly atmosphere. We were able to bring our dogs with us as well which was great as we were staying at a cottage in the village. Highly recommended

AH
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The early bird menu is excellent value, and the choice is changed regularly. The staff are pleasant and efficient.

c
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

From the second we arrived until the second we left the customer service was superb. Courteous cheery staff pampered to our every whim.
All 3 courses were sublime and wonderfully presented on their respective plates/dishes. Food good enough to eat and savour.
The Cook n Barker owners could learn a lot by eating here!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food when it came was very good. However 3 of us had the hake dish which should have included Shetland mussels, according to the menu. No mussels, which was a disappointment to the 3 of us who originate from Shetland.
Fortunately we weren't in a hurry as the service was very slow. The waitress did apologise for this. Guessing the kitchen was short staffed that night.

NS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great location and friendly service.

AA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return to the Northumberland Arms every time we visit Northumberland. We have always had a delicious meal with friendly staff, good service and lovely surroundings and also dog friendly. Thank you.

GH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited several times over the past few years and the standards have never dropped. Always a friendly and efficient service and the food quality and cooking is excellent. We'll worth our longctrip to get here.

K
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place. Delicious food, and friendly service. Seafood platter was lovely and they even gave a treat and some water to our dog. Would definitely go back.

PS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service let down the very good food. Ordered bread and olives from the menu then told there were no olives. Waitress surprised to be asked for a plate to eat the bread off. Needs to be a restaurant manager to oversee the dining room but short-staffed, no doubt to save money as too many restaurants do.

AH
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food as always was excellent and the early bird menu was outstanding value.

AL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch here was fantastic. Food and service are great and very good value for money. First of many I'm sure.

MW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Lovely breakfast. Worth the drive

ZW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We visited whilst on holiday in August, we have been to this restaurant before and had enjoyed our meal. To be honest it felt really snooty and extremely overpriced... The steak I ordered (rare) was cooked rare however was extremely chewy that 3/4 of it was inedible. It came with a small pot of chips, a small mushroom and tomato and a pot of apparently blue cheese sauce.... I mentioned to the waitress that the steak was inedible.... her reply was what would you like me to do.... Not particularly great customer service.... I thought they would've replaced the steak in the end I just had the chips and sauce... they did remove the steak from the bill but not the blue cheese sauce... To be honest I've bought better steaks at Aldi costing me less than 3 pounds.... a very disappointing end to our holiday in Northumberland...

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good quality food and low prices (steak night!)

RW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great find on a wet Sunday afternoon, food was absolutely delicious and the service was great, would highly recommend this place

ES
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We all enjoyed our meal very much and the service was very good. Only disappointment was one of the three scoops of homemade sorbet. The strawberry was ice cream, not sorbet , and it did not taste homemade.
The Falafel were absolutely delicious.

AW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal on Weds, was a new menu but everything was delicious, thoroughly recommend.

JA
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Visiting family and wanted a good Sunday Lunch......we weren't disappointed!!
Great food well served a very enjoyable and relaxed meal.

HE
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, fantastic food staff can’t do enough for you
Very highly reccomended