The Red Kite

4.1
51 reviews
£25 and under
British
THE RED KITE AT WINLATON MILL SERVING A WIDE SELECTION OF DRINKS AND FOOD...
The Red Kite has a new look with new dining areas, new kitchen, coffee service and refurbished rest rooms. All meals are made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. And, with the exception of our bread and ice-cream, everything from the chips to the sauces, are made from scratch on the premises.

Outside the pub there is a large car park area, planting and garden furniture to entice walkers on the Derwent Walk and dogs are very welcome.
What 51 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Donnah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first ever visit to the red kite. The food was very tasty, nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were all really lovely.
Toilets were very clean, very covid secure place with a lovely beer garden.
We went there for food and drinks after a long walk, i would definately visit again and would highly recommend this lovely, warm and friendly place to anyone.
Thank you for a lovely afternoon 😁

DO
DanielleO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food great price and even better service

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Foodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really nice food but the garden table service is not up to scratch. They didnt bring cutlery with our food so we had to wait to eat our food and started using our fingers. You would of thought the table would of been cleaned and had a reserved sign on ready for our arrival and the menus kept blowing away in the wind and the paper hit my friend in the face. I would suggest laminated the menus then clean after being touched. Overall nice food.

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AndrewT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Up and coming venue, a good bus ride from Newcastle Central, but well worth the trip. Food was excellent and I believe they have plans to extend their cask ale range (Landlord was in good fettle. Would recommend for a good, inexpensive meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub. Lovely food. Disappointed they didnt have the dessert on that i wanted. Highly recommend tho

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Good but no non alcoholic choices on menu

CM
CharlotteM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Lovely food and great value. Service pretty slow but maybe had new staff. Will defiantly try again.

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Daniel
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Table Service little slow, waited up to 20 mins for drinks to arrive at 1 point. Understand just reopened so give benefit if doubt, just thought pass on the comment. Will be returning non the less

JB
JeanB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good was excellent and service fantastic

LB
LauraB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Waiting for food was a while then we had a drink spilt on us and I had white converse on that are now pink, and when we received the bill we had been charged the the extra drink that had been spilt. We thought some discount off our bill would have been offered after my shoes had been ruined. Mistakes happen but maybe just checking with customer afterwards. Food was amazing

JR
JaneR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal in a lovely quiet setting with fabulous friendly service. We will definitely be back for more!

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Simon
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Location is beautiful and the staff were friendly. The food was spoiled by it having too much pepper in it. My wife's seafood dish was overpowered by the pepper and also my steak pie.

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JILL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lucy our server was lovely.
Not much choice for vegans. Very limited menu. Not even a salad.
We had the mushroom curry which was nice and filling.
Won't return for food unless the menu changes but will go for a drink in the beer garden.

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LouiseF
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent menu for gluten free diets, excellent choice, good value and lovely service. Fish and chips was a little greasy, but other than that it was lovely as usual.

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ClaireY
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, third visit in three weeks! Staff are great and the food is brilliant every meal we had was perfect!

JB
JanetB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday
Some things not available probably as we followed a bank holI day weekend
A little disappointing
Otherwise good very good will return

PA
PeterA
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We booked 2 outside tables for 11 family members to enjoy our 1st meal out in 14/15 months & had a great time. Happily the sun shone on us throughout. Menu choice was restricted to Sunday lunch which was plentiful, well cooked & tasty.
An added bonus was the large grassed area just behind which was great for the kids to run round.

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DeborahA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since the take over I am pleased to say it is as wonderful as it has always been as we often visit this lovely pub due to it being local to us . The prices have increased but our Sunday lunch was beautiful and we will definitely return as we have always done

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ordered our food, 1 hour later we were told they forgot to put our order through. We left after waiting another 10 minutes. I felt most for my 6 year old as he was very disappointed and hungry!

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GailS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We had Sunday lunch there 30th May..I ordered a 250ml white wine, it came in a small plastic cup (like the kind on a cheap all inclusive) at £6.95 a glass not cheap!!! I found out today the cups don't even hold 250ml 😠..The lunch was nice but over priced at £12.95 !!..used to enjoy Red Kite but feel they are taking advantage since lockdown restrictions lifted..

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Spence
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely beer garden, decent food, good service. Car park is a bit small but there is one a little further down the road.

SM
SarahM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called for Sunday lunch, first time under new management.
Could not fault it at all. Service was attentive but not intrusive, food was delicious. Good portion sizes snd veg cooked perfectly. Couldn’t recommend enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, and service was good, would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was nice but had run out of leg of lamb and horseradish sauce by 1245 , service was very poor, took 25 minutes to clear the table after main meal was finished and then another 15mins for kids ice cream to be served had to ask several times for extra gravy, side order, found it expensive for a Sunday lunch with kids.

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Hannah
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not keen on new menu, no track and trace, tables were too close together (no social distancing. Won't be hurrying back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pleasant visit, very clean and tidy, staff were nice. Food was nice but could do with some small touches like a strawberry or raspberry in the prosecco, an option of additional condiments and one way system explained. Would still visit regularly despite this.

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RuthS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and good size portions especially the baked Camembert starter, and the Bannoffe pie cheese cake was unreal. Staff friendly.

DG
DanielG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good first visit to a pub after lockdown easing, food was great as was the service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service now it’s been taken over.
Will defo be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For the pub reopening everything was fab

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MarcW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was incredibly fresh and came out quickly! The batter on the fish and chips was light and crispy, steak was over cooked to how it was ordered but was still tender.

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AmyS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food was beautiful, good value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food was amazing. Wish they had a children’s menu as daughter doesn’t like Sunday dinners

JB
JanetB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good despite it being raining was well covered
Staff very young and appear inexperienced although early days
Food very good
Felt not good having to pay extra for mash potatoes on a Sunday lunch
Beg a little hard but I like it that way some of the party were not pleased
Will be returning and eat in doors

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we decided to book a table here. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding! I would 100% recommend and will definitely be returning. Keep up the good work

DM
DaveM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t have food but a great set up with friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Sharing camembert was delicious. We had burgers - beef was nice, as was the chicken, pork not so much, seemed a bit under done. Soup was pricey for what it was. Quite limited vegetarian options

JS
JowitaS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service and delicious food. Would highly recommend it

RA
RobA
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Very poor choice of venue (no menu on website) and very expensive for the experience.
Service was slow and disorganised and the outdoor toilets were a disgrace.
Hopefully things improve when they move indoors 🥴

MN
MichelleN
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very expensive , doesn't warrant the price increase and needs to be careful as once the novelty of lockdown has worn off people may go elsewhere. It isn't a patch on the woodmans but understand its just been taken over.. I'd review costing again as its town prices which aren't justifiable.

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The Red Kite is rated 4.1 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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