The Woodmans Arms

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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
The Woodmans Arms is a beautiful ‘country feel’ pub and dining room situated within the village of Whickham, at the top of the hill, hidden amongst rows of spectacular trees. We are more than just a venue, we are a destination worth travelling to serving classic comforting food made with love served in cosy surroundings overlooking the most amazing views of the North East.

We are the proud winner of the Newcastle Chronicle’s Eddy Eats’ pub of the year for character, quality, service and value. UK top 3 in the Seafish National Fish and Chip awards 2019 and Diners’ choice award for best ambience.

We support our local farmers, and work closely with a number of local suppliers to ensure the very best fresh produce. All our food is cooked freshly to order so whether it be a bar snack, light bite, leisurely lunch, evening meal or Sunday Roast it is safe to say that you will in safe hands.
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Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was superb, promptly served and well presented. Unfortunately it felt as though we were in a kids creche and the noise levels at times were unbearable.

RG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit quiet often as excellent food and pleasant surroundings. Maybe the background music could be a bit quieter or preferably off completely, I have hearing problems and the music just adds to my difficulties. Of course that’s my personal perspective others may be fine with it.

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very friendly service is excellent food is of high quality would definitely recommend a visit one of our favourite places to eat

IN
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We booked for 15:30 thinking it would be quieter, it wasn’t, very busy when we were ordering & asking for sauces/gravy/drinks etc, but overall a good service polite friendly & professional. The food was good, we had the lamb shoulder, the chicken & the gammon, all was fine, but disappointed with four measly bits of cauliflower cheese in a watery cheese sauce for £2.75, overall a nice meal & definitely worth going back again. But maybe try to avoid the busy times.

PM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service once again. The restaurant was clean and the staff could not do enough for you. The food was amazing and plentiful.

LT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here but first time for time for Sunday lunch was beautiful and will be defo going back very soon x

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have eaten several times & have enjoyed the meals. Our only criticism was the meat wasn't as tender as we have had it before but the restaurant was very busy & obviously the kitchen was trying to get meals out as fast as possible. We are looking forward to our christmas fayre meal on 6th December

J
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, on a Saturday night too, they where busy, but we were looked after so well. Loved the atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Will definitely be back

CL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great venue. Definitely be returning.

SH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food always superb. Highly recommend. Although on this occasion the parsnips and carrots were really large and could have done with being smaller and cooked more throughly. It didn’t spoil it as still lovely food but just instead of 10/10 I would give it 8/10 for that reason. Other times have never been a problem and always spot on. Will still be back though.

JS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual an outstanding Sunday lunch. Staff pleasant and food perfect, after fitting ya in at short notice.

AB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and atmosphere. Sirloin a little tough but very tasty. Vegetables lovely and gravy and yorkshire puddings delicious. Would go again.

F
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful pub! Haven’t been anywhere that aesthetically pleasing In forever! Food and service was absolutely amazing! Could not fault the place! Can’t wait to come back and make me way down the menu! New favourite!!!

MA
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited The Woodmans Arms for the first time last Thursday evening. We were so impressed with the surroundings, the menu, quality of the food and friendliness of the staff, that we took my stepmother there the following day for lunch. My wife was very impressed with the fish pie and my pizza was excellent too.

B
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very busy at 4.00 Sunday lunch, had
to wait for 10 minutes for our table
even though we arrived on time.
Food was good quality and plentiful
however noise level was very high
due to the number of diners and very
loud music.
Probably won’t do Sunday lunch again
but will visit at quieter time

AL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th or 5th visit for a Sunday dinner! Absolutely excellent can’t wait for our next visit!

AW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch with friends, second visit in a month and would highly recommend

OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual only down side did not get my stake pie as there was none left.

EH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Had the best Sunday lunch here. Would 100% recommend 🙂

F
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Second time we visited for Sunday lunch. We were so impressed fist time around, I enquired about Christmas Day lunch! However, second time was quite different.... Two of us had the 'award winning' fish and chips which were far from award winning, no taste and batter soggy, one had the nut roast, which on first time was really tasty however second time around served room temperature as were the side veggies to go with it and veggie gravy had no taste. Gammon Sunday lunch was ok, poor cut of meat served which was a shame. Service was fine, a bit swift for our liking, the restaurant was really busy and it seemed like they wanted us all to just eat and run, this is what we did as our bill and card machine were presented on the table. A real shame as I don't think we will be returning. On a positive note there are plenty of staff around who all seem really helpful and polite.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal, nice setting, would definitely recommend for a Sunday lunch

CE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my boyfriends birthday after hearing good things, we definitely weren’t disappointed from arriving to leaving it was 5 star. Service was brilliant and quick everyone was nice, friendly and always around if you needed anything. The food was out of this world and they even put a candle in my boyfriends dessert and sang happy birthday to him. Will definitely be back and recommending to everyone.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night, excellent food and service. Five star well deserved !

j
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, lovely pub, staff really nice. Highly recommend the Sunday lunch

AT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the waitress and waiter, food very good quality and cooked to perfection . Everything was extremely tasty and piping hot.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely catch up meal with a friend. Service great - recommended the gammon by the waitress as I couldn't decide and together with the calamari started made a lovely (and large!) meal. Friend (who struggles with what she is able to eat) also thoroughly enjoyed her mushroom and lemon risotto and king prawn starter. Wine served at the right temperature too! Even though busy there was still the correct amount of attention given. Not the cheapest but you definitely get what you pay for here.

H
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit for many years and the night was a great experience. The food was excellent and a special mention to Kate? who was a great host for our table. Great service.

AB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely staff, lovely atmosphere just a little pricey for some things

DJ
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, accommodating staff overall great place!

b
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was brilliant.Thankyou.

ME
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit here with my family as I live in the North West. Fabulous food and friendly staff.

MB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience, can't ask for much more than that

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy restaurant for Sunday lunch food was nice service was as to be expected on a busy Sunday staff friendly and helpful

HL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful food! Will definitely be back!

K
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I’ve been here a few times now and it’s always been great but Sunday was different. The food and service was great but we had just about finished our mains and it looked like they were setting up for a very large family coming in, but they didn’t leave much room between us and them, which meant we had to move round our table. But they had to get a high chair which meant chairs going over our heads. People deciding where they would like to be seated and who they wanted to be sat next to.
They were quite loud but they had kids with them which is understandable but we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. People with us couldn’t wait to leave.

DM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch I’ve ever had. It was simply amazing.

J
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday Dinners i have had! Would 100% go back!

LD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my birthday and were sat in the beautiful shed which gave the perfect intimate meal. The Sunday roasts are the best in the north east and perfect for big appetites and liberal gravy users!

N
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely tasty food excellent staff drinks expensive but not a big drinker will be back can’t fault it more expensive than most but very nice tasty food well presented

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch and first visit to the Woodmans in a very long time. Staff were very helpful and professional and courteous. Food was delicious a selection of the Sunday roasts for us all and one fish and chips. We are all going to return very soon.