The Woodmans Arms

4.6
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562 reviews
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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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TB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always

K
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, very friendly staff, food was amazing I highly recommend the sea bass.
2 starters 2 mains puds bottle of fizz and 2 lager for a little over £70 could not grumble at that!!
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

MB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing evening at the Woodmans Arms, food and service outstanding and can’t wait to return.

AH
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have visited but will definitely be back again! Gorgeous place. Fab service and beautiful food!

CF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault anything really, food could've been a bit hotter but not a big deal.

MC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at The Woodsman's but will definitely be back. The food and staff were excellent and service was very fast.

BS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very busy , however we were shown to the table
promptly. There was only one menu so to ease the situation i looked at it online .
The starters were good , a tad cool but the dishes were a while in being
collected from the table .
The main courses were good .
Unfortunately i wish i had not ordered coffee as it took for ever to be served . Good value for money . I will return but employ more staff to speed up the service .

RO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Special Thankyou to Dominic Lough for an exceptional service

OT
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Woodmans for thirty years. The current owners have made great improvements. The food is first class, the decor just has the right level of quirkiness and the staff are great.

W
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We where a large party of 17. ... We where all fed together and looked after very well ... Thankyou

A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, a little expensive but very nice none the less, will be returning and would recommend

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch around

CS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and fantastic service, beef brisket was so tender.

D
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the evening and the menu choices were great and food was delicious.

N
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Have been visiting the Woodmans now for over a year and always found the food excellent and service very good but recently the food standard has dropped not as good as it was will be looking for somewhere else to eat shame letting standards slip

CB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. Would highly recommend.

AT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food attentive staff and relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely return.

HB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful and hot. Service second to none by all very friendly staff without feeling they were "in your face". This is the 3rd time I have been in the year on very different occasions and feedback the same each time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Work all over the country with my job and found this to be one of the best Sunday lunches I have had. Treated my father in law for his birthday and all four of us were really impressed.

S
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went here on Sunday 19th for Sunday lunch and I must say first impressions were excellent.
We were seated within seconds of arriving, orders taken very quickly.
There was 8 of us eating, the food arrived apart from my lunch - I did tell one of the staff and 10 mins later I was still waiting, she then chased this again and it promptly arrived along with new hot fresh veg - this was then taken off my bill without me even having to suggest this and staff full of apologies - I am not stupid enough to not know these things happen but they put it right and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.
The whole group said they will be back - thank you for a lovely meal.
110% recommended.

AL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a pleasant evening with good food and friendly service. Only minor inconvenience was being sat below a speaker playing tunes at a little high for my liking even though I did enjoy the songs being played 😉

JH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

2nd time here, lush atmosphere and unbelievable food. Again there was no pie left, will be back to attempt it again.

SM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was really good service was excellent however the pub is still very draughty. We used to go regularly when our son was small and the pub was always cold and draughty then even though it has had a refurbishment where we were sat was cold and draughty. Saying that would still visit again but look for a warmer seat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch for a birthday, food was lovely, staff friendly. Would recommend booking a table.

G
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous Sunday dinner and great service staff. Really enjoyed it - lovely decor too!

DJ
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday dinner and great service. Highly recommend

V
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal!! Quality Sunday Roast, I cannot fault the food or service.
My partner could not make the booking so for the restaurant to allow me to plate up and take a dinner away was great. He really enjoyed his dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience again. I will be back to try the other menu and offers.

SC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time at the wood mans arm, came highly recommended by family who regularly visit.
Can't say we were disappointed at all , from the views the helpful cheerful staff the fast and efficient service and most importantly the wonderful Sunday roasts we ordered myself the beef my partner the leg of lamb. All cooked and presented to our liking.
We will definitely be returning and passing on our recommendations to all our family and friends.

g
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Sunday lunch, very generous portions. Only slight downside was we felt they were trying to rush us at the end ( gave us the bill without us asking when we were still finishing drinks)

n
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Woodmans Arms semi regularly ans have never had a bad experience. The staff are always on point, food is always great no matter what day you go. To coin a phrase, I'll Be Back.

JB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal on Saturday. The food was excellent, something for everyone. Fantastic kids menu. The staff were approachable and friendly. Everyone in our party has said they will definitely be visiting again.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Cosy restaurant with log burners. Unfortunately no Guinness working but a lovely pale ale alternative. Service was good but could be better organised as we had 3 different waitresses ask us for drinks orders within 5 minutes. However we were well informed about waiting times for our food and staff were extremely pleasant. Overall a great meal and great restaurant I would highly recommend.

EC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing! A few of our friends recommended so we finally decided to try it out. We decided to go for Sunday lunch and and my word... best choice we ever made. It was delicious. The beef brisket melted in my mouth! 5star

L
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food and amazing service. I would highly recommend the woodman arms to family and friends.

GG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food lovely venue will definitely come back

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

attentative polite staff. Prompt service and hot delicious food, beautifully presented.

AB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Took quite a while to get our drinks and they didn’t have the food we wanted, so we ordered something else, they didn’t have the sweet we ordered either.

a
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very disappointing waited 45 minutes for average luke warm meal one of our guests had steak pie which he couldn’t eat due to a lot of gristle in the meat
Won’t be back

JM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit but my husbands first. We both really enjoyed the food and thought the choice was good. I have a number of dietary requirements but found the menu easy to follow.
The prices and service were good too. We will be back again soon.

J
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately we didn't stay to eat as the majority of the main menu was unavailable although we had reservations.