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Wellwood Arms, Morpeth, ENG

Wellwood Arms

3.8
3.8
211 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in this stunning roadside pub in the heart of Amble harbour town. Here at The Wellwood Arms, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand. Originally built as a farmhouse for Link House Farm, one of the three farms which made up early Amble, the pub is one of the oldest buildings in the whole of the town! Records dating back as far as 1842 show that the farm was owned by a Mrs Maria Wellwood - a possible explanation for the pub's name today! Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there's a dish for every desire. Turn your fleeting visit into a welcomed stay by resting your head in one of our four comfortable family ensuite rooms. All decorated with cosy interiors and homely touches you'll be able to unwind in comfort and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a home away from home.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–00:00 Sun 08:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01665 714646
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Amble
  • Parking Details
    We have our own car park to the rear of our premises
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 211 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

211 Reviews
  1. Maggietherev

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly atmosphere, our dog was made very welcome too. Veg were not over cooked which was great and the meat was tender. I would thoroughly recommend

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  2. LynetteH

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food we ate was really good but a bit chaotic with the sides… e.g sautéed potatoes and seasonal veg came as mash and only peas…. Avoid the cocktails 😞 Overall though, a team doing their best and were pleasant.

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  3. MargaretO

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, staff very helpful and pleasant, we visited on a recommendation and we weren't disappointed. Would certainly recommend to friends who are visiting the area as we were

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  4. MaryG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible value and delicious food. Highly recommended!

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  5. DavidE

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a good carvery - due to go back for lunch on Thursday - good vslue

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  6. ArthurJ

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely place was really looking forward to our meal, was quiet so restaurant side was closed and informed on our arrival but not an issue as other areas were lovely, orders taken? Drinks etc great but food somewhat lacking, was asked if ok and said one meal was ok but the “hand finished steak n ale pie was not of a very good standard, as tho had been reheated in a microwave for too long so filling fry and pastry in parts hard, no apologies, just seemed accepting of comment, paid bill and left, would not return again

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  7. LewisL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice meal here, staff were really friendly and attentive.

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  8. LynC

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There was only carvery available. We chose a standard Sunday Lunch, the meat was nice quality but cut very thin and portion was very small. £1.49 for an extra Yorkshire pudding was overpriced too. Vegetables were poor quality and the stuffing was too hard to chew. We chose this restaurant by researching the best Sunday lunch in Northumberland. Very disappointing.

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  9. Cmilner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was very disappointed with our visit on Sunday. First of all they said the booking was mixed up as they didn’t know we had a dog, when i put a note on the booking and booked the ‘bar’ area as it states to do so on the booking if you have a dog. Then when we got to the carvery, half the food was missing so we had to just pick from what was left. I also put on the booking when it asked about special occasions that we were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday and neither of them were acknowledges.

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  10. AnnB

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday Lunch good value for money with attentive staff

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  11. ClaireK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Lunch booking on New Years Day, very poor service, food disappointing and zero atmosphere.

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  12. AnnaB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine but not the gastro pub suggestion made on the website. Service was fine but staff appeared busy despite there being few tables. A little disappointed as this was a meal out for my husband birthday whilst staying in Amble.

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  13. CarolA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, I had chicken schnitzel with a beautiful caesar salad. The chicken and salad went really well together. My OH had the mixed grill and what a treat. Plenty of it and delicious. The only reason I gave it 4/5 overall, was that I am in a wheelchair and as the pub was busy, I was unable to access the restaurant section, or toilets. I would, however, go again and recommend it.

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  14. DaveC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with good food and drink. Most of all the service is wonderful

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  15. Vintage

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I very rarely write reviews but on this occasion I think something needs to be said. For starters we had 2 baked camembert between the 4 of us, this was lovely but no extra plates were given and not enough toast for the amount of cheese. Mains - scampi was OK chips cold and the peas hard as little rocks. Sausage and mash was the best out of the 4 meals we had. Fish finger sandwich was OK but the bread was dry and inedible. Southernfried chicken burger was awful. No flavour at all, dry and well over cooked, limp lettuce very few cold chips. They really need to sort themselves out. Very very poor.

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  16. OraC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing first visit lovely for a drink but definitely do not recommend food. Very small portions so disappointing as was really looking forward to it

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  17. JoeyC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely food, friendly accommodating staff and nice sized room 10/10.

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  18. MargaretY

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and lovely good. Very accommodating to our manic border collie too.

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  19. EdwardW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice well cooked Sunday Lunch!… best in the area

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  20. DebbieK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing also freshly cooked and nice and hot. Portions were plentiful. Great value for money

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  21. MarkD

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent pub food with friendly staff! We were able to order what we wanted from the menu.

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  22. AlanW

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday carvery. Enjoyed by all 6 of us. Nothing left on plates. Will be back.

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  23. AlisonC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Sunday lunch. Portions of meat were very good and food was tasty. Lovely friendly bar restaurant. You can park in the carpark for the afternoon, if you give registration number when you arrive.

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  24. StephenE

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We didn’t get the table that was reserved for us. My wife was served a tonic water on arrival and the waitress offered to put it on our tab. When food was ordered we paid. We were sat at a very tight table to the right of the door. We decided to eat our food and go. Thinking we had paid for everything, when my wife paid at the bar, we left, to be stopped and told we owed £2 for the tonic.

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  25. christinaS

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carvery was excellent food was piping hot and well presented. Tables were cleared quickly and efficiently. We will definitely return.

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  26. MaryM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday dinner. The service was very well organised. It was good to have a choice of the size of plate that you wanted. The small plate was perfect for myself and my partner. The food quality was very good. All the food was nice and warm. Would go again.

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  27. Marie

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travel around the North East for Sunday dinner and this is by far the best carvery. Everything has so much taste especially the veg. Plenty of choice with 7 veg plus mashed potato roast potato, stuffing balls and Yorkshire pud plus choice of meats.

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  28. JulieA

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice will go again when I’m next in the area

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  29. Smith

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible food. Overcooked microwave dishes. Poor presentation.

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  30. MaggieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From booking a table on line to having our meal everything was first class. Staff were all very friendly and helpful definitely returning

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  31. CXJXSX

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit confusing to start with as to how the carvery process worked, was soon explained though. They were busy as it was women’s World Cup final day. Food was lovely, quick easy process. Needed another chair fir our table and it was quickly brought our. Overall a very pleasant experience

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  32. Vikkiv

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal. The fish was amazing - really freah ans superbly cooked with a nice crispy batter. We always have a great time here.

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  33. Tracy

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love a carvery and choose Wellwood as it was rated highly, service was swift, i haf the beed which was delicious choice of vegetables was good however the yorkshire was burnt on bottom so couldnt eat it all (not to much of an issue). Mashed potato was worst ive ever had not sure if it was left uncovered so was hard on the top and i couldnt even describe the taste, turnip was bland, cauli cheese was lovely as was gravy My partner had pork and said it was lovely but agreed on veg unfortunately and wasnt offered a yorkshire pudding. For the price of the small v large i would have expected a larger plate as only difference I could see was plate size and given it is a carvery you can go back as many times as you like for veg?? Friendly staff Food was OK Drinks reasonably price Would we return - yes due to quality of meat and veg issues can be resolved

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  34. KenH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great value. Our second visit on consecutive Fridays and would recommend the pub/restaurant to anyone visiting the Amble area. We will return soon

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  35. ElaineM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked for Sunday Dinner nearly a week in advance plus another family group decided to join us so you were well aware we were coming. 10 adults and 4 children expecting dinner at 5.30 to then be told on arrival that the menu was limited to only the carvery and accompaniments. No Starters, Mains, none of the Desserts which required heating or cooking eg crumble, sticky toffee pudding. No children's meals at all ! Carvery consisted of the end piece of both gammon and beef, some pieces of chicken which appeared at the last minute and a reasonable piece of pork. Accompaniments were very dried out as they had obviously been sitting on the warmer for some time. As a qualified Home Economist of nearly 40 years experience it was more than obvious to me that the kitchen did not want to have to prepare or cook anything as they were at the end of service - the two gentlemen who we had seen behind the servery were out of whites and sitting having a drink within 15 minutes of serving us. I feel we should have been told in advance that we were booked in at the end of service and food would be VERY limited. As a visitor to this area this was extremely disappointing. I never have posted anything on Trip Advisor but I fully intend to share this experience because I feel visitors to your establishment for food should be made aware of a potential disappointment and I also feel so strongly about it that I intend to send a copy of this to Northumberland Tourist Board. Elaine Murie

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  36. StephenF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to the Wellwood Arms. From walking through the door, we were attended to immediately by young friendly staff that couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. Our table was offered exactly on time of our booking preference. The Dining area was very clean and well presented. The organisation of how people were offered up to choose their meals was excellent. No queues so it meant that once you'd chosen your meat selection, you helped yourself to the vegetables on display. The vegetables along with sauces and gravy were replenished regularly so they were always fresh. The meal itself was excellent.

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  37. paulineg

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We visited this place 11 months ago and it was fine but I'm sorry to say since our last visit it has gone downhill, I ordered fish and chips which came very quickly I have to say , but it was a case of hunt the fish , plenty of batter but very little fish and what there was it was poor quality, we won't be returning there any time soon if ever I'm sorry to say .

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  38. DottyC

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, great service and friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was Look warm and didn’t look the best there was no roast potatoes ready when we got called to go for are carvery guy said he would bring some over when there ready I had finished my meal when they did arrive and when my partner cut one open it was hard we complained and was given a full refund We won’t be returning

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  40. YvonneH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Vegetables overcooked, potatoes undercooked, meat fine. Not easy bringing food past the bar with people talking across staff very helpful but it was understaffed

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Wellwood Arms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01665 714646.

Wellwood Arms is rated 3.8 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wellwood Arms

High Street, Amble, Morpeth, ENG NE65 0LD

Additional information

  • Area
    Amble
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–00:00 Sun 08:00–22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have our own car park to the rear of our premises
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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