The Joiners Arms

4.3
901 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
What makes our food so special? In The Joiners Arms kitchen our ethos is simple – great quality food, locally sourced and lovingly prepared – this is the absolute key to the gastro experience we create for our guests.

It’s honest, home-style cooking with a Northumbrian twist, showcasing the best of our region in our award-winning restaurant.

It’s definitely been worth the muddy wellies to develop our signature styles and flavours with the help of our passionate local growers and producers. Our menus change seasonally to ensure that only the freshest ingredients end up on your plate.

The safety of our guests and staff is paramount to us, therefore we are taking every extra precaution necessary to ensure everyone who visits us can do so safely and enjoyably. Please respect these processes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 901 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Overall okay, not wow but good.
Would return, keen team but overly attentive, asked if we would like to order too quickly and they could not judge requirements of customer.

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RosanneB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely food, good menu choice and helpful staff.

EC
ElizabethC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found it very hard to book a table with Open table as it came up that my party was too large ( 4 people! ). I presume there was a glitch in the system and I tried calling the Joiners, was put in a queue then when it was my turn, I was cut off!! VERY annoying! Anyway I persevered ( which many would not ) and had a lovely meal, the service was impeccable., food delicious and would definitely recommend.

CM
ChrisMac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food , local real ale (anarchy brewery) polite and friendly staff- winner all round

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annt
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good, although little things could have been better. Had to ask twice for vinegar. Blonde Beer ran out. Drinks took a while. But everybody is getting used to working under restrictions and allowances should be made.

MW
MarilynW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from arrival to leaving. Friendly staff. Fabulous food and great local real Alex. Highly recommend.

MH
MaryH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff, working hard. Food was delicious. Enjoyed our visit.

MR
MyraR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was slow and staff inattentive. No Management presence, we could tell of, Only 1 working behind bar and bar was covered in dirty glasses. Cancelled 2nd booking we had made. Service and menu isn’t as we expected or have enjoyed previously.

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AnnaB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and very safe Covid measures in place

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service, lovely food. Really warm welcome for dogs too.

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Gina
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This is one of my family’s favourite places. It was our choice to meet friends here, who were visiting the Northumberland coast for the first time. Fish and chips were delicious, desserts too and the service was excellent.

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Internationaltravellers
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit and will be back. Good food, good service, lovely atmosphere, great location.

JA
JaneA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Seats weren’t very comfortable for elderly hard to get in and out of the booth

SH
SimonH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good surroundings and ambience, food is good but not really gastro pub.

GB
GinaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, lovely ambience.

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vipweescot
Edinburgh
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A very friendly gastro pub in a lovely location full of birdsong. We enjoyed the starter gyozas and polished them off very quickly. Main courses were pretty good although fish crumble could do with some more seafood rather than just white fish. Loved the Malbec and were a bit too stuffed to make it to pud.

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DAVIDS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Short staffed so service not great Food was standard ‘pub’ grub but ok

GE
GeorgeE
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

The poorest I have found for service and food since I have been going and staying for at least 15 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious relaxing lunch in the sunshine with excellent and friendly table service

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Service was poor on this occasion compared to previous visits. Slow and seemed as if something had gone wrong behind the scenes. Bar was full of glasses, toilet area was full of used paper towels and had not been refilled. Waiter apologised but didn’t seem sincere.

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David
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Service was pretty slow considering not that busy.
The menu i thought was disappointing and very limited indeed.
the food that did come was very tasty.
We were wanting to eat ouitside but a little drafty so went inside...and it was cold inside also and draughty meaning i had to put my fleece on in June.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeted with politeness and a smile, extremely busy but gave us choice of inside or outside dining, quick service and good food enjoyed by all.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Food was OK although ordered a soup and never arrived. It was taken off the bill when we told them. Waiting time was far too long almost one hour after starters.

RD
RachaelD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, welcoming and efficient service. Food is lovely quality and service is attentive. Lovely village setting- park in the free car park on the bend before entering the village.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious both times we dined, however the first night the portions were huge and the second time the positions were much smaller.

The service was a little inconsistent, the first night we dined our empty plates weren’t taken for over half an hour and we got bored waiting so didn’t have dessert.

However, The second time we dined they were much quicker at service and clearing.

The food was ace and they were very obliging when I asked for a cocktail that wasn’t on the menu.

Would likely return though!

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Biss
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Very nice lunch: burger, steak, fish and chips and seafood crumble - all very good. Good service. Strange atmosphere as most of the tables inside were unoccupied.

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MickR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Nice food spoilt by poor service. Slow. Polite but very very slow. And no, it wasn't very busy.

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IanW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We felt that staffing levels could have been better as simple issues, such as clearing crockery after each course, were not satisfactorily achieved. The meals in general were reasonably good but spoiled by a lack of salad/vegetables. A lactose intolerant request not offered any substitutions of sauces. The overall impression was spoiled bearing in mind that a previous meal taken a few days before was much better.

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

While the staff were friendly and attentive, we found the menu choice disappointingly limited. Even with the reduced menu, the kitchen had run out of items when we went. 😟

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Andrewb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

really nice food and good service. would recommend burger and the jerked chicken kebab.

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TanjaR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely evening and great food.
We felt the food came out too fast between the courses.
We hardly put the fork down from the starter, plates still on the table and the main arrived
We were ihr within 1h

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shannonm
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at the joiners arms. Staff and food was perfect. Shout out to Alix who was checking if we were okay and was super accommodating. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food and great service. Would definitely recommend!

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want good food and a nice drink with very helpful staff then this place is perfect. We really enjoyed and well worth a visit.

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rufusc
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I thought the Burger was over cooked and the bun a bit on the dry side. The was tomato ketchup served in sachets which I thought poor considering the cost of the meal. Desert was very good though!

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We have been visiting the joiners for the last 6 years when holidaying. I was disappointed with the menu selection.
I understand that due to COVID they need to reduce the selection and streamline things, we checked the online menu before and it was different to what was available on the night

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AndreaF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service - can't wait till our next visit

JR
JohnR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good meal, staff young but seemed to know their job. Good nice, fair value.

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit and did not disappoint. Fabulous veggie roast dinner and excellent staff. Will be returning on our next visit to Northumberland

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LisaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Sunday lunch to remember. A fabulous return to the Joiners with family. The roast beef was delicious, the sticky toffee pudding was to die for.

FAQs

The Joiners Arms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01665 376112.

The Joiners Arms is rated 4.3 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.