The Woodmans Arms

4.6
1364 reviews
£25 and under
British
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. Best British Pub Pie winner for 2020.

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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1364 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent all round

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KennethK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very well done to eat outdoors, need to eat quickly due to English weather. We had a lovely time and will be happy to eat outdoors again. Honeywell will get some summer!

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MargaridaV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Definitely recommend for food and drinks.
We enjoyed or time here very much!

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Jennifer
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Thank you so much. We will be back.

PA
PaulA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Well organised given the COVID conditions that were still in force on the day. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was very good quality and more than plentiful. The seats were a little uncomfortable but did not spoil our overall enjoyment.

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marina
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very well organised outdoor space was lovely and was gorgeous

LW
LouiseW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, great service, we had a great evening

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EmmaV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great service and a fab experience, would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks

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EmmaM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and great set up for outdoor dining. The food was great, my thrice cooked chips weren’t the best, but the Thai curry and dessert made up for it. Cocktails were excellent and staff couldn’t have been more attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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LexiN
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Gorgeous setting, friendly staff, beautiful food and great cocktails. Slow bar service (but it was fully booked). Overall a great afternoon out. 3 of our party had never been before and have immediately booked up again so we will be back

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LauraP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth the wait!
We had to wait a while to get a reservation as this place is so popular but it was so worth it.
It’s gorgeous & well spaced out. Each member of staff went out of their way to be friendly and genuine. The food was gorgeous, I had a wood fired pizza & my friend the salmon, and the pecan brownie is TDF!
When we reached the end of our allotted time we weren’t rushed away, were moved to a non service table where the staff made sure we had drinks and they even brought us blankets & hot water bottles!
We will return & have more cocktails & food! Thanks to all lovely staff

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April
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and environment was perfect as always

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LesleyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service, food arrived on time and was very tasty. Would be happy to recommend to friends. I will be back soon. Thank you.

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stesto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was great. Service was very disappointing...didn’t live up to the standard of the food whatsoever.

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Puddles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt confident and safe but this did not take anything away from a friendly and comfortable experience, with great food.

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KarenR
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Steak sandwich was tough and very rare. Chips cold and soggy. Banoffee Cheesrcake was delicious. Huge effort has been made with outdoor seating which is very comfy and attractive.

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TiffaniD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and staff. Coming from a vegetarian I would recommend the veggie pizza 🍕

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JulieW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

Burger was raw in middle, fries were great and overcooked. No bill reduction
No gas in heaters so was too cold to enjoy..
Service however was amazing

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LynseyC
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service lovely food lovely setting friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice experience in strange times. Made the most of the outdoor space with all the seating covered with a real fire and heat lamps on every booth although ours was the only one that didnt work 😂. Very pleasant and attentive staff. Food was lovely as always and we cant wait to go back but inside next time maybe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Not that good from start to finish! Took ages for the food there was a hair in the soup starter ! When the mains came out they only brought my husbands out I had to wait for my stake 10 mins after so his was cold as he sat and waited to eat with me services was crap couldn’t get there attention atmosphere wasn’t great at all we want be returning not good value for money too dear also !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault anything

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derekw
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding as was the service.
My wife and I were made to feel very comfortable and well looked after.
Lovely place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Definitely going back soon.

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Jill
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and venue. The staff are outstanding and so accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Young lad with colourful yellow mask, outstanding customer service

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Georgie
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service
Will definitely be back. The waiter was very attentive

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PhilipW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for the first time for my birthday with my wife. The woodsman arms has a fantastic outside sitting area. Really surprised how nice it was. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was excellent I chose a surf abs turf burger and has to be the best burger I have tasted in a longtime. My wife really enjoyed her pizza as well. Deserts were fab too. Bill was reasonable for the food and drinks we had too. I would recommend anyone to try this pub. I will be going back soon. If you do plan going I’d advise to book up as it is a very popular pub and after the fab experience my wife and I had I can see why.

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Nicolaxx
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t rave enough about how fab it is here:) we were in the middle of our starters when we got a call to say one of the little ones had had an accident at school so we had to leave, they quickly boxed up our mains for us and were really lovely:) thank you so much

My only suggestion is maybe consider bringing back the collection option as well, due to a health issue my mam can’t go out for food so she’s really going to miss getting her woodmans treat :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was beautiful. The outdoor seating area was amazing. We will definitely be visiting here again!

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SamA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the woodmans arms great service and food didn’t disappoint! I will be going back shortly

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MatthewW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner last night, everything was perfect. We will be back tomorrow.

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louiseG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience5

Food was expensive for what you get and the menu has dishes which are incorrectly labled gluten free. We made a complaint and my partner left with stomach pains. The manager told me they would change the menu so i'm hoping they will as it's very dangerous and illegal.

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LauraB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful pub. The service was great, the outside setting is lovely and food was absolutely fantastic.
Although it’s a little more expensive than you might expect to pay, it’s worth it as the quality of the food is really great.
The steak pie was the best pie I’ve ever had, meat just fell apart and the filling was so tasty. My boyfriend had the chicken supreme risotto which was very tasty and we shared a stick toffee pudding which was unbeatable!!

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Jessica
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice outdoor area with good cover. Lots of heaters and blankets to keep us warm. Food was really good.

JH
JillH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food, really nice place to go for drinks and food. Highly recommend.

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Whitz
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Brilliant setting. Lovely food, good selection of beverages and a very cosy atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious Sunday lunch. Couldn’t fault it. We’ve been a few times and it’s always lovely.
Gorgeous place, quick service & really tasty food.

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StephenB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic Sunday lunch in the tipi, fire was roaring and food was spectacular! The team were very friendly and helpful, can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was just warm,didn’t want to complain as they were trying their best and have just reopened,we used to love the Sunday lunches and went most weeks,we got beef brisket and lamb,not a patch on when the other chef was there,Aaron our young waiter was marvellous nothing was too much trouble

FAQs

The Woodmans Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 1364 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.