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“Really poor - style over substance”
Review of The Woodmans Arms

The Woodmans Arms
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Fri, 25/06
20:00
Ranked #6 of 18 Restaurants in Whickham
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table on a Sunday hoping for a roast. When walking into the pub heard some young staff outside laughing about there being no roasts left, swearing and making a few rude comments (not a good first impression!). On going inside we stood for a few minutes (while being ignored by staff) and after finally being greeted it was confirmed no roasts available, only pizza and fish and chips. Not one to grumble (and being lenient as everyone is adjusting to post covid life) we said that was OK and got seated. No mention of track and trace and no apologies or explanation for lack of food availability.

Fish and chips was almost inedible - soggy and tasteless. Pizza was advertised on menu as Arabiatta (hot) but tasted like a cheap pepperoni oven pizza, with no spice. I asked for a garlic dip and the waitress came over with a big grotty looking squirty bottle of garlic Mayo and offered to squeeze it on my plate as there was no sauce pots left (just weird and a bit awkward).

The food left us feeling sick and was absolutely not worth the price or the journey. The staff were uninterested and offered no apology or even asked how the food was.

After seeing this place being raved about about on social media, the conclusion is its definitely style over substance. We won’t be returning in a hurry.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank JBDD22
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service by the young staff .Outside area needs attention but pleasant venue inside. unfortunately the menu was limited and the food just ok pity as we’ve been coming here for years and looking forward to a good meal after lockdown etc

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing as usually this place ticks all the boxes. Food was really quite poor, not the usual standard, new chef maybe?

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank influenced
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Reviewed 17 May 2021

Beautiful lunch and fantastic service. Stunning venue and highly recommend. Had a peek at newly built wedding and function room which is absolutely gorgeous

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank rodd343
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Reviewed 14 May 2021 via mobile

We had a table booked 3 weeks prior and were very looking forward to our meal after reading great reviews..
We booked here as each table has a heater outdoors, which was a big appeal.. However when we were seated we were told heaters had ran out of gas so were not working.. It was a very cold night.
We all ordered burgers and mine was raw in the middle so had to send it back for a new one, by which time my family members had finished their meal..our fries were all overcooked and greasy..
The staff were faultless and very helpful..
I feel that when paying full restaurant prices we should have had some form of heating or at least a reduction on the bill..
Shame as its a lovely venue with great staff...

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank S1253LCjuliew
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