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 Selected Comments in Blyth/Morpeth

Simply the best
 Simply the best
Simply the best
Friday, April 6, 2018Rating: rosettes

Gareth armstrong
The Black Swan, Morpeth, Northumberland is no longer a pub it is now a sainsburs super market
Sunday, July 21, 2013Rating: No rosettes

 Mint totaly fantastic
Mint pub excalant staff and great bands and i love the garlic sausage cheese n biscuts keep up the good work ps watch out for the sock
Tuesday, November 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Best pint for miles.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

 steak was perfection
had a great big steak well done and it melted in my mouth.
Thursday, July 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

 please please no brats
just had an excelent meal & night out
please please dont build a pay area 4 the brats
i go out 2 get away from kids.
keep it how it is a nice pub.
just wish people would pay for a babby sitter !
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

The comment left in 2009 is unfair. This pub/restaurant is beautiful. We have had many meals here and on a regular basis. Everyone is friendly, the food is fabulous - no faults. The seating outside is lovely, especially in the summer months. However, could do with childrens play area.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

stan and julie
 great local pub
just read these descrptions of the swan and can honestly say the people who have commented have truly never been, we have been going for 20 years now and this place was a local hovel , drug den full dust now the best landlords it ever had was zoe and chris from bedlington they came in cleaned the pub and got rid of the druggies , there carvery was large and cheap and the buttered swede was to die for. there was clairvoyants and karaoke on as well as bingo unfortunately they only stayed a year and a half and then surprise surprise another landlord appeared and down hill went the pub miles took over the pub became dirty again and the food was cheap and a comical joke , i think the only enntertainment was going on upstairs in the private flat hmmmmm , this pub has now closed down bloody shame but it was alwayss going to under miles all we can say is if your out there zoe and chris come back we need you
Monday, September 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

ha ha ha the food is good????Never on time and of poor quality.
The previous people who had it did the most amazing carvery!
Saturday, September 24, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 re -opening?
Anyone know where this is going to open?
Thursday, March 31, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Charlotte & Miles
 Now under new management
We would like to make any readers aware that we took over in September 2010 and so previous comments are no longer relevant. We recently launched our new food menu & have a range of offers on every day. Please visit www.facebook.com/blackswanmorpeth for more details!
Sunday, March 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

 black swan morpeth food
i have been here many times since miles took over and the food has been great,served on time plenty of choice on the menu and i love the theme nights they have on especially steak night as u can tell all the steaks are fresh and all is good quality food at cheap price would def recomend the black swan
Sunday, March 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

The Bebside is re-opening in approx 4 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

If you want good freshley cooked indiivual food how long would it take you at home to prepare and serve? if you want the kind of food the sun serves you may have to wait but personally it is worth it. IT IS NOT PUB GRUB1111 thankfully.
Monday, July 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

the sun inn food is excellent i do not know what you eat at home, but your comment is totally out of line,and wrong, why do you think the premises are always always always busy, because the food is the best any where. I am not surprised that you did not leave your name all wind and gusty air to be polite but I shall leave mine, gutless.

Monday, July 26, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 long wait
we have been going to this palce for years now. Food is usually very good sometimes along wait as the staff seat people even when the kitchen is very busy.Better t tell people of the wait or even ask them to dine later.last week waited 1hr 45 min for our food.Told of staff shortage,food was still good. going to try again this week with 10 people hope for quicker service.
Sunday, June 27, 2010Rating: rosettes

Local Gadge
 Great Pub
I have been going to the Sun Inn on and off for years. Since the recent owners took over a few years ago they have expanded the dinning area.
There have been occasions when I have come away and thought I may not go back due to the wait for food. However they have a good menu and the food always tastes good.
I went last weekend and really enjoyed my meal. It was quite early (18:30) and the service was friendly and prompt.
They had a band on with fee curry it you had not already ate.
I would recommend this bar to anyone, but bare in mind that if you go when it's really busy you may have a bit of a wait. The food its good though.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010Rating: rosettes

miss laura cliff
I go to the Sun Inn rather a lot as it is very near to my workplace. I eat there at least one weekday lunch time with my work friends and the lunches are always lovely and very good amounts for the cost. The staff are always pleasant. I then went last friday night for the first time and had an evening meal with my other half; it was brill. We order starters and specials, waited 20 mins for starters and then 30 mins between courses which I didn't think was bad when the place was clearly very busy. If anything it gave us time to talk and our starters to settle before our mains. The staff were friendly as always and made sure we didn't need to leave our seats for drinks. After our meals we were offered puds which i normally do not go for untill the waitress told me that some of the new puds were from a local lady and her husband who make anything in house and drop off fresh puds daily. It was fab. Then after our meal at 9pm a live band started which was great, lovely end to the night. This place suprised me on an evening as for a pub the meals are very out there with monkfish and stuffed chichen on their day to day menu, rather then the normal pub grub! The specials are something else all together and well worth a try. I'd tell anyone to give it a go; it will be worth it I promise.
Thursday, April 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sunday, April 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

Matthew Fox
 Black Swan at Morpeth, flies galore
We went for Sunday lunch for Mothers day. What an epic! The place was literally full of flies. My Son caught 12 of them in the hour we were there. Food was cold, disgruntled and unhelpful staff and a strange smell permeated the lounge area.

Give this one a miss! (unless you like flea pits).

Plus points? It was cheap and there was plenty of space in the almost empty car park.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Olivia Gatenby
I ate at the Sun Inn today,the food was lovely but we waited ages and when I went to the bar for a drink I had to queue and then when it was my turn the barmen served the person behind me and completely ignored me
Sunday, February 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

Leigh Jeffrey
 Lovely local pub/restaurant
We visit the Sun Inn fairly regularly as it is quite local to us. The food is always superb. Yes, you have to wait some time before you get your meal at times, but that is because it is always fresh, not your frozen rubbish some places sell. Just sit back, have a drink and enjoy the surroundings and company while you wait. The staff are always friendly, polite and helpful. The specials are always worth checking out too.
Thursday, December 31, 2009Rating: rosettes

 sad to see it close
i think it has to be said having been a regular of the bebside for many many years i am sad to see it close, this was the one and only live music bar in blyth who supported live music to the max,great bands, great regulars and great staff, it is such a shame that certain individuals and organisations did not support such a great bar when things did not go there way but are seemingly still overly keen to spread rumours and place comments when they where no longer even regulars to the bar
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

David Phellps
 Sadly another badly run pub AVOID
Upon our arrival, we waited a very long time to get served, and when we did the landlady was very offish and unfriendly. This instantly made us very wary of what to order to eat. We decided on burgers, which when they finally arrived were of poor quality and served on dirty plates. With the recent trend of pubs going out of business, it is so sad that this one with all its character is being run so badly into the ground.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Maggie Drysdale
Got the message last night - this place has now closed.
Monday, August 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Absolutely dreadful
Problems with food available. When it did arrive, the portions were small and the food was cold. Retuned the meal at least twice but still not satisfactory. Certainly not worth the 20 for 2 main courses. Have been to this pub many times before and enjoyed excellent food in the past but will not be going back after today.
Sunday, July 19, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Called on a Wednesday evening around 8pm. Place was crammed and smell of cooking and rancid fat awful, furhter exacerbated by smoke drifting in from the smokers in the doorway. Sadly, as one has come to expect of a place that has taken on the mantle of a profireering eating house rather than country pub, the beer was flat and tasteless and short measure. The beer was much better in the nearby Longhirst Hotel where we were staying and is a sad reflection on this establishment.
Saturday, July 4, 2009Rating: No rosettes

dave , fred , fiona ,vicky
 a plus
food was the best ive tasted in a long time, would recomend this to any one, service was out of this world , nice clean fresh pub grub, rare to come across this day and age , top marks sun inn
Thursday, March 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

ian godfrey
 lovely pint of amstel
Tuesday, February 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

went to the bebside inn on saturday night first time i been to the pub stood for nearly 15 minutes waiting to get served while two chava lads messed around behind the bar not bothering to serve finally got given the wrong drinks and left , absolutley disgusted
Monday, January 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

 oh my god
dragged a couple of mates down from ashington last night to see the brilliant skinflint bandwere brilliant shame they played to know one half a dozen people in the other room playing pool and 7 of us watching the band think this place is nearing an end still took ages to get served think they need to hire a good cleaner smells bad in there
Saturday, December 13, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 what is going on ?
as a regular weekend visitor to the bebside for the live entertainment and following my return there last week ( i have been working away) i am left wondering what has happened to this place apart from it being up for sale? service was terrible i waited over ten minutes for a flat beer, there was no atmosphere and only a handfull of people in for the band,this bar was the top live music venue in blyth, sadly something has changed .
Thursday, November 20, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 simply the best
drank there 4 20yrs and ive seen them cum n go hope the new ppl in charge now make a go ov it brill bands over the weekends every 1 welcome c u there
Saturday, November 1, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Great Roadside Stopping Point
Superb Food, the landlord, a freindly Scot, is first a great Chef, then a great publican.
Good selection of ales & beers at very reasnable prices.
Nowhere better to stop with the kids and sit outside while they play in the childrens play area, and enjoy a beer. If you want a drive out and excellent food try the Widdy
Thursday, August 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

Not Tyne & Wear
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Ellise Jolie
 Delicious Sunday Roast!
Excellent quality of food and value for money! The sticky toffee was the best pudding i have ever tasted, and it must be tried - as long as you have room left from the huge portion of main course!
My family and i visit every sunday, and reccomend to anyone!
Monday, June 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

The ridley arms is a regular of ours, they do the best steaks around. Always cooked as you ask. Also we like the fact its a bit more special than just pub food. For a special but informal occasion you cant go wrong!
Saturday, December 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike Bellhouse
 First Impressions
Our first impression of this establishment was that it was homely and in good order.

We enjoyed a beautifully cooked mean with more than adequate portions, and will definitely be going again soon - make that next Saturday!
Thursday, December 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

sheila smith
 the perfect night
we recently dined at the black swan in morpeth as we heard they were under new manegement, and had a new chef , the food was exellent and nice menu full of local produce. and the staff were exellent, its nice to see it coming back
Thursday, December 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ann Foggin
 First Class
I went with my daughter and had a fabulous meal, greatly impressed, first class food and very friendly staff.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

geordie viking
 what a night
it has to be said i had the best night ever on sat (11th nov) at the bebside great band the place was rocking the bar has the best atmosphere ever see you all soon
Wednesday, November 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

anon 2
 in reply to
in reply to comment made by anon a lot has changed since tony and yvonne left but may i say for the better at least everyone's not barred anymore after two years im glad to be back there and will be forever at least it's clean now
Sunday, October 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

hairy biker
 excellent pub
i have been drinkin in the bebside inn for many years and have to say what a great pub great friendly atmosphere and the bands are excellent the new management are great just what was needed in the bar very friendly and outgoing i wish them all the best and hope they are there for many years to come
Sunday, October 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

 forthcomine event
Great night planned for the spartans pub,Twelve avenue Blyth.
Fabulous local rock band
tickets availkable from bar 5.oo only Sat 23 rd December 2006
7pm till late
dont miss it
call 01670352857
this is great family pub.nice people good prices,fabulous atmosphere
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

 good pub
Great pub nice locals landlord very welcoming,prices fair,pool competition sunday evening,quizz tuesday nights run by smokey the bandit
Thursday, September 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 its changed
i have been in since its been redecorated ant the place is not the same. i think a lot has changed since tony and yvonne had it last.
Saturday, September 9, 2006Rating: No rosettes

again fabulous
Friday, August 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Morag Stobbart
 Risotto (see below)
Sorry, I forgot the rosettes. Full marks and more!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Morag Stobbart
 Risotto to die for!
We use the Ridley Arms quite often and I rarely look beyond the very excellent fish and chips. however today was our second visit within a week and with my waistline in mind, I studied the menu more closely. I found asparagus and artichoke risotto featured as 'a special'. I love risotto, asparagus and artichokes. To see all my favourites featured in one dish and topped off with a perfectly poached egg drove all thoughts of fish and chips out of my head completely. Congratulations to the chef. It was the best risotto I have tasted outside Italy.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

food is always unreal and there is such a great atmosphere, i often think it should be renamed the fun inn!!! The staff are very helpful and pleasing on the eye, in particular two girls both called phillipa and a striking blonde named sana. Always worth a visit.
Thursday, August 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

 one of the best pubs around
i am pleased to say the bebside inn has re-opened having been my local for many years i was one of the first in there on friday night not just for the free wine either and can honestly say what a good night i had excellent friendly staff and good priced drinks i would like to wish the new owners all the best and what a difference has been made to the decor keep up the good work and thank you for keeping the live bands.excellent
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

The Bebside Inn has now been taken iver by Julie and David, they are brother and sister. After a week of constant work by about 10 people the place has been cleaned, re-decorated and sorted out and is now doing really well. There is a karaoke on every friday and rock bands on every saturday, also coming soon will be a quiz nite on a sun nite. its a nice friendly, family run pub and is worth a try for everyone. The pub is widely renound for being a bikers pub but it attracts all walks of life and everyone are welcome apart from if your on the blyth valley pubwatch list. Please give it a try, you wont regret it
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Bret Adsley
 Sun Inn still a cut above the rest
After reading some of the comments on this board recently I had real worries the Sun Inn had slipped from its previously exemplary position. You see I was of the opinion that this pub was the best in Morpeth, after two or three cracking meals there. I went there last night in a party of 16. The service was unfussy, friendly and timely. The menu is still exciting. I had a scallop and black pudding kebab as a starter, followed by slow roasted lamb shank on horseradish mash with a red wine jus for my main. I was delighted with it, the presentation was superb and my only niggle was the mash was a tad dry. But I asked myself what other pub menu round here has such a relaxed grasp of fine dining in a traditional pub setting. There's talent at work here and you don't expect to find it so easily. Well done Sun, you're still number 1!
Friday, August 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sue Allen
 great night
excellent food, excellent atmosphere, all staff good looking and well presented and willing to help and all in ll an excellent evening for the family! would highly recomend to all
Friday, August 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

 WOW check this one out
This pub's changed not only the name now called The Quay but it's whole insides as well and it's image - check out the website www.theyquayblyth.co.uk and get down there - wouldn't think you were in Blyth
Wednesday, August 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Brian Alderson
 Easily the best in Northumberland
A great pub with excellent food and equally important is the North East hospitality and service (second to nowhere)...
Saturday, July 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Best fish and chips!
I go to this pub regularly - there's a good selection of real ales and they serve the best fish and chips I've ever had. The rest of the food is also delicious and is good value considering the quality. All in all a favourite NE pub.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Philip Bayles
 Not the best meal I've had. Dire
Three main courses my party ordered all at 7 to 8. None came out with veg. This was queried with a passing member of staff who in passing said 'they don't come with veg' and made no attempt to put the situation right. On having a look at the menu board, veg was shown as a side dish at the bottom of the board for an extra 2.50. For the standard of the food, this didn't represent value for money. The meat in the Aberdeen Angus steak pie was 'rubbery' and fatty. Sorry but we left feeling that we'd been mugged. No intentions to return.
Monday, April 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Gez Richell
 Great Food, helpful staff
Have been a few times now & each time the food & service is spot on. Plenty of choice, imaginative menu, well worth a visit.
Friday, March 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

Bob Jones
 Excellent food
Ms Athey i would just like to say that u would of been asked if u had any children when you booked. it says on the door no children under 8. i have been plenty of times and found it excellent.
Friday, February 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

 nice friendly local pub
the pub has recently been refurbished, i recieved a very friendly welcome and had a great night out, everybody's mad and there was loads going on.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

 The best night out and food to die for well worth
fresh food, great service lovely staff
Friday, February 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steven Martin
 quite good
Very nice inside, staff are ok but could be better. Very expense & they have those push button pumps so you don't get a full pint but pay twice the price, but has a good atmosphere on a weekend.
Thursday, January 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Julie Anderton
 just ok
ok atmos, ok prices, ok staff
Thursday, January 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Julie Anderton
very busy of a weekend, nice atmos, decent prices, nice staff. sometimes have bands on there too
Thursday, January 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Kai Humphries
 grab a granny
i visited this pub and pulled a woman 14 years my senior. its also very over priced.
Thursday, January 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

d james
 worlds best shepherd's pie
Food here is superb and is also good value.
Plenty of staff, all of whom are pleasant and very helpful.
Plenty of room to spread out and choose a different type of seating each time you visit.
All round, this is the best pub I've ever visited and one which competes with all but the best NE restaurants.
Tuesday, January 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 A Real Pub.
Everything you would want from a pub. An amazing meal, great service, good beer and superb entertainment from two lads called Woodface!
Sunday, December 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Nick H
 Greatest Pub In Town
The Wansbeck is the greatest pub ever in morpeth. Great beer, food and atmosphere. The landlord is a polite women and her husband is in turn a great compliment for the place. This pub has been my local for a year or so now, and makes a great quiet night or starting point to a night out.
Thursday, December 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Emily R
 The Pub In General
This was the worst pub in morpeth by far. no atmosphere, and useless bar staff, who seemed they were picked from the ignorant tree. all in all, poor pub in such a usually good night out.
Thursday, December 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Emily R
 Bar Staff
Bar Staff in H.Q. were fantastic. They were quick, polite and seemed active. Good to see on a busy saturday night.
Thursday, December 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Always a good choice!
The Granby food is always delicious, quite beyond 'pub grub'. it is served from cheery and helpful staff in the surroundings of an olde pub. Nothing too fancy - just good solid food and lots of it!
Sunday, December 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

Davie Black
Turned up as the place opened on a Sunday and was given a table at very short notice. Staff could not be more helpful and the food was first class, plentiful and wholesome.
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Eddie Appleby
Great pub, good beer, friendly locals and staff. Excellent Sunday Lunches
Saturday, October 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

 The White Swan
A great pub and I should know because Im the bosses brother.

Hi Helen
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Saturday, September 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Boathouse Tavern Blyth (Bar BHT)
Great bar - summat for everyone - must have changed their DJ 'cos the one I heard was fantastic - had the place jumpin. even gave us a very sexy dancing display!! said it was a one-off but bet he could be pursuaded ............. Place could do with a make-over but clean and brilliant atmoshpere. Rec give it a go.
Sunday, August 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ms athey
 very child unfriendly
booked a meal for 8 adults, and asumed that my 9 month old daughter would be allowed. On arriving at the granby was met with hostility from the manageress, shouting i dont allow children in here, and basically thrown out the door. well all i can say is their loss.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Lisa Gibson
 Young, lively, cheap bar
This establishment is the busiest bar in blyth i've been. Excellent value for money. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very clean especially the toilets. I would recommend a Tampon Dip from the cocktail list. The DJ is good but a bit old. Ideal for weddings and funerals.
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

helen smith
 the whit swan is mi home
i think the white swan is the best eva pub in the world and im the bosses daugter
Saturday, May 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

sara the best
This is a wicked pub, always sumthin happenin, ttl cheap happy hour its da bomb!
Thursday, May 5, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Stephen B
 Poor staff
I was served by a very ignorant and miserable member of staff. It is also very overpriced.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

 not very friendly
it isnt really a pub to go to if its comfort your after its more like a proper after work mens bar, which isnt for me but will suit alot of people
Thursday, April 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 The Blyth & Tyne
This pub is under new management now and as a lovely friendly atmospere.
Its nice and clean too
The big room is now open untill 1am every weekend too
You should come down its great fun
Saturday, March 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

john smith
 Fantastic service
fantastic pub with extremly attractive waiter.
service is top notch and would seriuosly reccomend this to people of all ages
Thursday, January 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Carol Spenny
 i want to live here
the first time i went to this pub i thought oooooooooo what i great friendly place. and i was right, everyone was perfect i just want to take them all home and give them a cuddle. to everyone at this pub........i dont half love you!
Sunday, January 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Freddy Walker
 i love this pub
well i think its great, i have a right laugh going there, if i could i would spend night and day there, I JUST LOVE IT
Sunday, January 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Best food and portions
The granby inn at longframlington give you the best and bigest portions, I think in Northumberland. the service is friendly and attentive to it's customers all the time.
Friday, October 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

ashleigh vickers
 havent got 1
my boyfriends aunty runs the windmill and its good
Monday, October 4, 2004Rating: rosettes

 fantastic food
the best FRESH food Ive had in years!! friendly staff, great real ales!!! Amust see
Sunday, December 28, 2003Rating: rosettes

ben handyside
schooner is the most friendlist pub iv ever been.
Friday, May 2, 2003Rating: rosettes

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