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 Craster Arms, Chathill, Northumberland


Craster Arms
NE67 5AX

Tel: 01665 720272
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David & Janet Mitchell
Visited several times over October half-term as we were staying in the village and found to be lively, warm, welcoming and the pub food was great. Staff friendly and although because of half-term was full of families there was always room to sit.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Frank the tank and blue
nothing short of a miracle,this place is truly a god send!! bar staff are undoubtebly the finest in the land!! Happen to catch a glimpse of the dashing chef, accompanied by 2 fine young gentleman, all sporting the stylish 'spicy n nicey' curry t-shirts. (the essential kitchen garment for all espiring young kitchen porters) Definitely would return, lovely friendly environment that made us feel very welcome. MASSIVE SHOUTOUT TO THE GODFATHER LLOYD CURRIE!! YOUR MY BOY DAVEY!!!! Peace out b-towns down!xx
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Rating: rosettes

As it used to be !
Visited several times over a couple of weeks, and was relieved to find it was back to what it used to be. It is very very busy though.
Go early or miss out.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Mrs Jane Hutchinson
Will never visit again !!
Absolute shocking bar service, rudest staff I have ever encountered. Walked out unable to get served, whilst the staff giggled in the back kitchen about a poor man stood outside with his dog in the pouring rain.One member of staff even walked straight past the waiting bar customers to tell the tale in the Kitchen totally ignoring all those wanting service. Never again.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

best pub food & atmosphere
We ate there every night of out holiday and thought the food & service were excellent every time - very busy pub - need to get there early evening for a table! will go back again 7 again!!!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Rating: rosettes

R Wallace
Excellent food and service
Called in on thursday night for a meal and it was full with people also waiting to get seated!
Went back next day for lunch and the food was excellent as was the service
Well worth a try
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Has it regained it's former glory ?
Just heard that the pub is back in the hands of previous licensee. After the last change, it served the worst pub food I have ever had. Add unhelpfull staff, it became a place to avoid, and a place that rarely attracted return custom, you wouldn't want to experience it twice !
I look forward to trying it again although I vowed never to return!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

A party of 6 of us called in for a meal on Friday night without a booking. We were given a table straight away and after ordering the food didnt have to wait long. The standard of food and service was very good and we will definitely return there the next time we are in the area.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Craster Arms
A Return to Former Glory
The Craster Arms is now back under the management of Mr Watson who built such a good reputation prior to its sale in 2005. Famous for its great family atmosphere and exceptional food, the Craster Arms promises to return to its high standard of service and quality.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Rating: rosettes

peter gaylord
this is truly and utterly an awful bar. i walked in and walked straight out again. its a bar youd expect on a holiday camp.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

hary munk
i love glenny boi
he is awsome n he can cook aswell. hail the ginger food lord!
Monday, October 30, 2006
Rating: rosettes

friendley atmosphere
friendly staff ,good food and great beer , wot more could i have wanted ?
Friday, September 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

great food and beer
splendid pub with great atmosphere for all ages,will definatly return in the near future
Friday, September 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

worst pub food ever
food arrived swimming in gravy, thought I;d got a bowl of soup until I found the mustard mash. no mash just plenty mustard, and salt...liver sent back as raw, came back burnt , chicken curry hadnt seen much chicken but plenty skin. mangeress spineless. insisted we get our money back but then refused to refund us said chef disagreed with our comments. souless pub typical rip off tourist attittude
Monday, September 18, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Absolutely dreadful!
Would not wish this horrendous experience upon my worst enemy. Food burned to a cinder, staff rude and manageress totally unhelpful.
Avoid at all cost!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

forgot to rate!!!!
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Rating: rosettes

made to feel welcome
Nice family atmosphere outside, locals and visitors all mingle inside. Canny staff (free round second night we were there) best place for a pint on this stretch of the coast.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

C Kelly
Ripped off by totally uncompromising management
I booked an apartment at the Craster Arms and was quoted 85 for 5 people in the apartment. I arrived to be told that the apartments only slept 4 and we would need 2 apartments and a z bed at an extra charge. The manager was totally disinterested and just kept saying his staff would never have quoted us for 5 in one room. (In fact, I spoke to 2 different people and both quoted us the 85 and assured me that the apartment would be ok for 5) We ended up paying 185 for the night and were furious. The manager and owner would take no responsibility for their mistake. Appalling attitude and very unpleasant manager.
Saturday, August 5, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

As great as always!
We visit northumberland every year and always pay a visit to the Craster Arms at least twice in the week that we are there. This year was no exception and it was nice to see that everything is as good as it should be. Nice food, nice service, nice done up surroundings - can't ask for anything more!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Rating: rosettes

joking. great pub. end of.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Rating: rosettes

brendon is amazing. amba loves him. best staff in the whole world.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Martin 'Miami Heat Newton
Class if you have had 10 pints
This is a pub, but wait, its more than that.... As you walk in, you will notice change, be it good or bad in your mind, one thing I know for sure is that the chef, a Mr David Hume is a legend.....
I also reckon that if myself and this certain chef were to team up, we would be up for a drink/pool challange from anyone in the world.... Fact we will not be beat!!!
But getting back to the pub... It is what YOU make it!!! So get the rounds in.....
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Rating: rosettes

sarah yetlsholm
craster arms its gone down hill
what has happened to the craster a lovely pub with a family feel is no more . who runs it the barman , who is great or the barmaid, this place is looking for guidance once a great place now sadly lacking in local family appeal pity
Friday, November 18, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

jack boy
best in northumberland best staff brendon is grate
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Barry & David
U 2 talk
Friday, June 24, 2005
Rating: rosettes

the best in the world i live there i should know
Friday, June 24, 2005
Rating: rosettes

this pub proved a welcome haven after a difficult day on puncture prone bikes. lovely food, a good pint of black sheep bitter and very friendly service. The barman even let us use the pub phone as we could not get a signal on our mobile. very recommended.
Sunday, June 5, 2005
Rating: rosettes

We have three children and always enjoy eating here. It makes our holiday.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Drink and eat here if your common
Its a pub.
Thats fine.
Frozen food, weak larger and a McDonalds style approach
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Food is brilliant, we holiday in Beadnell and have always found the Craster great value and food always brilliant. Service superb. Sunday lunch is a must if in the area they are fab !
Monday, January 3, 2005
Rating: rosettes

david thompson
Avoid like the plague!!
Over priced, food served cold!
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Rating: No rosettes

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Craster Arms
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Tel: 01665 720272
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