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Summary

Tucked away in a wooded gorge, this boutique hotel certainly has a “lovely country house setting”. The odd “erratic performance” is noted, but all reports are fundamentally positive and most are out-and-out “superb”. Top Tip – “they do a really good afternoon tea”.

£75
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Unusually mixed feedback of late for Terry Laybourne’s boutique hotel venture in a wooded gorge (“a great escape within a city”). Whilst it's still a “tasteful venue for a special occasion” (if you ignore the occasional visit of the “brassy Geordie lassie” set), more than one reporter found the food “outrageously disappointing” – hopefully just a blip.

£74
Average
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Occupying a “Victorian armaments tycoon’s statement house”, in a wooded gorge, Terry Laybourne’s boutique hotel has an undeniably “beautiful” setting; its food can approach “perfection”, but the “sky-high prices” mean that it’s “aimed squarely at those on expense accounts”.

£60
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Buried deep in the wooded gorge that slices through Jesmond”, Terry Laybourne’s Arts & Crafts country house hotel certainly has a “lovely” setting; its “rich” cuisine (and “great choice of wines”) pleases most reporters too, but let-downs are not unknown.

£68
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Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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9.30 pm
Jesmond Dene Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2EY
Opening hours

all day noon - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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