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The Marsden Grotto

Coast Road, South Shields NE34 7BS, England
+44 191 455 6060
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Blast from the past

My partner and daughter had never been to marsden grotto so desided on making the 30 minute trip... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martin E
,
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Tasty and quirky

Friends brought me to this restaurant - and i was happy they did so. We went there on a Saturday... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison M
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent40%
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“lovely food” (2 reviews)
“few times” (2 reviews)
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Coast Road, South Shields NE34 7BS, England
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+44 191 455 6060
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and daughter had never been to marsden grotto so desided on making the 30 minute trip for an evening meal. The venue is steeped im history as can be view on the website and has had its ups and downs over the years....More

Thank Martin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends brought me to this restaurant - and i was happy they did so. We went there on a Saturday night - and were allowed to just sit and enjoy things at our own pace.....ending up with us leaving after most of the staff had...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the nicest pubs I've been to, beautiful settings. Not had a meal since it was refurbished so can't comment

Thank Twangmackem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times since its refurbishment. Love it! Friendly staff, clean and lovely food. Ordered a fish finger sandwich, very surprised to see a small whale on my plate. Food is top quality!

Thank Jess W
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed the posh fish finger sandwich and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. Kind regards The Grotto

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Second Visit to the Grotto for an evening meal .Like the first time Venue was excellent and the food was superb we had Mussels in Garlic and White wine Sauce for our starter and my wife had half a lobster with twice cooked chips and...More

Thank Alan Q
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback and comments, we all really appreciate it and so glad you enjoyed everything again. Great to see you and hope to see you soon.... Warmest regards The Grotto team

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Oh dear this place could be so good, it has so many different proprieties none of which seem to be able to make it sing. I could see the place had a little money spent on it but still a bit shabby and or worse...More

2  Thank sam1919152
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your recent feedback. Yes indeed The Grotto has changed hands a few times in the past however we are very committed to make it the best it's been, since opening our doors approximately 9 weeks ago after a lengthy closure there is...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The cave is still good but this place had been updated to a tapas restaurant. The old pub was much better, although it's worth traveling down to see the beach and rockMore

Thank simon e
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your recent review and your encouraging words to attract other travellers. We don't actually have a tapas restaurant but the old signage is still there from our predecessors, we have been open 9 weeks and are still making improvements so the signage...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Could be a fantastic quirky pub with a fabulous view , but outside so shabby and not kept needs work inside hasn't really had any changes from last year apart from "donation box " at the lift , food okay . Lovely beautiful beach for...More

Thank bluebelle37
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your recent review. We opened approximately 9 weeks ago and are working hard to improve things every day, we have already completed the beach level paint face-lift done and are continuing with all other areas. Hope to see you again when I'm...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visited by chance , really very pleasantly surprised the place looked good , lovely friendly staff and very helpful young manager , we ceetainly will be returning for food

Thank bobbimac19
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you very much for your great feedback, we really appreciate it. We are pleased you had a good visit with us and hope to see you soon. Kind regards The Grotto

Reviewed 18 May 2017

3 phone call to confirm seating with a viewwe arrived to a virtually empty pub and were put in the 'cave'. Asked to be moved but no tables set up so had to do it ourselves. Vinegar bottles on the table didn't inspire me much!...More

Thank BeverlyO2505
The Marsden G, Manager at The Marsden Grotto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your party's experience at The Grotto. Firstly, it is very regrettable that you did not enjoy your experience, we are all very committed to running a first class establishment ensuring everyone who visits has...More

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DannyBee F
16 July 2017|
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Response from Alan Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I cannot answer that question .However there is stories and a history that goes back centuries so I looked this up I hope it helps Marsden Grotto Marsden Grotto lies in the shadow of the famous Marsden Rock on the... More
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Steph H
1 July 2017|
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Response from The Marsden G | Property representative |
Hello, yes children are welcome with adult accompaniment for a meal. Yes there is access to the restaurant via a lift. Many thanks The Grotto
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durhammand
16 February 2017|
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Response from 883peterw | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so 🙌 under new owners hopefully with better staff and food
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