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The Commissioners Quay Inn

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Sit down to a wide selection of tasty meals, from light bites to tempting main course dishes, and don’t miss The Commissioners Quay Inn’s fantastic Sunday Carvery. Served from noon until 5.00pm there are generous portions of hand-carved British beef, pork and poultry as well as moreish, meat-free alternatives. Changing chef’s specials reflect local and seasonal ingredients including the catch of the day fresh fish and global cuisine. A grill section includes mouth-watering steaks including our legendary 16oz Tomahawk, cooked just how you like them on our state-of-the-art broiler, alongside burgers and kebabs. Find the best pizzas in town with our fresh, homemade pizzas loaded with your choice
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited recently as a family for my sisters birthday. Having booked a table we were shown to our table, which unbeknown to us was in the 'dog area', at no point during booking was I told we were being sat in the 'dog area'...or asked if that was ok. It's not as my sister is severely allergic. We asked to move tables and were treated in the most inhospitable way, despite the restaurant being fairly quiet the waitress acted like we were asking her to move Mount Everest. It took a much younger waitress to come over and reshuffle another table for us. This was after the older waitress gave me a loud lecture in front of lots of Other customers about how it is my responsibility to make them aware of any allergies. My apologies I thought this related to food allergies, given that I thought we were attending a restaurant not a farmyard. Even without my sisters allergies I wouldn't want to be eating dog hair with my meal, personally I think it's extremely unhygienic! Within my family we also have allergies to dust, feathers and penicillin .... was it my responsibility to outline those also?!?! The waitresses disgusting attempt at managing the situation left my sister in the toilets in tears on her birthday! Upon leaving the restaraunt I searched high and low for any signage that informed customers with allergies that dogs were allowed in. There's none! Apparently it's the customers responsibility to use their telepathy skills and god help you if you don't! The food is below basic and you'll wait about half an hour at the bar to get a drink so definitely not worth the hassle!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late last Sunday night we decided summer was almost over so lets have a few nights away in Northumberland. A search on Booking.Com for three nights, on the coast and dog friendly brought up the Commissioners Quay. So glad we booked it. Lovely room, lovely...staff and very very dog friendly. Well stocked bar and excellent food. We would certainly stay there again Amy, you must produce the Dog Friendly Guide to Blyth! Yur help was fantastic!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to our first visit since Lockdown & were not disappointed. Sunday lunch is always delicious with a choice of large or medium portions & is cooked really well. Staff so accommodating & friendly. Only issue was the open style buffet...where staff & guests were not wearing masks. We both feel customers should be asked politely to wear masks whilst at the Buffet area & serving staff should wear masks especially since rules were relaxed Covid is rising again. Apart from that we enjoyed our visit but would have felt a lot more comfortable if above was introduced.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

The visit to this place was booked in advanced, as its not common for most food outlets due to Covid. After waiting for a few minutes, we were led to our table, and made our choices for our meal and drinks. When the order was...given at the bar, some items were absent from the menu, such as steak pie for mains and Mackerel Pâté for starter. The ones who had no steak pie made the order of what was requested, went away to decide upon a different main course for themselves, and then returned. I being one such person, I ordered a well done sirloin steak. Starters were served, and the potato skins were edible but were very lacklustre in presentation and flavour. Main course were brought, however, my sister did not have her course of fish and chips brought to her, as the staff claimed it was not part of the order. It had to be explained that there were in fact two separate orders, the dish being part of the first one. To add salt the wound, after waiting for her meal, the meal was brought with the wrong side dish of mushy peas instead of the beans that were requested. So despite the fact that there had been an error, the staff did not think it prudent to check on what my sister had wanted, and made assumptions. The dessert came but by this stage, our party was less than impressed by the manner in which the operation of the service was done, and especially consider this was a £100 experience we were paying for. I will not be coming back to this establishment as the food was subpar, the service mediocre, and for the price of this experience, far too high. You will have what I call the running man experience, first you are run a high bill, run ragged by the constant mishaps that you have to incur with ordering the meal and getting the meal, before finally running for the hills from this poorly led establishment.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

Very comfortable accommodation, when we were there the WIFI was poor. No means of contacting reception from room. Dining and bar very good. I would recommend.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021

Visited when attending a funeral wake. At the time service was limited to a buffet style provided at the individual tables. Good variety of food with regular waitress attendance to organise the drinks.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

I have reviewed the hotel separately. We had booked a room including dinner on the first night, but as we were shown to our table we were warned that there was a 30 min delay for food. Our drinks arrived promptly and we studied the...menu of fairly standard dishes. I ordered crab cakes and smoked haddock linguine. My wife opted for scampi, but these had just finished, so she chose belly pork instead. We then waited for nearly an hour before anything was served. My crab cakes were fine and we shared them; my pasta had nice smoked fish pieces, but far too much cream so that in the end I couldn’t finish it. We have eaten all over Italy and there we have never experienced the compulsion to add cream to every pasta sauce - it is a peculiarly English thing. My wife’s crispy belly pork didn’t seem very crispy and was presented as a large pale lump from which the meat had to be extracted. Service was cheerful (although I found the constant use of ‘guys’ to grate a bit after a while) and the restaurant is attractive in the modern style, but in a restaurant the food is the important thing and thsi was really not up to scratch. At breakfast the next morning the choice was limited to ‘full English’ but in spite of that limitation service was a bit slow and the food when it arrived was a little dry and overcooked. We looked in vain for obvious altenatives in Blyth for our second dinner, but this time the service and the food at the Commissioner’s Quay was quicker and better, although we did go for safer options this time. Breakfast on the second morning was very slow, not just for us, and the food was if anything a bit cool. There is plenty of room for improvement in this restaurant - hopefully that will happen since the hotel itself is very good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

The staff were helpful and tried their best. Rooms clean. Lighting a little lie for reading. Good disappointment

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Very good service and service recovery. We had dinner and we’re staying at the hotel. We had a table over looking the sea which was lovely. The food wasn’t what we hoped but the staff dealt with the situation really well and credited my meal...from the bill. The asparagus, hollandaise sauce and eggs were perfectly cooked and roasted vegetables were tasty.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021

I have been eating at Commissioners Quay about once a month since it was built. It got off to a shaky start, but settled down after a month or two. The menu was never earth shattering, but apart from an incident when the beef pie...was more vegetables than beef it was always (fairly) cheap and cheerful. The new menu looked much more varied and in that promise we visited today in our first masked visit. Having booked online we were given the table we requested in an area with plenty of screens. After a longish delay our order for food and drinks was taken. The drinks arrived first and I had to return the cloudy beer, which any decent barman should have spotted. However it was changed without question. I ordered the chilli chicken and my wife, the Moroccan chicken. Both were presented nicely, but I fear it was an illusion. My chilli appeared to have been 'put together' and certainly not cooked as a single dish. The chicken was plentiful but tasteless and sitting in a thin (certainly NOT 'sticky') chilli sauce with a few tired shredded vegetables and enough noodles to knit a vest. The Moroccan Chicken fared worse. Two pieces of coloured, yet tasteless chicken, perched on a pile of plain quinoa over a large chunk of soggy flatbread, with some blobs of pink yoghurt(?) to garnish. Most of the quinoa and all the flatbread were left. Friends would argue that I should have complained, but it would have embarrassed my wife and the waitress and involved a wait for a second meal to be prepared. So here I am. The place is clean and well kept; the toilets are spotless, although the centre urinal in the gents should not be being used for Covid safety. I may return, but if I do then I will be avoiding anything vaguely 'exotic' on the menu.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Jim L
25 November 2018|
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Response from raymondrobson | Reviewed this property |
you would have to contact the Commissioners directly to get that answer I'm afraid
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Jim L
25 November 2018|
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Response from Marion S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will do high teas.
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864sarahw864
4 November 2018|
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Response from 905janettew | Reviewed this property |
Hi, check in was after 2:30pm and check out was after 10:30am. My room was ready at 2:00pm so I got in a little earlier but I wouldn't like to say if that's usual or I was just lucky.
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The Commissioners Quay Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4