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“Just Fantastic once again”
Review of The Blackbird

The Blackbird
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Ponteland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$33
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: We are the leading pub in terms of Real Ales in the area. We have the accreditation from Cask Marque and are in the Good Beer Guide. Our food is cooked using fresh ingredients and to the highest standard. We have top quality chefs who have exacting standards. our car park is also a popular dogging venue. Please come and visit
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I have reviewed this restuaraunt in the past and once again we had another fantastic meal to celebrate my wife's surprised late lunch time birthday.Stuart &Susan looked after our party of 12 exceptionally well, and their staff are so polite and well trained in a very competitive service industry.The food was excellent an once again our party was not disappointed. See you guys soon and keep up the good work.

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Thank Georgio B
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Service was impeccable, fast and polite.
We were extremely well looked after.
We waited the right amount of time between courses.
We chose prawns to share as a starter, the batter was light and they were delicious.
We chose to each enjoy a steak as a main meal and it was again cooked to perfection!
We had the cheese board to share and round off our meal. Four delicious local cheeses and just the right amount of crackers.
We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere as it's always busy. We were stuffed !!!
It's a brilliant popular little pub, I'd recommend it to anyone if they felt like a little drive or were in the area. Very jealous of anyone who's local and can pop in at any time. We will be back and will continue to rave about it to everyone we know !

2  Thank Lucysdinner4
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

A traditional English pub with flair in the incredibly charming town of Ponteland near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Friendly and engaging staff who did not seem fazed by our group of 20 people. A great selection of craft and commercial beers but what surprised many of us was their interesting and creative gin cocktails - my favorite was one made with a Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur. Definitely worth a visit for the pub and the town!

1  Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Having lived near ponteland all my life the blackbird has been a mainstay of ponteland but I have always considered it a pub rather than fine dining restaurant. We were devastated when it closed a few years ago and thrilled when it reopened recently. We decided to try the restaraunt on Good Friday and were very impressed with the food, I especially liked the KeyLime Pie. We decided to book for my friends birthday the following Saturday upstairs in the minsterals gallery (which I didn't realised existed). It shows the origins of the Blackbird as a castle and the ambience was fantastic. Again the food didn't disappoint, service was good and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Thank goodness we've found a good restaurant so near to home would definitely recommend the Blackbird.

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1  Thank Thompas155
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch the other day and was very very pleased! Staff are excellent, food excellent and it's a beautiful bar / restaurant. Great atmosphere etc. Great all round! Will have no problem to visit again and again.

Thank Fooodfighters
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