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“Brilliant!”

The Heart of Northumberland
Ranked #12 of 110 Restaurants in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$23
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A brand spanking new renovation of one of Hexhams oldest listed pubs, with an incredible range of ales, lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. We provide an incredible menu of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients too.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

On a recent day trip to Hexham we came across this traditional pub and, sick of the usual Wetherspoon's type fare, decided to try the 'home cooked food' on offer here. Really glad we did - the mince and dumplings was perfect and the portion huge; likewise my omelette was light and fluffy and the chips were real, homecooked, genuine chunky chips, the salad nicely dressed and the portions were really generous! Both the chef and the bar staff were pleasant and friendly, and the prices (just £5.95 for portion sizes that even we couldn't finish) were great as well. One tip though - the 'light bites' are definitely not 'light bite' in portion sizes, so don't do what we did and order them as starters unless you have an appetite bigger than the guy from Man vs Food! Will definitely be back here again.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
doncaster
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“superb food”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

on a recent holiday to hexham we found a menu for this pub in our welcome pack so decided to give it a try as it said home cooked food. both the daytime menu and evening one were excellent. it gave many choices of food. the food was home cooked and delicious too. between four of us we tried almost everything on the menu and the only complaint we had was there was too much for us to eat.the portions would satisfy the largest appetites. the staff were great and friendly. we enjoyed it so much that we went 5 times in one week and never felt the need to look elsewhere. if you are ever in hexham then visit this place

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank pollianne
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
404 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Nice food, not so great service”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We visited Heart of all England on the May Bank Holiday for lunch after seeing reviews on here. The food was fantastic and there were some lovely choices on the menu and great value also. However, the service was very slow and the staff seemed confused when serving us. The bar didn't seem very busy in terms of numbers of people, but there were no tables spare at the same time (there are only about 10) so I guess it was just busy for the place. Even so, really enjoyed my meal and would return.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank LYPud
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Northumberland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Traditional English food in a traditional English pub - perfect again!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Back again! This time we went en famille for our annual family celebration and we wanted traditional English food. It was perfect, divine, gorgeous yet again and the reason I am adding another review is to add the photos we took of our food. Beautiful and the strawberry shortcake dessert was light and tasty and just melted in the mouth. We'll be back again (of course!)

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank BlueSpice
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Hexham
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Back again”
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Took a very old friend of mine to the Heart of all England, food and service was excellent, keep up the good work.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Brian_Hubbard
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