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“Pleasant service but food atrocious!”
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The Gun Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Ridsdale B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 October 2013

During our recent visit to the Kielder area (party of 7), we decided to dine at this pub last week based upon previous reviews posted on this website. We are beginning to wonder if it is the same pub that we dined at!!??!!

Although the staff were very welcoming and most pleasant, with prompt service, the 2 course meals ordered were unbelievably sub standard for the price. Everything we ordered during the 2 courses was straight out of the freezer (including the steaks and Iceland standard lasagne) and served lukewarm. Only the chips were home made. Our steaks were not served as ordered ie medium and rare, but all came extremely well done and looked as if they had been boiled. They appeared to have been microwaved then finished off on a grill for authenticity! The lasagne resembled a frozen Findus meal which was lacked flavour and also served lukewarm. The battered fish was overcooked and more batter than fish. The lamb shank was about the best, but was served with chips and peas (as was everything else). The dining room where we were seated was very very basic with plastic fake Tudor cladding on the walls! In addition, there was no escape from the extremely loud jukebox music blaring out from the bar.

All in all, the staff were very pleasant and the service very prompt, however the food and setting was more akin to a factory canteen! My advice is DON'T DINE HERE!

We would definitely be

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Great hosts, good food, excellent value.
We booked in expecting a room in the pub, but were taken to a type of granny flat a hundred yards away with double bed, seating area and wet room. Very clean, warm, cosy and quiet and we would definitely try to get this room when we next stay at the Gun.
We ate dinner and breakfast in the pub and were very impressed by the hosting and customer service skills of Liz & Mick.
Liz is an excellent cook and I had one of the best cooked and tastiest Sirloin steaks that I have enjoyed in a long time.
The beer is well kept and prices for food and drink are very reasonable, room rates are good value for money.
Overall a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hobbit64
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I have been keen to try out the fare at The Gun Inn for a while. We were not disappointed. The establishment staff and customers were extremely welcoming. We had a great meal, good banter and excellent hospitality.
The bar was welcoming, before and after the meal. A truly excellent experience and one we shall do again.

Thanks to Mick and Liz from UsWebbs4. (Kielder)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank S101Kielder
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

My Father and I dined here last Saturday and Sunday evening whilst staying at a local B+B who did not do evening meals. The staff/locals/food/service were all of a high standard. Two three course meals,plus drinks,for a shade over £40. Not ping meals either. Geordie hospitality at its very best.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Ros1ep
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Liz was the best landlady we met on our trip to Northumberland and Cumbria. We were staying at a nearby pub, and were a bit miffed with it, and decided to try "the one up the road". We found the Gun, and after a fantastic welcome and an excellent pint of Black Sheep Bitter decided to return the following evening for a meal and to join in the pub quiz. A night to be remembered. This must be the friendliest pub in Northumberland. We WILL RETURN

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 556DavidL
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Very welcoming and friendly hosts, great food and breakfast. Local also very friendly, and didn't laugh to much when we came last in the pub quiz!

Comfortable bed, beautiful location. Real value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

we stayed at The Gun Inn, when my husband ran the Kielder Marathon, we were booked into family room which was very big and roomy, with on-suite the room was very clean with ample tea and coffee to use, Liz and Mike were very friendly,the food was great they caters for all as i had my 2 girls in tow who are 8 and 11 who are really hard to please but the enjoyed it as well. The view from the dining room is breath taking, if we ever go back to Kielder we would consider staying there again.The breakfasts were outstanding but the chips were beautiful.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank kazzarob
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Additional Information about The Gun Inn

Address: Ridsdale, Ridsdale NE48 2TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Ridsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ridsdale
Price Range: £66 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gun Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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