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Tavistock Italia Gastro Pub at The Board Inn

Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
+44 191 447 4487
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (14 reviews)
“tagliatelle” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited here on several occassions and every time we visit the food has always been at a high standard Visited for lunch with my husband. We arrived around 2.30 and the staff were very friendly and very very efficiant. Nothing is ever a...More

Thank lindabet7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a saturday night food was lovely and reasonably priced will be returning soon for more celebrations

1  Thank marc f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here frequently , staff lovely , and always make us feel welcome . Took family of 12 last week and superb service and fast Food always piping hot and tasty. Will be back soon

1  Thank lovaholiday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the place over a year ago during my business trip to Newcastle. I was taken for a meal to Board Inn and it was fantastic. I really wanted to return but I didn't know the name or address of the restaurant.. I visited Newcastle...More

1  Thank Rafal P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Visited on a Tuesday evening and enjoyed a very nice meal from the early bird menu (not a great deal cheaper than the main menu!!) Restaurant was very quiet, only about 4 -5 tables being served. Food was presented nicely and just enough time between...More

1  Thank MissPrimmy
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Great value restaurant in an unexpected location and building. Very pleasant atmosphere and service was welcoming and efficient. Meals were very nice, well sized and at a great price. Highly recommended.

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Booked at table online (last minute) only to arrive on time but all doors were locked!!!! Tried knocking on the window but no answer!!! Tried both doors and they were both locked!!! Shame really but wasn't disappointed at the Wagon at Eighton Banks - warm...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I nearly drove past this place. It looks like a run-down pub from the outside, with a painted sign on the wall opposite the car park directing you that the restaurant entrance is out back. It isn't. You walk in through the pub entrance, to...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 December 2017

An interesting visit as I had not been before but the place came highly recommend. There were nine of us and most seemed to enjoy the food. The table was fine although if you have poor eyesight take a torch to read the menu. Ambiance...More

Thank pauledwardrobson1
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Food was very good but service was lacking, unfortunately. To be honest I think they forgot we were there. It took so long for them to come and take our order that I went to the bar to place the order myself, they told me...More

Thank Billy B
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alan h
11 September 2017|
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Response from klammer | Reviewed this property |
Not sure,but certainly have room for that number.As someone else has suggested contact them early.My own personal preface is the conservatory area .Just had another good meal there on Sunday.
Lisa R
9 August 2016|
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Response from tracey y | Reviewed this property |
yeah found out do have menu on internet
15 July 2016|
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Response from CoralDart | Reviewed this property |
Yes as it gets very busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Chester-le-Street
  • Phone Number: +44 191 447 4487
  • E-mail
Previously known as "Italia Retro Restaurant at The Board Inn"
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