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Tavistock Italia Gastro Pub at The Board Inn

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Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
+44 191 447 4487
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Food was fab with huge portions and a good happy hour. Staff were friendly. Definitely recommend this place and il try it again.

Thank Lipsti
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have tried quite a few meals from the menu and no matter what we try it always leaves you with a smile on your face , staff are pleasant and dining area is very cosy and comfy , can't speak highly enough , highly recommended.

Thank Paul G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The girl in the travelodge where I was stopping for the night recommend this place and I have to say the food and ambiance of the restaurant where first class the staff where also very attentive I visited on a Tuesday evening, although not full to there was a good atmosphere about the restaurant, I would recommend to anyone, many... More 

Thank micky11
chester le street
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only visited the once, even though it is on my doorstep, shown to a table which must have been in the old cellar of the pub, down many stairs, and down corridors, service was OK, food was nothing to really write home about unfortunately. Not expensive, so no real complaints

Thank guycarr360
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether we want a quick bite to eat or a lazy lunch we always leave this great place with as mile on our faces. menu is extensive without there being too many choices,Steaks are always decent quality and well cooked,pizza's are top notch. I think that this is the best restaurant within the group.

Thank pfc302
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my popular restaurants which I visit regularly. The food is real quality excellently cooked and priced reasonably. Tavistock is very popular and you should book in advance. The staff are all very friendly and will go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your visit, the ambience of the restaurant is traditional.

Thank craggsjeff
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this Italian my accident after looking for somewhere to have a sandwich after travelling from malton to have a look at motor homes. We were so surprised to find it wasn't a pub but a lovely Italian and we were so pleased when we ordered a ham pizza,lasagne ,fries two soft drinks and it only came to £16.... More 

Thank nickyjayne
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restraint is lovely I came for my birthday meal and they gave me a free ice cream the staff are all lovely and the food is such good value for the money me and my family come quite a lot and we always book the private room it's so lovely and the food is so delicious !

1 Thank Hannah S
Washington, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the off chance they had a table spare and they did. Lovely meal again which is why we keep returning. Fresh ingredients tasty food and good service. Will definitely be back.

1 Thank Clarabell73
Castleford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Thought we would try this place after reading trip advisor reviews.Staff were very helpful and friendly. Was not dissapointed,food was excellent and very good value at Happy hour.Would definetly recommend this little gem.

1 Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$36
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
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
Previously known as "Italia Retro Restaurant at The Board Inn"

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?