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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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“pizza” (55 reviews)
“calamari” (13 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here after reading previous TA reviews. I agree with a previous reviewer that the outside doesn’t look anything and the inner bar area is cold and stark but once inside you are sent downstairs to the restaurant. The room is nicely lit and...More

Thank WideEyedLover
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have never been here before. I live a few hundred yards down the road. We came here on Saturday night and although it was busy there were a few tables available.The food was great I had one of the best pizzas I have eaten...More

Thank rsteele525
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went because of the reviews on here and they were spot on. Nothing to look at from the outside, and even when you go in the bar is dark and uninviting. But keep on through the door and down the stairs and you will find...More

Thank WillMakin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in to avoid Halloween and were shown to our table and asked if we would like a drink. Ordered our starters and mains and enjoyed the ambiance of a busy restaurant. The waiters were very happy and were singing along to the quiet background...More

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't matter what day you visit but for the early bird menu this place is always near capacity.The prices after 7pm are good value but the early bird offers plenty of choice at a really fair price. However,it wouldn't be any good if the...More

Thank klammer
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The outside of this place is not particulary inviting but don't let that put you off. 3 of us went for dinner and we were all very pleased with the food and the service. Starters of bresaola were delicious as were the mushrooms. Mains of...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were staying at the nearby travelodge before the great north run. We turned up without booking to be told that the restaurant was full but we could eat at a table in the bar. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. Our...More

Thank NorthernEric
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We have been reading such excellent reviews of the Tavistock Italia Gastro Pub at the Board Inn that we decided to go for an anniversary lunch. The service was superb, the food was very good and the ambience was nice. Probably would have been excellent...More

Thank Joni L
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is the fifth time we’ve been for the Happy Hour; my nephews love it. The starters are always super tasty, mains are great value for money & the service is good too.

Thank kob737
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We called in at the last minute for Sunday lunch. We were pleasantly surprised! Absolutely delicious! Home cooked and very tasty. We both had the beef which had been slow cooked so melted in your mouth. Crispy roasties, delicious mash, homemade Yorkshire pudding and beautiful...More

Thank daisysabu
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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
10 August 2016|
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Response from tracey y | Reviewed this property |
yeah found out do have menu on internet
16 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
USD 5 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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
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Previously known as "Italia Retro Restaurant at The Board Inn"
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