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The Blue Spider

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Station Road | Beamish, Stanley, England
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Beamish, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

From village pub to chromium blue LED light cocktail bar, doesn't work.No atmosphere,no customers It's a pity we lost a watering hole.

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Thank JackieDH9
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Never been for a long time because it was rubbish it got took over a while ago by pepes next door but they have gone back to there original place which is good the blue spider has closed and up for rent or sale

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Thank webdalk
Durham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We visited this restaurant for another meal last week and were treated to the delights of their menu. Staff were friendly, service was quick and efficient, the restaurant was spotlessly clean and the food was delicious. What more could we want? The price was great value and we will remain regulars .... Thank you

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Thank James K
Durham
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Don't bother eating here! It's just not worth the money! We were regulars and live very near and thought we knew the owners well. My little boy had spent the day in hospital I'll, I was with him all day. His dad was away on business, it was back in February this year middle of the week so not busy... More 

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Thank ShawDurham
Durham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very disappointed with the staff. Food was o.k but nothing exceptional. The restaurant has just been refurbished so looked good

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Thank central62
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We have had several visits to this restaurant. They always make a nice fuss over any birthday parties, candles a song by staff. I find it is more suitable to younger folk as it can be very noisy, can be very crowded, tables so close together. Great for those who like this environment. Food is good and well priced.

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1 Thank 124heather
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Really good quality food. Reasonably priced and quick service. This restaurant is always changing. Yet the food remains of fabulous quality.

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Thank Bellamackfee
Beamish, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We live nearby and never go however a couple of weeks ago decided to pop in for Sunday lunch. When we arrived at around 2pm it was very busy but it did quieten down soon after. The Sunday lunch a carvery was very good with loads of choice every veg you can imagine, it was hot and tasty and very... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I have just returned home from the blue spider. What a joke! I used to work in said establishment before it was taken over. Myself and my brother went down to the place and asked for a table. They said wait in the bar, even though there were loads of tables set for people to eat. We sat with 2... More 

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2 Thank Graham D
Durham, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

visited for sunday lunch, we chose the starter and main course for 9 95. Hubby had the garlic mushrooms which were cooked nice, tasty and red hot, i chose the prawn cocktail, which was a good size portion with a good amount of prawns. The next course was the carvery, we both chose the beef which was of good quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, British
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Beamish, Stanley, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Stanley

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