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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” (54 reviews)
“bruschetta” (11 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Penshaw View | Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 2JL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We called here for a meal on a tea time, 5.30ish on a wednesday.We were seated in the conservatory area and boy was it hot even with the doors open.The staff were very nice and service was prompt and attentive.We all ordered drinks and ordered...More

Thank BazzaChester_le_St
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was swayed between a three and a four star review... although it was good food there was nothing that stood out. Tasty garlic bread with tomato to start, nice pizza sized. Had chicken with mushrooms sauce for main, I asked what it came with...More

Thank LYPud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in nearby area for a couple of nights went here on second night for a meal with my hubby and we really enjoyed our meal. They have an early bird special with pizza and pAsta at 4.95. There is also a bigger menu available...More

Thank ScotlandJules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this place for a family meal the night before a day at Beamish and what a find! Outstanding customer service. Left us to eat in peace but gently making sure we had everything we needed. Great sense of humour from the staff. The food...More

2  Thank coastliner2017
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was my third visit here and the first time for Sunday lunch. There were 5 of us altogether and I booked online - easy to do and no problems with that - for a "late lunch" at 2.30 p.m., although we were informed the...More

Thank Steve587
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited this resistant several times in the past and the experience has been excellent. The servers are kind and helpful, not to mention the delicious food! I would highly recommend coming here.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I've just visited here today for Sunday lunch. I live quite locally however have only visited a handful of times. We visited with family over from Canada and had a pleasant dining experience. You can opt for a Sunday roast (beef or chicken) or the...More

1  Thank DonnaMD14
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Just had a great meal here. Had the garlic mushrooms which I really enjoyed and my girlfriend had the calamari which she enjoyed. I then had gamberoni which was beautiful and my girlfriend had the filleto Di salmone which was beautiful. I would definitely recommend...More

1  Thank slim666
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A night out with friends. I have read good reviews and thought to give it a try. It lived up to the reviews. The food was lovely, staff really friendly. Prices very reasonable.

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were staying at Washington Travelodge Northbound for one night and this place was recommended. 3 minutes walking.What a find!!! Although simple in design, this place ticked most boxes. Even on a Tuesday evening at 7pm this place was buzzing. The menu offered plenty of...More

1  Thank klammer
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lisa R
I would like to see a menu
10 August 2016|
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Response from tracey y | Reviewed this property |
yeah found out do have menu on internet
do you need to book a table on a saturday night?
16 July 2016|
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Response from CoralDart | Reviewed this property |
Yes as it gets very busy
Christine C
I would like to see the menu
4 October 2015|
Response from Cherry M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I don't know the answer. We just turned up one evening last week as we had heard such good things about this restaurant. We were just so pleased that we had a table. What ever time you go I am positive you will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Previously known as "Italia Retro Restaurant at The Board Inn"
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