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A nice welcome change 🤗

Hi all, my wife and me took her mom and stepdad out for a meal as it was her moms birthday. Wen we... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Ashington, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a difference

Went here a while ago and the food was horrible so we didn’t go back until couple of months ago we... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
10 Aug 2018
“A nice welcome change ”
5 Jul 2018
“What a difference ”
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Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW, England
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Hi all, my wife and me took her mom and stepdad out for a meal as it was her moms birthday. Wen we got there I noticed that the place was very clean and the bar staff very friendly. Also my Ma in law has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Went here a while ago and the food was horrible so we didn’t go back until couple of months ago we went with our two children for a Sunday dinner as it was late and the open place left that was serving and it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KerriLou91
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Housing estate pubs are a real blast from the 70’ & 80’s when it was vogue to get residents from newly built estates into a place they could call their local. The Block as it’s locally known , has since 1989 always been a welcoming...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic service from all the staff before and on the night of the party. From helping me decide what to have on my Buffet to let me get in to the lounge area to set at 4pm for a 7 party. All the staff...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sanderso1
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Our boys had a fab time at the Halloween party yesterday ... magic show , hot meal and lots of stuff going on ... Fab event can't wait for the next one at Xmas xx

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lk D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

had gammon egg chips and peas and a pint of stella for and extra £1 and it was very good and will be there again the bar man was very good and i was there 31st of august .

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank C9416DSraymondc
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Been for my daughter's 18th birthday our local! Spoilt as the miserable woman behind the bar told me to tell my daughter to lower her voice whilst singing as they had dinners in!!!! She was very rude and argumentative to my sister when she challenged...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nothappy3114
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The best pub in Ashington without a shadow of a doubt. The staff are amazing, especially the senior head barman, very friendly and charismatic. I would recommend The Block and Tackle to anyone, for both food and drink. Great atmosphere and superb surroundings.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Joe V
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Came in tonight for tea, food was superb as always and value for money. The bar staff are always friendly and very welcoming. #lovearefriendlylocal

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A lovely friendly family pub very well situated near a large housing development. Friendly staff, good service, constantly trying new ideas, bands, quiz etc... Menu from the brewery is basic pub food done well.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank candicerandall
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