A little pub history.

Steeped in history, the Border Minstrel is nestled in the heart of High Gosforth Park, an area of 812 acres of woodland that also includes Newcastle Racecourse and Parklands Golf Course.

Named in honor of the winner of the 1927 Pitman’s Derby, the Border Minstrel was originally the west pavilion of Brandling House.  The stately home, initially known as Gosforth House, and completed in 1764 was designed by architect, James Paine and owned by local businessman and mine owner, Charles Brandling.

Today, the Border Minstrel’s heritage is celebrated within a contemporary gastro pub environment.  Open 7 days a week showcasing locally sourced produce from the North East of England and a range of drinks that includes a selection of traditional ales, craft beer and specially selected wines and spirits.

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Real Food, Real Drink

Available 7 days a week our menu is designed specifically to suit all the family.

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Our venue is perfect for private functions, whether it’s a birthday party, christening or a family get together – we will be happy to accommodate your individual needs.


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Open 7 Days A Week

Mon – Fri: 11am – 11pm

Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 10:30pm


0191 236 2002



Border Minstrel Public House,

High Gosforth Park

Newcastle upon Tyne


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