Interior view of the Border Minstrel pub.
Interior view of the Border Minstrel pub.
The Pub in the Park

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Border Minstrel

The Pub In The Park!

Steeped in history, the Border Minstrel pub is a contemporary gastropub nestled in the heart of High Gosforth Park, an area of 812 acres of woodland that also includes Newcastle Racecourse and Parklands Golf Course. Open 7 days a week, we showcase 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. We are dog friendly too.

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Named in honour 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 was completed in 1764. It was designed by architect, James Paine and owned by local businessman, Charles Brandling.

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Open 7 Days a Week

Monday - Saturday: Open 11am – 11pm | Kitchen 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: Open 12pm – 10pm | Kitchen 12pm – 5pm