Friday, 12 January 2018

Cookhouse And Pub Holystone Review

Just before Christmas, we were invited along to the Cookhouse and Pub in Holystone, North Tyneside which is just a five-minute drive from where we live (Just off the A19 and near Benton Asda). Locals will probably remember the Cookhouse as previously being called the Stonebrook which served up traditional pub food. Well, it has had a whole new refit and has rebranded into the Cookhouse and pub and I have to say we were seriously impressed. 

The pub is now very well presented, it has a really modern yet cosy feel to it with an open plan kitchen, large bar area and cosy tables dotted around and dim lighting. We visited on a Saturday evening with the in-laws and were warmly greeted upon arrival by the friendly and welcoming staff and shown to a table by the window. The weather outside was freezing cold but it was lovely and warm and cosy inside the pub and we instantly felt at home. 

Roast Turkey at Cookhouse and Pub Holystone


Drink orders were taking and despite being tempted by the great range of drinks on offer such as gin and tonics and handmade cocktails and a decent wine list we opted for refillable soft drinks (£2.80). As well as the standard main menu they also had a festive menu featuring classics such as Turkey dinners and Christmas pudding, a specials board and if you are dining before 5pm on a weekday a value menu. We were not dining with the children on this occasion but I had a look at the children's menu and it sounds ideal for young children like my own, it was a bargain too at just £4.99 for 2 courses.  

Special menu board at Cookhouse and Pub Holystone

The menu features a good selection of grills, burgers, fish dishes and pub classics along with some healthier choices and a good range of grazers to share. As it was almost Christmas we all ordered Prawn cocktail to start (£4.69) the portion was generous and the prawns were delicious and juicy. 

Prawn Cocktail starter in a glass jar with a side of bread and butter

For mains, we all ordered something different I went for the smothered chicken (£8.79) which I nearly always order when we dine out. This was without a doubt the nicest smothered chicken I have had, the grilled chicken breast was perfectly cooked and not to dry and the amount of BBQ sauce was just right. My dish came with chips, garlic bread and a delicious dressed salad. 

Smothered Chicken main meal with chips, salad and garlic bread

The other half went for the C&P Ultimate burger (£10.79) which consisted of two 4oz burgers, streaky bacon, cheese, cheese sauce, tobacco onions, fried mushrooms, baconnaise served in a brioche bun, topped with a pickle and served with sweet potato fries (he switched from regular chips) and chunky slaw. It was a monster of a burger but he thoroughly enjoyed tucking into it. 

Burger main meal with coleslaw and sweet potato fries

Other dishes ordered were a turkey dinner from the festive menu and a Mixed Grill (£11.99) which was huge and I had serious food envy for as the onion rings looked delicious! A 6oz steak, gammon steak, chicken breast fillet, two pork sausages, two fried eggs, four onion rings, chips, peas and grilled tomatoes. Served with a Bearnaise sauce (£1.29). 

Mixed grill main meal with chips, onion rings, peas and sauce

We were all stuffed with mains but the dessert menu looked far too tempting to pass up. I opted for the trio of mini puds (£5.99) as I just could not make up my mind what to order. The trio consisted of a creamy lemon mouse, a mini gooey chocolate mud pie and mini apple crumble with custard. I was in dessert heaven as each pub was so moreish and it was nice to try them all out and they complimented each other well. 

three mini puddings Lemon Mouse, Chocolate mud pie and Crumble

Overal we were really impressed with the quality of the food on our visit, every dish tasted delicious and we have already planned to re-visit very soon as a family. In fact, my in-laws enjoyed the visit so much they returned a few days later! The service we received was fantastic, every member of staff was really friendly and welcoming and we did not feel rushed at all during our visit. The pub itself is also very welcoming and is somewhere that I could happily return to and spend a few hours, I also found the prices really great value too. 

If you are looking for somewhere to dine in the North Tyneside area then I really do recommend the Cookhouse and pub. It is ideal for date night, a family meal or a catch-up with friends and I for one am already looking forward to returning in the near future. 

Have you visited a Cookhouse and Pub before? 

Cookhouse and Pub Holystone 
Edmund Road
Holystone 
NE27 0UN

Telephone 0191 2702704

Open 10.30 - 10.30 daily, although they do serve breakfast from 6.30am (7am weekends) - 10.30am. 

Disclosure I received a complimentary meal for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own. 






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  1. oh man those deserts look amazing! Not sure I would be able to choose!

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  2. I love the look of that burger - it certainly looks like a monster! The desserts look lush too :)

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    1. It was meant to be delicious, the desserts were very tasty x

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  3. This looks delicious I would have choosen the chicken too, yum! I can never resist a pudding x

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    1. The only time I ever have pudding is when we dine out, it is a must isn't it x

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  4. That looks like my idea of good pub food! Would love to visit if only it were nearer to us :)

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    1. They have a few branches around the country, hopefully they might expand to open one near you soon x

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  5. Oh Yummie! This looks beautiful . Nothing better than finding a nice little pub which serves some nice pub food!

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  6. The food looks amazing, I have not had a meal out for such a long time, but hopefully next week, although it's Eliza;s birthday so she is choosing :/

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    1. I hope she picks somewhere that you will enjoy too x

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  7. Now I really want apple crumble! This pub sounds lovely, wish I was in the North East.

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  8. Oh wow! These look so delicious! Wish I lived closer to this cookhouse!!

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    1. Hopefully they will open one near you in the future x

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  9. Oh wow the food looks amazing. My partner would love the mixed grill and I'd definitely go for the roast. x

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    1. It was delicious, my partner is dying to try the mixed grill too. He is planning on returning with my brother so they can both try them x

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  10. Wow, that food looks incredible. Like you say a great place for a date night. Katie x

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    1. the food was so good, so much choice on the menu too. xx

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  11. Could just eat all of this now! love a good pub meal

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    1. You should visit sometime if you are ever silverlink way, so good and really nice inside too x

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  12. The food looks nice. I would love to eat here.

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  13. The food looks delicious. That prawn cocktail looks amazing, not had one for years, now I need one :)

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  14. I love going out for a good pub meal. The food looks lush and those desserts!! I’m salivating.

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  15. Oh that looks and sounds fantastic too. I think I fancied the lamb shank

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  16. We were there Saturday night and the place is lovely. The food was delicious too.

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    1. It really is lovely, I think we will be visiting regularly as it is only five minutes away from us x

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  17. Oh my word, this looks lovely! I love a good dessert trio (for indecisive types like me!) and this one looks wonderful! So yummy!

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    1. The dessert trio was amazing, highly recommend it x

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  18. The food looks amazing. I love that your in-laws went back so soon. That says a lot about the place

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    1. It really does, I think we will be back soon too x

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  19. All the food looks lovely, but that is a particularly impressive Yorkshire pudding!

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  20. Your food looks fab, especially that huge burger!

    Cat

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    1. You will have to visit if you are ever in the area xx

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  21. Wow - those portions are HUGE. And £4.99 for two kid's courses is very, very good. Nice one!

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