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Best WesternGibside Hotel, in the centre of wonderful Whickham village, has the location location location you're looking for - whether you're here on business or staying at your leisure.
Built in 1982 and extended in 1990, the hotel has a reputation for relaxation. And in a historic village setting, it's little wonder that many TV productions have been filmed in the area.

Our friendly staff, many of whom have been at Best WesternGibside Hotel for over 25 years, will give you a true home-away-from-home experience. Friendly and caring, they'll make your comfort their top priority from the moment you check in.

All hotel rooms can be split into twin rooms if needed, if this is required please add to the booking comments.

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Front Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 4JG
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6342*


Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £20 per dog per stay, in allocated bedrooms only.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Stephen has been Head Chef at the hotel for several years and has a highly skilled team of chefs working under him. Stephen possesses imagination and flair producing dishes from around the world.
Stephen uses local produce and suppliers wherever possible

Chef Stephen Blackburn


Paco's Restaurant

Paco's Restaurant for a more formal evening is tastefully decorated with a comfortable bar area and lounge. The mouthwatering menu offers high quality food at a reasonable price. Breakfast is Continental Buffet Style, with a full English breakfast thats freshly cooked!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 06:30 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Sphinx Lounge

Overlooking the Metro Centre and Newcastle City, our Sphinx Lounge Bar is the ideal place for guests to unwind after a busy day. Theres a Bistro style menu, happy hour pizza and pasta, and daily Specials to keep everyone happy the rest of the time too!

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Sphinx Lounge

Busy Bar with exceptional views. Good selection of beers, wines and spirits.
Half Price cocktail night every Thursday including special beer and wine promotions.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Beamish Park Golf Academy

Beamish Park Golf Club always provides a warm and relaxing welcome to golfers and non-golfers. The clubhouse is designed to offer a whole host of facilities that will accomodate our members, guests and visiting parties. The comfortable lounge offers beautiful views of the surrounding course whilst the bar area includes a snooker room, television area, and a range of
conditioned beers with hot and cold snacks served during the day.

Course information

Course Type: Parklands
Location: Off Site
Holes: 9
Par: 3
Distance: 2166 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in Marley Hill NE16 4JG


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites


9 holes £12.00
18 holes £12.00
Tuition £20.00
Driving Range £5.00


Whatever your Wedding Day requirements, our Wedding Co-ordinator will be delighted to discuss them with you. All of our staff take personal pride in the service they give, and pay attention to the smallest details leaving you confident that your day will be as enjoyable as it is memorable.

Paco's Restaurant and The Bowes Suite

Both rooms are licensed for Civil Ceremonies
Our all inclusive Wedding packages can be viewed at www.gibside-hotel.co.uK


Best Western The Gibside Hotel, with tastefully decorated suites, provides the ideal and idyllic setting for the happiest day of your lives. We cater for up to 150 guests from our varied menus, with either seated or buffet meals. If you prefer, we can prepare dishes of your choice by prior arrangement.

We will also be happy to assist you in selecting the all important wine from our extensive and competitively priced wine list, ensuring that they compliment your meal perfectly. A drinks package can be offered to suit every taste and price.


Registry office:
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead
0191 4333000

Ideal Location for your Special Day.
Packages available to include Civil Ceremony
www.gibside-hotel.co.uk for further detai

For any enquiries please call Mary Errington on 0191 4889292

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1, J, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Newcastle Central, 6.00 miles
Nearest tube station: Metro, 0.00 mins
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 9.00 miles
Free parking on site (10 spaces)

Front Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 4JG

What's nearby?


  • Gateshead International Stadium (4 miles)

  • St James' Park (6 miles)

  • Durham County Cricket Club (10 miles)

  • Stadium of Light (15 miles)

  • Newcastle Falcons (5 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Metro Centre Gateshead (1 miles)

  • Beamish Museum (4 miles)

  • Gibside Chapel (3 miles)

  • Angel of The North (4 miles)

  • Durham City (9 miles)


  • Metro Centre (1 miles)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne (6 miles)

  • Quayside Market (4 miles)

  • Durham City (10 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

We offer the perfect proposition, with everything you need to make working hard a little easier. Our facilities are fantastic, and our service is even better, so why not choose us as your business partner next time you need a venue for corporate presentations, meetings or entertainment?

Available room set ups

U shape

Bowes Suite

The Bowes Suite is capable of supporting over 100 guests and is available for meetings, conferences, private dining and special events.

Ravensworth Suite

The Ravensworth Suite is a smaller room compared to the Bowes Suite holding 20 delegates in a boardroom style. This Suite is ideal for small meetings/conferences or interviews.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Bowes Suite 80 30 28 28 100
Ravensworth Suite 20 14 20 20 20
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 220 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 92
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Rating: 1 4

Great location and staff no heating

19/10/2016 robbyd007, Leeds, United Kingdom

Stayed here Monday and the venue is superb, staff are great and whickham is a lovely village but in room 505 your heating doesn't work. If the radiator was working and this should be tested I would ha... more


Gibside Hotel Review

17/10/2016 Edward M, london, United Kingdom

The Gibside Hotel is located in a delightful village called Whickham 23 miles from Newcastle. Th hotel is very basic and the room are very dark with with windows that are very small letting very littl... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. i am sorry that you were disappointed in your room. We do not normally receive complaints like this and the beds are not two beds pushed together, they King size beds which can if needed be split into twins. The windows comply with health and safety regulations. i am sorry that we do not have air conditioning in the bedrooms but it is not normally needed in this part of the country. We do have fans available at reception which our receptionist would have been pleased to have brought to your room had you requested one. I do hope these problems will not deter you from staying with us in the future. Kind regards Joy

Nice hotel just out of the city

04/10/2016 jeremy_31011966, Matlock, United Kingdom

A nice hotel, if you can, or afford, go for a superior room as they are slightly bigger and slightly nicer than the standard room. Very warm welcome and very informative. The breakfast selection is re... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Joy

Pleasant stay

28/09/2016 Stephen W, Darwen, United Kingdom

Stayed here as I had a meeting in Newcastle. Parking limited but there is a public car park across the road, 30p per hour or £1.50 all day and free from 18:00 to 9:00, be careful of the steps from the... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Joy

Last minute booking

27/09/2016 Gary W,

Stayed here for one night in September. Parked in the pay & display carpark behind the hotel which is free between 6pm and 9am. Clean and comfortable although the room was really dark. Ate in the loun... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Kind regards Joy