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Nestle yourself away near Newcastle!

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


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


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.

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


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 301 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 123
Rating: 4 126
Rating: 3 39
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Rating: 1 4

Lovely Comfortable hotel

19/03/2018 ,

I was going to a special birthday party in Whickham - I only live a couple of miles away but the weather took a turn for the worse so I decided it best to book hotel so I didn’t have the worry of tryi... more


gluten free snacks and lunches

09/03/2018 Crystal94, Newcastle, United Kingdom

great to be able to get nice homemade gluten free soups and bacon sandwiches here at my favourite hotel at last. we often have coffee - maybe every week, now we can stay longer for snacks too. very ... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at Best Western Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoy coming in for coffee and look forward to seeing you soon for lunch. Kind regards Joy

Friendly comfortable

03/03/2018 Ian W,

What a lovely friendly hotel. Nothing is to much trouble an excellent selection of drinks and snacks in the bar. The food menu isn’t huge but well cooked and presented,if it’s not on the menu they wil... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at Best Western Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel and for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Joy

Sunday lunch _ better join the locals Sunday lunch club

24/02/2018 sproaty,

Went to the bar for Sunday lunch, got there just after 12, and even though this is my wife's home town we were obviously looked upon as incommers. Soon after we took our seats in the window overlook... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at Best Western Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologise for the problems you encountered during your visit to us for Sunday Lunch. We value all of our customers and our expect our staff to give excellent customer service. I will investigate this situation and speak to the waitress in question. I do hope you will return when I assure you we will ensure you have a good experience. Kind regards Joy


19/02/2018 Kirstie A, St albans

Perfect location. We were visiting family in Whickham. Hotel was very clean, comfortable and staff were friendly. Parking is free right outside the hotel, but very limited spaces. If you park in the p... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at Best Western Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Joy