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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside 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 WESTERN PLUS Gibside 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


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 rooms 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


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 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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Gibside Hotel Newcastle

12/10/2015 Colin P, Stamford, United Kingdom

We had an excellent visit to the hotel. It was extremely busy with the Rugby World Cup weekend and there was a wedding on at the same time. That said, the accommodation was of a very high standard, th... more


Helpful staff, enjoyed our stay

21/09/2015 Margaret N, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Stayed for 5 nights on a coach holiday. Lovely room, spotlessly clean, hot water quick in coming through, enough plugs for charging mobile, electric toothbrush etc. Staff very helpful, found me some e... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for reviewing our hotel and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be courteous and helpful. We do not have a lift in the hotel as we were unable to get planning permission but if a guest requires a ground floor room we can normally accommodate them providing they make the request when booking. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Joy

Typical Geordie welcome

14/09/2015 Dave P, Haslingden, United Kingdom

Booked the hotel ,my son was running in the Great North Run.Lovely welcome ,on checking in asked if we were running in the event.Confirmed my son was ,theyd already prebooked taxis to ferry people to ... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you taking time to write a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be welcoming and helpful. I hope your son did well in the run and enjoyed the atmosphere and experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Joy

Short stay in Newcastle

14/09/2015 Mugsy1257, Boston, United Kingdom

This was the first time I have stayed at the Best Western Gibside Hotel in Newcastle. On arrival My wife and I found the reception and staff extremely helpful ,polite and professional. The room was on... more

Owner Response
Joy B, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gibside Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind comments and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Joy

Overnight stay

13/09/2015 Swanman2013, Llanelli, United Kingdom

A Saturday night stay. Wedding in the Hotel so limited restaurant facilities. But the lounge Bar and the food served was excellent. Breakfast served in the main restaurant was served to the table with... 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. I am pleased that you enjoyed our food in our Lounge and Breakfast in served in our Restaurant. We do not have a lift in the hotel as planning permission was not granted but we do have ground floor rooms and if you wish to make a reservation in the future please request a room on the ground floor. We do have limited free parking near reception but unfortunately the public car par is chargeable between 9am and 5.30pm free of charge on a Sunday. I do hope that you will consider us if you are in the area again. Kind regards Joy