Real Ales, 73 Gins, brilliant food, all accompanied by a warm, inviting atmosphere.


Situated in the heart of Ponteland Village. Open from 11am, 7 days a week with an ever changing seasonal menu.

Our food menu which boasts country pub favourites combined with contemporary flair. Collectively, we aim to create dishes brimming with tradition and imagination.



The Blackbird was once Ponteland Castle which was destroyed in 1388. In 1935, experts uncovered an ancient tower a beautiful Tudor fireplace and many other ancient objects which, due to restorations, can still be found in the pub today.

At The Bar

Stocked with a range of real ales and a select variety of gins from around the globe to create unique G & T’s.

The Blackbird Ponteland bar area seats 55 guests and 35  guests in the main dining area.

Upstairs is the Minstrel Gallery, a fantastic events space, available to hire for private functions and parties

Contact Us for more information.

I have reviewed this restaurant in the past and once again we had another fantastic meal to celebrate my wife’s surprised late lunch time birthday. Stuart &Susan looked after our party of 12 exceptionally well, and their staff are so polite and well trained in a very competitive service industry.The food was excellent an once again our party was not disappointed. See you guys soon and keep up the good work.

Georgio B

Returning Customer, Newcastle

Lovely lunch with the family this being my first visit , lovely , friendly and attentive service . We were a party of 10 and can honestly say that everyone really enjoyed the lunch and we would all return. Thankyou all at the Blackbird hopefully we will return soon


First Time Visitor, Tripadvisor

Popped in for lunch the other day and was very very pleased! Staff are excellent, food excellent and it’s a beautiful bar / restaurant. Great atmosphere etc. Great all round! Will have no problem to visit again and again.


Visitor, Newcastle

Have been many times now, both in the restaurant and the bar, we have never been disappointed. The food has always been of a good standard, I would especially recommend the tempura prawns and fish and chips. The management and staff are warm and welcoming as is the decor. I’m looking forward to my next Sunday lunch.

Lynn D

Frequent Visitor , Ponteland