Antico Birtley @ The Board Inn

previously Tavistock Italia Gastro Pub


It’s a labour of love…

Wherever Italian folks may go, they always bring with them their love of food – simple, delicious, fresh food!

Antico Restaurant, is an Italian restaurant that aims at offering the best Italian food and a real Italian dining experience across selected location in the North East of England.

We are proud ambassadors of the true Italian lifestyle always offering our customers genuine Italian food, a mix of traditional dishes and our very own creations, the best ingredients and a carefully handpicked wine selection. Here at Antico, we pride ourselves on providing only the best Italian wine. Ask your server what they recommend if you’re struggling for choice, they would always be more than happy to help.

At Antico in Biryley, we pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients for all our dishes! Whether you’re having a pizza dish or a fish dish – all our food ingredients are freshly selected. If you’re looking for real Italian food then come to Antico Restaurant in Birtley. Our restaurant caters for families and children as well as cosy corners for couples, and don’t worry if you have certain dietary requirements or if you’re a vegan/ vegetarian, our friendly chefs will cater to your every need. Just let your server know and we will accommodate for you whatever the circumstances.

At Antico, our motto is “good food, good wine, good times” – we always provide our customers with the most genuine experience and they leave our restaurant feeling satisfied every time! Whether you’re looking for an early dinner in Birtley with real Italian food or a later night indulgent meal – pop along to our delightful restaurant. You won’t be disappointed!


The Board Inn has been under our management since 2011. The interiors, as well as the cuisine, reflect the perfect combination of two cultures, the Italian and the British one, which are both at the very core of our philosophy. The typical cosy feeling of a British country pub is combined with the Antico recognizable modern and elegant interiors style and completed by our true passion for great Italian food.

The restaurant has a pub area at the entrance where the main bar is located, with comfortable chairs and sofas and a fireplace. We then have a separate main area for dining, which extends into the conservatory and two smaller, more intimate rooms for a quieter dining experience.

The restaurant is situated on Penshaw View in Birtley, Chester-le-Street, easily accessible by car taking the A1 or by bus taking the service X25 and the bus stop is just a few steps away.

Phone  0191 447 4487


Address  Penshaw View, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, DH3 2JL

Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday 4pm-9pm
Saturday 1pm-10pm
Sunday 1pm-8pm

Additional Info:

Parking: yes
Garden/outside area: yes
Kids friendly: yes
Capacity: 70/80 people
Disabled access: yes