The Bridge Hotel
Castle Garth, opposite the Castle Keep, near to Vermont Hotel. A short walk to Bigg Market.
Metro - Central Station
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Monday - Thursday 11.30am - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 11.30am - midnight, Sunday noon - 10.30pm.
Telephone: 0191 2326400.
Beers: Sir John Fitzgerald pub. The pub has been listed in the Camra Good beer guide every year since 1998. Beers on tap include John Smith's, Theakstons Best Bitter, Fosters, Becks, Guinness, Guinness Cold, Carling, Carling Extra Cold, Budweiser Budvar and Hoegaarden. 10 cask conditioned real ales also available including 2 regulars - Golden Sheep and Deuchars and 5 local beers including Hadrian, Wylam, Jarrow, Big Lamp and Hexhamshire. Woodpecker and Strongbow cider also on offer. A good selection of bottled beers, malt whiskies, wines and cocktails available.
Meals: Bar food served Mon - Sat daily 12pm - 4pm include home cooked food. The main courses listed on the blackboard range from £5.95 to £6.25 with starters £3.25, sandwiches £2.75 and snacks £4.85. Buffet menus are available on request from £5.50 to £6.95 per head. Sunday Lunches available 12pm - 3pm £7.50 or 2 courses for £9.50. Sunday afternoon tea now served 4pm - 6pm with scones or cakes and a pot of tea or cafetiere/ coffee only £2.50. Children welcome.
Special Deals:Friends Reward Loyalty card now available. Cocktail night on a Sunday with all cocktails £2.50. There is a chalk board behind the bar displaying all the cask beers on offer. Wine is also served by the bottle at £7.05.
Live Sports: Widescreen TV's are located throughout the pub. Live sports are shown with all live football and six nations rugby featured.
Music: Regular music on play at most times. Live music with regular live bands most nights of the week in the upstairs function room. A modern jazz night is held every Tuesday from 8.30pm. Regular Swing Club first Tuesday of the month.
Sir John Fitzgeralds pub that has a comfortable and cosy atmosphere, and is an excellent place to sample real ales.
There is a long narrow bar with plenty of comfortable leather lounge seating in most areas of the pub and smart lighting fixtures.
The walls have wooden panelling with old Newcastle pictures and the décor is very smart and clean. There are stained glass windows in the interior and to the front of the pub.
At the far end of the bar is a small raised area with tables and chairs and a good view over the Tyne.
There is two separate seating areas at the front and side and high tables and stools at either end of the bar.
At the rear of the pub there are stairs that lead to a small outside heated terrace area that has wooden tables and chairs.
From this point there is an excellent view of the Tyne Bridge and the Quayside area. There is also good views of passing high speed trains.
The pub is frequented by a mixed clientele of locals, business crowd, real ale drinkers, people on nights out and even some tourists.
Is very busy at most times of the day. Function room available upstairs for parties or live entertainment.
Regular music on play at most times. Live music with regular live bands most nights of the week in the upstairs function room.
A modern jazz night is held every Tuesday from 8.30pm. There are TV's on show in all several areas of the bar with some games machines also dotted about.
Disabled access to main bar very good but difficult to the upstairs function room and toilets which are downstairs. The toilets are very smart and clean