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 - 12am, Sunday 12pm - 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.
Ales on offer include:
S43 Brewery - Stingray (Simcoe IPA) - IPA - American ABV 5.6%
Hawkshead Brewery - Black Lager - Lager - Dark ABV 4.5%
Fell Brewery - Get Biscuit - IPA - Session / India Session Ale ABV 4%
Love Lane Brewery - Mango IPA - IPA - Session / India Session Ale ABV 5.2%
Wylam Brewery - Jakehead IPA - IPA - American ABV 6.3%
Beatnikz Republic - Off The Road - Pale Ale - American ABV 5.5%
North Riding Brew Pub - Griffin w/ Nelson, Pacific Gem, HBC 431 - Pale Ale - American ABV 4.3%
Fourpure Brewing Co - Deucebox - IPA - Imperial / Double ABV 8.3%
The Rat Brewery - Love Rat - IPA - Blonde Ale ABV 3.8%
North Riding Brewery - Marzipan Mild - English Mild Ale ABV 4.3%
Woodpecker and Strongbow cider also on offer.
A good selection of bottled beers, malt whiskies, wines and cocktails available.
Meals: Weekday Menu
Weekday Menu served Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 3pm, Sunday Lunches served 12pm - 3pm.
Food on offer includes:
soup of the day £4.95,
roast burger of the week £9.50,
scampi wrap £7.25,
garlic mushrooms on toast £5.95,
toastie of the day £3.95,
jacket potatoes £5.95,
crispy whitebait £5.25,
curry of the day £7.95,
chilli & rice £7.95,
3 egg omelette £7.50,
fish and chips £9.25,
tuna & sweet chilli melt £5.95,
loaded fries £7.25,
cold sandwiches with choice of fillings £3.95 - £5.50,
sides £3.00 - £3.50.
Buffet menus are available on request in the function room.
Sunday Lunches available 12pm - 3pm for £8.50.
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 decor 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.
The function room is available to hire any day or night of the week, booking in advance is advised. The capacity is approximately 115 people standing. 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