A very large 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.
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 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
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
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.
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