31 The Side, Quayside, opposite Akenside Traders.
Metro - Monument
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Monday - Wednesday noon - 11am, Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday 11am - midnight, Saturday noon - midnight and Sunday noon - 10.30pm.
Telephone: 0191 2321269.
Beers: John Smiths, Fosters, Carling, Guinness and Stella Artois on tap. There are also over 6 cask conditioned ales with Guest Ales on offer. A good selection of local beers also on offer. Thatchers cider available.
Meals: Freshly made large sandwiches £1.50 and crisps are avaialable.
Special Deals: Real Ale Loyalty Card - Receive a stamp each time you enjoy a pint of real ale, collect 8 stamps and enjoy your next pint free.
Live Sports: Not shown here
Music: Regular music is on play at most times with an old record player at the end of the bar churning out music of yesteryear.
One of the oldest pubs in town which is full of character. The main entrance still retains its original features and inside there is an long narrow wooden bar with a wooden floor. The decor is a mixture of wooden and mirrored wall panelling and the bar has a high ornate ceiling. Opposite to the bar there is portraits and pictures of sailing ships on the Tyne.
The front of the pub has beautiful stained glass windows and there is also a small snug area with seating. There is comfortable high backed leather seating to the rear, which has several caricatures adorning the walls.
The bar is very busy at the weekend but can be quieter through the week when there is a more relaxed and cosy atmosphere. It can be cramped at times due to the narrow standing area next to the bar. It attracts a steady group of regulars being popular with locals and older clientele. A good starting place for a night out on the Quayside. The pub is listed in the AA pub guide. Free WiFi throughout bar. External smoking area.
Disabled access to front of the pub is good but can be difficult getting to the rear and the toilets due to the narrow bar. Toilets are small and reasonable.
Price: Very Reasonable for the Quayside area.