The Newcastle Arms
57 St Andrews Street, close to Chinatown and a good meeting place for dining out or before a football match.
Metro - St James
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Monday - Thursday 12pm - midnight, Friday & Saturday 11am - 1am, Sunday 11am - 11pm.
Telephone: 0191 2602421
Beers: Camra Real Ale Pub listed in Good Beer guide with 8 excellent cask conditioned ales on tap. This includes Cumberland Ale, Deuchars, Doom Bar and 5 guest ales that change regularly. John Smith's, Moretti, Fosters, Amstel, Heineken, Tiger and Guinness cold also on tap. Quality bottled wines and a good range of spirits available. Symonds and Strongbow Dark Fruit cider also on offer.
Meals: A selection of homemade meals and snacks available every day. Sunday Lunch 2 dine for £12 or 2 dine for £20 includes bottle of wine.
Special Deals: Pick 4 bar snacks and a bottle of house wine £20, Special of the week & a free drink £8. Students 20% off full drink and food bill. Match day special offer with a pint and homemade sausage roll or hot roast stottie and a pint for £5. 20% off all premium doubles, selected cocktails, wine, champagne and prosecco.
Live Sports: Several large plasma screens are located throughout the bar with live premiership football and six nations rugby shown.
Music: Regular music is on play at most times. A juke box is located opposite to the bar.
Medium sized traditional old Newcastle pub that has been voted CAMRA - Tyneside & Northumberland, Real Ale Pub of the Year for 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Runner up 2009 & 2010). The pub has an excellent range of cask and guest ales on offer.
From the main entrance there is a long bar to the right hand side. There is plenty of seating available with mainly wooden tables and chairs in the main bar and a small lounge seating area towards the rear of the pub. There is also some high tables and chairs.
The decor is a mixture of maroon and cream colours. There is a huge fireplace to the centre of the bar with a large mirror above it. Old pictures of Newcastle adorn the walls.
There is a cosy atmosphere at most times due to the subdued lighting throughout. The pub gets busy at weekends but is quieter during the week.
Several large plasma screens are located throughout the bar with live premiership football and six nations rugby shown. Regular music is on play at most times. A juke box is located opposite to the bar. Several games machines are dotted about. The pub is very popular with locals and the football crowd as it is near to St James park.
Disabled access is very good as the bar is all on the one level. Toilets to the rear of pub are small and clean