The Mile Castle
19-25 Grainger Street, close to the Central Station.
Metro - Central Station
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Monday - Thursday 8am to 12am, Friday - Saturday 8am to 1am, Sunday 8am to 12am
Telephone 0191 2111160. Website www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Beers: An extensive selection of 6 cask conditioned ales on offer. Beers on tap also include John Smith's, Amstel, Coors Light, Carling, Kronenbourg Cold Premiere, Stella Artois, Fosters Superchilled, Carlsberg Extra Cold, Tuborg, Heineken and Guinness Extra Cold. Strongbow, Thatchers Gold and Stowford Press cider also on offer. A wide range of bottled beers also available and a good selection of wines (with Fetzer on tap), shooters, spirits and cocktails. 10 Real Ales on offer including Mordue, Ruddles and Abbot Ale. Regular Beer festivals.
Meals: Excellent selection of main meals served all day until 10pm, with daily specials offer of Beer and Burger £5.10 (with chips). Steak Club on a Tuesday 3pm - 10pm £6.59, Curry club Thursday 3pm - 10pm £5.59, Sunday club noon to 9pm £6.59. All club meals include a selected drink. Plenty of seating available on all three floors. Meals include starters £2.10 - £6.10, main meals £3.10 - £7.30, jacket potatoes £3.30 - £4.49, burgers £5.89 - £6.59 (with chips & drink), noodles, pastas & salads £3.10 - £6.30, paninis or wraps £3.99 - £4.99, steaks & grills £6.10 - £9.49, toasties £2.19 - £3.19, baguettes £2.99 -£3.99 and flatbreads £3.99 - £4.99. Desserts £1.99 - £2.99. Childrens menu (main meal & drink) £3.69. Tea, coffee and Cappuccino served all day from £1.09 - £1.39. Large breakfast or vegetarian breakfast £4.10.
Special Deals: Are available on most nights with beer prices the lowest in town. Monday - Thursday with special reductions. Guest real ales from £1.85. Draught pints on offer include John Smith's £1.90, Carlsberg £2.65, Guinness or Strongbow £2.55, Stella Artois £3.05, Fosters or Tuborg £2.79 and Kronenbourg 1664 £2.89. World foreign bottled beers from £1.79 - £2.99. Newcastle Brown £2.55.
Live Sports: None shown here.
Music: Regular music is on play at most times with a dance floor at the rear of the ground floor and on the upper levels.
Large JD Wetherspoons Lloyds No 1 bar that was formerly known as The Sports Cafe. The bar has been transformed and now has 3 floors with a bar on each level.
The ground floor bar is accessed directly from the main entrance and there is a long bar to the left hand side. There are plenty of tables and chairs on all floors for diners. The upper levels can be accessed by a large staircase near the main entrance. Regular music is on play at most times with a dance floor at the rear of the ground floor and on the upper levels.
There are several widescreen TV's showing videos. The bar will be a very popular addition to the Central Station area and will appeal to a mixed clientele of students, locals, business crowd and tourists. It shouold be very busy at all times especially at the weekend and on Thursday Curry night. There is a small outside seating area open until 6pm that is used for smoking.
Disabled access is excellent with a designated disabled toilet on the ground floor.
Price: Very Reasonable. Excellent value for money.