James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear, NE6 1LD.
0191 265 6151
Mon-Fri 3-11; Sat-Sun 12.30-11
This pub has heritage, being in Byker it would have. It has been around since the industrial heyday and survived to become a real haven for ale and cider.
The pub always stocks a Wylam beer plus up to three gust ales. It also stocks real cider and up to four of those at any one time.
The pub is old, 19th century - just. There are two rooms/bars here either side of the front door. The public bar is on the left. This has a well-crafted counter from Victorian days with all the fixtures and fitting still in place, which is amazing for the amount of change going on round here. There are also some glazed screens here on the inide of the windows. The lounge is much the same, though in days gone by it would have been different. Noticable is the lack of real seating to be had - standing is de rigor in the North East.
There is an upstairs too. This is a function room which also has a counter cum bar.
There is music here, of a traditional sort almost every evening except Monday.
Unfortunately there isn't a market for food at the pub, though they do toasties if you ask.
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plus 3 guests