Bacchus (Free) | Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
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Bacchus (Free)
Excellent based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

High Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear England NE1 6BX [ print map ]
0191 261 1008

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Hours: 11.30-24.00 (Midnight Fri and Sat). 12.00-22.30 Su


Mayor: SaintMatty (8) | Affiliated user(s) here ahickson | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 20


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Beer Available At Bacchus (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Summer Wine Devil Loves Cascade 82, Mallinsons Hudderswood , Loch Ness Nesstonia , Allendale End 65 Rye Pilsner , Yorkshire Dales Bacchus Mosaic , Tiny Rebel FUBAR 82, Brodies Hoxton Special IPA 96, Sonnet 43 A Love I Seemed To Lose , Summer Wine Portland Pale , Three Kings Northdown X , Great Oakley Harpers 69, Yorkshire Dales Bacchus Ahtanum , Yorkshire Dales White Scar IPA , Tempest Red Eye Flight 99, Left Hand Milk Stout 96, Yorkshire Dales Bacchus Columbus , G N Porter The Twitcher , Tiny Rebel Dirty Stop Out 96, First Chop SYL 83, Highland Muckle IPA 82
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15 reviews for Bacchus (Free)
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  80%
 Selection  86%
 Food  70%
 Value  69%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  90%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson  (45) , England | March 17, 2014
You canít really fault this place for its range of beers. There are plenty of hand pumps, interesting craft beers on keg and a good selection of bottles. Nice food and dťcor too. It could live with a few more seats though.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
soulhat  (21) Kempston, England | November 6, 2013
Great bar great choice of craft , cask & foreign bottle beers very busy on match days
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (387) Croydon, England | October 21, 2013
We visited Bacchus on Friday evening, so it was unsurprisingly rammed. Even so we had a good time. Itís actually quite a large place, with the bar near the centre of the room. They carry a fairly impressive selection on keg, cask & bottle. There were 7/8 cask ales on including 3 new to RB and not all bitters/golden ales at that! They also had about 12 "craft" keg lines, which on our visit included Beavertown, Tempest, Marble & Anarchy and a fairly wide bottle selection to boot. Plenty of good beer to keep you coming back, but it lacks the ambience of a few other pubs in Newcastle. Definitely a must-visit if youíre in ítoon.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243  (35) , England | August 8, 2013
Usually visit this place on a night in town. Always busy, good selection usually with something interesting. Efficient service, can be a bit pricey. Another one of those pubs I only seem to visit in company.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine  (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 31, 2013
Keeps one of best beer selections in the whole country, on a huge wrap-around bar with amirror back and wood panel bar tops. Large and spacious and great with rare hand pumps, equally exotic (and mostly big ABV) beers on keg, and lots of bottles too. The selection has depth and breadth, with session ales, IPAs, barley wines and all in between. And right around the corner from Lady Grey. Newcastle continues to impress!
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
jackl  (366) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 3, 2013
I visited this place right after watching Chelsea throw 3 points away against Newcastle. The pub was absolutely rammed, which makes it difficult to give this place a proper rating. The bar appears to be pretty upscale. The selection might be large, but it was difficult to learn exactly what was on offer. A menu would help, especially when the pubís so full that you canít see all the taps and bottles. What I did see was a mixed bag. The cask stuff was fairly traditional. Plenty of local twiggy stuff. The keg options were all over the place. For example, they had níice chouffe on right next to a macro lager. Most of the crowd was drinking swill that you could buy at any bar. The service was fine, the prices were fair. Overall, this was something of a frustrating experience. The pub was way too crowded, there was no way for me to check out the selection. I sank a half then got the hell out of there.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ACD  (29) Dublin, Ireland | January 9, 2013
A wonderful beer haven just a couple of minutes walk from the city centre. I was in on a fairly quiet Tuesday afternoon and they still had 7 cask handpumps on the go as well as (at an estimate) 10 craft keg fonts. Lots of great British breweries represented on keg (Tempest, Summer Wine, and Tiny Rebel amongst others) as well as a good selection of locals on cask. A few Scandinavian offerings on tap too from Mikkeller & Haandbryggeriet which is good to see. Decent bottle list with a good selection of Belgian, UK, and Scandinavian brews as well as a few US offerings from the likes of Flying Dog and Goose Island. Prices not too bad at all given the quality. Tremendous range of glassware too which is nice to see. Service is top notch, the girl behind the bar when I was in was just lovely - so pleasant & full of knowledge. More of an upscale ambiance - leather and dark wood rather than spit and sawdust. Nice relaxed buzz even on a quiet weekday afternoon. One of the best (if not the best) beer bars in the North East.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
One of the best places to have real ales in Newcastle (2011).
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Nuffield  (108) Roseville, Minnesota | July 20, 2012
This is an extremely good bar--the best in Newcastle, and I found Newcastle to be a very exciting place for beer. I was there on a very slow night, but the two women bartending said I could have as many tasters as I want. "I donít want to abuse that," I said, and she said, "some people do, but go ahead anyway". GREAT selection of both local and distant beers, all of them interesting. I wasnít keen on the decor--itís upscale like a steak restaurant, modern wood angles. But go anyway. Great bar (not really a pub).
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
DnAuK  (23) , England | May 19, 2012
Going to go out on a limb here and say that this is almost the perfect bar. No wonder it has been awarded Tyneside Pub of the Year 4 years in a row (to date). It's stylish, with a great atmosphere, and phenomenal beer choice. Only criticism is that it may be TOO popular and, hence, expensive. But you would still want this in your town or city.

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