This is located in a pretty convenient spot if you’re on the way to St James Park. The bar doesn’t look like much from outside, but they do offer a solid selection of stuff on cask. I enjoyed a nice half of saison served in decent condition. The ambiance is slightly scruffy. The service is fine. The prices were actually higher than some if the other quality pubs in the area. Overall, it’s worth a look-in if you’re on the hunt for local ticks etc. There’s better options in the area if you’re looking for more than just a quick drink.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Another Newcastle gem, agai from the Fitzgerald’s chain, who can do little wrong. Beautiful airy long-roomed bar, with a fine domed, stained-glass ceiling. Very clean and tidy, modern, but with plenty of olde-world charm, including a handful of drinking booths. Great range of beers and the bottle range is building up slowly. Handy if you’re visiting Newcastle United’s football ground.