England > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Fin (695) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 3, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
We visited here on Wednesday 1st October 2014. This bar was just up from Tilleys bar and the O2 Academy on Westgate Rd. A much larger place than you imagined it would be once you enter. The bar is on the RH side in the middle section of pub there was a good number of handpumps on (didn’t count) but looked about 7-8. The selection was good with new beers from Oakham and Allendale. We got chatting to two chaps by the bar so I was unable to take in a lot more. I understand this pub is the current CAMRA award winner in the city, the beers were both in excellent condition. This pub did have a nice interior but owing to talking too much, I am hard pressed to explain it. Service was good, staff and punters very friendly, another very good find in the city.
SaintMatty (272) Uppsala, Sweden | September 9, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great pub with a good selection of beers, with beers from Oakham, Tempest and Fyne often featuring. Very, very busy on matchdays.
Martin243 (38) , England | August 8, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, the Bodega! I have very fond memories of watching the majority of the 1996 Euro’s in here. Loads of bonhomie, good selection of beers, friendly staff. Beautiful stained glass domed ceiling. Well worth a visit if you’re in town.
Beershine (795) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Almost didn't come here but glad we did. Lovely interior as per all the Newcastle bars. Big cupola ceiling is fab. Loads of local real ales and ones from interesting breweries. Not as thick on the New World type craft beers on keg which is fine with me as I rarely drink that stuff in the UK anyway. I love Newcastle!
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 3, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A cozy, long-roomed pub with good real ales (2011).
RichardW (42) Carlisle, England | September 18, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 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.
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