Just up from its sister pub The Union Rooms on Westgate in the city centre, this pub is first and foremost a Lloyds Bar part of the chain and if you enter on a party night you’ll find the ground floor dancefloor cleared and loud music pumping out and it clearly wants to attract a crowd looking for this. The oddity of the place though is that if you head upstairs you’ll find a bar akin to a normal Wetherspoon with a decent range of ales you’d expect to find in most of the pubs of this chain. Of course you can’t get away from the music downstairs if it is playing but you can sit comfortably and enjoy your pint.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very impressive Wetherspoons bar in central Newcastle. Has 3 floors, all of which with a slightly different feel on an evening and all, surprisingly, with a selection of real ales on. Making it a must visit during one of their 'festivals'. Food is standard fare ad on the expensive side for a wetherspoons bar. But it's still good value. Especially on a curry or steal night.