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Latest reviews from Whitley Bay

74 /100
NORD Bottle Shop (Beer Store)
“Visited 31/5/2018. NORD Bottle Shop & Tap Room is a nice little place. Been open about a year now. Small but interesting selection of taps complemented by a number of fridges stocked with some great craft including a small but varied local selection. Friendly guy owns and runs the place. Bit pricey. Hope it's successful.“
Grumbo 677 days ago
78 /100 10 YORK ROAD
“Visited 31/5/2018. This place first starting opening as a pop-up weekend bar mainly doing its own beers but has just opened 7 days a week and has massively extended its stock. 4 cask beers are all from Black Storm but now has 6 kegs and a large bottle/can selection of maybe 70/80 beers and quite a wide choice too (prices are ok but a little expensive). Very friendly staff, good mix of clientele. A must visit venue if in town.“
Grumbo 677 days ago
54 /100 18 YORK ROAD
“Visited 31/5/2018. You know you're walking into a 'spoons when you go in. Cheapest beer around, and actually the Double Maxim cask I had was in top form. Otherwise range was quite generic. Everything else about the place is what you'd expect. All the other places I've visited in Whitley Bay are nicer, but it serves its purpose here.“
Grumbo 677 days ago
56 /100 17 SOUTH PARADE
“Visited 31/5/2018. Decent setting with seating out front on the raised patio area which picks up the evening sunshine which is a big plus (when the sun shines). Beer wise, it is now the poor relation to The Brewery which is directly opposite which has the best selection of Whitley Bay beers and gets their new ones on first. Won't see anything here you won't see there and it's not supplemented by anything interesting bottle wise. I'm sure this place was a shining star when it was Fitzgerald's opposite but less so now.“
Grumbo 677 days ago
64 /100 56 NORTH PARADE
“Visited 31/5/2018. No longer the home of the brewery, it's moved up to The Brewery (the old Fitzgerald'). Had a couple of the Whitley Bay beers on, tried the Warrior which was in great condition. Service good. Friendly locals. More dogs. Nicely situation across from the Promanade. Some seating outside but doesn't get the evening sunshine. Have a fair selection of bottles, mostly Belgian. An alright place.“
Grumbo 677 days ago
“Visited 31/5/2018. Seemed very much like a locals pub, back street, not on the Whitley Bay 'strip', quite busy at 5pm on Thursday. Locals were friendly as were their dogs which were plentiful. 4 cask ales on this visit - Durham, 2 from Three Kings and Yard of Ale (first time seen that brewer in 6 weeks in North East). 6 other taps. Not much bottle wise. Proper pub experience this. Enjoyable visit.“
Grumbo 678 days ago
80 /100 36 PARK VIEW
“Visited 24/5/2018. Lovely little place. But be warned, Dog & Rabbit beers are not always on and run out quick when they are put on (none were available on this visit, hopefully better luck in a weeks time). Ale range still quite decent when nothing from D&R on. Very friendly service and. Customers. Proper micropub experience with the bonus of a brewery which you might get to sample if you're lucky - best to check ahead before making a special trip if it's to try their own beers.“
Grumbo 680 days ago
68 /100 2 SOUTH PARADE
“Visited 24/5/2018. The former Fitzgeralds, this was taken over by the Whitley Bay Brewing Company in early 2018 and renamed, simply, The Brewery. The brewing equipment was moved in, and brewing commenced in this new location in April. But it's not only 'The Brewery', this is fully operating as a pub, retaining the Fitzgeralds interior for now but with plans to do more work to the inside having done some work outside as well as getting the brewery up and running. Had 3 of their cask beers available on this visit. Rest of taps not of interest. Friendly service and locals, it wasn't that busy on this Thursday evening but then in this area there is competition from both micropubs and fizz/sports pubs all of which seem quite a lot busier. Definitely a place which deserves support under its new guise.“
Grumbo 680 days ago
80 /100
NORD Bottle Shop (Beer Store)
“This is a very small Tap Room that is part of the bottle shop. Usually 4 or 5 taps on, usually interesting UK craft beers. 2/3rds or growlers. Good bottle selection in the fridges from Uk, Europe and USA. Owners knowledge and a nice place to pop in for a beer.“
Mishnok 830 days ago
84 /100 36 PARK VIEW
“Micro-pub and brewery converted from shop. Reasonable number of seats though and a good place just to talk without juke box, TV or other nuisances. Good beer selection, mostly local, but also further afield. Also features the odd special event.“
Mishnok 865 days ago
78 /100 36 PARK VIEW
“A Micro Pub in a converted women’s clothing shop and quite typical of the style except the availability of keg beers along with the hand pumps. A reasonable size seating a few more than many micro pubs we have been to. There is an excellent atmosphere in there, all sorts chatting to each other. A single room, carpeted, bright, airy and comfortable. Super little place.“
imdownthepub 973 days ago
70 /100 56 NORTH PARADE
“This is quite a traditional pub close to the centre of town. It’s quite dark inside, takes a little time to acclimatised. They have their own beers on cask, they appear to brew just a couple a week and bottle some of it. The brewers are chatty and keen to talk about the beers. There is an attached night club called No.42 which is open weekend evenings. Well worth a look.“
imdownthepub 974 days ago
52 /100 71 THE LINKS
“Large modern building on The Links handily placed for the coastal walk into Whitley Bay. It has had a major make over recently following a large fire, it has a very smart and modern feel. Given over mostly to dining with a fish restaurant theme, no dogs inside, so we sat outside on the pleasant patio area. Small range of cask ales now.“
imdownthepub 974 days ago
96 /100 36 PARK VIEW
“No free wifi... people actually talk to each other!! Lush little place in heart of Whitley so glad my friends brought me I’ll definitely be back.“
Abbieagreen 989 days ago
66 /100 18 YORK ROAD
“Set back from the main shopping street, you enter the pub through its own courtyards which is a lovely place to sit if the weather allows away from the hustle and bustle just a few yards away. The bar is of considerable length along the left hand wall after you walk in and sport two rows of real ale pumps and a decent rotating selection. There were a few from Mordue Brewery when I visited alongside others. The traditional design is comfy and there’s a large area to sit in front of the bar and also beyond it in a slightly lower level section.“
ManVsBeer 1997 days ago
58 /100 71 THE LINKS
“Looks like a while since anyone reveiwed this place, and while I may be being a bit harsh judging the ambience on a freezing January afternoon, It was a bit like having a pint in a barn.Five cask ales on, friendly knowledgable barman. Decor very early nineties, beer well kept. (I had a pint of Osset Silver King.)“
Martin243 2990 days ago
88 /100 71 THE LINKS
“Was staying at a friends place in Sunderland for a couple of days but he had to work one of the mornings so I ventured out on a Tyne & Wear rover ticket and went up to Whitley Bay. I asked a local if it was far to here from the town centre and it was apparently a bit of a walk but the weather was nice and I had plenty of time before opening time so I took a nice stroll along the sea front. This place is large and imposing and appears on you out of nowhere. It’s no less impressive when you get inside either and there were 9 ales on with the handpumps arranged in a horseshoe shaped curve. Some good local and not so local breweries were featured on my last trip with many of the ales being new. Turnover is pretty quick too and they had a board displaying the forthcoming ales. Probably the highlight of my Newcastle/Sunderland/Whitley Bay/Jarrow beer weekend.“
DJMonarch 4624 days ago
70 /100 71 THE LINKS
“From nowhere comes this superb place, straight into the top ten in the UK’s finest scooping pubs. Serves around 8 cask ales at a time and has loads in the cellar waiting to go on. Can be reached by metro and then a brisk 15-minute walk, or bus 308 (see below) goes to outside the door from the centre of Newcastle. The beer range is adventurous and includes lots of new breweries and rare beers and the pub is fast becoming the number one in the North-East. An excellent locals pub which just happens to attract the local scoopers with it’s amazing beer throughput! To get there, get to Newcastle Haymarket and catch the number 308 bus. It takes 40-45 mins and drops you off at the door - the road outside splits into two outside the pub so allow a couple of minutes to cross it for the bus back! The 308 has a regular service during the day dropping to every 30 mins after 18:00. Other buses serving the pub are 310 (Sunderland to Blyth) and 301/302 Gateshead to Whitley Bay.“
Gazza 4963 days ago
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