Newcastle Under Lyme Beer Guide: Your Newcastle Under Lyme guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Newcastle Under Lyme

62 /100 31 BRIDGE STREET
“Traditional micro-pub situated opposite Hopwater Cellar. Very much an old-style CAMRA ale-house with gravity casks, handpull and box cider in the window, plus a good rum selection. Unusual for this type of place flights of thirds can be ordered. Cosy and welcoming feel, though with carpetted floors and the toilet situated through a staff kitchen area, and no music, it does feel a bit like you're sat in someone's house. Lots of new microbreweries for me. Worth a stop.“
minutemat 1075 days ago
86 /100
Hopwater Cellar (Beer Store)
2 BRIDGE STREET
“Excellent bottle shop and bar which seems to have one foot in old style real ale and one foot in modern craft. Staffed by the cheery owner who seemed to be chatting, recommending and offering advice for the duration of my visit to various new groups. Two keg beers and one cask on draft. Exceptional selection of bottled beers covering all bases from Samichlaus to 75cl Rogues, key Belgian classics such as Cuvee van de Keiser Blaue and a sizeable German bottle selection. All laid out according to country with some Swiss, Spanish and Estonian beers getting a look-in. Two tall double fridges with lots of craft cans. Lots of local real ale bottles. A decent cider selection, some local, some Spanish. Definitely get the impression the breweries have been purposely chosen by someone who knows his stuff. The seating area takes up two opposite corners of the shop either side of the bar with room for about 20. I'd say this is up there with the best in the region.“
minutemat 1075 days ago
72 /100 46 MERRIAL STREET
“A very modern and classy bar just of the main stretch of the town. 9 craft beers on draught, a little pricey but not bad, good quality beers though. A small selection of beers to drink in and takeaway on the shelves and in fridges behind the bar. The staff are friendly but more knowledgable about the gins, with the range on the shelves behind the bar is impressive. Only visited in the day myself.“
Towey1989 1103 days ago
74 /100 31 BRIDGE STREET
“A small but quirky micropub with 4 rotating real ales and even more real ciders, casks on display behind the bar which is cool. High tables in the main room and comfier seating in the back. Friendly and welcoming staff and clientele. Recommended for ale lovers.“
Towey1989 1103 days ago
80 /100
Hopwater Cellar (Beer Store)
2 BRIDGE STREET
“Bottle shop with a small seating area. 2 craft keg beers and 1 cask, all good quality. Friendly and knowledgable owner who knows his stuff. 2 fridges and shelves full of craft beer to drink in and takeaway. Small but cosy and across the round from another good micropub, so that’s convienent.“
Towey1989 1103 days ago
86 /100
Hopinn (Bar)
102 ALBERT STREET
“2 room out of town pub with 8 quality real ales. 3 regular beers (Black Sheep Bitter, Bass and Oakham Citra) and up to 5 craft keg lines (mainly big names in the craft beer world) with a good range of bottle and cans in the fridge. Great service, friendly clientele and always a good atmosphere. “
Towey1989 1226 days ago
78 /100
Hopinn (Bar)
102 ALBERT STREET
“I believe the owners of this place took it on a few years back, changed the name and revamped the beer list. It’s a nice little place, actually bigger than you think with another couple of rooms out the back, each connected to the main bar. You do feel that if a couple of walls were knocked down it could create a bit more space, but then I guess they add to its character. I think 5 keg beers, all buzz craft such as Verdant, Kernel and Odyssey, with a solid cask selection, even though it seemed everyone in here was just ordering Oakham Citra. The husband and wife team behind this place were in good spirits and friendly with clientele. This was the most recommended pub on our little crawl of the area, and definitely the busiest. For good reason too.“
minutemat 1585 days ago
64 /100 46 MERRIAL STREET
“Called in on a mini-tour of the areas relatively new bottle shops / bars. Fairly smart decor, had the feel that it had been designed by a design-conscious woman rather than a beardy craft beer hipster, and indeed although there is a small selection of Belgian beer adorning the shelves as you enter, and a few taps built into white tiles on the walls, it seems to attract the smart-dressed gin, prosecco, wine and cocktail crowd rather than beer drinkers, at least judging by the other customers here this evening. That said, there were some decent cans / bottles in the fridge and about 8 keg lines including Abbeydale, Beavertown and Kernel. Add in some ’posh’ crisps and chorizo and it’s a pleasant stop off.“
minutemat 1585 days ago
72 /100 3 PEPPER STREET
“Single room bar close to the other good attractions in ’castle. This was formerly a gift shop. 3 Weal Ales on plus 2 cask guest ales. 2 keg font serve an interesting variety of craft beer. Well worth a look.“
niquillis 1664 days ago
82 /100
Hopwater Cellar (Beer Store)
2 BRIDGE STREET
“New bottle shop with a rather pretentiously named sipping room so somewhere to sit and drink and chat. Very nicely laid out, very good selections of beers from around the world which will no doubt progress with time. 2 key keg taps and directly opposite Bridge Street Ale House micro pub. There’s a good selection of bars and pubs in this small section of ’castle. Well worth a visit.“
niquillis 2137 days ago
70 /100 46 MERRIAL STREET
“Trendy new bar / bottle shop. Nicely done, the knowledge of the staff leaves a little to be desired, they have their own German lager but don’t know where it’s brewed! Barman had the charisma of a beer crate. Prices are strange £2.50 for a half of Rodenbach which is OK but the same price for Abbeydale and Navigation lagers is ridiculous. 9 keg taps and a reasonable selection of bottles. Handy on a crawl round ’castle.“
niquillis 2142 days ago
78 /100 31 BRIDGE STREET
“Nice little bar in the centre of Newcastle. They only have a 4 pumps on but they rotate the selection regulary so there’s always something new to try. Bar staff are very friendly and were happy to recommend other places to go to when they were shutting. Only a small place though so can feel crowded at times.“
CheshireBeer 2286 days ago
70 /100 62 KING STREET
“When I walked in I was a little bit disappointed with the ale selection although the beer I did have tasted spectacular and was 1 of the nicest beers I’ve had in a while. The bar staff were friendly. If you head up this way be sure to go to the hopinn and Greyhound as well.“
CheshireBeer 2286 days ago
86 /100
Hopinn (Bar)
102 ALBERT STREET
“A nice pub just outside of town although its worth the walk especially if you go the Vic & Greyhound as well.They have a good selection of pumps on and friendly service. I was very impressed“
CheshireBeer 2286 days ago
86 /100 67 GEORGE STREET
“I’ve visited the Greyhound a couple of times and its a cracking pub! The beer selection is mainly titanic (The plum porter is superb) and a few guest ales along with a small bottle selection. The landlord is friendly and had a nice chat with him about the beers the last time we made the trip. I can’t wait to get back.“
CheshireBeer 2286 days ago
62 /100
Museum (Bar)
29 GEORGE STREET
“Bustling traditional community local. Nothing inspiring beer wise as all nationals. The beer was very well kept though.“
niquillis 2400 days ago
64 /100 37 IRONMARKET
“Impressive former post office, looks good on the outside, pleasant part next door. Inside its a bog standard Spoons. Beers in OK nick.“
niquillis 2402 days ago
80 /100
Freebird (Bar)
96 LIVERPOOL ROAD
“Freebird has been refurbished. Still a music led pub but with 10 handpulls now. All in good nick and from a wide variety of breweries. Certainly upped it’s game since my 1st visit. Well worth going to.“
niquillis 2510 days ago
76 /100 LAD LANE
“14th century pub recently re-opened under the Joule’s moniker. Thankfully this place has 4 guest beers plus the usual Joules range. Very Germanic feel inside with lots of dark wood. I had a burger which was very good. This could become a regular haunt for me.“
niquillis 2519 days ago
74 /100 PEPPER STREET
“Wine bar style in a l-shape. Relaxed atmosphere with 9 real ales and 8 ciders. Worth a visit.“
niquillis 2519 days ago
74 /100 4 VICTORIA STREET
“Traditional corner pub in a residential area of terraced houses. Friendly landlord and locals, mainstream and micros on tap here. Worth a visit.“
niquillis 2546 days ago
80 /100 31 BRIDGE STREET
“Converted antiques shop with the barrels in the window and behind french doors inside. The bar is to the right as you walk in but you feel like you’re standing at the bar as the pumps are on the wall. Intimate interior in the front room with high seats and tables. I did not venture into the back which is more traditional seating with tables. Well worth a visit. Beers in good nick and unusual for this area.“
niquillis 2556 days ago
80 /100 62 KING STREET
“Corner pub and very close to Hop Inn and Greyhound making a decent local beer tour. Decent range of ales and friendly landlord. There is street parking at the side of the pub.“
niquillis 2567 days ago
86 /100
Hopinn (Bar)
102 ALBERT STREET
“An excellent addition to the Potteries pub scene. A nice little circuit can be done with Little Victoria and Greyhound close by. Plenty of choice and usually from the better breweries like Mallinsons, Hopcraft, Fyne Ales etc. Definitely worth a visit and must be a contender for local pub of the year at the next awards.“
niquillis 2586 days ago
74 /100 67 GEORGE STREET
“Selection of Titanic ales and the resident Everards Tiger. 1 guest when I visited but another advertised and just gone off. Worth a visit.“
niquillis 2875 days ago
66 /100 37 IRONMARKET
“The Wetherspoon is the one in the Stoke-on-Trent area with the best location. It overlooks a small but attractive and well kept park on the edge of the commercial centre amongst some large period buildings. It occupies one of these buildings itself but has a smaller than expected area, basically two large rooms either side of the central bar that both look out on to the park. There is a terrace that runs along the length of the building which also looks out onto the public space so this is a fantastic place to drink if the weather allows. The bars serves two rows of ales on pumps.“
ManVsBeer 3102 days ago
82 /100 67 GEORGE STREET
“Cracking pub in Hartshill. Up to 8 real ales, 4-5 of which tend to be Titanic, one Everards Tiger and then a few specials or seasonals. Great atmosphere.“
musik103 3524 days ago
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