Newcastle Upon Tyne Byker Beer Guide: Your Newcastle Upon Tyne Byker guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Newcastle Upon Tyne Byker

92 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Elevated red brick pub with glorious views down the Tyne river towards the city. It's around a 20 minute walk from the centre. Shabby chic inside but full of character. The beer selection is immense, a choice of 25+ beers on cask & keg, all styles covered. Friendly staff, service with a smile. Loved this pub!“
Cheeseboard 851 days ago
82 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Bar with elevated position overlooking the river Tyne with views back to central Newcastle. Main bar inside has good selection including ciders, basic interior inside with beer gardens outside to the side and opposite. Another great place for a sunny summers afternoon.“
danlo 997 days ago
82 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Visited 21/5/2018. Great place, in a commanding position top of the steps with great views over the Tyne. Good sized beer gardens both adjacent to and opposite the pub. Mainly localish real ales available plus a few from further afield. Decent service. Clearly a place very proud of its free of tie status. One of my favourites so far during my time in Newcastle.“
Grumbo 1055 days ago
96 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“First impression of the interior would lead you to believe it was a pub that'd seen better days. It certainly hasn't seen a lick of paint for a good few years! However, this adds to its charm. Two fires in winter Will keep you warmly least. The beer range on cask and keg is exceptional, many and varied interesting beers make the bar. If that wasn't enough , there is a superb range of bottled and canned beers. In particular, the selection of Belgian lambic and sour reds is second to none. Staff are knowledgable and helpful. Food is usually a little limited as they don't have kitchen facilities (honourable mention to Amble Butcher pies and weekend doughnuts!). However, they do have the outstanding 'Scream For Pizza' ladies with their van on Wednesday nights providing simply the best pizza in the North East. Other street food vendors pop up too from time to time. Sadly their resident cat 'Craig David' is no longer with us. A contender for the best pub in Newcastle. Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the view down the river to the bridges which is amazing“
Mishnok 1190 days ago
84 /100 TYNE BANK BREWERY LTD., 375 WALKER ROAD.
“The tap room is in the same space as the brewery itself, a large factory unit. Given that, it's a nice space, the bar provides mainly Tyne Bank brews, (you often get specials not easily available elsewhere) but they often have tap takeovers and other events. Decent can and bottle range. Entertainment and food can be on depending on when you go (check website or social media). Ocassional cinema screenings, craft fairs etc. also occur. Nice and clean space and warm even in winter. Family friendly, I often see kids in. Food is mainly nachos, cheeseboard etc. Prices are reasonable. Only down side is that it's not the easiest to get to, though there is a decent bus service.“
Mishnok 1190 days ago
92 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Visited it occasionally from September 2016, to Feb 2017 during my stay in Newcastle. When compared to other pubs in the city this has to be my favourite due to the good selection, great service, food events (haven't had the chance though), and a very local atmosphere with quiet and crowded times. Amazing views. The pub cat was the cherry on top. Hope to go back one day“
pitch992 1299 days ago
82 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Visited in February 2016. A stroll along the river to Ouseburn from the city centre is highly recommended. It’s pleasant walk and, when you get to Ouseburn there are four very good pubs to visit. This was the first of them. Bullt right on the riverside with excellent views up & down the Tyne. It’s a very welcoming place, staunchly traditional in feel, presided over by friendly and enthusiastic staff and a rather proprietorial cat. However, unlike many more traditional boozers, the more modern is not neglected in the beer range. Almasty beers were well represented in wlle chosen range across a bank of seven hadpumps and a number of craft kegs. They have quite a few bottles but I didn’t need to resort to them. Fin is quite right about the pubby feel which is often lacking in the city centre beer bars. You get the best of both worlds here at the modest expense of a small reduction in the number of beers available. A splendid place that should not be missed.“
chriso 1488 days ago
78 /100 TYNE BANK BREWERY LTD., 375 WALKER ROAD.
“When I say this is a large industrial space, you may be put off, but don’t be. The nous of the brewery means it feels like a warm, welcoming venue. It’s like the barn or garage your mates dad let you and your mates have the run of when you were a kid. When you talk about selection, obviously Tyne Bank products predominate, but they do have guests. depending on when you go, there may be entertainment or food: it’s best to check the website. My suggestion would be to get the Q3 or 12 bus, and if it’s not to your taste, it’s a short walk to the Free Trade.“
Martin243 1589 days ago
74 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“It’s a pleasant walk along the Tyne from the city centre (we started from the Bridge Tavern) to the Free Trade Inn and once there, as it’s up on a bluff, there are stupendous views back along the river to the Millennium Bridge, especially after dark.The pub is functional but cosy, comfortable and home to a very relaxed elderly cat. It probably hasn’t been decorated for a while as there are genuinely tobacco stained walls, evidenced by a half moon patch in the original colour where a sconce had been removed. The service was a bit surly but the good music, the general feel of the place and the beer made up for that. There were six casks and some kegs with a decent choice overall. (Visited 9 February 2016).“
Boudicca 1714 days ago
86 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Thus place was close to my rooms at the Cumberland Arms. Nice view of the river and the city from the large glass front windows or the outdoor tables across the street. Very solid tap list, both cask and keg, and a fridge full of lambic bottles. Amazing selection. Friendly staff, dog friendly as well. It is said that Jimi Hendrix hung out here, since his manager from the Animals was from Newcastle. Anyway, certainly the best list in the city.“
Travlr 1755 days ago
88 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“We visited here Tuesday 30th September 2014. It is a short walk of about ten minutes from the millennium bridge to here and the pub affords great views back up the Tyne and of said bridge. It sits on a slightly elevated position standing out probably more than it ever did owing to what appears to be a relentless redevelopment of the local area; it looks a little dated but great for it. I never fully explored the pub but it seems a fairly straightforward layout with the centrally placed bar ahead off you and boards showing what is on off to the right if the bar. This is a very friendly pub, it looks it and it feels it, and it also really feels like a proper characterful place. I thoroughly enjoyed many of the excellent central bars/pubs; however few manage to have that real pubby feel. The beer choice was excellent here, and I mean excellent, with the likes of Buxton Double Axe Edge at 13.6% on keg and an Allendale DIPA at 7.4% (we had both of these) on handpump they are not afraid to go for it selection wise. The young chap and girl behind the bar were kind enough to reel off half a dozen or so good pubs in town to go to and both clearly knew there stuff as well. This would a great pub to have as your local, really enjoyed this place.“
Fin 2392 days ago
82 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“An atmospheric and lively pub with a great selection of beers and some interesting bottled beers. Probably the best place in Newcastle for lambics and sours. Check out the anti-Conservative party graffit in the toilets!“
SaintMatty 2413 days ago
98 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Great bar, incredible selection for location, can find most beer styles & has the biggest range of Lambic beers I’ve seen outside of Belgium. Cask is always spot on & keg limited but exciting. Very worn in building but that gyarentees a nice friendly clientel. Definitely worth the trip from the city centre Update... It gets even better, the addition of a new big bottle fridge means even more choice , including the best lambic selection I’ve seen in this country. The always impressive draft selection is especially good on this visit with SUmmer Wine, Tempest, EpiC Hand Drawn Monkey, Burning Sky & Pandafrog to name just a few“
Wombat212 2501 days ago
90 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“A favourite of mine for many a long year and it has come on leaps and bounds under Mick’s stewardship, in more recent times. Superb quality beer, in both cask and keg form, there’s always a real effort to push the boat out in terms of choice. Best pub view in Newcastle too, with a beautiful picture window looking along the Tyne back towards central Newcastle and it’s myriad bridges. Free jukebox, with the most eclectic choice of any I’ve ever seen, lovely pub cat and top pickled eggs!! An absolute must on a vista to one of the UK’s finest beer cities.“
RichardW 2615 days ago
76 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“One of the better options for ale in the city. Any trip to the Tyne Bar should probably include a stop here and vice versa as this pub sits on the hill above it. The pub itself is somewhere between Bohemian and well-used in style with a bar that welcomes you as enter and a slightly larger drinking area behind this that includes an open fire to warm you up. There’s plenty of real ale choice here too and you’ll find some good craft brews at most times as the sourcing of beers for this place is fantastic.“
ManVsBeer 2671 days ago
86 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Well worth seeking out on a trip to Newcastle, just a short walk along the quayside. A good range of well-kept beers served by informative and enthusiastic staff. Great views too.“
allmyvinyl 2718 days ago
76 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“A favourite with real ale drinkers and arty trendies in Newcastle. Good interesting selection of well kept ales and cider. Slightly scruffy "alternative" ambiance, usually friendly staff, and the best view of the Tyne of any bar in the city. Nice outside space for the summer months.“
Martin243 2807 days ago
86 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“A great place to sit down and warm up. The pub has great view of the Tyne, a cozy coal fire going, and a friendly and knowledgable staff that make the experience top notch!“
calumhill 2961 days ago
70 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Rustic, out of the way corner bar with a decent range of cask and keg beers. More suited to a couple of interesting afternoon halves than an evening out. Unless its a nice evening which lets you exploit the good outside space.“
DnAuK 3256 days ago
94 /100 ST. LAWRENCE ROAD, OUSEBURN
“Brilliant bar, great bottle selection and the best craft ales on cask and keg. It might not look like much, but it is a beer drinkers dream!“
pauljwhite 3444 days ago
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