Bridge Tavern (Tavernale)

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
RichardW  (45) Carlisle, England | May 8, 2014
Another addition to Newcastle’s thriving beer scene. This pub has been through a number of names and styles over the past decade or more, it’s been stripped back to the brickwork and houses a tiny microbrewery at the far end of the ground floor, producing ’Tavern Ales’ (however, the house brew is produced by Wylam). Nice atmosphere, popular and busy, can get a bit crowded with the Quayside drinkers. Good cask choice, three or four keg offerings and bottles in the fridge. Two floors of seating and an outdoor area, 4 x1/3 pint flights for a fiver available and good food.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
danlo  (146) Darlington , England | October 26, 2017
Brewpub directly under the bridge in Newcastle. Large room with main bar and brewing kit at the back and outside patio. Quite lively for weekday afternoon. Reasonable selection of cask ales and taps, with just one of their own brews available when visited.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo  (329) Ipswich, England | October 9, 2017
Nice place, right under the bridge as the name suggests. Very attentive service, beer tasters willingly offered. Palate of 4 x 3rds available for £5. A couple of their own beers were on offer when visiting plus 8 or so casks of mainly local breweries. Other taps and bottles not hugely inspiring. Good to visit as a Newcastle brewpub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub  (1156) Banbury, England | August 6, 2017
Quite a large, modern pub right under the iconic Tyne Bridge. Multi levelled with good views from the upper floor, but no room to be had, we made do with a table downstairs. There is a slightly confusing set up on the bar, working out which are their own beers and which are guests. Good place though.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (720) London, England | March 21, 2017
Visited in February 2016. Not to be confused with the nearby (as the crow flies at least) Bridge Hotel. This one is positioned directly underneath the Tyne bridge. In fact, the oroginal pub had to be demolished to make way for the bridge piers and and was rebuilt hard against them. Doing a good trade on a midweek evening. The atmiosphere was warm and buzzing. They have ten handpumps dispensing a mixture of their own Tavernales from the in house brewery and some interesting options from elsewhere. The three Tavernales were pretty decent. It all comes together very well. Highly recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk  (405) Edinburgh , Scotland | February 20, 2017
Really liked here. A few of their own permenantly on, so Call this a Brewpub... 8=10 cask in good condition.. and the best beer Veranda(garden ever) under the massive bridge. with great sofa ... for that alone its worth a visit
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (1232) London, England | August 8, 2016
There’s a cluster of good places down near the quayside and this one is excellent. It’s literally under the Tyne Bridge - if you go out into the pretty walled patio the pub looks like a small, insignificant brick building butted up against a soaring riveted column which supports the bridge. A stunning sight. Inside it is quite small but feels spacious because it’s all open plan. The copper and steel brewing kit is at the back. They had ten hand pumps with three of their own Tavernales and they do tasting planks of four thirds. The atmosphere was buzzing and it was one of our top five places in town at this point in the trip - a constantly shifting list as there are so many good places to choose from. (Visited 9 February 2016).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (3057) Charlotte , North Carolina | June 28, 2016
Large modernish place with some bits of traditional stained glass. On two levels, and both bars were in use when I visited. Small patio as well. Three of their own beers, one made for them, and a selection of guests. Flight of four thirds (five pounds) covered the range of their beers, and staff were generous with samples of the others. Their beers were mostly tasty and creative. Most of the young staff were friendly and helpful, a couple were a bit aloof. Popular place, and worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (1719) , England | December 31, 2014
Situated a little way past Brewdog on the way down to the Quayside this is a newish brewpub. Had a decent selection of ale on with tasting flights available at a good price considering some of the rocket fuel on sale. Beer in good condition, staff friendly. Nice feel to the place. Has an upstairs part to relax in too.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (1174) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 2, 2014
We visited here on Wednesday 1st October 2014. This is a nice bar located impressively under two of the huge Tyne bridge pillars. We sat upstairs and outside with views looking up to the underside of the bridge, the weather was glorious. Sadly I had another beer (one of their own) that wasn’t in great condition, Loz on the other hand had a great Redwillow Faithless XXXV. I was a little dissappointed with the service, the chap serving me seemed like he’d rather be somewhere else he seemed totally disinterested. The beers just plonked in front of me without even mentioning what they were, I had a couple of visits to the bar and twice I had to check what was what. The bar is on the left as you enter the pub and there are a good number of handpumps available, there is also a bar upstairs though the choice is more limited. Despite our experience, it seems a good bar overall, btw it is only 2-3 mins from Brewdog.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR  (16) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 1, 2014
Full on exposed brickwork party here - with a bookshelf full of books passed down in someone’s Will against the backwall. Bar immediately on your left a you enter and a handful of FV’s line the back of the pub’s end. Upstairs too and a terrace, apparently.

About ten keg fonts, mostly branded (Pilsner Urquell, Becks, Brooklyn) and a few "craft" efforts (Camden, Fourpure) on one.

Cask is the main focus here - 10 stretching from the Brewpub through Tempest down to Redwillow. I only noticed the 1/3rd option when I had opted for my second half of the Brewpub beers but wasn’t sure if it was just of their own efforts as a tasting platter. Their own beers were of a decent enough standard, couple of other ticks on offer including two new breweries if I’d hung around. Didn’t have any food but a decent looking menu in comfortable surroundings. Will return.

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