Friday 6th of November 2015
1. The Cumberland Arms
Traditional in name and style, the Cumberland Arms is tucked away in the thriving Ouseburn area of Newcastle. It’s known for its creative edge and The Cumberland has a truly authentic pub feel, with a choice of real ale hand pulls, award-winning cider and a wide range of tasty and homemade bar snacks. The open fire comes on when the weather gets colder and there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a pint in the outside in the summer.
2. Tyne Bar
Once again in the popular district of Ouseburn, Tyne Bar has a traditional atmosphere, packed with Geordie charm. Welcoming and friendly without even a touch of pretence, Tyne Bar is a thriving hub of the community offering up regular events including beer festivals, summer celebrations and live music is playing almost all the time. The Tyne Bar also benefits from an outdoor stage which is great for their summer events.
3. Broad Chare
With a sign that proclaims they offer a ‘proper pub, proper beer, proper food’ it’s hard not to have high expectations of Broad Chare but it doesn’t disappoint. Just minutes from the Quayside it is housed in a characterful building, rich in history and decked out with sumptuous furniture that has a friendly and welcoming home environment. They source local food including homemade scotch eggs and pork pies and they even have their own-label brewed beer, The Writer’s Block.
4. The Strawberry
A must visit for all football fans, the Strawberry is a famous Newcastle United themed pub. It is almost within touching distance of St. James’ Park. Match days will give you a taste of a real Magpies football atmosphere but visiting any day is a great experience, especially if you enjoy a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale.
5. Bridge Tavern
One of the newer pubs on the Newcastle scene and particularly popular with visitors, the Bridge Tavern picked up the Tourism Pub of the Year 2014 at the North East England Tourism Awards and has been shortlisted for the 2015 award. It features a micro brewery on the premises which regularly brews bespoke real ales and there are also homemade bar snacks, including moreish pork scratchings, to sample.
6. The North Terrace
Friendly staff, great food and an atmosphere to rival any pub around the UK ensures the North Terrace remains one of the most popular pubs in Newcastle for locals and visitors alike. The Sunday Roast is one of the most popular offerings they have, although visitors also love the hand battered fish and chips. A great range of real ales change regularly to ensure there’s always plenty of choice to quench your thirst.
7. The Cluny
One of Newcastle’s most popular live music pubs and part of the Head of Steam Group who are known for their high quality ale houses in the city. The Cluny has a bit of a bohemian reputation, with live music, comedy and theatre too. It is once again in the ever popular Ouseburn area in the city, which is well worth the short distance it takes to visit to see all the traditional pubs it is home to.
8. The Free Trade
The Free Trade claims to have one of the best views of the Quayside you’ll find in the whole city and when its warm enough to sit outside you can enjoy views of the Gateshead Millenium Bridge. The pub has a bit of a shabby feel inside but that’s part of what makes it so popular and it has a great choice of 13 beer pumps which are split between keg and cask ales and this is in addition to a diverse stock of bottled ales and ciders. This pub even has a resident cat to look out for.