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I'm in Newcastle this weekend with my wife, her first visit, and would appreciate any SENSIBLE suggestions re the following:

Good real ale pub

Atmospheric good restaurant

Places not to miss

Remember guys I'm not 21 anymore

 

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Guest Howaythetoon

The Boat House Wylam. Great ale as some of it is produced by the local brewery, canny atmosphere and no idiots whatsoever. While you're there make a stop off at the brewery and they'll let you sample some ales and such and see how they make the beer.

 

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/14558/Boathouse_Inn/Wylam

 

PS Enjoy your stay JH.

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I'm in Newcastle this weekend with my wife, her first visit, and would appreciate any SENSIBLE suggestions re the following:

Good real ale pub

Atmospheric good restaurant

Places not to miss

Remember guys I'm not 21 anymore

 

 

Good Real Ale Pub - Tap and Spile or The Adelphi

Restaurant - Chinese place up by the Copthorne Hotel, The Waterside Palace.

Places Not to miss - St James, Shearers Bar, The Hancock Museum, Centre for Life, Revolution Bar, Eldon Square, smacking some goths down old eldon square saturday lunchtime -ish.

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JH, just have a walk about Toon, you get a great sense of the place and your instinct will tell you where to go.

 

The best bars are sadly outside the City Centre these days. Try a few in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.

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Good real ale pub: i suspect that you'll strongly like The Bridge, which has a stunning beer garden with views of the tyne bridge and has been listed in camra every year since 1998 - http://www.pubsnewcastle.co.uk/BridgeHotel.html.

the crown posada is good too apparently - http://www.camra.org.uk/SHWebClass.ASP?WCI=ShowDoc&DocID=498 .

and The Duke on High Bridge is class - http://www.pubsnewcastle.co.uk/DukeofWellington.html

 

Atmospheric good restaurant: Gershwin's on Dean Street do a good inexpensive lunch and it's very nice inside. http://www.gershwinsrestaurant.co.uk/index.html

 

comfort food company on pudding chare (side street off the bigg market) probably does some of the best food in town, got 10/10 from giles coren the Times food critic. http://www.citikey.com/business/10164576/category/30271/city/Newcastle/current/3/total/4

 

Cafe Royal opposite the grainger market is good for lunch too tho it gets really busy.

 

treacle moon and fisherman's lodge are good if youve got money to burn http://www.treaclemoonrestaurant.com/

 

Places not to miss: Sage, Baltic, Millenium Bridge in the quayside area. not sure what else like...

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I wouldn't try for the tap and spile, it's been closed down and revamped into a jewelry shop!

 

the one in hexhams still open, Freddie and Sandra do a mean pint of awld speckled chickens knob

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Good real ale pub: i suspect that you'll strongly like The Bridge, which has a stunning beer garden with views of the tyne bridge and has been listed in camra every year since 1998 - http://www.pubsnewcastle.co.uk/BridgeHotel.html.

the crown posada is good too apparently - http://www.camra.org.uk/SHWebClass.ASP?WCI=ShowDoc&DocID=498 .

 

I'm not a huge real ale drinker myself, but the Crown Pasada is a brilliant real ale pub.

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John H:

 

Not sure how long you have been gone, but I recommend walking along the Quayside becuase the changes have been amazing (!) - I would even recommend throwing down 5 quid with the missus to ride the big ferris wheel thing on the Gateshead side and while you are there check out the Sage (the big modern building right next) - there are listings of what is playing there when you are in town. I seem to remember an international music festival going on there this month if I am not mistaken.

 

I was in Newcastle a month ago and that is what still sticks in my mind.

 

C.

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good real ale pub..as mentioned the bridge,also the crown posada,not that far off.

atmospheric food place...the quayside bar aint that bad,treacle moon is very good(and in between the bridge and posada!!)but pricey.

 

not to miss...you HAVE  to do some bigg market haunts,just the viewing is worth the overcharging,pig and whistle,cage bar type of thing,oh if only bubbles was still open!!!

 

you'll probably head then to the quayside but if you are older and into the ales you may be better heading along percy street to "goose" and the hotspur and the strawberry,newcastle arms and rosies are close by.

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Guest posadageordie

Guys,

many thanks for all the suggestions, I'll report back on those I get to.

 

Howay then, we've been waiting nearly two years, what did you think?

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Guest Lee-T

The Fox hasn't posted in 6 months and hasn't been seen in 5, so I think you might have to wait a while yet.

A hope he post's quick as I need a piss.
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Guest posadageordie

I've been looking under all the benches in the Bridge and couldn't see the fucker anywhere. What the ferk did he think about it? Me mouths dry with the anticipation, after 18 months I just can't wait any longer for his opinion. Bet he fell in the Tyne, the daft shite.

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