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Welcome to Pubs Newcastle
This is an independent guide to the pubs of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

If you are a visitor to the city and want to enjoy a good night out this comprehensive guide may interest you.

There has never been a better time to visit Newcastle with all the uncertainty over Covid, flight cancellations and delays, tourist taxes and increased Euro costs so why not ditch visiting the EU 'abyss', stay in the UK and visit Newcastle (that special place in heaven!!).

Newcastle has plenty to offer with a rich history, cultural, food and entertainment scene and is recognised as being the party capital of the UK and one of the top party cities of the world.

****COVID 19 UPDATE****                                                

Some pubs, bars and restaurants will be be offering a collection takeaway service in line with the regulations.

Some pubs, bars and restaurants will be be offering a collection takeaway service in line with the regulations.

Some pubs, bars and restaurants will be be offering a collection takeaway service in line with the regulations.

Pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants will be required to close at 10pm as part of a local lockdown from Friday 18th September 2020.

As of 4th July 2020 all pubs, bars and restaurants have been allowed to re-open following the COVID 19 outbreak.

CLICK HERE to view the current opening status of each pub or bar. This will be added to as we receive more information.

Some pubs and bars will be continuing to offer a takeaway delivery service due to the limited size of the venue.

Brinkburn St Bar & Kitchen               Brinkburn St Bar & Kitchen
Brinkburn St Bar & Kitchen
is Pubs Newcastle's pub/bar of the month for December 2020.

Micro brew pub close to the Ouseburn area that serves a fine range of their own cask ales and keg beers.

The bar will be offering a delivery and click & collect takeaway service for food and beer during the lockdown Tier 3 restrictions.

Collections are available Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday & Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm.

Deliveries are available Monday - Thursday 4pm - 7pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 8pm and Sunday 1pm - 6pm.

To place an order for delivery or the click and collect service call 0191 3389039.

Click here to view the Takeaway food menu.

Click here to view the Takeaway drinks menu.

This excellent bar is a popular venue for real ale drinkers and will be busy with delivery orders and collections during Tier 4 lockdown.
Rating 10/10

The Box Social                                      The Box Social
The Box Social on Forth Street behind the Central Station is closed.

The bar has been taken over by Alpha Delta Brewery and will re-open in 2021 as The Delta Lounge.

The bar will feature a range of cask and keg beers fron the Alpha Delta Brewery.

More info and pictures of this new bar will be online shortly.

Balmbras                                               Balmbras
in the Big Market area is a historical pub in the Bigg Market with be re-opening in 2021.

The Malhotra group are currently undertaking work to restore this historical bar back to it's former self.

Many of the old historical features which date back to the 1820's will be retained.

The bar was formerly known as the Wheatsheaf in the 1820's and was later named the Cartlon before it was changed to Balmbras after the famous Blaydon Races.

More info and pictures of this pub will be online shortly.

Jesmond Beach Box                              Jesmond Beach Box
Jesmond Beach Box located next to The Holy Hobo in the Jesmond area of Newcastle is now open.

This new large outside beer garden has been created following the bars opening on the 4th July so you can enjoy a drink with plenty of outside space.

The bar has a beach with several outside tables, deckchairs and firepits and is also dog friendly.

Open every day until 10pm. Advance table bookings are recommended, telephone 0191 2813010 or visit the Jesmond Beach Box website.

A range of beers and cocktails is on offer as well as a street food menu. Menus are attached to each table.

Food on offer includes loaded fries, burgers, hot dogs and kebab boxes. Beer and cider include Amstel, Moretti and Strongbow Dark Fruits.

Click here to view the food menu on offer.

More info and pictures of this outside beach bar is now online.

Mean-Eyed Cat and The Town Mouse  Newcastle CAMRA pub of the year 2020
have both been named as Newcastle CAMRA pub of the year for 2020.

Both bars are micro brew pubs serving an excellent range of keg beers and cask ales.

The Mean-Eyed Cat located in the Haymarket area is open Monday - Wednesday 12pm - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 1pm - 9pm.

The Town Mouse Ale House is also located in the Haymarket area and is open Monday - Thursday 2pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 8pm.

Regular Tap takeovers from different UK brewers are featured during the year in both pubs.

These 2 bars are not to be missed when you visit Newcastle.

Pumphreys Blues Cafe                         Pumphreys Blues Cafe
Pumphreys Blues Cafe in the Big Market area is now open.

Open 3rd August 2020 Monday - Thursday 4pm - 12am, Friday - Sunday 12pm - 1am.

The bar will feature ice cold beer, Southern style cocktails, Live Sports and the very best in Rhythm 'N' Blues.

Live Music & Dancing will be a regular feature 7 Days a week.

More info and pictures of this new bar is now online.

Okana                                                      Okana
Okana a new cocktail bar is due to open on Thursday 30th July 2020 in the Central Station area of Newcastle.

The bar that was formerly known as The Union Rooms has been given a full refurbishment and now has a large outside beer garden.

Open Monday - Thursday 12pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 8pm.

Click here to view the food menu on offer.

Live sports will be a regular feature throughout the week with it's own Sports Room.

More info and pictures of this cocktail bar is now online.

Micro Brew Pubs                                       Wylam Brewery Tap
For information about the best Micro Brew pubs in Newcastle

The selection will be of interest to real ale enthuiasts with the ever growing popularity of Local cask and keg beers on offer in Newcastle.

There is now an excellent selection of ales on tap in Newcastle to choose from.

Evening Chronicle Newcastle Pub Quiz  The Farmers Rest
How well do you know the pubs and bars in Newcastle.

Have a go at the Evening Chronicle's Newcastle pub quiz: Can you identify the 19 city centre bars in the quiz?.

Click here to access the Evening Chronicle quiz and test your knowledge.

River Escapes                                     River Escapes Newcastle
River Escapes For information on arranging a Tyne River Cruise in Newcastle -- check out You can book a party night or cruise on the Tyne as an alternative to a club or a night out.

For information about where to eat out in Newcastle

There is a choice of Chinese, English, Italian, Indian, Mexican, Spanish, American, Japanese, Thai and other restaurants featured on the site.

Sports Bars                                        
UEFA Euro 2020for the best places to watch Premier League, Championship, World Cup and UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Newcastle there is a selection of bars and pubs featured.

Most of the bars/pubs feature live football, rugby Six Nations, cricket and Euro /World Cup football matches some with large screens and special offers during match days.

Stags & Hens                         
information that would be of interest to anyone arranging a Stag or Hen party/weekend in Newcastle or further afield.
There are links to Stag & Hen sites who can help you arrange a party, weekend, accommodation or an event.

Links to other sites well worth a visit associated with Pubs Newcastle

WW1 Centenary Ales Hadrian Border has produced four WW1 Centenary Ales to commemorate the Tyneside Scottish, Tyneside Irish, Newcastle Commercials and the Durham Light Infantry.

Top Ten Pubs Pubs Newcastle's Top Ten Pubs worth visiting in no particular order.

Newcastle Pub Crawls Information on some Pub Crawls where you can sample the best of Newcastle.
For the more adventurous try the Upmarket Newcastle Pub Crawl where you can visit some of the more stylish bars in Newcastle.

Old Bars/Pubs of Newcastle Information on some of the former bars and pubs in Newcastle that have now closed.
The bars/pubs shown on this page are all those that have been featured on the site previously with information on what has happened to each bar/pub.

What pubs were in Newcastle in 1827, 1850, 1882, 1910 and 1914 - New information on some of the older historical pubs of Newcastle.
Old pubs of Newcastle in 1827
Old pubs of Newcastle in 1850
Old pubs of Newcastle in 1882
Old pubs of Newcastle in 1910
Old pubs of Newcastle in 1914

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