MonumentThe Botanist



42-48 High Bridge, close to the City Centre and near to Eldon Square shopping centre.

Metro - Monument
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Monday - Saturday 11.30am - midnight, Sunday noon - 11pm.
Telephone: 0191 2611008

Picture of old Bacchus - closed Autumn 2001 and moved further up on High Bridge.

Beers: CAMRA Tyneside Pub of the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012,
Paulaner, Staropramen, Carling Extra Cold, Caffreys, Timmermans, Erdinger Weisse, Peroni, La Chouffe and Guinness Cold on tap.

Cask and keg beers including local and regular changing guest ales are also served including:
Bières de Chimay - Chimay Red / Rouge / Rood (Première) - Belgian Dubbel ABV 7%
Brewery John Martin & Brewery Timmermans - Gordon Xmas - Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy ABV 8.8%
Allendale Brewery Co Ltd - Wagtail - English Bitter ABV 3.8%
Anarchy Brew Co (collab with Fierce Beer) - Invaders Dream - Scottish Ale ABV 4.4%
Titanic Brewery - Plum Porter - Porter - English ABV 4.9%
Rooster's Brewing Co - All Star - Golden Ale ABV 4.3%
Errant Brewery - Take Me To The River - Sour - Gose - Fruited ABV 3.5%
Brasserie St-Feuillien - Grisette Bio Blanche - Witbier ABV 5.5%
Rooster's Brewing Co - Baby-Faced Assassin - IPA - American ABV 6.1%
Three Kings Brewery - Seven Days Pale Ale - Pale Ale - English ABV 4%
The Five Points Brewing Company - Five Points Pale - Pale Ale - American ABV 4.3%
Stewart Brewing - Stewart 80/- - Scotch Ale - Wee Heavy ABV 4.4%
Anarchy Brew Co - Stain Your Brain - Pale Ale - American ABV 3.7%
Brouwerij De Halve Maan - Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11° - Belgian Quadrupel ABV 11%
Anarchy Brew Co - Simcoe Star - IPA - Session / India Session Ale ABV 4.1%

Aspalls cider is also on offer.
A good range of foreign bottled beers, wines, rums, gins, cocktails and spirits are also available.

Food is served on a lunchtime only from 11.30am - 3pm.
Meals include Bacchus favourites £3.25 - £6.95, brunch £3.95 - £5.95, paninis £3.50 - £4.95 and sides £2.00. Desserts £3.50.
A specials blackboard is located on the bar.
Tea, coffee and hot drinks on offer from £1.30 - £1.90.
Fish Friday with 2 Fish and chips or Scampi and chips for £15.00.

Special Deals:
Cocktails are available for £4.95. Wines £3.45 (175ml), £4.70 (250ml), £13.10 (750ml).
There is a board on display at the rear of the bar advertising forthcoming Guest Cask Ales.
The pub is listed in the Good Beer Guide.

Live Sports: live football shown on drop down screen at certain times.

Music: Regular music is on play at most times.

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Medium sized traditional style Sir John Fitzgeralds's pub that is Tyneside pub of the year for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The original Bacchus pub closed it doors in the Autumn of 2001 and the new pub is now further up High Bridge.

The pub has a very large U shaped bar that is in a central position with large wooden pillars spanning its length.

Large windows to one side give a bright and airy feel during the day.

There is plenty of seating throughout with a mixture of tables and chairs and high stools.

There is also more comfortable seating in a raised area to the rear and a small lounge area near to the main entrance.

The decor is a mixture of wooden panelling and maroon and cream pastel colours. The pub has a part wooden and carpeted floor.

The small spotlighting to the ceiling and large drop down lamp opposite the bar create a warm and cosy atmosphere in the evening.

Regular music is on play at most times. The pub is very popular and busy at all times.

It attracts a mixed clientele of business people, shoppers and people on a night out. Free WiFi in bar.

Disabled access is very good with a designated disabled toilet near to the stairs. Toilets are immaculately clean and located up a flight of stairs.