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 and Guinness Cold on tap.

Cask and keg beers including local and regular changing guest ales are also served including:

Cask Ales
Fyne Ales - Jarl - Blonde Ale ABV 3.8%
Anarchy Brew Co - Blonde Star - Blonde Ale ABV 4.1%
Marble Beers Ltd - Pint - English Bitter ABV 3.9%
Marble Beers Ltd - Marble Stout - Stout - English ABV 4.7%
Fell Brewery - Tinderbox - IPA - English ABV 6.3%
Timothy Taylor's - Landlord - Pale Ale - English ABV 4.3%
Oakham Ales - Citra - Golden Ale ABV 4.2%
Two By Two - Snake Eyes Pale - Pale Ale - English ABV 4.7%
Stewart Brewing - Stewart 80/- - Scotch Ale - Wee Heavy ABV 4.4%

Keg Beers
Brasserie Dupont - Avec Les Bons Voeux - Farmhouse Ale - Saison ABV 9.5%
Stewart Brewing (collab with Electric Bear Brewing Co) - Not Your Buddy, Guy - Stout - Milk / Sweet ABV 6.8%
Errant Brewery - Panda Funk - Pilsner - Other ABV 4.4%
Brouwerij De Halve Maan - Straffe Hendrik Brugs Quadrupel Bier 11% - Belgian Quadrupel ABV 11%
Brew York - Juice Campbell vs The Army of Dankness - IPA - New England ABV 7.1%
Fyne Ales - Festbier! - Marzen ABV 5.5%
Stewart Brewing (collab with Padstow Brewing Company) - Negroni Sour - Sour - Other ABV 6.5%
Almasty Brewing Co - DIPA - Double IPA ABV 8%
Brasserie d'Achouffe - La Chouffe Blond - Belgian Strong Golden Ale ABV 8%

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

No food advertised.
Tea, coffee and hot drinks on offer from £1.30 - £1.90.

Special Deals:
Cocktails are available for £4.95. Wines £3.45 (175ml), £4.70 (250ml), £13.10 (750ml).
There is a board on display in the bar advertising Guest Cask Ales and Keg Beers on offer.
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.