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Blackie Boy (Swarley's)  

11 Groat Market, in centre of Bigg Market. Established 1923.

Metro - Central Station
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Wednesday & Thursday 4pm - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 12am, Sunday 5pm - 11pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Telephone: 0191 2320730.

Click here for a picture of the Black Boy in 1966.
The pub dates back to the early 1800's and has been known as the Black Boy and Blackie Boy for over 200 years.
The change in name is something that pubsnewcastle does not support with Newcastle losing another piece of it's historical cultural heritage.
We will continue to name the pub as Blackie Boy for all the people that have visited in the past and not found any issues with the name of the pub.

John Smith's Cold, Fosters, Moretti and Guinness on tap.
A good selection of bottled drink, wines & cocktails.
Strongbow cider available.

Meals: No food advertised. Drinking bar only.

Special Deals:
Daily deals include:
Trebles from £5.50,
Prosecco £19.00 per bottle,
Draught pints - John Smiths £2.95, Fosters £3.35, Guinness £4.00, Moretti £4.50,
Bottles starting from £3.50,
All 187ml wines £4.30.

Live Sports: none shown here.

Music: Regular music is on play at most times. Free Jukebox.

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Popular old Newcastle pub that is part of the Vaulkhard Group which dates back to 1771 when the place was a former Blacksmith. Sad to see that that a piece of Newcastle's long cultural history has been removed by the recent change in name.

There is a long narrow bar with a new outside smoking/standing area in the alley to one side.

The bar has some seating at the front with more standing space opposite to the bar.

There is several tables with high seating along the walls that lead onto the side alley area.

The bar has a stylish look with smart fixtures and ceiling fans and the old antique fixtures removed. The old clock from 1923 behind the bar still remains.

There is a cosy feel to the bar in the evening with a very dark subdued atmosphere and cylindrical lighting down one side.

The upstairs function room is available for parties available for between 6 to 100 persons with champagne and canapes available on request. Ask at the bar for more information or call 0191 2320730 or 0191 22111880.

Frequented by locals and a younger crowd at weekend. Busy at most times, especially on the weekend with a cosy atmosphere.

Disabled access good but difficult to upstairs function room. Toilets small and clean.

Price: Moderate.

Other Vaulkhard group bars:
Barluga Gosforth
Bealim House
Bee Hive
Bob Trollop
The Bridge Tavern
The Mushroom
Offshore 44
Pacific House
Quilted Camel
Red House
The Town Wall