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The Old George  

Old George Yard, Cloth Market, down back lane in heart of the Bigg Market.

Metro - Monument
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Sunday - Thursday 11pm - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - 2am.
Telephone: 0191 2603035.

Beers:   Drinks Menu Worthington's Creamflow, Carling, EPA, Stones, Fosters and Guinness on tap. 2 cask ales include Bass and a guest ale. A good selection of craft beers and ciders, bottled drinks and red & white wines available. Woodpecker & Strongbow cider also on offer.

Meals:   Breakfast Menu   Food Menu   Buffet Menu
Food on offer every day until 10pm includes breakfast served until noon - full English breakfast £4.99, traditional or vegetarian breakfast £3.49, Eggs rarebit £3.79, Bacon or Sausage sandwich £3.29, Bacon & Egg or Sausage & Egg muffin £3.29, Breakfast burrito £3.79, Children's breakfast £2.79, Sandwich and a drink £3.29. Meals on offer include small plates and tapas £3.29 - £3.79 (any 3 for £8.00 or 5 for £13.00), sharers £6.29 - £11.29, grills £8.49 - £12.99, burgers £7.99 - £11.29 (upgrade chips to sweet potato fries 60p), burritos £5.49 sandwiches £4.99 - £5.99 (add chips £1.49, sweet potato fries £1.99), pies £7.79 - £10.99, salads & lighter dishes £6.49 - £7.79, the usual suspects £7.79 - £8.79, fries & sides £1.79 - £2.49. Children's menu - main and ice cream £3.99. Sweets £1.29 - £3.29 are also served (2 for 1 offer on desserts Monday - Saturday all day). A selection of vegetarian meals are available. Monday - Friday all day 2 meals only £9.49. Lunch and a drink £5.99. Busy most days of the week. Orders taken at the bar. Sunday Roast served every Sunday from noon £8.45.

Special Deals: 2 for 1 offer on desserts Monday - Saturday. 2 meals for £9.49 Monday - Friday.
After work social with 2 for 1 offer on cocktails available 5pm - 8pm Monday - Thursday and all day Friday and Saturday from £6.95.
Three thirds of cask or craft ale for £2.75 on a Tuesday.
Free pint of craft beer with any burger available on a Wednesday.
Pie and a pint Thursday - choose any pie and get a free pint or swap for 175ml glass of house wine, 16oz glass of Coke, Diet Coke or lemonade. 330ml bottle of Strathmore still / sparkling mineral water, tea or coffee.

Live Sports: All major sporting events are shown with BT and Sky football matches. rugby, cricket and Horse Racing featured. You can book a table for an event if required.

Music: Live music in bar with no cover charge. DJ a regular feature during the week. Open Mic night Thursday and Sunday from 7pm.

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A large historical pub that is reputed to be one of the oldest pubs in Newcastle, dating back to the 16th century. It was formerly a coaching inn and retains its original low ceiling and wooden beams.

The pub is split on three levels with a smart lounge and dining area upstairs with comfortable seating. The main part of the pub has a long narrow bar with another smaller bar to the side. It also has plenty of seating with tables and chairs, and a large open fire near the main entrance.

The lower level has a small bar with wooden tables and chairs and wooden panelling on the walls. Free function room upstairs for parties. Very lively at weekends with a DJ a regular feature, quieter during the week. All major sporting events are shown with BT football matches and Horse Racing featured. Is used by a mixed clientele of diners, shoppers and people on nights out in the Bigg Market. Live music in bar with no cover charge. Open Mic night on Thursday and Sunday. Seating area outside which is used in the summer.

Disabled access to main bar good but difficult to toilets as upstairs. Toilets are small and reasonable.

Historical pub in the Bigg Market --- One of the oldest drinking places dating from the 16th century with royal connections. King Charles 1st is reputed to have drank here. The Charles 1st room and chair in which he sat still exists.

Price: Reasonable.