The Union Rooms
48 Westgate Road, opposite Royal Station Hotel, near the Central Station.
Metro - Central Station
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Monday - Sunday 10am - 11.45pm.
Telephone: 0191 2612226
Beers: Drinks menu
John Smith's, Blue Moon, Fosters, Hop House 13 Lager, Staropramen, Carling Extra Cold, San Miguel, Coors Light, Sharps Wolf Rock and Guinness Extra Cold on tap. There are also a selection of house and guest real ales available including Abbot Ale, Sharp's Doom Bar, Bombardier and Green King IPA, Blaydon Firebrick brewery ales - Tyne 9, Toon Broon, Pagan Queen and Blaydon Brick. Ciders on offer include Strongbow Dark Fruit, Black Dragon, Old Rosie cider and Strongbow cider. A wide range of world bottled craft beers also available and a good selection of wines, spirits and cocktails.
Meals: Food menu
Food on offer includes Breakfast (until 11.45am) with full English breakfast £3.50, large breakfast £5.90, breakfast roll, beans on toast or scrambled egg on toast £2.20, eggs florentine £4.95, black pudding benedict or kettle ham benedict £5.95. Main meals with starters £3.95 - £4.95, sandwiches £3.50 - £7.00, salads - small £6.00 (large £9.00), sandwiches £3.50 - £7.00, mains £5.90 - £11.50, sliders - 6 for £9.00 (12 for £14.00), sides £3.00. Hots drinks available £1.00 - £1.50. Desserts £3.95.
Special Deals: Double up on spirits for £1.00. Cocktails £4.50 (Pitchers £6.50, large pitchers £8.50).
Live Sports: Events/Offers
Live sports including live football is now shown on a large drop down screen in the main bar area and there is also several widescreen TV's.
Music: Regular music is on play at most times.
Very Large pub with a palatial entrance and huge rooms that was formerly a Wetherspoons pub. A large staircase with a beautiful stained glass window at the top leads to an upstairs bar and eating area. There are two further bars downstairs.
The rear ground floor bar is bright and airy due to a perspex roof. There are plenty of aluminium tables and chairs in this area. Two smaller lounge areas leading off from here have comfortable seating and a cosy atmosphere and are popular with diners. The other bar is huge with a high ceiling and tall pillars that are a notable feature. There is some seating to the front and plenty of standing room. Also near to the entrance is a small family room where you can have a meal with the family until 5pm.
Live sports including live football is now shown on a large drop down screen in the main bar area and there is also several widescreen TV's. The pub is very popular bar with a mixed clientele of students, locals, business crowd and tourists. It is extremely busy at all times especially at the weekend. There is a small outside seating area to the front of the pub that is open to 6pm. Free Wifi throughout bar.
Disabled access is excellent with an entrance at the side door - ring bell and a designated disabled toilet at the rear. Toilets on both floors are smart and clean.
Price: Very Reasonable. One of the cheapest pubs in town. Excellent value for money.