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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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to re-open in 2021 as Blackie Boy (Swarley's)
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 peeople that have visited in the past and not found any issues with the name of the pub.

John Smith's Cold, Amstel, Moretti, Maltsmiths IPA, Theakston XB, Theakston IPA and Guinness on tap.
A good selection of wines & cocktails.
Strongbow cider available.

Meals: No food advertised. Drinking bar only.

Special Deals:
Happy Hour Friday 5pm - 10pm, Saturday 5pm - 11pm with doubles for singles, £3.00 bottles of lager and 2 for 1 cocktails.
Thursday 2 for 1 on drinks all night with free jukebox.
Classic Cocktails £5.20 - £8.50.

Live Sports: none shown here.

Music: Regular music is on play at most times. Live Music every Saturday 11pm - 2am.

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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 woke brigade in 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 All Seeing Eye 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.

Live Music every Saturday 11pm - 2am.

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
the Mushroom
Pacific House
Quilted Camel