Pubs in Newcastle

In a city renowned for its raucous late night drinking dens, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the superb range of pubs in Newcastle. Cosy, welcoming, and serving a first-rate choice of food and drink, our fair city boasts among the best boozers in the whole of the North East. Read on for more information on our pick of the best pubs in Newcastle.

Last updated on 6th May 2022

Brandling Arms

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Built back in the 1920s, the Brandling Arms has long been a Gosforth institution. The stylish pub is open seven days a week from 12pm onwards, serving a selection of light bites and sharing boards along with mega Sunday roasts come the weekend.

A traditional British boozer in every sense of the word, The Gosforth Hotel offers one of the warmest welcomes in town. Swing by to sip on real ales while catching up on the sport and chowing down traditional pub grub; from bangers and mash to steaming pies.

With regular quizzes, special guest DJs and happy hours throughout the week, there's never a dull moment at Nancy's Bordello. The student favourite comes out top thanks to its shabby chic interiors and mouthwatering menu of affordable eats. 

With homegrown food, a continental choice of cask ales and a bustling entertainment programme, Lady Greys is everything a good pub should be. These guys cultivate a menu of traditional British food with modern twists; expect all your favourites as well as an indulgent Sunday Roast offering. Cask ales are from all corners of the globe, and there's regular live music and comedy nights.

Another of the leading pubs in Newcastle comes in the shape of The Broad Chare. An infectiously cosy and welcoming space made for chatting away or browsing the papers, there's a fine choice of beer headed up by their own label brew; The Writer's Block. Food here is an absolute treat, with generous bar snack bites on offer as well as traditional mains and gratifying puddings.

There's no questioning the star of the show at The Bridge Tavern. Proudly housed on the ground floor, the two-hectolitre microbrewery churns out bespoke cask ales fresh for the supping. This is a place for kicking back and relaxing, and there's fish & chips, Galloway beef pie or roast salmon masala on hand if you should fancy a hearty bite to eat.

The Town Wall

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From a Secret Cinema Room primed for private parties, to their very own brewed pale ale, The Town Wall just so happens to be one of the best craft beer pubs in Newcastle. Brimming with bare brick-work and bottles the likes of Rebel Craft Intergalactic Pale Ale, Wylam Rocket and Timmermans Peche, this Grade II plot is primed for thirsty hankerings. 

The Tyne Bar

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Brimming with charming Geordie punters and classic pub charm, The Tyne is a pub in Newcastle that you can rely on for classic hankerings and a tidy drink in the city. Set by the canal and toting a charming beer garden at that, The Tyne boast everything from affordable pints and summer festivals to a regular rotation of live music. 

A heralded pub in Newcastle, steeped in history, Crown Posada is known for their lush Victorian interiors and dated charm. From vintage record players and traditional awnings, to rustic flecks and woodwork, this Newcastle pub is a sight to see. From cask ales that rival most local pubs, to simple pub snacks, Crown Posada are doing classic boozers proud. 

Pub boozing down the Bacchus, it's a simple yet beloved charm. Found just shy of the local Royal Theatre, The Bacchus is brimming with pub favourites. From a great selection of craft beer, to draft lagers and classic pub food, The Bacchus is a no frills kind of destination where the atmosphere is on high.