The Best Pubs in Newcastle

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We've already written about London, Stonehenge, Manchester and Liverpool... here's a post about Newcastle upon Tyne, which is famous for its buzzing nightlife. With all sorts of exciting pubs and bars, coupled with a lively atmosphere, it’s an excellent destination if you’re looking for a new night out. There’ll be a wide choice of drinks available when it comes to beers: craft IPAs are not uncommon as well as pale ales and lagers. Below, we explore the best pubs to visit when you make your trip to Newcastle.


#1. The Bridge Tavern

If you’re keen on fresh, bespoke real ales, then The Bridge Tavern could be the perfect pub for you. This trendy pub is situated near the Tyne Bridge and features a beautiful interior and a microbrewery on site.

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What’s more, it offers quality comfort food with a local twist, as well as classic Sunday lunches. And if you’re visiting on a beautiful summer evening, you can take advantage of the terrace and soak in the sun.

#2. The Wobbly Duck

The Wobbly Duck offers you a fascinating location during your night out. This stripped back pub is to be found in a basement in the former home of Mr Petit restaurant in Newcastle's Old Eldon Square.

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It’s a pub that has become a prominent member of the indie craft beer arena in Newcastle. With a selection of beers from local, independent craft breweries, this is another excellent choice for your visit to Newcastle.

#3. The Split Chimp

The Split Chimp opened in 2015 as the city’s first micropub. With comfortable Chesterfield sofas, this is the perfect pub to grab a local beer and relax as if you were at home. It’s been so successful that another branch opened in Whitley Bay's Spanish City too.

#4. City Tavern

The City Tavern has a long history in Newcastle and offers you a traditional option. This pub was first established in 1923 and has undergone renovations and a transformation in recent years, bringing it back to the forefront of Newcastle’s pub scene.

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Featuring a library inside and over 60 different gins – as well as the usual cask ale offerings – this pub has something for everyone. And with a wonderful garden, it’s an excellent summer option too.


Newcastle has a broad pub culture for you to explore. And by selecting any of the options above – or all four! – you should be set to enjoy an exciting day out in Newcastle. Have you already been to any of these pubs? If you have, feel free to share you advice & tips with us below! :)

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