Best Pubs in Newcastle
If you’re heading up the toon, make sure you know the top pubs in Newcastle city centre to spend your evenings.
To save you the hassle of walking around Newcastle scouting out a good pub amongst the heaps of them, we’ve put together a list of all the best ones we’ve come across. So, all you have to do is have a read, choose your pub and enjoy some great drinks!
1. The Bridge Tavern
One of Newcastle’s top gastro pubs, The Bridge Tavern is located right between the posts of the famous Tyne Bridge. There you will find a wide selection of world renowned beers loved by many and even their own microbrewery inside! There’s heaps of bespoke cask and keg beers to choose from for the beer lovers, and a great selection of wines and spirits for those who fancy it. Head to the roof terrace for amazing views of the city or sit back in the alfresco dining area and tuck into some tasty grub to soak up the booze.
7 Akenside Hill, NE1 3UF
2. Pleased to Meet You
Known for being a hip venue within Newcastle, Pleased to Meet You is home to a great collection of speciality gins, wines, craft beer and cocktails, meaning there is something there for everyone to enjoy. The menu itself includes some of the freshest local produce, providing everyone with a real taste for Newcastle upon visit. The décor is rustic with brick wall and greenery throughout giving a feel of comfort as soon as you step inside. They even have an amazing summer garden for when the sun is out and the drinks are flowing! There are also some great pubs in other cities, check out the best pubs in Belfast.
41-45 High Bridge, NE1 1EW | Website
3. Old George Inn
The Old George Inn is Newcastle’s oldest pub, dating all the way back to 1582 with King Charles I being a regular visitor back in the day. So, if you fancy tracing in his steps then this is the place to go! They have something to suit everyone’s taste, with the bar being stocked up with wines, cocktails, long drinks, craft beer, low and non-alcohol, and an entire menu dedicated to gin! Live sport is shown every day for all the sporting fans, with an open mic nights throughout the week too. Here are the best restaurants in Newcastle for before you head out to the pubs.
Old George Yard, NE1 1EZ | Website
4. RedHouse Pub
A traditional pub filled to the brim with exposed dark wood beams, heaps of pie and real ales, RedHouse Pub will definitely make everyone feel welcome. Their world famous pies are made fresh to order by hand daily, so if you fancy some good grub this is your best bet. Get settled next to the amazing log fire and spoil yourself to a tasty drink from their extensive menu. The drinks menu includes bottled ale, stout, cans of worldwide beer, IPA’s, whiskey, wine and much more. You’re absolutely spoilt for choice! Make sure you have a breakfast planned with the best breakfasts in Newcastle.
32 Sandhill, NE1 3JF | Website
5. Bacchus Pub
Voted the CAMRA Tyneside Pub of the Year three years in a row, the Bacchus Pub is an ocean liner themed real ale pub right in the heart of the city centre. There’s a wide selection of cask ales, microbrewery beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks behind the bar, with staff more than happy to help. It’s perfect as a stop off after a trip to the Theatre Royal or as part of a pub crawl with Monument Metro station being so close by. We've put together a list of amazing things to do in Newcastle.
42-48 High Bridge, NE1 6BX | Website
6. The Split Chimp
A micropub which overlooks the promenade, The Split Chimp is an ideal venue to pop into if you’re after a home environment with great drinks on tap. Run by an ex-paramedic, this ale house has the focus of serving their customers with the best real ales, ciders, prosecco, wine, spirits and more. The atmosphere is warm and welcome, like no other bar with excellent views of gardens and the sea from the function room. You can even nibble on some pork scratchings whilst you’re there!
8 Westgate Road, NE1 3NG | Website
7. Lady Greys
Claiming to have the finest collection of cask ales, whiskeys and beers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lady Greys is a warm and welcoming traditional pub right in the heart of the city. The interior is a retro style with dark wood and vintage photos throughout, giving off a unique vibe. They have dedicated menus to certain drinks, e.g. a wine menu, whiskey menu and so on. If you get peckish whilst boozing you’re in luck, as they serve up fine pub food, nibbles and even a Sunday lunch!
20 Shakespeare St, NE1 6AQ | Website
8. BrewDog Newcastle
Based between the iconic Grainger Town and the amazing Quayside, BrewDog Newcastle is a dream for those who love craft beers. With a stunning glass front to the venue and a mezzanine level, you can expect to have great views from your seat as you sit back, relax and of course, drink. There’s regular live music and other events, with board games dotted throughout for you and your friends to enjoy as you sample epic beers from all around the world. Check out some of the best pubs in Glasgow.
16 Dean Street, NE1 1PG | Website
Fitzgeralds is a pub based on Grey Street, known for being the most stunning street within Newcastle due to its amazing architecture. It’s a great place for some sophisticated drinks with a vast drink’s menu available, containing real ale, gin, spirits, wine and more, ensuring all your drinking pals will find their favourite beverage here. You can even find this pub in the Real Ale Guide, so it must be worth a visit if its managed to make that guide! Here are the best hotels in Newcastle if you are wanting to stay for the weekend.
60 Grey St, NE1 6AF | Website
10. Crown Posada
The second oldest pub in Newcastle and one of the most famous, Crown Posada certainly won’t let you down when it comes to great drinks and a warm atmosphere. A Victorian building with stained glass windows and a lively vibe, you can expect to be spoilt to heaps of cask ales and plenty other tasty drinks. They’ve been names the perfect pub by the Daily Telegraph & Abbot Ale Tyne and Wear, so why not pop in any see what all the hype is about yourself whilst in Newcastle. Make sure you enjoy some delicious food at one of the best vegan restaurants in Newcastle.
31 Side, NE1 3JE | Website
11. The New Bridge
A traditional pub which welcomes customers of all ages, The New Bridge is a hit amongst the locals for great reasons. The staff are known for being friendly and hospitable, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and cosy during their drinking session. There are four cask conditioned ales on offer, along with heaps of other well known names on tap. If you’re not a lover of beer then there are plenty ciders, house spirits and bottles drinks available. Live football is shown on widescreen TV’s around the venue, with music always pumping every day.
2-4 Argyle St, NE1 6PF
12. The Dog & Parrot
If you’re a lover of rock ‘n’ roll then you’ll adore drinking in The Dog & Parrot. This terrace bar is right next to Newcastle’s central station, meaning you won’t have to stumble too far after boozing. They have two floor of booming music, with two outdoor terraces for when the sun is shining! You’ll come across great draughts behind the bar such as Atlantic IPA, Red Stripe, Staropramen and more, along with a hefty cocktail menu. After you've been round all the pubs make sure you try out some of the best clubs in Newcastle.
52 Clayton St, NE1 4EX | Website