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Split Chimp, Newcastle

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Still the best of Newcastle's micropubs, in my opinion. My previous visit had been on a weekday evening. But, this time I was there on a Saturday lunchtime. It was much busier. The barman was knowledgeable about the beers and ciders. The house ale is Errant Clever Chimp. Guests were Errant It's OK I'm A Limo Driver, North Riding Mocha Porter, Crafty Monkey Telegraph & Beerblefish Pan-Galactic Pale. Ciders and perries were Farmer Jim's Rhubarb Bob, Down Side Perry, Newton Court Panting Partridge & Hunt's Bull Walloper. Whilst I ordered a cider and a perry, I did try the Mocha Porter, which was excellent. My favourite pub of the day on this visit to Newcastle.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Mar 2019 15:10
4 nights in Newcastle last week was started in this micropub, close to Newcastle Central station and in one of the railway arches. As previous reviews say, they have moved venues. The old venue, also under a railway arch is now occupied by Box Social, another micropub, which I visited later in the week and will request to be added to the site. The new larger premises for the Split Chimp, means the upstairs fits a bowling alley. That must be a first for a micropub. The ground floor section has plenty of seating. The regular ale is Errant Clever Chimp. There were 3 guests - Titanic Cherry Dark, Strathaven Timorous Beastie & Bank Top Flat Cap. There are a number of craft beers on keg too and two real ciders in the fridge. These were Strawberry Moon & Rhubarb Bob, both from Farmer Jims. The barman (owner?) was saying how much CAMRA like the place. But it's annoying that discounts are only offered on pints. Nevertheless, this is a really welcome addition to the Newcastle pub scene and one I will return to next time I am in the city.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 20:57
Nice little micro style bar in a railway arch a few minutes walk from Newcastle's main station. Good few ales on and those sampled were on form.
anonymous - 1 Dec 2016 11:12
The address should now be:=

The Split Chimp
Arch 7, Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
zipdiskdude - 27 Nov 2016 22:44
A 'split chimp' is the small wedge of wood placed at the back of a cask to allow it to be tilted.
zipdiskdude - 27 Nov 2016 22:20
The River Tyne is formed by the combination of two rivers named the "North Tyne" and the "South Tyne".
The North Tyne begins its life close to the Scottish border just to the north of an expanse of water named "Kielder Water".
The South Tyne starts its journey as a myriad of tiny streams on Alston Moor in Cumbria and passes through the towns of Haltwhistle (The geographic centre of Britain) and Haydon Bridge.
The two rivers converge at Warden Rock close to Hexham.
The River Tyne then flows past Hexham, through Corbridge and Ovingham to the important industial city of Newcastle which is home to the "Split Chimp".

scrump - 12 Nov 2016 08:10
the most idiotic post ever - (never been, 'obviously'')....
tradervic - 11 Nov 2016 23:32
What a crazy name for a Pub......" Split Chimp ".......obviously I've never been there, but just wondered where the name came from......Anybody Know.........
DuncanDisorderly - 11 Nov 2016 18:04
Now moved into bigger premises around the corner on the other side of the railway. Now has four ale handles, two cider and various keg available.
zipdiskdude - 14 Jun 2016 23:20
Great little pub tucked away behind the Central Station. Usually has three ales on hand pull plus a couple of keg beers and a range of bottles. Well worth looking out for. Check out the opening times as these can be different to other pubs.
zipdiskdude - 28 Dec 2015 16:57

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