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Crown Posada, Newcastle - pub details

Crown Posada
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Address: 31 The Side, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3JE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1219) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest train stations Manors (0.2 miles), Newcastle (0.4 miles), Dunston (1.9 miles)

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General information: As one of the most famous pubs in Newcastle and the second oldest in the city - the Crown Posada has a big reputation to live up to. The pub is a grade two listed building with a Victorian exterior, an elaborately panelled entrance, original stained glass windows and a warm, lively, and laughter-filled atmosphere thats as rare as the pub itself. Just two minutes walk from Grey Street, and in the heart of the Quayside, the Crown Posada is a must to visit and experience. This highly traditional pub regularly receives CAMRA awards, and was recently named as the Daily Telegraph & Abbot Ale Tyne and Wear perfect pub. Inside, you can relax during the day listening to the house gramophone and enjoying a variety of excellently kept cask ales, before letting the buzz of the evening wash over you as a huge variety of customers mingle and mix. Finally, legend has it that the pub was bought by a Spanish Sea Captain for his mistress - but whatever time of day or night you visit, youll soon realise that The Crown Posada is a legend in its own right.

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A fine small atmospheric old school pub with a nice mixture of non-trendy people and excellent local ales.
alebarry - 16 Mar 2018 17:37
I should add, that the Bridge nearby is pretty good too, so good for a tour.
OneselfAlone - 17 May 2017 16:33
What's to dislike? History, beers, atmosphere. It's got the lot.
OneselfAlone - 15 May 2017 15:54
Drops down a bit in estimation on this visit - the ale is still good but visiting at the start of a crawl you see it for what it is - a reasonable city pub but not somewhere that rates along with the Philharmonic in Liverpool or the Crown in Belfast. Add to that a tendency to get change of a fiver for a tenner (the third time that happened on this visit to Newcastle) and it has dropped a bit in my estimation.
Snarling_Mallard - 1 Dec 2016 11:17
No visit to Newcastle is complete without a visit to the Crown Posada, or so I’ve heard many people say. So I set off to find out for myself...

And the trail led down an ever-steepening hill until viaducts soared high above me, stopping outside a quite unremarkable small building in a tall terrace. I think this must be one of Count Draculas favourite pubs, as it is even narrower inside, and the place goes quite a way back. So very little natural light reaches the furthermost depths ! They say the pub is an architectural gem, but it isn’t well enough lit to really appreciate it. [ By contrast the gents out the back are very well lit ! ]

Anyway, the beer is good, and the place is popular with genuine Geordies. I think there were 5 guest beers on. I’m afraid I didn’t go for a local beer this time, instead having Rudgate York Chocolate Stout (the only dark beer I saw all day). And very nice it was too.

Another thing to note was the background music. This appeared to be genuine vinyl LPs selected by the customers. However, the acoustics were such that the only people who could really hear were those behind the bar !

And a final word of warning, steep streets down to the pub mean steep streets back up ...

7/10 – a good pub, but doesn’t live up to its legendary status

Martinsh - 11 Oct 2016 23:28

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