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Primarily a cider drinker, I enjoy visiting as many different pubs as possible around the country. I'll try to mention the beers as well as any decent ciders!

Username: blue_scrumpy

Age: 44

Sex: male

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The Keelman, Newburn

After a visit to the excellent Wig's Place in High Spen (not listed on here), our penultimate stop was the Keelman. This is the brewery tap for the Big Lamp brewery, housed in the middle of nowhere in a former pumping station. There were 4 ales, all from Big Lamp - Keelman Brown, Sunny Daze, Bitter & Prince Bishop's Ale. The Keelman Brown was ok, without being anything special. The place has a nice open interior, set over two floors. It's a nice setting, with the feel of a country home. Moved on from here to the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle, which is also missing from the site.

25 Mar 2019 21:07

The White Lad, Hebburn

This used to be called Dougie's Tavern and was then re-named White Lead. It's name has now reverted to Dougie's Tavern and it has recently re-opened. There is one large bar area and an equally large family/dining area, overlooking the garden with children's play equipment. It was busy on our visit and I hadn't even expected it to be open. Ales were Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold & Dirty Tackle & Dorset Brewing Company Blarney. The ales were being sold at £2.50 a pint, which suggests that they are not currently too popular.

25 Mar 2019 20:58

The Ben Lomond, Jarrow

Greene King pub that only serves IPA & Abbot. It's a corner pub that is difficult to spot at the moment, due to scaffolding. We sat in a galleried area, where I was hit by some kind of toy dropped from a christening party on the upper floor. Nice building, but bog-standard pub. On the other hand, I recommend the nearby Jarrow Gin & Ale House. It's not listed on here, but was easily the best pub in the Jarrow area.

25 Mar 2019 20:52

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