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Akenside Traders, Newcastle

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After a quick trip across the High Bridge to the Station East (disappointing) and By The River Brew Company (expensive but good), I finished my night at this Quayside pub that I had passed by a number of times previously. Just 2 ales were on - Sharp's Doom Bar & Tyne Bank Coco Rouge Noir, a coconut and raspberry porter. The latter was quite pleasant. Live 20/20 cricket was on the TVs. It's clearly a popular place for sports fanatics. A nice place. But, there's plenty of other great pubs in this area.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Mar 2019 20:44
Cheap and cheerful, lively establishment, limited range of ales, but decent enough service, cheap food, does what it says on the tin.
Beer_in_the_morning - 15 Feb 2015 15:39
What a strange place. On the surface a great place to get together and watch the sport. Until you taste the lager (apologies, I was on a stag weekend) that tastes distinctly watered down. Dodgy. Then you go to the gents and see the toilet attendant selling packs of chewing gum for a tenner than need to be 'consumed' in the cubicles... draw your own conclusions. I wont be going back, plenty of better places.
TommyRogers1979 - 8 Feb 2014 16:11
Not a great experience. Wouldn't bother with such good competition!
ahsund72 - 9 Oct 2013 22:39
Has served real ales for a while now from local breweries (Consett, Sonnet 43, Mordue etc.) and nationals (Marstons). Worth a look in if you're passing.
zipdiskdude - 31 May 2013 12:28
No reason whatsoever why anybody would go here.
ChrissG - 9 Jan 2010 15:12
this was a fantastic pub and some lovely irish man even gave me a bottle of wine
livsdad - 26 Jul 2009 19:34
Has run out of beer on a number of occasions recently despite being slow to serve! Great for sport on TV and food during the day and at weekends. No real ales though.
keith253 - 2 Jul 2009 00:37
Good city centre pub with reasonable prices - beer was fine with a reasonable selection
Camber - 17 Apr 2009 22:59
Always busy for some reason and normally full of hen and stag parties. Never changed much for as long as ive drank down the quay. Staff always seem full of happiness when serving. I think i saw one smile about 5 years ago. Bar that i never really bother with. Maybe ok for a quick one but in all canny poor!
scoreboard1 - 12 Jan 2009 16:36
The Doormen at this pub are a complete and utter waste of space. They stopped me and my friends from going in and I was left with bruises to my arm. No one would do anything to have then arrested. It spoilt an otherwise good night in town. Dont go there it is crap.
Annakitten - 10 Nov 2008 13:57
I always liked the akenside until I had my phone stolen by who I believe to be one of the staff - I have read your 'reviews policy' & yes have reported this to the police & have genuine belief that is was a staff member that took my phone - feel free to contact me yo discuss it further.
claire2 - 3 Aug 2008 13:00
I'm yet to go in there and have a poor pint, and being a lager drinker mostly I would say that's a decent surprise. Decent range on tap as well which helps, and plenty of tellys to watch ut footy on lad...
anonymous - 12 Nov 2007 13:22
Very Average pub, with little to offer.
Veryenglish - 20 Mar 2007 16:47
Reasonable price drinx,nice n spacious,good music,8/10
fat_beer_badger - 12 Mar 2007 10:38
This is a party venue - if you don't get it don't review.
kevbaggs - 22 Aug 2006 00:00
In defence of the Trader we had a nice Saturday lunch here - bangers & mash for 4.95
wildwillie - 5 Jun 2006 10:57
Probaly no reviews because it is complete crap. Awful city centre vertical drinking shop with shocking beer and lots of "wa-hey" clients. Music is too loud at opening time and ear bleeding by late evening. Full of charvers of both sexes and more senior citizens on the pull who should know better. Symptomatic of what has gone wrong with City centre pubs - an example in the worst possible taste.
Joe_Cundy - 3 Jun 2006 23:55
highly amusing place to watch all the stag and hen parties stumble around. really bad/ good music depending on your mood! the visit was part of a cracking weekend in Newcastle, but I very much doubt I'd ever go back....
Duncan - 14 Jul 2004 08:48
anonymous - 9 Jun 2004 17:11
Best Sunday roast ever, at �4.95 you cannot go wrong!
Alan - 26 Mar 2004 19:52
lovely people
sarah - [email protected] - 10 Oct 2003 11:51

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