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The Ritz, Wallsend - pub details

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Address: 87-93 High Street West, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 8JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 44669) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Manors (3.3 miles), Newcastle (3.8 miles), Brockley Whins (3.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.7/10 (rated by 3 users)
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user reviews of the Ritz, Wallsend

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I had to “phone a friend” for this one ! Unexpectedly landed up in Wallsend, which I didn’t realise had a Wetherspoons, so I asked my friend Alan (who’s been to ALL of them) for directions. [ and it was easy enough to find, being on the main street ]

As the name implies it’s a former cinema, with an impressive art deco frontage. However, when you enter you discover the frontage is a fake, and there is a semi-open smoking/drinking area before you get to the real pub, which is a newer building.

As for the pub itself, all it can say is what a contrast to the High Main in Byker ! The place was full on shaven-headed lager swillers jostling for a place at the bar, and there was only one person serving. And real ale appeared to be an afterthought. Despite there being more pumps than Byker (12), there were definitely less guest ales (4 or 5), and those were more of the blander nationwide variety. I tried the Mordue Workie Ticket, as the most local beer there was. Unfortunately, it was far too cold to really appreciate. Since I was short of time, I grimaced and swigged it !

One interesting feature I’ve not mentioned is that on the way to the loos you get a view into the “cellar”, with a large number of barrels and pipes.

4/10 – on the lower end of the Spoons scale.

Martinsh - 11 Oct 2016 23:26
Part of the ever growing Wetherspoons chain. This is an open plan building set back from the main high street. Up to ten ales on from local breweries and the usual Wetherspoons national suspects (Ruddles, Greene King etc.)
zipdiskdude - 23 Jun 2015 20:59

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