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Beer of the Week (w/e 10th November 2019) with Bucking Fastard on the Pub Forum

The Head Of Steam, Newcastle Upon Tyne

11 Broad Chare
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 3DQ
Phone: 01912617385

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Greene King

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Head Of Steam

Now run by Cameron's after an extensive refurb and reopened in Aug 2016. This is a good sized pub with a multitude of seating options. We found a decent spot down the far left hand side of the bar. This area had a collection of various drinking vessels in a display hanging from the ceiling. Around the corner was a large mural of the Tyne Bridge which was very eye catching. The décor in here was exposed red brick walls, grey walls and timber and toffee coloured banquette seating. Eight handpumps with seven in use, so we went for the Fell Brewery OPA and the Northern Alchemy IPA.

On 7th August 2019 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about Head Of Steam Quayside

I'm sure this has taken as part of the huge long room what used to be the Bonding Warehouse, but could be wrong. Not a good as some of the other pubs but nothing particularly wrong with it. Worth a visit.

On 4th December 2016 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about Eye on the Tyne

A very long, but not very deep bar with massive girly friendly windows. It's effectively one long room, but to the far right there's another small room with a pool table. Lots of large TV screens around the place all showing sport of some kind. The furniture is a mix of high stools and tables, standard dining tables and chairs and some comfy sofas. Friendly and chatty bar staff and a pleasant, laid back feel. Now for the bad news, it's owned by Greene King. Three handpumps on the bar serving GK IPA, Old Golden Hen and Gangly Ghoul. The ghoul was an OK pint for GK. Lots of better pubs in the surrounding area, so I doubt that we'll bother again.

On 1st November 2014 - rating: 5
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peter ashworth left this review about Eye on the Tyne

A long large modern style bar,formerly known as the Baltic Tavern and more recently The Wig And Pen.The pub has large windows,with plenty of setees and heavy wooden furniture.Quite liked it in here and used this as our base camp on our recent visit to the city.They had three casks on,and although we did not try the food,it did look quite appetizing.

On 22nd January 2012 - rating: 7
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