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The Tyne Bar, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Maling Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Phone: 01912652550

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Brainy Pool left this review about The Tyne Bar

another cracking little pub down the river from Newcastle. a fair contrast from the Free Trade - this is warmer, cosier and more cared for. Junk food is popular and students appear to be the predominant clientele. Had a good pint of Pomona pale - bizarrely it also serves Sam Smiths lager! sat outside next to the viaduct and Ouseburn barrage. It was, however, just a little too ‘cafe bar’ in atmosphere inside for me.

On 12th March 2020 - rating: 8
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custodian 42 left this review about The Tyne Bar

Quite a decent pub after a walk along the river. It continued the day out in the same manner although I doubt I'll return despite the Free Trade just over the way.

On 4th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Tyne Bar

Formerly known as the Ship Tavern, this is a colourful pub and live music venue close to the mouth of the Ouseburn. The pub is pretty distinctive, thanks to an interesting external colour scheme and some prominent Bass signage and I easily found my way here from the city centre by following the footpath along the Tyne until the pub came into view. You enter into a carpeted room with the servery on the rear wall. The bar has a dark wood counter and panelled bar back with some coloured tiles to one side. Pews and chairs have been arranged opposite the bar, with more standard tables and chairs to the right on a slightly raised platform. To the left there is a lounge-style space with more seating and an old Wurlitzer juke box which hints at the pub's musical leanings. The décor spoke of a live music theme, with gig posters, album covers, guitars, photos and other oddities on show alongside some decent breweriana and old enamel advertising signs. Other notable sights included a Tom Paterson (Beano, Dandy, Beezer) cartoon of Morag the Toerag and, apropos of nothing, a picture of a surfing dachshund. As you might expect on a Saturday night, there was music playing at a fairly loud volume and the posters seemed to suggest that the live music predominantly takes place on Sunday evenings. To the side of the pub is a decent sized garden with plenty of seating and some rather convenient shelter provided by the bridge that spans it.
The pub has a link to the local Wylam brewery, so their beers tend to feature heavily and on this visit the handpulls were only stocking Wylam brews, with a choice from Red Kite, Angel Amber Ale, Gold Tankard, Galaxia and Proper Bitter. I had a pint of the latter for £3.20 and it was in very good shape. Keg offerings included beers from the likes of Thornbridge and Blue Moon plus a couple of ciders.
I enjoyed the alternative vibe of this pub and thought it was one of a number of fine boozers in this part of town. The prospect of finding some well kept Wylam beers has to be a good incentive to visit, but the pub has appeal beyond just music and beer, as evidenced by a strong, ever-growing crowd during my visit. A definite for inclusion on any visit to this part of town.

On 13th May 2016 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Tyne Bar

An attractive looking pub by Byker Bridge. Single room interior which though modernized was quite cosy - blue/green tartan carpet, exposed brick wall, lots of music ephemera, old tin advertising signs and breweriana. A faint US theme with ceiling fans, neon Bud sign and plenty of American music playing (though the jukey was apparently free and had some decent non-US tunes). Live music is big here, three gigs a week advertised. Outside seating is a sun trap and affords nice views of the lock. Only pub I went to in Newcastle that referenced Get Carter, a mural on the beer garden wall. Five Wylam ales on, my choice was pretty so-so, lacking a carbonation and served up by a monosyllabic barman. Noted that all ales were unsparklerized, though the plastic tits we're on top of each beer engine so presumably are added on request. If you’re heading up to Free Trade along the quayside it’s maybe worth a look or perhaps a special trip for the music. 6.5 verging on a 7.

On 6th July 2015 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Tyne Bar

Good looking one roomed pub situated right under the viaduct. The bar is straight facing you as you enter with a seating area to both the left and right. The area to the right had a few diners and the area to the left had a few drinkers, but it looks like dining & drinking is available in both areas. There are some interesting things around the walls including music posters for bands at The Cluny, so there may be some connection here. There is also some good looking stained glass. There were 4 Wylam beers available on our visit. Wylam isn't one of my personal favourites, but the beer was well kept. I'd have no problem calling in here again and when combined with a visit to the Free Trade it's well worth the walk from the centre.

On 2nd June 2014 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Tyne

I visited the Tyne Bar very late after a decent session but my recall and scratchy notes indicate that this is a good pub. Once called The Ship and with a dubious reputation the pub is now a real ale venue showcasing Wylam beers as well as a focal point for local upcoming bands on the music scene. Situated high above the Tyne but close to it's confluence with the Ouseburn, the ground floor room has a bar along the back wall, some sort of pattered carpet and limited seating. A nice touch was a small sign from the sadly now gone Egypt Cottage pub nearby. Noisy, lively and good humoured, a pub worthy of a visit, in conjuction with the nearby Free Trade Inn and possibly The Cluny and Cumberland. Some outdoor seating for the hardier souls, perhaps uniquely with outdoor seating sheltered by the viaduct above. A great pub with an inclusive welcome to all, good stuff.

On 3rd December 2012 - rating: 7
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