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Box Social, Newcastle Central, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Pub added by aleand hearty
Arch 11, Forth Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 3NZ

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Aqualung . left this review about Box Social

The Box Social is based in the same premises where the Split Chimp started life. As noted below it's a single railway arch so the downstairs part is quite small with just high tables and stools. There is a display of cans on racks just below the ceiling. Unusually for a micropub there is no real cider but one of the keg options was a Thistly Cross cider. There was a Classic Rock soundtrack being played which included a track by Jethro Tull which certainly gains it brownie points. I was the only one in early on a Thursday afternoon.
The four cask ales on offer were Box Social Cunning Blonde & Gentleman's Nectar Pale, Brinkburn Street House Of The Rising Sun and Black Iris Endless Summer. I went for the Brinkburn Street one which was a raspberry flavoured strong porter and was so good I stayed for a second one. The £4.10 price tag was discounted to £3.69. I thought this was a good micropub despite the absence of any low seating.

On 3rd April 2017 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Box Social

An excellent micro and well worth a visit. We were very lucky on our Friday Eve visit to see their Box Social Gentleman's Nectar on handpump, which is a truly fabulous beer and is brewed by a young chap who once worked for Anarchy Brewery in Morpeth and now is part owner of the Box Social. There was also three other handpumps on the bar, two of which were from Box Social Brewery a porter and a Blonde beer named Convive Blonde. They also had a good range of ten beers on keg. The micro also played some excellent rock music.

On 26th December 2016 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about The Split Chimp

Built into a railway arch at the back of Central Station. Unusually for a micropub this one has two floors. It's still small though and advertises that it can be hired for groups of up to 50 people. Very neatly decorated with small tables & chairs downstairs and a couple of comfy chairs and more tables upstairs. 3 handpumps on the bar and numerous bottled beers advertised on a blackboard. They also serve wine and prosecco in small pouches which is also unusual. I had a pint of Out There Angara which was in good nick. I liked this place and we'll call back again next time we're in Newcastle. Note that it doesn't open on Monday or Tuesday.

On 29th August 2015 - rating: 8
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