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The Keelman, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Grange Road
Newburn
Postal town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 8ND
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Aqualung . left this review about The Keelman

This is more of a proper pub than many newer brewery taps. It's set in the left side of the old pumping house that hosts Big Lamp brewery. Although listed as Newburn it's on the Western edge of it near the River Tyne in something of a rural setting. There is a footpath along the river that will take you to Wylam or alternatively a track along a former railway line that can be cycled. I got a cab!
It consists of a single roughly L shaped room with a verandah at the front and a conservatory area to the left. There were some locals in on my Wednesday visit and people dropping in for a pint and food.
Although there are eight hand pumps there was some doubling up and I tried all five of the old school Big Lamp beers. These were Sunny Daze (£2.95), Bitter (£3.00), Lamplight (£3.10), Prince Bishop (£3.20) and Keelman Brown (£3.40). All were excellent but my favourite was the Keelman Brown which is best summed up as being everything Newcastle Brown should be but isn't.
It's a good place that is well worth a visit and I'll give it a strong 8.

On 24th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Kenneth Brown left this review about The Keelman

Still a great pub. Well cared for cask ales brewed next door, great food, careing staff and a great atmosphere. A brewery visit is a must and if you sample a little too much, then you can always stay the night at the Keelman lodge on site. I'm local so visit the pub regularly, it is the best in the area. Try it you won't be dissapointed.

On 11th December 2011 - rating: 10
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Al Inshearah left this review about The Keelman

One of the most outstanding pubs I've been to. Beer is brewed on site (check out the giant copper vats). Great use of an old deralict pumping house provides contrast with modern design conservatry. Outside seeting is a great sun trap. And if you want food, the quality is great. Staff are efficent and knowledgable. If only 5 star could be given (and I'm not getting bribed to say this stuff) Try this place once and you will head back time and time again.

On 9th October 2006 - rating: 10
[User has posted 40 recommendations about 40 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Peter Carr
Blaydon, 2.48 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Wylam, 3.08 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Metrocentre, 4.49 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Keelman, Newburn
24th Aug 2018, 20:03
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
11th Dec 2011, 16:46
Review submitted by Kenneth Brown

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 December 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 August 2018 by Aqualung .
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