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The New Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2 Argyle Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 6PF
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Pub SignMan left this review about The New Bridge

Just a short walk from the city centre, on the wrong side of the A167(M), this is a classy little pub that is part of the ever reliable Fitzgerald chain. The interior is set out in an L-shape with the bar running along the longer side. The servery has some nice traditional touches including the decorative dark wood counter and bar back and smart integral lamps. The long side is carpeted and has a padded banquette opposite the bar and short, padded bench booths further along the same wall. At the far end is a single upholstered bench as well as high tables and stools to the side of a nice tiled fireplace with a fantastic painting of the city hung above it. The booths each have dark wood panels and shelves above them where ancient looking books have been stacked alongside ceramic whiskey and brandy barrels and other oddities such as a phrenology head. On the other side of the pub there is a smaller front section dominated by a large screen showing live football, although seating around here was considerably more limited. A structural wall screens this side from a cosy rear seating space with good bench and standard seating, another TV screen and some interesting bits on the walls such as a large map of the Tyne region. Some notably good music played throughout my stay, but this wasn't so loud as to be a distraction. The pub was considerably quieter than any other pub I visited on my Saturday evening crawl and I wondered if the slightly 'no man's land' location played a part in this.
The lack of custom certainly can't be put down to a lack of decent beer. The hand pumps had Credence Red, Anarchy Brew Co Blonde Star, Rat After Rat Mint and Fyne Vital Spark available and if the Vital Spark is anything to go by, they certainly know how to keep their beer. I believe there was also a real cider on and the pub does food, but only at lunchtimes.
I found this pub a very useful stopping point on my way back to the city after a brief crawl along the Ouseburn Valley. The pub has a comfy and welcoming feel to it and served up some good beer in smart, clean surroundings. Whilst the place might not be an essential port of call, it was nonetheless a good solid addition to my crawl and I hope the lack of customers was a bit of a blip, as they deserve to succeed.

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

Comfy pub by the thundering A193/A167M. Mid-80s plush throwback interior with some comfy booth seating to left. Attractive feature fireplace sadly for decoration only. Nice stained glass door inlays and some large etched glass inlaid in mahogany(?) surround. Larger opened-out area beyond with drop-down TV screen showing cycling. A lesser-spotted Newcastle dart board off to the right as well as two old boys playing dominoes. Five ales on, my Fernandes Mulberry Mild was OK but lacked condition. Westons cider available. Decent place but not as inspiring as I’d hoped.

On 6th July 2015 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The New Bridge

Part of the Fitzgerald group, so you know it's going to be good. Found the pub to be very comfortable and well kept. My Tyne Bank Monument was a good session beer. Quite busy on our Sun eve visit.

On 8th August 2012 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Manors, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Newcastle, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Dunston, 2.83 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The New Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne
29th Nov 2018, 15:32
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
29th Nov 2018, 15:32
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Closed according to their Twitter feed.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 July 2015 by Quinno _
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