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The Harry Clasper (JD Wetherspoon), Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Front Street
Whickham
Postal town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 4HF
Phone: 01914883418
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J D Wetherspoon

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Reviews of The Harry Clasper (JD Wetherspoon) (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Harry Clasper (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite a nice upmarket looking Spoons, fitting with the building it occupies which were apparently local council offices at some point in the past. Sadly the real ale selection was a little poor at the time of my visit. Two banks of five hand pulls, but the second was just a full duplicate of the first which seems to be happening more frequently in Wetherspoon pubs at the moment. At the time of my visit yesterday afternoon there were Spoons regulars Doom Bar, Abbot Ale and Ruddles, accompanied by guests Bombardier Glorious English and Golden Plover by Allendale (£1.99). One pump was blank.

The pub has separate rooms, with the long bar being in the left hand room as you enter. It has a decent size beer garden out the front, sectioned off from the car park by a glass partition. Quite fancy for a Spoons, just a shame the beer selection was not more imaginative.

On 29th June 2018 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Harry Clasper (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite a trendy looking Spoons this one with lots of different wallpapered feature walls, all of which had a different paint effect, which ranged from turquoise to bronze. I especially liked the four booths in the main lounge situated on the right of entrance. Each booth was fitted next to one of the large sash windows, which run along the front of the building. Each booth was finished in dark blue leather, I also liked the way various sized and shaped picture frames and mirrors had been stuck to the ceilings and were painted the same colour as the ceilings to blend in.
Two banks of six pumps with a lot of repeats, so we went for the Allendale Golden Plover. A very respectable Spoons this one, so well worth a visit.

On 23rd July 2017 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Harry Clasper (JD Wetherspoon)

The Harry Clasper is set in a grand old building that was once the local council offices. You enter up a staircase and the bar area is over on the left hand side. It's split into various areas but this wood floored one is the largest and the smaller eating areas are carpeted. The fixtures and fittings are better than average. It was fairly quiet on my Tuesday afternoon visit.
The gents upstairs are quite plush and include a fireplace so it's a shame about the cheap laminate flooring.
The bar has twelve hand pumps which with doubling up boiled down to the JDW Trio Of Doom and four festival ales. I went for the Banks's Brazilian Burton Pale (£2.15 festival price) which was in good nick.
This seemed a decent Spoons in a fine old building.

On 3rd April 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Dunston, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Metrocentre, 1.69 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Blaydon, 2.6 miles, 50 min walk (show)
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14th Oct 2019, 16:11
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14th Oct 2019, 10:29
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 31 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 March 2017 by Aqualung .
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