Built between the stanchions of the iconic Tyne Bridge, there has been an alehouse on this site for two hundred years – the original building being demolished to make way for the bridge and then rebuilt afterwards. There’s a working microbrewery on site, where they brew bespoke, never repeated ales available exclusively in the pub. On the menu you’ll find great bar snacks – pickled eggs with celery salt, and pork fried peanuts, for example, plus hearty dishes like ox cheek with bone marrow, toast and pickled walnuts; calves’ liver and bacon; or beer battered haddock with triple cooked chips.
Closed: 25 December
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 12-12 (Friday to Saturday noon-1am Sunday 12-11)
Lunch opening: Monday to Thursday 12-9, Friday to Sunday 12-7
Dinner opening: Monday to Thursday 12-9, Friday to Sunday 12-7