The Best Pub Grub in Newcastle upon Tyne

Pies at the Redhouse
Pies at the Redhouse | © The Redhouse/Facebook
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Freelance Travel & Music Writer27 September 2017

One of the staples of the British pub is its good old pub grub. From the quintessentially British fish and chips through to the more continental options, we round up some of the best places for pub food in Newcastle.

The Bridge Tavern

Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Contemporary, $$$
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Micro Brewery at The Bridge Tavern
Micro Brewery at The Bridge Tavern | © g-stockstudio / Shutterstock

The Bridge Tavern is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike thanks to its range of local ales and artisan takes on popular British menu options. With a location as central as this, you really can’t get much better for a good Sunday roast.

The Redhouse

Pub, Gastropub, Pub Grub, British, $$$
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Pies at the Redhouse
Pies at the Redhouse | © The Redhouse/Facebook

Pie lovers rejoice! The Redhouse is your one stop shop for a superb handmade pie in Newcastle – and believe us when we say you won’t get better. Another top recommendation for a good ale accompaniment, The Redhouse channels the great English pub menu option of the pie and partners it with the best mash, peas and liquor in the city.

Twin Farms

Pub, Pub Grub, British, $$$
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Twin Farms is a little further out of Newcastle but is well worth the venture. This award-winning pub is situated within a converted farm house and boasts a beautifully British – and regional – gastro menu. Priding themselves on fresh, locally sourced food, Twin Farms should be next on your list.

Bealim House

Bar, Pub, Contemporary, $$$
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Dishes at Bealim House
Dishes at Bealim House | © Bealim House/Facebook

Bealim House offers British classic meals with a twist – all inside a former print works that now doubles up as a gin distillery! Bealim House’s Sunday lunch is regionally renowned and as well as all of this they also serve up a seasonal selection of tapas. Is there anything this place can’t do?!

The Earl of Pitt Street

Gastropub, Pub, Pub Grub, British, $$$
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Conveniently located for a spot of pub grub after a Newcastle United match at St. James Park, The Earl of Pitt Street boasts their very own relaxed take on fine dining, all in a traditional pub setting. Whether it’s a spot of lunch from their extensive à §la carte menu or a family get together during Slow Cooked Sundays, we guarantee there’s something for everyone here.

The Brandling Arms

Pub, Bar, Pub Grub, British, Fast Food, $$$
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Burgers at The Brandling Arms
Burgers at The Brandling Arms | © Brandling Arms/Facebook

Situated in the popular Newcastle suburb of Gosforth, The Brandling Arms is a dog-friendly, popular tavern. All tastes and levels of hunger are catered for here, with suitable menus for sandwiches, dinner and Sunday lunch all on offer. Serving up such pub classics as fish and chips and sausage and mash, this is one pub you’ll want to eat at.

The Broad Chare

Gastropub, Pub, British, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, $$$
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The Live Theatre Broad Chare Newcastle
The Live Theatre Broad Chare Newcastle | © Newcastle Libraries

The Broad Chare labels themselves as ‘proper pub, proper beer, proper food’ and we couldn’t agree more. Nestled down a side street amongst Newcastle’s picturesque Quayside, you’ll find homely meals and a welcoming atmosphere here. Its menu is a rather British affair with homely offerings like pie and mash and steak and chips on offer, but if you’re feeling a little more extravagant, there’s crab on toast and grilled calves liver too.