Crown Posada

Crown Posada, Newcastle upon Tyne: Hours, Address, Crown Posada Reviews: 4.5/5

Crown Posada
4.5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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valdez d
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Couples
On a visit to Newcastle last weekend, we happened upon the Crown Posada, unsure from the outside as to exactly what to expect when we entered.
We were awestruck. Surrounded by the beautiful splendour which proclaims a glorious past, there abounds an atmosphere which mere decor does not provide.
The busy bar staff were attentive, efficient and slick, assisting us expertly with our choice of local ale. The source of this Posada's success was soon evidenced in the form of Andy, whose personable and intelligent hospitality we were fortunate to enjoy.
It's as if the pandemic had never been.
Of all this fine city's numerous notable landmarks, e.g. the Black Gate, the Waterline, the Dogleap stairs and the Quayside bars, this institution is uniquely outstanding, well beyond it's name.
Written February 1, 2022
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Carol&Gerard
Washington, UK766 contributions
Couples
This is a must visit pub if you’re a visitor to Newcastle. We hasn’t been in for a few years and it hadn’t changed a bit, which is exactly how it should be. We sat in the tiny snug on the left as you enter, its cosy with only 3 tables but you can gaze at the stained glass window. Hubby said beer was good and I had a pinot Grigio which was nice.
We enjoyed our visit, however as we left the bar staff were standing in the doorway smoking and hardly moved to allow us to pass. If they’d been there as we arrived we would have probably walked past. Not a good advert for such an historic pub.
Written February 8, 2020
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mettembaldy
Newport, UK19 contributions
We have passed the door to the Crown Pasada a few times and not ventured in. What an error! We went in the night before New Years eve and began to engage with what turned out to be Landlord regarding the beers on tap. I ventured for a chocolate and vanilla stout on his recommendation. We were then treated to a brilliant insight to the history of the pub and more facts and laughs than are good for you. Blooming Brilliant. Many thanks
Written January 13, 2020
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simon k
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK45 contributions
Friends
A group of 10 of us stopped in for a drink whilst heading back to the hotel after a business meal. We were greeted by the Barman’s expletive filled rant about how “ they have to be F*$*#ng joking, there’s only 2 minutes left!”
At this point if the staff had simply told us that they could t serve anymore we would have happily left. However, after being told to “hurry up if you want a drink!” The staff stopped serving drinks half way through the groups order. Half of the group then left whilst the “lucky few” finished their drinks.
The rudeness and inhospitable nature of the staff cannot next excused.
I have been to this pub many times before and was embarrassed to have been the one to suggest it to the group.
There also seems to be a bodily odour that has permeated the very fibres of the pub, to such an extent that you smell it as you walk through the door.
An unfriendly pub with a unpleasant smell.
I can happily say I won’t be returning.
Written January 30, 2020
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Karl B
1 contribution
Friends
Simply the best pub in the North East. Gorgeous interior, excellent selection of quality beers (best Guinness I've had outside of Ireland) and it doesn't ever smell like chips, like most other pubs! No tellys, good varied music selection. Top staff, always welcoming. Long live the crown ❤
Written March 24, 2022
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David M
Vancouver, Canada122 contributions
Tiny little pub just under the Tyne bridge and in the middle of the hive of activity around the Quayside area of Newcastle. A bit of an oasis of old world charm. Authentic pub, real beer, lots of wood and stained glass. Love this place for the character, the characters that you see.
Written January 24, 2020
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Oliver C
5 contributions
Great to see it open again. New Manager, Lance, has worked really hard to get it covid compliant. Six ales on tap including local favourite, Black Gate and Pennine Pale. Resident DJ 'Headline Barry' is in charge of an old turntable record player and has a fantastic collection of old 45's and LP's.......not to be missed.
Written October 15, 2020
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bonviveure
Gravesend, UK107 contributions
Visiting a great pub with my sister after 35 years away from Newcastle to find it was as i hoped it would be, full of great characters and a very welcoming mine host along with great beers and a vintage gramophone playing old "L.P`s.
If you visit Newcastle and you do not go for a pint in this piece of Newcastle history it will most definitely be your loss .
I am looking forward to my next visit which will most certainly not be in another 35 years
Written March 12, 2022
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CliffordArchaeology
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK31 contributions
Solo
The Crown Posada. Where should one start? It takes about three attempts to find it and I will not make the discovery any easier as it will spoil the surprise. Yet it has an imposing exterior on a street of di9verse architecture styles.The grand frontage is a late Victorian facade. The entrance is via the ornate blue ironwork gate; you are, at this point, most definitely entering into another World. Normally the reaction is surprise. The dark interior; the high intricate bold ceiling, the music emanating from a record player somewhere in its depths and most of all a sense of belonging. Walk in. Some do not - they seem somehow in utter awe and perhaps confusion. For the Crown Posada interior space is that of a very narrow bar and its ornamentation at first glance suggests it is a corridor into some secret world - perhaps it is. Perhaps us locals appear to be celebrants at a ritual rather than customers. I assure we are sad when people don't pass the threshold, because the adventure really only begins when you are inside. The beers are excellent, six hand pulls with three regular beers of local origin Gold Tankard, Black gate and Tyneside Blonde; with three constantly rotating guest beers. The quality, as i have written elsewhere, is superb and a credit to the hard work of all the staff. It is no surprise that it is in the CAMRA guide, but this pub attracts all - it has a craft beer pump and an excellent range of lagers. It also serves one keg cider. Baps and crisps are the useful and filling snack on offer at very low price. The homemade pease pudding is wonderful. The atmosphere is what nails you to the spot - the interior is oft known as "the cofin" because of its shape. On a busy Friday night you really do get to know the customer on either side well and it is amazing how complete strangers become friends. I first walked through the door in 1999 and never really left. You can stand in the bar without another soul, the sun streaming through the stained glass window, not a sound; yet never fell alone. The place embraces you. it has a history; the information currently displayed is (hopefully) to be replaced by more accurate information in the very near future. The Spanish cartoons beneath the wallpaper and the pubs significance in the Spanish civil war is only one of a number of stories that puts the present information as to an imaginary romance invented by an ex landlady firmly in its place. I have spent two years researching the spot and have merely scratched the surface of its past. Not wishing to give to much away but here are a few facts. The large mirrors on the right hand wall are actually where windows were until the twentieth century, there being a passageway between the building and the next,this passage then climbed up towards the Moot Hall by stone steps and arches, now alas gone; through at least two more buildings all of which were part of Crown Buildings. Nothing of the Crown Posada standing above grounds is earlier than 1843, a portion is 1860 and most is 1889. The history of the Crown Posada and its many inhabitants and uses goes back two millennia. which explains why the place has atmosphere. Ask the staff where the original quay was and it will surprise you, but also give you an understanding of how this very small bar had a significance far greater than its size today. Visit once - you will return. Nobody ever really leaves the Crown Posada.
Written November 4, 2014
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Local C
Durham, UK75 contributions
My Wife & I were very lucky to come across this amazing little pub, the Crown Posada, nicely tucked away. Its an amazing, just a great place to go for a drink.Its very friendly, place full of interesting characters who make this a little different from the other pubs in the city.
Every city has these places, and this is the Newcastle's.

A must for a quiet drink, away from the noisy bars around Newcastle. Fantastic.
We will definitely be visiting again, when we visit Newcastle.
Written November 26, 2019
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