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The Split Chimp

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Real/Craft ale

Had a day out in Whitley and chanced upon this place. Great to find a real ale micropub in this... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2019
flashman232
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Our new favourite

I have been coming to the split chimp since it opened and it is now one of my firm favourite bars... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
Franksmam
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Newcastle's first Micropub with 6 Real Ale Hand Pulls and 5 Keg lines. Our Ale selection changes daily and we stock a wide variety at great prices.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Arch 7 Westgate Road | Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in for pint before Whitley bay film festival at Rendezvous Cafe, staff not very warm or helpful. On way back 22.40 thought would nip in and wife told very abruptly last orders gone. No eye contact, v rude. I like this bar, and venue...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

Given the nature of this business you’d think it would be service with a smile from sociable staff, not in this case. Generally poor, unhelpful attitude!!More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Paul W
Markhall61, Owner at The Split Chimp, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hi Paul, Please could you tell me when this happened, time and day and whether there were one or two staff behind the bar? I am the owner and away at the moment, this is certainly not my vision for my establishment. Your help in...More

Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Had a day out in Whitley and chanced upon this place. Great to find a real ale micropub in this location. Simple set up with a few tables inside and out, about 5 rotating ales on cask and ciders available too. Lagers on draught -...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

I have been coming to the split chimp since it opened and it is now one of my firm favourite bars . The staff are always polite , very welcoming , and chatty, even to the point that as soon as they see me coming...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Franksmam
Markhall61, Owner at The Split Chimp, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Hi, great review, thank you very much. We would love to put more staff on behind the bar, but they would not fit it is very narrow. We have to make do with what we have and do our very best but sunny days can...More

Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

I like this place at Spanish City. I live nearby and have a few beers with friends or kids most weeks. The atmosphere is great and it’s perfect on a sunny afternoon. Beer is good. Child friendly. Great location. I’d recommend it. The only issue...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank martinsI5194TP
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Lively bar with a nice atmosphere. Very good selection of ales. Still and sparkly ciders. It's well worth dropping in.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PhilsFamilyView
Markhall61, Owner at The Split Chimp, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Hi, your review is very much appreciated, we are really pleased that you liked our bar and selections. All the best, Mark.

Reviewed May 30, 2019

Stumbled upon this place & was pleased to stop for a drink. Good selection of real ales & other drinks. Friendly barman who had time to explain drinks, etc. Clean toilets. Good atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank amanda40671
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The bar was quiet for a Sunday afternoon, maybe its because there was no evidence of any food. There is enough different craft beer to contend the beer drinker. The decor is definitely interesting and worth looking at. The barman was capable of helping us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank john k
Reviewed April 21, 2019

WHITLEY BAY BRANCH (it doesn't have its own TA page yet so I'll just have to write it on here) Have visited the Newcastle Chimp many times and have always enjoyed it, so we decided to try the Whitley Bay branch in the Spanish City....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Mark H, Owner at The Split Chimp, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019

Hi James, Mark the owner of both Newcastle and Whitley Bay Chimp here. I am extremely disappointed that you had a bad experience and want to put this right as it happened when I was not there. Can you tell me what you were drinking...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

After a City Centre shopping trip sanctuary was needed. What a lovely little "micro" pub, though it's not that small. Lovely selection of proper beer. Brockmans gin for my wife. Very nice staff. Superb!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Colin T
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We do beer and cider based cocktails.
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