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“Favourite Weatherspoons in the Toon!”
Review of The Union Rooms - CLOSED

The Union Rooms
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We always visit here as soon as we arrive in Newcastle. It's a lovely building, plenty of room and very central. There are always good drinks offers on and are so much cheaper than some other fancy bars just along from there. It could do with some decoration and TLC but still worth a visit.

Thank TheBoyoz
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

A pretty good Wetherspoon's. The decor inside is very posh, more akin to a hotel than a bar! The food is also good, and they tend to have better drinks stock than the nearby Mile Castle Wetherspoon's, which doesn't do guest ciders and has less ales, plus less of the specialty beers and wines.

It's quieter than the other bar, including on a weekend. There's no music, which can be a plus or a negative depending on your tastes.

Thank femalecheesemonster
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I always try to visit this when I'm up in Newcastle for work, it's a beautifully restored building with various bars on two floors. The food is the usual good value JD food, and they have a good selection of beers, and seem to make an effort to get local ales in. I enjoy eating in the bar upstairs, and would recommend this.

1  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a building worth wandering around - it is enormous with very high ceilings and a splendid staircase to the first floor. I liked the family room which is the only room to allow children in and on our visit was an oasis from the left hand downstairs bar where the Arsenal supporters were making their presence heard whilst watching the footy on TV. There is another bar downstairs through a glass covered area. Up the staircase and another bar is found along with a dining area. All in all a credit to J.D. for reclaiming a grand building.

Thank NevMeg
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Called in yesterday before going to see Neil Young. The food was filling and what you expect in a Wetherspoons pub, very reasonably priced, nothing fancy but suits my budget. The building itself is amazing, had a chat with a local who told me about it's history and about one of the City's MP's, Mr, Cowens, who was probably the Dennis Skinner of his day perhaps. Apparently he used to frequent this place when it was a Gentlemens Club. A great selection of ale including Batemans XXXB from quite close to where we come from. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank Doug P
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