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“My Idea of Heaven”
Review of The Bridge Tavern

The Bridge Tavern
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Bridge Tavern is an independent Brewpub & Eatery nestled directly beneath the stanchions of The Tyne Bridge
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Wow do you like a choice of good beer? Then you can't miss this place I did not want the night to end. The have their own micro brewery, 10 hand pull beers that were fantastic, bottled Belgium beers, I thought I had died and gone top heaven.

The atmosphere and location (quayside) are perfect. This is not a rowdy bar, it is sophisticated and has charm and character, books line the walls, the brass brewing equipment on the far wall gives it character.

Would defiantly recommend it. No music was playing that night so maybe not for your party animal.

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Thank shackleston
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited The Bridge Tavern a few times and I am never disappointed. The staff are always great and the food is absolutely gorgeous. I always go for the steak which is always cooked to perfection (I have yet to taste one in Newcastle that beats it).

Can't recommend this place enough if good old British pub-style comfort food cooked to a great standard is what you're after.

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Thank Samantha942014
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a nice bar under the Tyne Bridge. All sorts of interesting ales and ciders. Didn't get completely packed out like some of the other bars do. Also looks like it has been done up recently after looking at the image on google maps. It looks much better now

Thank spikeymires
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Popped in here Friday 21 March for a quick business lunch with a colleague.

Already aware of sister pub "The Town Wall" so was expecting big things - and wasn't let down at all - it was really very good indeed.

My colleague had the Steak and Ale pie (asking if she could have mushy peas instead of cabbage) and I went for the Fish & Chips. Both were large, hearty meals and both were superb quality; served to the table by a friendly waiter in a timely fashion. Each meal was also good value around £8.

This place has a nice feel about it too, book shelves of (real) books, dimmed lighting, exposed brickwork - all very nice.

Older readers will know this place as the Newcastle Arms, The Pump House or even perhaps Fever. I think a little more could have been done regarding the new signage - the old "Newcastle Arms" name is part of the stonework on the frontage and presumably can't be changed as I'm guessing this may well be a listed building. That said, the new "Bridge Tavern" signage is minimal (to say the least) and I wonder how many people are wandering around looking for this place in vain....

Persevere in your search, it's well worth it.

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Thank Daft80sBloke
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

A nice pub in a great location, friendly staff and drinks are priced relatively reasonably, however, lack of scotched eggs on the food menu really let it down, this is a staple dish at any quality pub, and omitting the scotchy from the menu baffled me. Let's see if they can fix this sooner rather than later.

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Thank ScotchWarrior
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