This was my fourth visit to Newcastle in recent years. It's a nice place with fantastic views of mountains and sea. Hugh McCann's was well located along the sea front with ample parking at the rear. At first sight I wondered if this was going to be my thing. But never ever book a book by the cover. Inside, a typical Irish bar. Staff were polite, efficient and most important to me, they were friendly. After initial coffee and sandwiches we were ushered through to the ample sized reception room with over 200 guests.
The wedding meal was hot, tasty and well presented just the way I like it. I couldn't eat the sweet, there was nothing wrong with it, in fact all around me who did said it was beautiful. I asked for fresh fruit and the staff fell over themselves to get it for me. I'm not fussy I just need to lose weight.
I could only find one problem and oh boy it was a whopper. My entire table and two tables next to us asked to be moved. Our dinner was ruined because of it. I'm sorry to say it because I really couldn't blame the staff, it was just poor location.
Ok when you go into the room at first sight it carries the wow factor , the top table straight in front and tables laid out with room to walk around without having to breath in. The toilets are on the right of the room. And there in lays the problem.
The toilets open directly into the dining room. 200 people drinking then constantly visiting the wc the stench was unbelievable. A wonderful dinner ruined by the stench of urine. So take this advice, you won't regret it. Go there by all means but sit as far away from those toilets as you possible can or take a peg to put over your nose You know what your clothes smell like when you have been near smokers, well I could smell urine all the way back to the place we were staying at.. Would I go there again. Well yes I would but I'm definitely not sitting on the right. or any where near it..
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