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Eye on the Tyne, Newcastle

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user reviews of Eye on the Tyne, Newcastle

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After a visit to the Head Of Steam near Central station earlier in the evening, I ended up at this branch of the chain much later in the night. The Quayside site is a much brighter, upmarket version. It is larger and busier than the one in the city centre. Popular with couples, rather than singles. If anything, the ale range is also better - Anarchy Sublime Chaos, Box Social Slay Bell, Consett Steel Town, Sonnet 43 Miss Scarlet's Revolver, Leeds Reindeer Porter & Camerons Ahopalypse Now & Inglenoon. Cider was Gwynt y Ddraig Farmhouse Scrumpy. A guitarist was in action in one corner. Another place to add to the list of Newcastle pubs to visit.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 23:28
Now converted to be a Head Of Steam venue. Eight handles on.
zipdiskdude - 22 Aug 2016 22:15
Recently changed to be a Camerons managed house. Beers from the Camerons range with guests.
zipdiskdude - 28 Dec 2015 16:44
Visited about a while back, couldn't find it on BITE then, I didn't know it had reopened under a this new name! Had lunch, which was a massive battered fish with excellent chips and peas, lovely! Was driving so no alcohol, but the fresh orange and lemonade I had was fine! I remember it well! My daughter,a student, liked it as well. Although the food was fine and to be recommended, it DID seem a bit lacking in atmosphere, that may change in the eveving tho!
budvar_1 - 17 May 2010 22:15
Closed down last year. Now the Eye on the Tyne!
scoreboard1 - 28 Jul 2009 11:46
Reviews so far sum up this place pretty well. Despite being within a pea roll of the Quayside it always feels underpopulated and apart from the pool table has precious little to write home about. Nothing, I mean. The sort of place that leaves a group of previously happy friends staring into their pints and contemplating their debt. But this is all nothing as compared to the adjacent Wig and Pen. What a strange, lifeless place that is. I have to assume that someone was once shot dead in here and it is trying (failing) to shake off its reputation as a pub of death.
iceinthecider - 24 Feb 2006 18:24
It has a pool table and odd painting of Shearer on the wall. Spend an hour or so in there watching the footy results come in but doubt I'll ever go back. Beer is ok... but all in all quite bland
bondr - 2 May 2005 17:35
The rebuild is a bit insensitive, but the building is a genuine relic of Tynesides commercial past. Like many pubs, the atmosphere is dependent on who is in on a particular evening.
Noel Jackson - 1 Feb 2004 11:21
very fake old warehouse style- you can see where somone went around and "roughed it up" in about 10 mins-- and combined with about 10 bandits-- its piss poor -- nothing to make you stay unless you worked there and needed the money
anonymous - 26 Nov 2003 17:22

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