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This building is currently sat derelict. It looks like it has been closed a number of years. A shame, considering the Quayside area is now booming.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 20:59
Continuing my tour of real ale pubs in newcastle... we came on a thursday, 10pm and the place was near empty. We sat in the window, looking like we were zoo exhibits and laughing at people walking past, trying to lure them in. It didnt work.

Loved the views of the river and bridges, and a good pint, but had to move on looking for some atmosphere in Newcastle.
Mappiman - 14 Nov 2011 21:00
Glad to see it back open!
scoreboard1 - 24 Jun 2011 11:27
OPEN AGAIN! Hurrah, common sense has won through. Real ale comming soon.
zipdiskdude - 13 Jan 2011 11:59
Closed due to the yuppies in their river flats next door objecting to music. why did they move next door to a pub ?
beer_finder_general - 23 Sep 2009 11:22
Now closed.
f1_mw - 3 Aug 2009 17:08
Fine example of a real pub with real ale. Well kept and well served - bar upstairs with live bands (admission fee payable). Shows Lloyds No 1 how beer should be served!
keith253 - 2 Jul 2009 00:53
Nice bar down near the Quayside. Has 5 handpumps serving changing guest ales. Also runs a promotion where you get a card stamped when you buy a pint of cask ale and then get the seventh free. Has a lounge area on the left that really does look like someones front room and a small bar area to the right, also has a quiz machine. Did make it into the GBG a couple of years ago, not in it currently but still well worth a look.
ROBCamra - 19 Jan 2009 15:00
Nice atmosphere, low roof. Had a good balance of old fashioned boozer and also DJ playing decent music. Also appeared to have a club above linked to the pub. Late license. Real ale was available, served in dimpled pots!
stoutoforder - 2 Nov 2008 20:03
One of the better bars down the quay. Nice little boozer with a good atmosphere.
scoreboard1 - 22 Sep 2008 14:11
Very atmospheric pub within a large medieval riverside building Main bar room is quite small and three oafs had managed to position their barstools in a circle so it was pratcically impossible for anyone else to get to and from the bar for service. There's another larger room with seating around the corner and some sort of function rom upstairs. Four or five ales on handpump.
Rich66 - 2 May 2008 18:15
Still needs a greater range of ales, but vastly improved; nice feel to the place.
osceola - 23 Apr 2008 20:29
I spoke to the then new landlord about a year ago, but haven't been back since.

He said that he had taken a golden handshake from Endemol, and was using the money to extend upwards, start a fine dining operation, and generally really make the most of the site.

How did he get on?

FWIW, the beer, staff and punters were fine when I was there.
Joan_Crawford - 19 Dec 2007 15:32
Tom Hargreaves went in here and said he liked the sofa, it was very comfy. They do good hot nuts and the IPA was referred to as 'splendid' by another of the fine patrons on that occasion. Vandalism in the toilets seriously tarnished my visit, but I had a delicious pint of Stella Artois, and the relaxed and cosy atmosphere made my day. Definitely worth a crack duck.
mat_tyg - 12 Nov 2007 13:27
Tom Hargreaves went in here and said he liked the sofa, it was very comfy. They do good hot nuts and the IPA was referred to as 'splendid' by another of the fine patrons on that occasion. Vandalism in the toilets seriously tarnished my visit, but I had a delicious pint of Stella Artois, and the relaxed and cosy atmosphere made my day. Definitely worth a crack duck.
anonymous - 12 Nov 2007 13:27
At last - a decent landlord who cares about customers and quality ale, this old pub has been rescued from the pits and is well worth re-visiting, I think I will call in tomorrow.
beer_finder_general - 28 Feb 2007 10:57
Went in there last night on my first visit to the city, we were attracted by the sign outside at around midnight promoting real ale. They had three ales on, all brewed by a new microbrewery called Allendale. The barman offered us samples and was very helpful. I would hope people who were mourning its demise will now try it again, as it was busy, lively but welcoming. Definitely happy yo go back next time I am in toon
reynedd - 27 Aug 2006 23:24
I remember smashing 10 pints of Guinness in here when I finished school and then falling over in the street. Someone at school had booked the upstairs room out for an end of term bash, many people were rather peeved to find they would only serve people who looked 18 or could brandish fake I.D.

I must say as a kid I went here quite a bit and had no interest in the fact it had any history at all - unfortunately that is the standard Tyneside mentality, god knows what else was under my nose that I didn't appreciate. Maybe time to make a return visit.
anonymous - 2 May 2006 09:44
Went in the other week. It was virtually empty. I think it's just a front for the club upstairs. It's the oldest pub in the city and was prized for its real ales. It had one on and that was cloudy; even the lager tasted like crap. What a waste. Still if the place upstairs is jumping after 11.00, it's all been worthwhile, hasn't it?
anonymous - 1 May 2006 21:33
When I was a student, it used to be a great pub with great beer and great staff. As one of your correspondents notes, the staff no longer seem interested. I understand it was taken over a few years back and from what I've seen, the club upstairs is more in their interest, because the pub's a travesty of its old self.
anonymous - 18 Apr 2006 19:55
Oh dear,am I getting old or is this the way things are going? This used to be a PUB, now it doesn't seem to know who it want to attract. Not really much to recommend, and especially disappointing because it has fallen a long way from its' zenith!
ericmarco - 12 Dec 2005 12:57
The Cooperage has been ruined with a capital F. Saturday 1:30 pm and not a single customer. No real ale, and no member of staff who appeared remotely concerned. A tragedy.
joegreen - 28 Sep 2005 13:09
bring on the tequila!!!!
kat - 23 Sep 2004 18:05
top boozer if a little over priced.

Always pop in when in Toon
Ade - 14 May 2004 14:56
once upon a time was one of the best pubs in the country.

Now merely good.
Paul - 20 Apr 2004 12:49
A bit vague in my memory, but its good for the last stop in the night if you fancy going for a bit of a boogie and not having to dress up like a dogs dinner
anonymous - 24 Feb 2003 08:57

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