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Popped in here for lunch and a couple of pints on a quiet Monday lunchtime. Impressed with the decor and the beer, so ordered the chicken, leek and mushroom pie. Usually when something is described as home-made, the food arrives within five minutes and obviously isn't. This couldn't be further from truth with my meal. Twenty minutes later I had a superbly cooked pie with a delicious steaming mound of mash in front of me. I would have complimented the chef but that's a big tragic, so will do it here instead. Will definitely visit again next time I'm up this way.
stainto - 18 Nov 2014 20:30
Climbed up the hill from the Quayside, from where I'd visited the Broad Chare (not listed on here, but fairly good) to the New Bridge. Was quite impressed with this pub. Has a small, but quality range of ales plus Old Rosie cider. Beers on were Thornbridge Jaipur & Kipling, the excellent Elland 1872 Porter and Anarchy Blonde Star. Quite liked the interior too and the barman was friendly and knowledgeable. Plenty of football fans in on Tuesday evening, despite it being 20 minutes walk to the ground. Note the Kings Manor round the corner is now closed and turned into some kind of property rental place. Would return to this place. But there's always loads of decent pubs to visit in Newcastle.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Mar 2014 20:06
I hate long walks between stations and pubs but when you come out of Manors Metro station you are right next to The Kings Manor and next door - The New Bridge so there wasn't a lot of walking involved!!
The New Bridge is a street corner pub in the University (Northumberland) area and is a very pleasant bar with a selection of locally-brewed real ales. Comfortable traditional-style decor in the Victorian/Edwardian style with mahogany fittings; screens and a carpet - and plenty of reading material to enjoy while you sup your ale. Food is available but at limited times so check first. TV screen but not intrusive. Not packed when I went there but I can imagine it does get very busy but it was a new pub for me and I shall return.
mcroyal - 14 Dec 2012 11:11
Love this bar. Used to go there with my girlfriend for many years. Always a good laugh and the beer pretty good too. Food canny as well. A bar where you can have a decent natter, where the music is background entertainment rather than blasting your lugs off. Many happy memories of this bar.
themongolian - 27 Dec 2010 19:26
Back in the late 80's/early 90's, this used to be a proper pub; always full of local regulars, especially at weekends. Now I have no idea who it's supposed to cater for - probably the 'suits' and students.

I was in there last Saturday afternoon and the place was empty at midday; it used to be HEAVING! I was informed that 'we don't do food on a Saturday'. The half of Stella I had tasted of line-cleaner and was as flat as a witch's you-know-what.

Yet another example of taking a perfectly good, viable pub, tarting it up, alienating the locals and ending up with an empty pub on a Saturday afternoon. Serves 'em right. Unrecommended.

By the way..the pub next door (used to be Joe Wilsons, another thriving local) was also totally empty and THEY 'don't do food on Saturday' either. I rest my case.
bringback77 - 30 Apr 2009 14:28
Welcoming pub on the "wrong" side of the A167M which means that you have to make an effort to get here. It's well worth the detour. 4 handpumps serving ever changing guest ales, alcoves with leather seating, friendly bunch on both sides of the bar. We had lunch here, it was only a baguette and chips each but it was served quickly and was good quality, no scrimping on the fillings either. Had a couple of pints of well kept ale, the other half had a couple of glasses of red wine. What's not to like? Go and have a look.
ROBCamra - 19 Jan 2009 16:15
Popped into the New Bridge a few months ago for the 1st time when on an all day session. Was impressed, canny bar serving decent beer. A little out the way but worth popping in if over Manors way. Ill defo be going back!
scoreboard1 - 25 Nov 2008 13:36
One of my favourites in Newcastle. Owned by the Sir John Fitzgerald chain of pubs, so you generally know what you're getting. Open-plan, but refurbished very nicely recently in traditional style- dark wood and green leather seating, etc. Always a selection of decent local ales and often free bar snacks. As noted it can get busy butnever overwhelmingly so. It is a good place to watch sport or to pop into after work if you're heading this way.
Carlurmston - 1 Nov 2008 14:42
Looks unpromising from the outside, surrounded by dark deserted streets just outside the city centre, but once though the door it's a marvedllous example of what can be achieved by pitching to a market and running a pub properly. It was heaving (but not uncomfortably so) on a thursday evening for what is clearly a very popular regular pub quiz. Just about all the customers appeared to be partaking, the pub is comfortably furnished, the atmosphere was lively and friendly, the four ales of contrasting styles and strengths were all served in excellent condition. Definitely worth a detour.
Rich66 - 2 May 2008 18:32
This pub is just a skip from the Manors Metro station. It manages to appeal to both local, regular clientele and those from farther afield seeking an excellent pint and serves both sections of its customers admirably. When I was there, the several real ales were in tip-top condition and the music playing at a reasonable level in the background was an eclectic mixture, mainly from the seventies. The place has a welcoming feel to it and it certainly wasn’t one of those places where a stranger feels umpteen pairs of eyes drilling into him as he walks in for the first time. In my book, this is one of those “I wish it was my local” pubs.
Ordinary - 9 Apr 2008 22:01

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