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NEWCASTLE: The Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road South Gosforth, NE3 1QL. David Proud said: "Awesome food, great beer choice, well stocked fridges and great atmosphere. Plus it is dog friendly, including its own dog menu" The Star, 79 Westgate Road, NE1 1SQ. Paul Timney said: "The Guinness, the music, the staff and the customers."

The Tyne Bar, Maling Street, NE6 1LP. Leigh Swithenbank said: "Its gorgeous scenery. Absolutely love sitting out in the garden under the tunnel. I have the best memories in this place."

Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, NE2 1AP. David Patrick said: "It has a chilled and relaxed vibe with an artistic feel."

The Bridge Tavern, Quayside, NE1 3UF. Kris Martin said: "All the real ales and how traditional it is. Ideal location."

Cumberland Arms, Byker, NE6 1LD. Adrian Aynsley said: "Great beer, knowledgeable staff, real fire, great view, great service, great location, great food and on a great beer crawl route."

The North Terrace, Claremont Road, NE2 4AN. Michelle Storey said: "Real ales, freshly made food with a brand new menu."

Michael Eastwood said: "Perfect to sit with friends and chat the night away."

The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ. Scott Howe said: "Great atmosphere, great selection of beers, ciders and every conceivable type of drink. The food is great, the location is great."

The Free Trade Inn, St Lawrence Road, NE6 1AP. Sean Gallagher said: "Excellent views across the Quayside, especially at sunset. Best selection of real ales and cider in Newcastle."

Twin Farms, 22 Main Road, Kenton Bank Foot, NE13 8AB.

Lynn Turner said: "Great staff, great food, large choice of real ales. Large choice of wine. Very relaxing pub."

The Northumberland Hussar, Sackville Road, Heaton, NE6 5SY.

Louise Brown said: "Great homemade food, good selection of both locally brewed and international beers, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere."

Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, NE1 1RQ.

Andrew Fitzsimmons said: "After living in Australia for 16 years you miss a pub with great character. Always in there when I return."

Border Minstrel, High Gosforth Park, NE3 5EJ. Stewart Fraser said: "Great beer and food is fantastic, especially the carvery."

The Broad Chare, 25 Broad Chare, NE1 3DQ. Andy Smith said:"Traditional, quaint and friendly staff. The bar snacks are great as well and reasonably priced. A hidden gem."

Northumbrian Piper, Fawdon House, NE3 2AH.

Lynne Etheridge said: "Friendly, traditional pub that serves excellent food with great staff." Poachers Cottage, Armstrong Street, Callerton, NE5 1NQ.

Janet Glenwright said: "Friendly staff, good atmosphere, freshly made food and live music." The Globe, 11 Railway St, NE4 7AD.

David Lindsdell said: "Just love popping in, it's almost like my secret hideaway. Great beer, cracking people and fantastic atmosphere." The Strawberry, 7-8 Strawberry Pl, NE1 4SF. Andrew Kirkham said: "Superb beer, great customers and an atmosphere that's second to none."

Bacchus, 42-48 High Bridge, NE1 1EW. Paul O'Farrell said: "Great atmosphere, great staff and a fantastic range of beers."

The Bodega, 125 Westgate Rd, NE1 4AG. Marty Tuff said: "Fantastic building, great staff and a good selection of real ale."

The Station, Killingworth Drive, Killingworth, NE12 6RA.

"Paul Chater said: "Familly run, great food, great beer and awesome atmosphere. Get in and find out for yourself."

George Stephenson Inn, Great Lime Road, West Moor, NE12 7NJ.

Lianne Speedy said: "Great new owners, fab ales and a large selection of wines."

GATESHEAD: Ye Olde Cross Inn, Ryton Village, NE40 3QP. Chris Embleton said: "The location of the pub and the pub itself is picture perfect. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere inside makes it ideal to chill and relax while enjoying a pint." The Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon, NE21 4JJ. John Slocombe said: "A warm welcome with lot's of live music with a good selection of quality beers.

Has still retained it's original character as a good pub should."

The Lambton Arms, Eighton Banks, Rockcliffe Way, NE9 7XR.

Lyn Antipas said: "Always made us feel welcome and food was always great."

The Wheatsheaf, 26 Carlisle street, Felling, NE10 0HQ.

Jim Storey said: "A warm welcome always, a basic real ale pub; real people no airs or graces, just good beer."

The Schooner, South Shore Road, NE8 3AF. Pele McAmble said: "The friendliest pub in the friendliest port - good beer, brilliant atmosphere," Half Moon Inn, Ryton Village East, NE40 3NU. Rachel Donaldson said: "Family friendly pub with amazing food including tapas, steak night and curry night."

NORTH TYNESIDE: Oddfellows, 7 Albion Road, North Shields, NE30 2RJ. Patsy Rowley said: "Great pub with very friendly staff and customers. You will always get a warm welcome and the beer is excellent."

The Priory, Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4DX. Amie Waugh said: "Great food, fab atmosphere, nice beers and beautifully decorated." King George, North Parade, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AW.

Anthony Culham said: "It's a very cosy pub where you feel welcome and has great prices." Robin Hood Inn, Murton Village, North Shields, NE27 0LR.

Valerie Grungo said: "Family run pub with good food, good beer and good service."

Low Lights Tavern, Brewhouse Bank, North Shields, NE30 1LL.

Lee Stephenson said: "Proper old fashioned pub with bags of character. No night is ever the same."

The Kings Arms, West Terrace, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4RD.

Debra Mitchell said: "It's in an idyllic spot next to the harbour. It has a homely feel and you always get a warm welcome. Well worth a visit."

Bee Hive Inn, Hartley Lane, Earsdon, NE25 0SZ. Sandra Dunn said: "Friendly staff with good food and drink."

Bush Inn, Addington Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9UY. Stu McVeigh said: "Great banter, great beer and great local."

SOUTH TYNESIDE: The Crown, Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9HZ.

Daniel Atthey said: "Best pub south of the Tyne for sure. Great vibes every weekend and perfect pints."

The Red Hackle, Perth Avenue, Jarrow, NE32 4HT. Mark Masin said: "Friendly pub, always supports every thing local."

The Steamboat, 27 Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1EQ.

Ray Spencer said: "Great cask beers, loads of character with friendly staff and Landlord." The Alum Ale House, Ferry Street, South Shields, NE33 1JR.

Alex Shilling said:"The quality of ale is always top notch due to the management ensuring lines are cleaned on a regular basis and there is a variety of ale to choose from."

NORTHUMBERLAND: The Plough, Cramlington, NE23 1DN. Craig Tuck said: "Serves a varied selection of real ales. The staff are excellent and very friendly. I go out my way to make this place my local."

Diamond Inn, Main Street, Ponteland, NE20 9BB. Brian Phillips said: "Friendly people, great atmosphere and fair prices. Service is fantastic."

The Wallaw, 14 Union Street, Blyth, NE24 2DX. Bill Foster said: "Originally an old cinema, it has been restored into a lovely pub with great food, helpful staff and a great atmosphere." Anglers Arms, Sheepwash Bank, Choppington, NE62 5NB.

Dave Yule said: "Landlord and landlady very accommodating and good fun. Family-orientated pub and restaurant."

The Three Horse shoes, High Horton, near Bedlington, NE24 4HF.

Michael Feary said: "Stand-alone countryside pub with large selection of real ales, ciders and wines."

Bay Horse Inn, 1 South Side, Stamfordham, NE18 0PB.

Georgia Grounsell said: "Amazing home cooked food, lovely atmosphere and a log fire for cold evenings."

The Jolly Fisherman, 9 Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick, NE66 3TR.

Duncan Mackay said: "I visit the North East every year and this is the very first pub I go to." The Pheasant Inn, Stannersburn, Hexham, NE48 1DD.

David Brown said: "Family owned, welcoming and not pretending to be something it is not."

Black Bull, Middle Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AT.

Allan Lowther said: "Great staff and great food. Lots of other bars in Corbridge too such as The Angel and The Red Lion."

Black Bull Inn, Rose Cottage, Matfen, NE20 0RP. Annie Bishop said: "Lovely atmosphere and friendly bar staff."

The Olde Ship Inn, Main Street, Seahouses, NE68 7RD.

Alan Dobison said: "Great old fashioned pub with lovely brass memorabilia in the bar and a great pint."

Trap Inn, Main Street Northbroomhill, Morpeth, NE65 9UT.

Sandra Dickinson said: "Always a warm welcome. Home cooked food at an affordable price."

DURHAM: Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW. Mark Livingstone said: "Great oldy-worldy feel with great food and nice beer."

The Head Of Steam, 3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham, DH1 4RZ.

John Lincoln said: "Belgian beer, great atmosphere."

The Ox Inn, C2C to Oxhill Pathway, Stanley, DH9 7LR.

Dianne Watson said: "The food is great and the menu has something for everyone."

The Grey Horse, 115 Sherburn Terrace, Consett, DH8 6NE.

Paul Blythe said: "Beer brewed on the premises all excellent quality. Wonderful owners and staff with a great atmosphere."


Three of your favourite pubs - the Bridge Tavern on Newcastle's Quayside, the Diamond Inn in the heart of Ponteland and the Priory on Front Street in Tynemouth |
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Date:Dec 24, 2014
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