Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Newcastle Pubs

Newcastle Pubs.
Brief descriptions and photos of some of the best known pubs in and near Newcastle.
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CAMRA Tyneside Pub of the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 situated on High Bridge Street in Newcastle City Centre.

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The Bodega
Originally called The Black Bull this pub is first mentioned in 1822.
The current building is an 1872 rebuild of the earlier pub. The pub is known for two domes the first of its which was built in 1906, the second dome was added in 1937.
The pub stands on Westgate Rd which is part of an ancient route into Newcastle dating back to the Romans or before.  

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The Strawberry Pub.
Full of Newcastle United memorabilia and is situated right next to St James’ Park Stadium

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Crown Posada.
The pub dates from 1878 and was originally called the Crown.
A sea captain added the name Posada to the original name of the pub, Posada meaning inn or resting place in Spanish , at the time it was owned by the captain who had an intersting history of his own. The captain was married to a woman in Spain but had a mistress in Newcastle.

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The Old George Inn
The Old George Inn is Newcastle’s oldest pub, dating from 1582 although it was rebuilt in the 18th  and 19th centuries’. The pub was a coaching Inn for many years. The pub also has royal links, King Charles I was a regular visitor here.

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Victoria and Comet.
The building was used as two pubs in the 1800’s the pubs The Victoria & The Comet later merged to become The Victoria and Comet Hotel. 
The pub was used in the Michael Caine gangster film Get Carter in the 1970’s. 

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Trent House.
Situated in the Leazes area of Newcastle, Trent House a pub which is popular with students. 
Well known for the most diverse juke box in Newcastle.

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The Bridge Tavern.
Situated directly under the famous Tyne Bridge originally known as the Newcastle Arms, the Bridge Tavern contains it’s own Micro Brewery.

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Bridge Hotel. 
Built on a medieval site right next to Newcastle’s ancient Castle Keep with views over the Tyne and at the end of the historic High Level Bridge

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Crows Nest.
This pub dates back to 1902 although the pubs on this site have had various names before it recently returned to it's original name.

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The Blackbird Ponteland
Ponteland Castle once stood here and was destroyed in 1388. In 1935, experts uncovered an ancient tower a beautiful Tudor fireplace and many other ancient objects which, due to restoration, can still be found in the pub today.

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Further photos of pubs in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle can be seen here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Rising Sun Country Park in Winter

Rising Sun Country Park in Winter.

The Rising Sun country park in North Tyneside was developed on the site of an old coal mining area, these photographs were taken in December 2017.
Earlier pictures of the park in spring can be seen here
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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Christmas at the Sage Gateshead

Christmas at the Sage Gateshead.

Photos of Christmas at the Sage music centre, Gateshead.
Further photographs of this major national and international concert venue can here
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

George Stephenson's birthplace Wylam Northumberland

George Stephenson's birthplace, Wylam, Northumberland.

The great Tyneside engineer George Stephenson was born in a modest miners cottage not far from the river Tyne.
The cottage was built among many others to house mining families who worked in nearby coal mines. The current footpath follows the course of the old wagon way from which the young Stephenson would have seen the coal wagons go by.
It was from these humble beginnings that Stephenson, "The Father of the Railways"  rose to become one of the greatest engineers in history.
Further photos & information of George and Robert Stephenson's impact on the North East can be seen here.
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