Photographs and information from across a variety of locations in Northumbria. From ancient to modern.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Further photos of pubs in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle can be seen here.
These are all pubs based in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, a major regeneration area for the city, involving art, business and leisure.
Pictures of boats on the river Ouseburn. Please click on each image for the full size photo.
The Tyne Bar
Many years ago this pub was known as The Ship Tavern, a notorious pub known more for “adult services” on offer upstairs than the beer it sold. The Tyne Bar was refurbished in 1994 and is situated where the Ouseburn meets the Tyne.
The building was built in 1848 when is was used as a flax spinning mill. At one point in it's history the building was used as a Scotch whisky bottling plant, the whisky was known as Cluny, hence the current name.
An artists group bought the building in 1982 and the Cluny Bar was opened in 1999.
In recent years the Cluny was voted one of the top 100 bars in the world and 36 Lime St in which the bar is situated is a grade two listed building.
The Cluny is an established live music venue.
Free Trade Inn
The Free Trade Inn is a long established pub overlooking the Tyne and known for having a diverse range of both beer and customers.
Recently the Free Trade was voted one of the top ten pubs in the UK.
The Ship Inn
Based on Stepney Bank in the Ouseburn area, the Ship Inn is one of the oldest pubs in the area, in recent years the Ship has become known for it's Vegan menu.
The Cumberland Arms
The Cumberland is home to a wide range of beers from the North East and across the British Isles. The pub is also home to traditional folk music and was voted one of the best venues for this type of music by hillwalker magazine.
The Tanners Arms
The Tanners has styled itself "Eats Beats and Beer" .
A classic old style pub with food and live music as well as traditional beer.