Don't let the bigg market location or colourful looking punters lurking outside put you off. This pub is full of character and completely took me by suprise.
Initially when some friends told me to meet them in 'the beehive' I was little bit confused, why were we going to this crappy little pub in the middle of the crappy end of town?
How wrong could I have been, this place is a quality little boozer. The drinks or cheap, find me a drinkable pint for less than 2 quid anywhere else in the town centre and I'll tip my hat to you.
The regulars are all nice guys who will have bit of banter with anyone willing to talk to them. As I've said, the drinks are cheap. The location is decent.
But, the biggest thing that got me was the building itself. Apart from the odd broken window, it's absolutely stunning. Almost everything is art nouveau in style, the doors have long leaf shaped windows, the ceilings in almost organic looking plaster relief... everything is awesome, just a little neglected.
I was taken back by it, the place is brilliant, get yourself there!
This is a pub of mixed opinion. Yes, plenty of atmosphere. It is nice and central. Lively on a Friday or Saturday night, but there are some draw backs.
The pub is a bit dingy and has some less than desirable customers. Furniture with strange fluids on, and some weird smells. However, I don't regret having a pint in there during my visit to Newcastle.
Read the previous review and thought I would try this pace out. Battled past the throng of weird in the doorway. No real ale but a just about passable pint of exhibition but nothing to write home about. Marred mainly by the smell of wee that lurks in the bar
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