If you are in Newcastle town centre and that combination of ennui and alienation is slowly creeping into your bones then you should go here.
A pub like they used to be; brown varnish, no music, just beer, seats and people. What else do you need ?
You know those places in life that you never want to change...... well this is one of them. The Quayside has everything from eating, drinking and clubs, but the Crown Posada is just a great place to go for a drink.Its a friendly place full of interesting characters who make this a little different from the other pubs in the city.
Every city has these places, and this is the Newcastle version. Just a really good place to go and have nice beer.
Great pub; why only 3 stars? It has everything some people want in a pub cask beers; heritage; tradition.
It is however not a typical Quayside pub which many people would say is a strength.
If you are clubbing style then 3 stars;
If you are good drink and chat 5 stars
I can't help but feel Bring_back_1977 missed the point of the Crown Posada. It's possibly the oldest bar in Newcastle. It wasn't built with modern fire safety procedures in mind. It's long, thin and cramped, but for that reason it's not allowed to pack several hundred people in so there wouldn't be a stampede in an emergency. It's an original, and that's the appeal.
Having said that, it's been fitted with a safety feature to ensure a speedy exit for all concerned parties. It's called a door - there's one at the front, and one at the back, too.
The Crown Posada is a perfect little pub, and there's too few of them left. Stained glass windows, a snug, ornate ceiling, real ale, and the fading gramophone entertaining those nearby. It's perfect.
Having finally made it in here after many years of failing to do so I can only echo the positive comments already made below. Sunday was maybe a good night to check it out as with it only being open from 19:00 to 22:30 some people maybe avoid it & it was certainly pretty quiet. Either way I'm keen to go back on a potentially busier night in the name of further research.
Halfway down the Dean Street, opposite Coco Mo. Not the most spacious of bars, but it hasn't really had a fit out since it was built other than a lick of paint. One of CAMRA's favourites, it has a snug, a bar and a seating area. They sell good Real Ale and there is no music playing. More of a beer connoisseurs pub than the rest of the Quayside bars near there.
Good, upretentious boozer. Try to get the snug (and keep it) because the main bar can be a squeeze. It's worth a visit for the stained glass windows.
one of the great bar of britain ,classic decor and great beer
Arguably the oldest pub in Newcastle renowned for its massive stained glass windows and olde worldeness this pub is down the bottom of Dean Street.It has a long skinny bar area and a snug-its not the biggest pub in the world and can get very crowded as it is well patronised by people from all over popular with visitors to Newcastle as well as notably members of the legal profession,a number of Barristers chambers being close by on the Quayside and Broadchare.Good real ale to be had.
Decided to try somewhere different to our usual haunts for a Saturday night. Having not been to The Crown Posada for years we were not disappointed. The welcome and service was excellent the staff couldn't do enough for us. The atmosphere was great. (what I would call genuine pub customers ie real men!) I would sincerely recommend this pub to anyone looking for a great value for money. Rate 4/5
Normally, I would have no hesitation in awarding this pub full marks for beer , location and staff. However, on visiting the pub on Sunday 21st Dec 2008, I couldn't believe my ears when we were asked to 'finish our drinks off' ten minutes after they served me. The staff adopted the attitude I usually associate with 'poser bars ' giving the whole place an extremely disappointing atmosphere. This view was shared by most of the other customers who also made vocal protests.
I'm a big fan. Great place to hide away from the world with a racing post and an hour to burn with a cracking pint. Great armosphere and a cracking pint
Claustrophobic. Would hate to be caught in the back if a fire ever broke out.
Great old mans pub with traditional decor you feel like you've gone back in time. Serves a good variety of real ales (no real ciders though :() and is a nice relaxing place to go.
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