A great (if fairly expensive) place for residents and visitors alike. Come rain, hail or shine the place will be packed on a friday night. You can't ask for much more of an endorsement.
This Wetherspoons is in a very old building, so old that tall people have to duck through the door . Big patio in the back and the front (on the river), so fantastic to sit in summer and people-watch. Lots of seating, much of it sunny. Drinks are very cheap compared to the rest of town - food is too, though I haven't tried it! I find it more appealing than most Wetherspoons given the prime location. Always busy on nice days, sometimes you'll be queuing for drinks which is a bit of a hassle, but worth it once you get a seat!
Walking back to the town centre from the quayside used to be a nightmare but then a saviour came in the form of the Yellow Q1 and Q2 bus, you can catch the buses every ten mins the Q1 from Central Station to quayside then baltic and gateshead or the Q2 from Haymarket to quayside, ousburn then St peters Basin, If you find it difficult to walk far then these buses are a godsend to get you around the Newcastle and Gateshead Quay.
The Quayside is my favourite area in Newcastle and definitely a must for any tourist's itinerary. The Quayside is perfect for a daytime stroll but really comes in to its own at night when the bridges twinkle against the dark sky. The choice of restaurants, bars and clubs along the Quayside is staggering and there is certainly something to suit everyone's taste. Another great time to visit the Quayside is on a Sunday morning when it is home to a small but vibrant market.
Lovely pretty walk, with children, or dogs, or bike. Best on a sunday to see the quayside markets or on an evening to see the millennium bridge :)
And then all of a sudden you roll down a large cobbled bank or stumble down a steep, slimey staircase and you're hit by a wet fish. The smell used to be worse but the river has cleaned up a lot. A wide variety of bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes outline the Tyne. The latest bridge to be built on the Tyne is shaped like an eye and looks like it's blinking when it opens. Stunning! The Quayside has to be one of the greater city sight seeing points. The ice cream shop is always worth a visit too and you'll need it if you're gonna climb to the top of that old flour mill. The Baltic and the Sage overlook the river on the Gateshead side and both places are free to get into. On a nice hot summers day, it's great to catch the salty breeze and have a refreshing pint. You may get a slight feeling of being in a foreign countrywell if you think like me.
The Quayside is a beautiful part of Newcastle to visit, home to the Baltic Art Gallery and the Sage Music centre, and various bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, it is the perfect place to spend a weekend. Just up the road from the Quayside is the city centre, giving easy access to all of Newcastle's other attractions, and to various transport links.
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