Micro Pubs and Tap Houses

As the surge in small-but-perfectly formed brewery operations pop up all over the shop and the trendy trend of craft ale beds itself in, there’s been an excellent explosion of micro pubs and tap houses in Newcastle and Gateshead in recent years. Let’s take a moment to give a big clinky cheers to that.

Here’s some of our favourites so far – expect lots more to be added in the coming weeks. And don’t forget to give us a shout with your favourite places to get an honest-to-goodness pint or any other measure that takes your fancy.

Thali Tray

What is it? One of the tastiest treats you’re likely to find in the loveliness of the Ouseburn – under Byker Bridge to be exact – Thali Tray is a…

Beer Street

What is it? A little oasis of calm in the centre of Newcastle, created for beer lovers by beer lovers. Right next door to Box Social, they offer a perfect…

The Split Chimp

What is it? A friendly – whether you’re a human or a dog – micro pub just around the corner from Newcastle Central Station which boasts real ales, bottled craft…

The Box Social

What is it? A city centre micropub which shows off the output of its mother microbrewery Box Social Brewery along the river in Newburn, Box Social resides in the arches…

Tyne Bank Brewery

What is it? As well as being a cracking and visit-worthy brewery, which produces much-loved beers such as the award-winning Silver Dollar, Tyne Bank Brewery – following a stormer of…

Town Mouse Ale House

What is it? A cracking craft beer pub in Newcastle city centre, the Town Mouse Ale House brings the best of the beers and ales from local independent brewers to…