City Tavern


Situated on Northumberland Road, the City Tavern is a historic pub in the heart of Newcastle. The Tudor façade of the building adds an old-world charm to this bustling city centre venue, making it a standout attraction in the area.

A venue which was originally established in 1923, it has seen a series of transformations over the years, with the most recent one in Spring 2014. This update returned the pub to its former glory, making it a must-visit location for both locals and tourists.

The City Tavern is not just a pub but a family-run business. The team, which includes the owner/operators, chefs, and bar servers, are dedicated to providing a quality experience for all guests. And it’s not just people who are welcome here, the pub is a dog-friendly venue, even featuring three bar hounds: Dillon, Hector and Rupert.

In terms of food, you will find numerous options here, ranging from bar snacks to full meals. Regular menu items include local produce such as catch of the day fish and Northumberland beef. The kitchen staff pride themselves on preparing fresh, home-cooked meals, with a focus on including around 40% vegetarian and gluten-free options on the menu.

A noteworthy aspect of the City Tavern is their selection of cask ales. Ten are typically on offer, including City Tavern Ale, Bar Hound Ale, and Alfie Blonde Ale. There’s also Hector’s Cloudy House cider for those who prefer apple-based drinks. If you’re more inclined towards wine or champagne, there’s an extensive range of over thirty options to choose from.

The location of the City Tavern, nestled just off Northumberland Street, makes it an ideal spot for gatherings and celebrations. The first floor can host up to 225 guests, with smaller spaces also available.

A multi-award-winning venue, the City Tavern’s accolades include ‘Best Spirits Pub in the UK’, ‘Best Cask Ale Pub in the NE’, and ‘Best Pint in the UK’.

Reviews from customers and critics alike praise the food, drinks, and overall atmosphere the pub. So why not check it out yourself and see what the fuss is about?

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