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Great Pub, Good Prices

This is a very pleasant pub in a good location in the centre of Whitley Bay. When we visited, the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This bar has great bands on well worth going

We went for Meatloaf & Tina Turner tribute was great sounds drinks were not expensive well worth... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Paul G
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
via mobile
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278 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2TG, England
+44 191 289 6969
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended pub in the centre of Whitley Bay. We always pop in here on Sunday afternoons for a couple of pints. The wife and I always find it has a nice atmosphere and is always lovely and warm. It has a great selection of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Been going here for approx 5 years and always been a good local. Now a sports bar but still run by Karen & Mick and a great pub. Very competitive prices and always something going on, sports, music, events. Very friendly staff and they don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a very pleasant pub in a good location in the centre of Whitley Bay. When we visited, the bar staff were pleasant and efficient, there was a nice atmosphere and the other customers were friendly and chatty. The drinks were cheaper than most...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Beebook3
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Maybe this pub needs a bit of refurbishment. Drinks are served by staff whom I don't think have a clue about pricing. A single measure of spirits with a mixer is £3 20 whilst the fire station which is 20 meters away is £3 70...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leigh T
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We went for Meatloaf & Tina Turner tribute was great sounds drinks were not expensive well worth going it did get packed out but really good so keep your eye open for net live music enjoy

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Went in there to watch the World Cup '18 last 16 qualifying England game the other night. The whole experience was marred by a combination of very poorly located TV screens, and various obstructions, including most annoyingly of all, a group of 6ft 6 types...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the pub as I had never been before, I’m glad i did. The staff were friendly and will put music on at the request of a customer, which is good. The drinks are cheaper than anywhere else I’ve been. The alcoholic drinks have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RachaelStorey
Reviewed 13 May 2018

on way home from work one night and popped in for a pint and a toasty. barman said, sorry we dont do toasties after 630 because its busy. what? place was only half full, plenty time to put a toasty in, they had a fridge...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bernardodavinci
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Pleasant bar with wood floor. Excellant staff Low priced beer And bands at the weekend And enough quality tele's for the sport

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sohny111
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this pub with friends my friend fell asleep so we ordered a taxi, just after that the bar staff came over and took the drink and told us to get her out and said she was disgusting.saying what has she had she had the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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