LAST DAY IN NEWCASTLE
On my last day in Newcastle last week I had a beer in the Queens Wharf Hotel, which is in a terrific location, right on the water, plenty of room outside and under the cover of awnings and would be a great place to spend a weekend afternoon on a sunny day. Pity it was very grey when I was there but still a nice spot, the beers seemed to be predominately Monteiths but anybody should be able to find something they liked. I had a Matilda Bay Minimum Chips, the barman said it was like a V.B. but not until he had poured it
From there I had a short middy at the Clarendon Hotel another Art Deco pub on the outside but not so much inside, I think it had a large and popular bistro but I wasn’t there when it was open for meals. I had a beer I hadn’t come across before called “Another One” from Grain Fed Brewers, The barman here said it was called an East Coast Pale because all the ingredients came from the east coast, presumably of Australia, I leave you to work that out.
From there we dropped in to the Albion Hotel in for a look at their beer taps and had a Rocks Brewing ISA (Session IPA) American Pale Ale
After a bit of a nanna nap we went to the James Squire place called Squires Maiden on Honeysuckle wharf (?) then went to have a look at a place along the wharf called the Landings but was not impressed so after a quick Lord Nelson Three Sheets we went back to James Squire for a bit of dinner and I had the Jack of Spades ,a Porter to go with it.
A PORTER AT SQUIRES MAIDEN