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The Head of Steam (Camerons)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherExceptional1
Phoenix - White MonkExcellent1
Allendale - WolfGood1
Black Sheep - Best BitterAcceptable1
Harviestoun - SchiehallionAcceptable1
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - ConstantineAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAPoor1
High House Farm - Nel's BestPoor1
Lancaster - BlondeUndrinkable1
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Not Tried0
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Not Tried0
Hadrian and Border - Reivers IPANot Tried0
Hop Back - Northern PacerNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Black KolschNot Tried0
Wylam - DognobblerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Head of Steam, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

17 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Last visit of the evening. No other customers in the upstairs bar and the lower one closed. Barman very enthusiastic about his bottled beers.
Allendale - Wolf5.50Good
Wylam - Dognobbler3.90Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Black Kolsch5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Northern Pacer2.80Not TriedStrange to find Hop Back here with a low strengther - here the £1.95 pp beer
04 Aug 2009 (Flying.geordie)
No customers when entering and soon found out why.
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Acceptable
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Poor
Lancaster - Blonde4.00UndrinkableHanded back and asked for a change.
14 Jul 2009 (Flying.geordie)
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Constantine4.30Acceptable
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Acceptable
High House Farm - Nel's Best4.20Poor
29 Oct 2007 (Ian)
Last pub on my first night in Newcastle, popped in for one, but when I saw that Straffe Hendrik blond was on tap, I had to have a half, even at £4.20 a pint. Studenty feel with a good selection of continental beers in bottle and on tap. Downstairs is some kind of comedy/music joint.
Phoenix - White Monk4.50ExcellentOne of the better beers of the night. Good wheat/slightly soapy hops. Good citrus hops. Good beer.
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)4.40Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Reivers IPA4.40Not Tried
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10Not Tried
23 Feb 2007 (Andrew)
Walked in off the street and went downstairs. The door at the bottom was locked although 2 old fellows were clearly inside sitting by a bar drinking. Went upstairs and found the bar open. It was fairly small and quite busy but Charlie and I managed to get a seat. Never did figure out how you get downstairs.
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00ExceptionalGolden beer with excellent earthy and grapefuity hops. Good underlying malt.

About The Head of Steam

The pub sign. The Head of Steam, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 5EN.

Loacated pretty much opposite Newcastle railway station in Neville Street. Coming off the street you are confronted by a staircase going up and down. The walls are covered in multicoloured posters for various local bands and acts. The bar upstairs is reasonably small and Q-shaped with a small, 3-sided bar. Head of Steam Group owned until subsequently purchased by Camerons Brewery in December 2013.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE1 5EN