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Crown Posada (Fitzgerald (now Ladhar Group))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - Hurricane JackExcellent1
Tyne Bank - Monument BitterExcellent1
Hadrian and Border - GladiatorExcellent1
Allendale - Golden PloverExcellent1
Allendale - Target Fresh HopExcellent1
Mordue - Five Bridge BitterExcellent1
Hadrian Border - Black GateExcellent2
Five Points - BestExcellent1
Cullercoats - EndeavourExcellent1
Allendale - GFPAExcellent1
Yorkshire Dales - Carperby CalypsoExcellent1
Twice Brewed - Sycamore GapGood1
Redscar - PoisonGood1
Wylam - Gold TankardAcceptable1
Allendale - Pennine PaleNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PorterNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Allendale - AnvilNot Tried0
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside BlondeNot Tried0
Ilkley - GoldNot Tried0
Hadrian Border - Grainger AleNot Tried0
Durham - Apollo American IPANot Tried0
Wylam - Red KiteNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Ossett - Silver ShadowNot Tried0
Abbeydale - ArsonNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - St Magnus AleNot Tried0
Elland - Maximum DarknessNot Tried0
Loch Lomond - Bonnie N’ BlondeNot Tried0
Rooster's - Fort SmithNot Tried0
Cullercoats - Watch House Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Picture 1. Crown Posada, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

28 Jan 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Around 2 hours later than planned owing to missed connections and delyed trains we headed straight to here. Quiet for a mid Friday afternoon with just 3 others in we opted for the snug and were soon joined by many others.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Allendale - Golden Plover4.00ExcellentFull bodied flavoursome golden ale with citrus notes and an enticing floral aroma.
Five Points - Best4.10ExcellentNotes of caramel and biscuit, and a lovely grassy, herbal freshness.
Twice Brewed - Sycamore Gap4.10GoodA pint of Jif lemon anyone? Thankfully just a taster
Fyne - Hurricane Jack4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Porter4.80Not Tried
Allendale - Anvil5.50Not TriedSadly this had just gone
28 Jan 2022 (ChrisE)
A much needed pint after a horrendous rail journey from Carlisle. It is nice to see this place open again although much quiter than I rember it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Hurricane Jack4.40Excellent
29 Mar 2017 (Jack William)
Evening visit thanks to Mr P's recommendation. It didn't disappoint - not all ales noted - too dark - one was a World's End brew. I was told later this pub is nicknamed "the coffin". It is higher than it is wide.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Allendale - GFPA4.70ExcellentWell balanced and in top condition.
Allendale - Pennine Pale4.00Not Tried
07 Jan 2015 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and very welcoming. Elvis was being played on the vintage record player (a Dynatron Cavalcade)so I stayed for a second pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cullercoats - Endeavour4.80Excellent
Cullercoats - Watch House Winter Warmer5.00Not Tried
21 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Late-ish evening visit, with the crowds thinning out a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redscar - Poison4.00GoodA very dark ruby red mild. Smooth. Caramel. Not the sort of thing I usually much care for, but this is really good for its style.
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Loch Lomond - Bonnie N’ Blonde4.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Fort Smith5.00Not Tried
Wylam - Gold Tankard4.00Not Tried
Hadrian Border - Black Gate4.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Classic pub – very busy late session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Allendale - Target Fresh Hop4.50ExcellentLovely green hop beer, almost worthy of five stars.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - St Magnus Ale5.00Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Wylam - Gold Tankard4.00Not Tried
Elland - Maximum Darkness4.30Not Tried
Hadrian Border - Black Gate4.00Not Tried
21 Jun 2013 (ChrisE)
Without doubt my favorite pub in Newcastle, I sat close to the record player and enjoyed the vinyl.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tyne Bank - Monument Bitter4.10Excellent
Hadrian Border - Black Gate4.00Excellent
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Ossett - Silver Shadow3.90Not Tried
Wylam - Gold Tankard4.00Not Tried
Abbeydale - Arson4.20Not Tried
25 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
This is actually the first time I have ever been here – no surprise to find that I like the place. Quiet in mid-afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Yorkshire Dales - Carperby Calypso3.80ExcellentA very pale beer with a strong, bittersweet, hop taste.
Wylam - Gold Tankard4.00AcceptableGolden in colour. Plenty of hops, but dominated by a ‘cereal’ taste that personally I don’t like.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Hadrian Border - Black Gate4.00Not Tried
17 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit - always the classiest joint in town!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80ExcellentGood session ale
Hadrian Border - Black Gate4.00GoodMore malty than hoppy. A darker brown hue
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Wylam - Gold Tankard4.00Not Tried
Durham - Apollo American IPA4.00Not Tried
Wylam - Red Kite4.50Not Tried
14 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Drink in the traditional atmosphere and architectural ambience. Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hadrian and Border - Gladiator3.80ExcellentA good English hoppy bitter. Very short measure was rectified upon request.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Ilkley - Gold3.90Not Tried
Hadrian Border - Grainger Ale4.60Not Tried
Wylam - Gold Tankard4.00Not Tried

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About the Crown Posada

The pub sign. Crown Posada, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent17
Good3
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3JE.

A long thin pub in Side (the road name!) with a larger room at the front. A bar extends for about a third of the length of the pub. Lots of mirrors and an ornately embossed roof. Re-opened late 2021 after a long closure period during the Covid-19 pandemic

We have visited this pub 18 times, seen 45 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE1 3JE