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The Newcastle Arms (Trust Inns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Big Lamp - Golden StarGood1
Big Lamp - Winter PaleGood1
Boggart - City BitterGood1
Dancing Duck - Nice Weather (was Nice Weather 4 Ducks)Excellent1
Full Mash - Golden PerleGood1
Gundog (re-named now see Acton Ales entry) - Golden CockerAcceptable1
Hambleton - Hot FavouriteExcellent1
Harviestoun - Fringe BenefitExcellent1
Haworth Steam - WD AusterityGood1
Inveralmond - Summer SpiceExcellent1
Irwell Works - Fast FrankExcellent1
Magic Rock - High WireExcellent2
Mallinsons - LydgateExcellent1
Mordue - Five Bridge BitterGood1
Muirhouse - Genies in the 5 LampsExcellent1
Ossett - Madleine LilyExcellent1
Redscar - PierGood1
Sherfield Village - Hoppy HarringtonExcellent1
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Dark Thrown PorterExcellent1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Saison Nettle GingerExcellent1
Tryst - Dark Toffee PorterExcellent1
Wylam - GalatiaAcceptable1
Anarchy - Blonde StarNot Tried0
Cullercoats - Shuggy Boat BlondeNot Tried0
Hadrian Border - Grainger AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Newcastle Arms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

29 Mar 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - 11 after-workers at one table - don't rate their chances as a football team.
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80GoodNice hoppy bite.
Wylam - Galatia3.90AcceptableGrown ups lemonade.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Anarchy - Blonde Star4.10Not Tried
Hadrian Border - Grainger Ale4.60Not Tried
Cullercoats - Shuggy Boat Blonde3.80Not Tried
29 Feb 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Wednesday afternoon, such that the landlord offered to bring a beer from the cellar for me to try.
Tryst - Dark Toffee Porter4.40ExcellentOne of those beers that absolutely lives up to its name. Dark brown with a slight burnt toffee flavour and some sweetness. A little hoppiness in the dryish finish. My score 16/20.
Big Lamp - Winter Pale4.50GoodPale golden with a good citrus hop bitterness balanced by some malt. Fairly dry, citrus finish. My score 15/20.
Gundog (re-named now see Acton Ales entry) - Golden Cocker4.10AcceptableGolden bitter with a very strong hop bitterness. A little maltiness and a dry, bitter finish. My score 14/20.
06 Sep 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Mallinsons - Lydgate4.10Excellent
Sherfield Village - Hoppy Harrington4.70Excellent
Steel City (cuckoo at Toolmakers) - Dark Thrown Porter4.50Excellent
01 Sep 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Inveralmond - Summer Spice4.30Excellent
Haworth Steam - WD Austerity3.80Good
Full Mash - Golden Perle3.00Good
17 Aug 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Harviestoun - Fringe Benefit3.70Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Saison Nettle Ginger6.00Excellent
09 Aug 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Dancing Duck - Nice Weather (was Nice Weather 4 Ducks)4.10Excellent
Boggart - City Bitter3.70Good
06 Aug 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Hambleton - Hot Favourite4.00Excellent
Irwell Works - Fast Frank4.20Excellent
30 Jul 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Found some more Newcastle area beer samplers in here. Relaxed atmosphere mid Saturday afternoon.
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50ExcellentStrong pale bitter with very good citrus hop character, full bodied and with a very fruity finish. My score 17/20.
Redscar - Pier4.50GoodMalty ruby coloured bitter with a nutty bitterness and a dryish finish. My score 15/20.
Big Lamp - Golden Star4.00GoodVery pale bitter with good hop character with citrus notes. Well balanced with a fruity finish. My score 15/20.
30 Jul 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50Excellent
25 Jun 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Ossett - Madleine Lily4.00Excellent
Muirhouse - Genies in the 5 Lamps4.50Excellent

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About The Newcastle Arms

The pub sign. The Newcastle Arms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores



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

An L-shaped pub with big mirrors on the terracotta painted walls. Look out for the photo of Alan Shearer on the wall. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2007. Also known as Top Arms.

We have visited this pub 43 times, seen 117 different beers and tried 107 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE1 5SE