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The Union Rooms (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - Another Pint in the WallExcellent1
White Horse - Volund's HammerExcellent1
Caledonian - Double DarkExcellent1
White Horse - Scourers BrewExcellent1
Wadworth - Fairport FiveExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - PioneerExcellent1
Stonehenge - Great BustardGood1
Greene King - Boss Hogg BitterGood1
Daleside - Summer BlondeGood1
Big Lamp - Prince Bishop AleGood1
Highgate - Davenport's Last MinuteGood1
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Just an Old Navy CustomGood1
Fernandes - Bier KellerGood1
Harviestoun - Deer HunterGood1
Titanic - IcebergAcceptable1
Big Lamp - XXVAcceptable1
White Horse - Kicking OffAcceptable1
Big Lamp - Unions ChoicePoor1
Greene King - AbbotPoor1
Maxim - MaximusNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Union Rooms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

05 Aug 2011 (davidg83)
Lively for early friday afternoon.
Big Lamp - Prince Bishop Ale4.80GoodVery pale ale. Light in body with a big hint of honey. Decent.
Titanic - Iceberg4.10AcceptableCloudy amber. Lasting head with hoppy tang. Smooth and creamy. Ok.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Maxim - Maximus6.00Not Tried
08 Jun 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Busy late lunchtime visit.
White Horse - Kicking Off4.50Acceptable
13 Nov 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Lunchtime visit and very busy.
Wadworth - Fairport Five5.00Excellent
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Just an Old Navy Custom4.50Good
08 Nov 2009 (Flying.geordie)
quite busy lunchtime visit.
Titanic - Another Pint in the Wall4.50Excellent
White Horse - Volund's Hammer5.00Excellent
06 Nov 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Lunchtime and quiet for this pub.
Caledonian - Double Dark4.60Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Pioneer4.20Excellent
Greene King - Boss Hogg Bitter4.10Good
Highgate - Davenport's Last Minute4.50Good
Harviestoun - Deer Hunter4.20Good
19 Oct 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Busy lunchtime.
Stonehenge - Great Bustard4.80Good
11 Aug 2009 (Flying.geordie)
A few in the front bar, busy in rear bar.
Fernandes - Bier Keller5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot5.00Poor
08 Aug 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Busy early afternoon visit as you would expect from a City Centre Wetherspoons.
White Horse - Scourers Brew4.80Excellent
Daleside - Summer Blonde4.70Good
07 Jul 2009 (Flying.geordie)
A few people in but normal no staff about to serve.
Big Lamp - Unions Choice5.60PoorNo real taste and a bit green, no conditioning.
29 Oct 2007 (Ian)
Fairly typical 'Spoons in that they were displaying pump clips for beers that weren't on. Service was slow. Food was good (lasagne). Very central pub not far from the Head of Steam.
Big Lamp - XXV4.20AcceptableLots of dry malt, some subtle hop, but this beer is all about the malts.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried

About The Union Rooms

The pub sign. The Union Rooms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1TT.

Large ex Wetherspoon's in Westgate Road with both an upstairs and downstairs. The ground floor has both a front and back bar. Sold by Wetherspoon to a private individual in 2017.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE1 1TT