NEWCASTLE
PUB TOUR

FROM £195 PER GROUP

3 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXIBLE CANCELLATIONS

MAX GUESTS: 6

FROM £195 PER GROUP

3 HOURS

PRIVATE WALKING TOUR

FLEXI BOOKING

MAX GUESTS: 6

INCLUDES DRINKS & SAMPLES

A SOPHISTICATED NEWCASTLE PUB TOUR

Enjoy a tour of discover & taste, as we cherry-pick some of the oldest and most iconic pubs in Newcastle! We look forward to sharing their fascinating tales: Many amusing anecdotes emerged from the toon’s local pubs, for example the Tyneside anthem “Blaydon Races”, usually sung at Newcastle United matches, was first performed at Balmbra’s.
 
We’ll also find out about the rise and fall of local brewers like the iconic Newcastle Brown Ale and the recent resurgence of dozens of micro-breweries making Newcastle the go-to place for independent brewers and beer lovers.
 
Even today, the Geordies are famed for knowing how to have a good night out and the tour will include some more recent favourites.
 

At Newcastle Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This Newcastle pub tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 walking tours & follows our health protocols.

ARRIVING BY CRUISE SHIP? 

You can book this tour as a shore excursion (for an added fee) and benefit from private vehicle pick up right outside the cruise terminal at your chosen tour time.

Simply tick the “Cruise Shore Excursion” tab during your tour booking and all is taken care of. Booking your tour as a cruise excursion also offers you the following perks.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

100% private shore excursions
Professional local tour guide
Pick up & drop off right at the cruise terminal (Port of Tyne)
Guaranteed on-time return to your cruise ship
Full refund should your cruise ship skip port
Lower cost than official shore excursion equivalent tours
Multiple language options

Note: A shore excursion will add approx. 40 minutes to your tour due to distance from port to city.

NEWCASTLE PUB TALES ITINERARY

Newcastle Central Station during Newcastle Pub Tour
CENTRAL STATION'S FIRST CLASS WAITING ROOM
THE BEAUTIFUL CENTURION PUB
Begin your journey with a visit to Newcastle Central Station and the original First Class waiting area. Today, one of the most beautiful pubs in the city! The First Class lounged closed in the 1960s but the original decor has been restored and is a work of art in itself.
CENTRAL STATION'S FIRST CLASS WAITING ROOM
Newcastle Central Station during Newcastle Pub Tour
Newcastle Pub Tour
A HIDDEN GEM IN THE CITY CENTRE
PINK LANE
Pink Lane, formerly notorious as the Red Light District of the city (very close to the station & hidden alley made this quite the spot for illegal activity). What a difference today: jazz bars, wonderfully restored pubs & cafés... Enjoy a drink in one of these stunning buildings or on one of the great roof terraces.
A HIDDEN GEM IN THE CITY CENTRE
Newcastle Pub Tour
Newcastle Tour: Church
A VICTORIAN HIDEOUT!
STAINED GLASS, ELABORATELY TILED FLOORS...
If you want a real sense of what drinking in the Victorian days was like – this is your pub. It has two huge stained glass domes built in 1906 and 1937 and elaborately tiled floors with a traditional long bar. It is quite possibly the oldest pub in NCL (making it older than The Old George (which you will see later) and the Crown Posada (also on your tour)), according to AAG Archaeologist John Welsh.
A VICTORIAN HIDEOUT!
Newcastle Tour: Church
Newcastle Brown Ale on Newcastle Pub Tour
NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE
A MEMORIAL TO A TRUE GREAT
Visit the former factory site of the famous Newcastle Brown Ale right in the heart of the city centre and next to St. James Park (home of Newcastle United Football Club). Discover the story of the brewery, its beer and legacy... Quite close to here is also the fabulous Strawberry pub - home to memorabilia of both Newcastle Brown Ale and the football club close to all hearts in the city.
NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE
Newcastle Brown Ale on Newcastle Pub Tour
Newcastle Pub Tour
ICONIC PUB TALES OF NEWCASTLE
THE BEST PUB TOUR OF THE TOON
Enjoy the best and original Newcastle pub tour past (and into) several iconic and legendary pubs in Grainger Town, Bigg Market, Old Newcastle & Quayside. You will visit the inside of least 4 pubs where you will be able to taste some of the great local ales. All pubs visited have a story to tell and your local expert will let you know their best tales!
ICONIC PUB TALES OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle Pub Tour
Newcastle Pub Tour
THE BIGG MARKET
THE HISTORY OF THE PUBS IN THE TOON
Step back in time during your Newcastle pub tour to when the Bigg Market was not only known for rowdy bars: Balmbra's, a former pub in this famous part of town, has a very special story to tell about a famous horse race (The Blaydon Races), the football, a time of crisis and a move into new beginnings. Discover all on your Newcastle pub tour with your local expert on citylife, its people and it's local ales.
THE BIGG MARKET
Newcastle Pub Tour
Newcastle tour & Newcastle guided tours
THE HISTORIC QUAYSIDE
TIME TO ROUND OFF IN HISTORIC SURROUNDINGS
Some of the greatest pubs and bars are found on the waterfront - they not only tell stories of sailors, trade and smuggle, but also take you to real pirate adventures! During your Newcastle pub tour, discover the story of the city's famous Quayside (with a drink by the river, of course!).
THE HISTORIC QUAYSIDE
Newcastle tour & Newcastle guided tours

NEWCASTLE PUB TOUR DETAILS 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Tour the city with your local expert (and enjoy a drink together, too)
Flexible start/end points to suit
Explore the story of Newcastle, its history, nightlife and pub scene
Experience at least 4 pubs during your tour (incl. the chance to taste some local favourites
A true experience of Newcastle's pub scene
Social Distancing
Enjoy a minimum of 4 beer tastings during your tour

EXCLUSIONS

Any further drinks except stated in inclusions
Food
Transportation
Optional gratuities

GOOD TO KNOW

Please be aware that this tour is restricted to ages 18 & over
Consider bringing layers of clothing / rain jacket
Public transport nearby - ask us for details
Consider comfortable shoes suitable for your tour
We can alter routes to make your tour wheelchair / stroller accessible
Come thirsty!

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