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Mile Castle

Address: Westgate Road & Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XU
Telephone: 0191 211 1160

Enormous Wetherspoon’s/Lloyds No 1 close to Newcastle Central station.

Mile Castle, Newcastle - Exterior View

Mile Castle, Newcastle – Exterior View

The pub has an old exterior but has been extensively modernised inside.

I guess being in the city centre and close to the station the Mile Castle has quite a mixed clientele – students right through to the elderly.

On the ground floor bar there are 10 hand pumps with 7 real ales and 3 ciders. Some of the selection is standard Wetherspoon’s but there is some focus on local beers. On my last visit Auld Hemp tasted well kept, and reasonably priced at £2 per pint.

There are two other levels to the pub – accessed from the staircase at the main entrance.

Mile Castle, Newcastle - Interior View

Mile Castle, Newcastle – Interior View

The Mile Castle opens for breakfast from 8am – bar is licensed from 10:00 I believe. There is evidence of disco equipment at one end, so I’m guessing it closes late.

Standard Wetherspoon’s food is available but I haven’t eaten here.

Overall the pub is pleasant, but the atmosphere is a little sterile.

Last visited: October 2012

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5

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