Bridge Street Ale House

Bridge Street Ale House, Newcastle-under-Lyme: Hours, Address, Bridge Street Ale House Reviews: 4.5/5

Bridge Street Ale House
4.5
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
We are one of the top ale houses in Newcastle-under-Lyme, bosting an impressive new beer garden called "The Yard Of Ale". We have an ever changing line up of local ales on our 5 pumps, 9 real ciders, a selection of Gins, pub snacks, wine and an very impressive collection of specially selected Rums on Grums Rum Bar. A place not to be missed on your visit to Newcastle-under-Lyme. Weve been in the good beer guide for 5 years running and have won numerous awards, including Bar Person of the Year (well done Billie!) And Cider Pub of the Year in our 7 years of being open. We work closely with local businesses and hold multiple charity events throughout the year and have a free weekly quiz on a Tuesday. Come for the ale, stay for the banter!
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barclay116
Nottingham, UK527 contributions
Not for craft ale drinkers
Jun 2021 • Couples
Not recommended for craft ale drinkers, they had 2 cans in stock. The barman did try to be helpful and I ended up with a rum which I didn't finish. Definitely wouldn't return
Written 13 June 2021
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We're sorry you couldn't find anything to drink. We're a cask and real cider bar, hence being in the Good Beer Guide for the last 5 years. We've never specialised in cans or bottles. However, it may be something I'll look into. Thank you for leaving us a review. Grum
Written 18 June 2021
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Nick W
1 contribution
It's usually good.
Sep 2020 • Solo
Been in a few times. Tonight the pub was empty all tables booked apart from the one I walked into. Had a few pints. While half the booked tables hadn't bothered to turn up it was suggested I sit on a tiny table by the radiator. Difficult these days due to COVID but take the table from people who are 45 minutes late, not the mug spending money.
Written 8 September 2020
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Ian M
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK14 contributions
The original and still the best
Jun 2019
One of the best little pubs in Newcastle. The first micro pub in the town and still the very best. When it first opened it was a bit of a novelty but soon acquired its own locals. Now it is just a great little pub with superb staff and a constantly changing and well thought out cellar. Brilliant! I love it. So do many others.
Written 10 December 2019
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catherinesX223EU
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK29 contributions
Welcoming friendly pub
Oct 2019 • Friends
There aren't many pubs I feel comfortable drinking in alone as a woman. This is top of my list.
I visit with friends and family but sometimes want to go out for a drink by myself. It's fabulously non-threatening and I can sit and enjoy a perfectly kept traditional cider with a book or get drawn into conversation with other people.
The selection of nine ciders is always excellent. Staff are all eccentricly lovely and knowledgeable.
Craft classes by the talented Emily are amazing.
Irish music night on mondays (first & third Monday's of the month I think) are great fun. Not as great as the Tuesday night quiz though.
Written 2 October 2019
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JToppo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK78 contributions
Cracking little Ale House
May 2019 • Friends
Visited the Ale house on numerous occasions and it never disappoints. Good selection of Real Ales and Cider and if your not into this they have a good selection of Gin.
The pub has a couple of seating areas we are usually in the back room due to the size of group.
Staff are very knowledgable and the boss has a love of Music and Ale which is all you can ask for really.
Would definite recommend this pub and the winter punch in December is amazing also.
Written 4 June 2019
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supertaf
Staines, UK50 contributions
Where discerning drinkers go
May 2019 • Friends
This is a pub with a simple ethos. Only people who want to drink top class real ale (bitters, pale ales and stouts) and excellent ciders will come here and be rewarded for their efforts with exactly what they are searching for. Conviviality is assured as there is seating that forces you to sit with complete strangers (that will not be for long). Friendships are made over pints the beers of which are changed daily - 4 always on tap and as one barrel ends a completely different beer will take its place. Apart from bar snacks food is not present. This is a pub for beer and cider drinkers - no music or one are bandits only beer and good conversation. Come once and you will keep on returning!!!
Written 24 May 2019
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Michael T
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK1,240 contributions
Keep returning
Dec 2018 • Solo
With all the new micro bars opening up this one is still doing well and also well deserved. Continuing friendly welcome , with ongoing good beers and ciders.
Dog friendly. Always kept lovely and clean 3 differing seating areas to accommodate small or larger groups.
A must visit bar if you are in Newcastle
Written 28 December 2018
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Henryjack180
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK12 contributions
Bridge Street Ale House
May 2018 • Friends
Good friendly welcome on entering, good choice of different types of ales, we as a group tried several different beers/cider, one or two weren't bad, cider we tried wasn't up to much in our opinion, having said that, we're not suggesting that the ales are bad, just not our cup of tea, if you don't try, you'll never know what they are like
Written 3 October 2018
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Jim L
Leamington Spa16 contributions
Pre match pint at a hidden gem
Aug 2018 • Friends
Fantastic homely pub in a microbrewery style and the nearest, best place for a pint before watching my beloved Brentford outclass Stoke City.
The place is run by a cheerful West Ham fan (Happy Hammer) who has a great selection of ales.
Lovely atmosphere with a living room vibe... we will be back, hopefully when the Potters meet the Bees in the Premier League next season.
Written 12 August 2018
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK1,706 contributions
Very well-kept beer that clearly turns over frequently.
Jun 2018 • Friends
It’s fair to say that I approached the recent ‘Pubs Galore’ crawl of Newcastle under Lyme’s better beer drinking establishments without a great deal of expectation. But with regards to the real and craft ale drinking options contained within the town centre ring road, by the time we reached this location I found myself bringing to mind the 1970’s advertising slogan for the TV Times Mag (one for the kids there…) “I never knew there was so much in it!”. Along with establishments like Wellers, Mellards, The Thirsty Giraffe, Ten Green bottles and the newish Hopwater Cellar opposite this was probably my preference of all the recent additions to the NuL drinking scene.
The sight of all those barrels in the chiller cabinet display is certainly an encouraging sight and four beers are served by hand pumps on the small serving area linked by short lines to the enclosed chiller cabinet, whilst the remaining space is occupied by several other barrels being allowed to condition whilst waiting their turn.
It’s roomy enough in the front bar area but the additional back room area certainly makes it a lot more comfortable then a lot of micropubs I’ve experienced.
The four beers on for our visit were Burton Bridge Bridge Bitter, Townhouse Flowerdew, Black Pig Porter and Mashtronauts Luna DIPA and the Black Pig porter was superb and reasonable at £3.40 a pint for a 4.8% stout.
A must visit when searching for a decent pint in NuL in my honest opinion
Written 20 June 2018
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