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I thought I'd posted earlier, but it may have got lost in the melee of dividing/merging threads :eek:hno:

Re. the matchbox pubs, I recognised the ones mentioned above, as well as the:
Scrogg Inn (now = Walker Club. I've driven past, never been in)
Kings Arms (Seaton Sluice - nice pub, great coastal location)

But generally, re. Newcastle pubs, a brilliant web-site is the 'Burglars Dog' - I'm surprised no-one has mentioned it on here. The indignant invective tirade against the the identikit bars is superb. But the recognition of good pubs is great too.

http://www.theburglarsdog.co.uk/

Even though it's pretty inactive at the mo it should be listed on the useful web-sites IMHO :cheers:
 

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I thought I'd posted earlier, but it may have got lost in the melee of dividing/merging threads :eek:hno:

Re. the matchbox pubs, I recognised the ones mentioned above, as well as the:
Scrogg Inn (now = Walker Club. I've driven past, never been in)
Kings Arms (Seaton Sluice - nice pub, great coastal location)

But generally, re. Newcastle pubs, a brilliant web-site is the 'Burglars Dog' - I'm surprised no-one has mentioned it on here. The indignant invective tirade against the the identikit bars is superb. But the recognition of good pubs is great too.

http://www.theburglarsdog.co.uk/

Even though it's pretty inactive at the mo it should be listed on the useful web-sites IMHO :cheers:
I have more ('Matchbox Pubs' . . !!) . . .

Does anyone want to see them??
 

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From the early 70`s
Market Tavern-Monkey Bar-Pilgrim St
Baltic Tavern-Broad Chare
Newcastle Arms-Akenside Hill
The Bridge Hotel-when Pat Foley was manager
The Grapes-High Friar Lane
The Paddock- Waterloo St
The Star-Westgate Rd
Victoria& Comet- Neville St
The Forth & The North British-Pink Lane
Waterloo-Bath Lane
Tyne Buffet-Westgate Rd
Portland - Newbridge St
Burton Hse-Croft St
Haymarket-Percy St
Adelaide-Newgate St
Rose&Crown & the Lowther-Newgate St
Carters& The Pineapple-Nun St
Royal Court Grill, lord Chancellors,Blacky Boy-Groat Market
Bee Hive,Robinsons,Old George, Balmbras-Cloth Market
Durham Ox & The Golden Fleece-Clayton St West
The Telegraph-Forth St
The Post Office-St Nicholas St
Newcastle Arms & The Northumberland Arms-Darn Crook
White Bull- Marlboro Crescent
The Bacchus, the Back Turks Hotel, Duke of Wellington and many more that slip my memory, the one that was at the bottom of Westgate Rd by the BR parcel offices.When i`m a little more sober i`ll try to remember a few more names
The Percy & The Three Bulls Head
 

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From the early 70`s
Market Tavern-Monkey Bar-Pilgrim St
Baltic Tavern-Broad Chare
Newcastle Arms-Akenside Hill
The Bridge Hotel-when Pat Foley was manager
The Grapes-High Friar Lane
The Paddock- Waterloo St
The Star-Westgate Rd
Victoria& Comet- Neville St
The Forth & The North Eastern-Pink Lane
Waterloo-Bath Lane
Tyne Buffet-Westgate Rd
Portland - Newbridge St
Burton Hse-Croft St
Haymarket-Percy St
Adelaide-Newgate St
Rose&Crown & the Lowther-Newgate St
Carters& The Pineapple-Nun St
Royal Court Grill, lord Chancellors,Blacky Boy-Groat Market
Bee Hive,Robinsons,Old George, Balmbras-Cloth Market
Durham Ox & The Golden Fleece-Clayton St West
The Telegraph-Forth St
The Post Office-St Nicholas St
Newcastle Arms & The Northumberland Arms-Darn Crook
White Bull- Marlboro Crescent
The Bacchus, the Back Turks Hotel, Duke of Wellington and many more that slip my memory, the one that was at the bottom of Westgate Rd by the BR parcel offices.When i`m a little more sober i`ll try to remember a few more names
The Percy & The Three Bulls Head
Wow Graham. you're describing "my life" there. If you know those places, you must know ME, and I must know you . .
 

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But no mention of the 'Broken Doll' - that was an iconic pub when I arrived here.
Where is the Broken Doll? Pubs in Newcastle centre have changed their names that many times recently that if someone mentions the name of a pub i have to ask "where is it"? Then i can usually work out what it used to called.
Years ago pubs never changed their names like they do now. In fact they seem to to change their names faster than i change my kecks!!!
 

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Where is the Broken Doll? Pubs in Newcastle centre have changed their names that many times recently that if someone mentions the name of a pub i have to ask "where is it"? Then i can usually work out what it used to called.
Years ago pubs never changed their names like they do now. In fact they seem to to change their names faster than i change my kecks!!!
Broken Doll is long gone!Used to be on the site of our current (fantastic! :bash:)National Express station. God that place was rough! Think the toilet scene from Trainspotting and your almost there, however it did have loads of 'character', I often used to go in when I was at Newcastle College, would regularly get offered cheap 'tabs' and numerous stolen goods, the landlady took no s*it either, if youy dared complain about a drink/ the toilet etc you were told wjere to go.
 

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Broken Doll is long gone!Used to be on the site of our current (fantastic! :bash:)National Express station. God that place was rough! Think the toilet scene from Trainspotting and your almost there, however it did have loads of 'character', I often used to go in when I was at Newcastle College, would regularly get offered cheap 'tabs' and numerous stolen goods, the landlady took no s*it either, if youy dared complain about a drink/ the toilet etc you were told wjere to go.
That's the place. It was very rough but had character and had great live music. It allegedly had the best Guinness in Newcastle. It was very much a 'punk rockers' (and proto-goth) pub, but that was on the wain when I arrived in 1985. To be honest I never really clicked with the place, but some of my mates were gutted when it went and still reminisce about it.
 

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WilfBurnsFan suggested the Bodega which is convenient as it is fairly openplan, not too busy and has a long bar which means so we'd be able to locate each other fairly easily. it's a good "first drink" pub iyam and we could always move on somewhere else after.

I've never actually been in Bacchus, it always looked a little too posh and intimidating from the outside. same for Fitzgerald's on Grey Street.
Believe me there neither posh or intimidating just very run of the mill Bacchus is very good, tbh Fitzgeralds is just a very shit pub, , yeah Bodega is fine with me too
 

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Yup - very nicely done exterior, but it's not super-posh (not that it's scummy either, it's just very nicely looked after). Worth a wander in, especially after work on a Friday, as I say.

Bodega suits me fine for a first drink.
 

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Broken Doll is long gone!Used to be on the site of our current (fantastic! :bash:)National Express station. God that place was rough! Think the toilet scene from Trainspotting and your almost there, however it did have loads of 'character', I often used to go in when I was at Newcastle College, would regularly get offered cheap 'tabs' and numerous stolen goods, the landlady took no s*it either, if youy dared complain about a drink/ the toilet etc you were told wjere to go.
I know where you mean now Kieron,it used to be called The Coach and Horses and was on Blenheim St.
 

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Broken Doll is long gone!Used to be on the site of our current (fantastic!)National Express station. God that place was rough! Think the toilet scene from Trainspotting and your almost there, however it did have loads of 'character', I often used to go in when I was at Newcastle College, would regularly get offered cheap 'tabs' and numerous stolen goods, the landlady took no s*it either, if youy dared complain about a drink/ the toilet etc you were told wjere to go.
Did my teenage drinking there in the late eighties/early nineties. We used to roll out and round the corner to the Afghan (as seen on Restaurants From Hell, now Yasir) for doner-and-chips.:cheers:
 

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I have more ('Matchbox Pubs' . . !!) . . . Does anyone want to see them??
Ask a silly question...

Scottish & Newcastle Inns.
Matchbox Labels, Sheet 3.





51 – PORTLAND ARMS
Station Road, Ashington.

52 – ASHBROOKE
Stannington Grove, Sunderland.

53 – STATION HOTEL
42 Mile End Road, South Shields

54 – SPITAL HOUSE
Spital Tongues, Newcastle, NE2.

55 – HEARTS OF OAK
Medway Close, Peterlee.

56 – GREY HORSE
Bertram Place, Shiremoor.

57 – MOORCOCK
Burnhope Way, Peterlee.

58 – LORD GORT
Gort Place, Durham.

59 – NINEPINS
Saltwell Road, Low Fell.

60 – SIR COLIN CAMPBELL
3 Sackville Street West, North Shields.

61 – COBLE INN
7 Bridge Street, Newbiggin.

62 – RED DUSTER
Whiteleas Estate, South Shields.

63 – WATERMILL
Rectory Road East, Felling.

64 – HARROGATE HOUSE
27 Gosforth Street, Newcastle, NE2.

65 – ROYALTY
88 Chester Road, Sunderland.

66 – NORMAN CONQUEST
Flatts Lane, Eston, Middlesbrough.

67 – BLACK BULL
Lingey Lane, Wardley.

68 – BOLDON LAD
Hedworth Lane, Jarrow.

69 – FUSILIER
Clydesdale Avenue, Forest Hall, Newcastle, NE12.

70 – BEEHIVE
1 Holmside, Sunderland.

71 – OLDE CROSS
Narrowgate, Alnwick.

72 – WHITE HOUSE
83 Hendon Road, Sunderland.

73 – GRANGE FOUNDRY
Kepier Crescent, Gilesgate Moor, Co. Durham.

74 – WOODMANS ARMS
Whickham Park, Whickham.

75 – KINGS HEAD
Station Road, Lanchester, Co. Durham.
 

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Did my teenage drinking there in the late eighties/early nineties. We used to roll out and round the corner to the Afghan (as seen on Restaurants From Hell, now Yasir) for doner-and-chips.:cheers:
:) Yeah was a funny old place wasn't it! Must admit though it had a weird sort of charm to it too!Remember it was cheap as chips which was great when I was a poor student at college
 
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