October Pub of the Month

Cask Bar

Occupying what has previously been a curry house, amongst other things, the Cask Bar team have transformed a unit on Andrew Place, just off George Street, into a great place to enjoy a beer or two. Owners Jason and Jackie first opened the doors in July 2017 and the bar has quickly established itself as a must-visit on the Newcastle pub scene. As you enter the pub, the first thing that greets you, apart from the friendly and knowledgeable staff, is the attractive and well-stocked bar. The pub itself is one room which makes the most of the huge window, creating a bright, welcoming space. To the rear you will find a well-presented and covered beer patio which provides the opportunity for al fresco drinking. A convivial atmosphere and comfortable surroundings make for a very enjoyable session.

In terms of refreshments, Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby (6%) is the resident house beer alongside four ever-changing guest ales which cater to all tastes in terms of beer styles, and are all kept in excellent condition. Jason previously ran the Duke William in Burslem, so knows a thing or two about real ale. Recent offerings have come from Coach House, Springhead, Beartown, Tiny Rebel and Rat Brewery, to name but a few. There is a changing craft ale on offer, plus a selection of bottled and canned beers to suit all tastes. For non-beer drinkers (or those who fancy a change), there is a wide range of gins and cocktails. Between Monday and Thursday the loyalty scheme applies: once you have collected ten 'stamps', your next pint is free!

Not content with just providing top quality ale, the Cask Bar also brings people together through food. Mondays are Curry Nights with authentic home-made curries available for £5, including rice and a naan bread. Thursdays are Pie Nights and feature pies made with real ales and served with mash and mushy peas. Booking is strongly advised for both nights as they get very busy!

It is clear that the team have worked hard to make this a real community pub and serve the local residents well and it great to see so many regular customers obliging them by supporting the venture.

We are delighted to present Jason and his team with the Pub of the Month for October. Please join us on Thursday 11th of October for a drink and pie (don’t forget to book for food). The presentation will take place around 7.30pm.

Sarah Blundred
1-2 Andrew Place, Newcastle ST5 1DL

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 12:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday 12:30pm - 22:30pm; Saturday 1pm - 22:30pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 21:00pm