February Pub of the Month
Mellards

Mellard’s opened in winter 2017 and is situated a short walk from Newcastle bus station, in a former warehouse in Market Lane. Turn right at the Revolution bar into Market Lane and Mellard’s appears on the left after 50 yards or so; don’t be put off by the fact you are passing the rear entrance of shops because you are in the right place! If you are coming from Ironmarket the narrow access to Market Lane is virtually opposite Yates’.

The bar has been tastefully decorated in an urban style and is split into two levels; there is plenty of seating on both levels and some more outside for nice days. The ground level bar serves an array of alcoholic drinks plus coffee and soft drinks. Two cask beers constantly change and they try to have a light and dark beer on at all times. On my latest visit the choice was Wild Weather Compulsion Loop (a well-hopped IPA) and Neepsend Mentha, a very nice mint chocolate stout. In addition, there are three craft keg beers and a real cider. The craft keg range is going to increase in the future to eight taps. If that is not enough choice, there are over forty different bottles and cans of beer from a variety of breweries with plenty of ‘on trend’ choices plus international beers, too.

A warm welcome is always extended to customers old and new and for those that would like something different to a beer, there is a changing cocktail menu, plus over 15 gins which vary too. There really is something for everyone! A good addition to Newcastle’s burgeoning real ale scene.

You can keep up to date with events and new beers by following Mellard’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Some food events have been on in the summer and more are planned, plus there is a possibility a kitchen will be installed as part of their future plans.

Hopefully you can come along and celebrate with us! The presentation to this well-deserved recipient is on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 8pm.

Nick Willis
Address:
Mellard’s Warehouse, Market Lane, Newcastle, ST5 1AA
Telephone:
01782 610 497
Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 12noon – 6pm