Newcastle has seen something of a foodie revolution in recent years and the Broad Chare is at the centre of this exciting new scene.
The Broad Chare, which sits on the city’s quayside, has become a favourite of locals and destination diners.
It prides itself on being a proper pub, with proper food and beer, so expect to find a bustling community hub full of cheer as well as a spot for a superb meal.
It holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand for offering good quality, good value cooking.
Make no mistake, there is some serious skill on display from chef patron Terry Laybourne, who cut his teeth working across some of the country’s top restaurants and now owns several venues in Newcastle.
Menu highlights include grilled hake with celeriac, Brussel sprouts, chestnuts and sage; bacon chop with blood pudding, apple and mustard; and cured sea trout with cucumber, dill and soda bread.
Beer-wise, the Broad Chare offers a strong range of local cask ales and liquid treats from further afield, as well as Guinness and St Mungo on tap. The pub also sells its delicious own-label brew, called ‘The Writer’s Block’, a delicious, dry-hopped pale ale.
Just off the recently revitalised Quayside, the pub is part of a former theatre box office and a traditional Victorian red-brick building typical of the city’s industrial heritage.
The pub aims to treat both food and beer as equal partners, ensuring that the venue has a genuinely ‘pubby’ feel with separate bar, ‘snug’ and dining areas across the floor. More formally, a 60 cover restaurant is positioned upstairs, and offers a locally sourced English menu.