Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
July 10, 2003
The main area is on the ground floor. The decor has seen better days but this is all part of the charm. The vibe is formica tables and plastic seats - very seventies. There are a couple of those little space invaders tables but sadly these no longer work and are just serve as an ordinary table now.
The Trent sells a good variety of local and national beers, with a couple of premium lagers thrown in too. Spirits-wise there is a great selection including some types of tequila not usually seen in pubs.
What draws those looking for a cheap night out is the free juke-box - yes!!FREE!! This has a fantastic mix of music - soul, jazz, rock, indie and most of the classics are on here - sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond.
The pub attracts an arty, studenty crowd so this is a good place to pick up listings magazines and flyers for all kinds of events (gigs, poetry readings, book groups, galleries, clubs, etc).
A great place to meet up with friends, the music is good but not too loud to chat and the pub is cosy without being crowded. This place gets my thumbs up!
From journal The Fog on the Tyne