It’s time for the final “quick pub trip” post from the flying visit to Newcastle. I was meeting up with a couple of friends from London. I had considered giving it a miss, but with the amount of rain falling from the sky, anywhere indoors was a welcome place to dry off before venturing out into the rain again.
The Town Wall is a housed within the elegant confines of Bewick House, a Grade II listed building which was once the home and workplace of famous Northumberland artist, naturalist and engraver Thomas Bewick.
The pub was named in recognition of the historical importance of the site, which formed part of the original twenty-four wards that fortified the original boundaries of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Mentioned in chronicles dating back as early as 1280, the building’s boundaries include the site of the original Gunner Tower which was built by the ancient family of Swinburn.
In 1821 the building was converted into a hall for the incorporated company of Slaters and Tylers, during this workmen found a large quantity of shillings and sixpences from the reign of Edward I.
The Town Wall stands on Pink Lane less than 100 yards from Newcastle Central train station.
So a quick word about the beers. Star Child by Out There Brewing Co was a decent saison with a gentle flavour. Galatia by Wylam, was a good session pale ale.
A lovely pub, would be nice to come back when it’s not hammering it down. There’s a great function room downstairs too.