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25 Broad Chare
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3DQ
0191 211 2144

   

WELCOME TO OUR PUB

A new kind of ‘old’ pub, The Broad Chare offers all the best bits of a traditional ale-house  –  well-kept beer, honest food, friendly company, good cheer  –  with a fresh, modern touch.  Nothing fancy, nothing fussy, just genuine warmth and an open-hearted welcome.  A proper pub.

One of those pubs you thought had disappeared (along with whistling milkmen and red telephone boxes), it’s the result of a happy partnership between Terry Laybourne’s 21 Hospitality Group and Live Theatre, one of the country’s leading new writing theatres.

Dining Room at The Broad Chare
Broad Chare Food
The Broad Chare Bar

Proper Food

Our menus offer honest, home-cooked food like pubs used to serve: tasty, satisfying, proudly British.  You can enjoy a proper sit-down-at-the-table meal or, if you’re more in the mood for grazing while nursing your pint or you’re a bit pushed for time, try our Bar Snacks.  These are Bar Snacks with attitude; generous, full of flavour, deliberately tempting  – hand-raised pork pies, Scotch eggs, cauliflower fritters  –  they’re almost a meal in themselves.  Why not order a selection and share with friends?

Lunchtimes and evenings, tuck in your napkin for handsome starters such as potted shrimps or crab on toast, hearty main courses (perhaps fish pie or steak and chips) and old-fashioned puddings.  Daily specials, such as Friday’s fish and chips, plus a platter of British cheeses add more choice.  Eat upstairs or down, on your own or with friends, one course or four.  It’s your pub, you choose.

Dining Room Menu

Please note that our menus are subject to change and that although we endeavour to keep our online menus up to date, menus on offer in the restaurant may differ.

DISH OF THE DAY

See Today’s Specials for Fresh Fish and Sharing Dishes

 

Monday – Mince and Dumplings £12.50
Tuesday – Braised Oxtail £12.50
Wednesday – Ham Shank and Pease Pudding £12.50
Thursday – Steak and Kidney Pudding £12.50
Friday – Fish and Chips £12.50
Saturday – Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie £12.50
Sunday – Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding £13.50

TODAY’S SPECIALS

 

Spiced Sweetcorn Soup (v) £6.00
Autumn Salad with Seeds, Nuts, Apple and Cheddar £6.80
Pickled Mackerel with Beetroot, Dill and Soda Bread £7.00
Blood Pudding, Girolles and Soft Hens Egg £7.60

North Sea Cod, Leeks and Brown Shrimp Butter £17.50
Halibut with Girolles, Shetland Mussels and Samphire £20.00
Smoked Haddock Fishcakes, Tartare Sauce and Herb Salad £12.50

Beef and Kidney Pie (for 2) £29.00

Char-grilled 1kg Rump Steak (for 2) £49.00
7hour Shoulder of Lamb (for 5ish) £79.00

OKTOBERFEST MENU
Available 29 September to 6 October

SPECIALS
Goulaschsuppe – Classic Goulash Soup £5.50
Matjes Hausfrauenart – Marinated Herring with Apple, Onion, Gherkins and Yoghurt £6.50
Obatzter – Beer Cheese with Radishes and Pretzel £6.00

Bavarian Wurstplatte for 2 – Mixed Sausage plate with Sauerkraut and Potato Salad £26.00
Wildfleisch mit pilz – Venison with Wild Mushrooms £17.00
Bratwurst auf Sauerkraut – Grilled Pork Sausages and Sauerkraut £12.00
Schweinebraten mit Blaukraut – Roast Pork Shoulder with Red Cabbage £15.00

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte – Black Forest Gateau £6.00
Apfelstrudel – Apple Strudel £6.00

BAR MENU
Hofbräu Oktoberfest – 6.3% The world famous Oktoberfest beer – Gold in colour, aromatic and savoury 
Paulaner Oktoberest Bier – 6.0% – A true Oktoberfest institution in Munich – the perfect balance of a light taste of hops and a strong note of malt. 
Both available in pints or steins.

Obatzter – Beer Cheese with Radishes and Pretzel £6.00
Berliner Currywurst with Kaiser Roll £4.00
Berliner Currywurst with Chips £6.00
Bratwurst with Kaiser Roll £3.40

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte – Black Forest Gateau £6.00
Apfelstrudel – Apple Strudel £6.00

CHRISTMAS MENU

3 Courses £28.00

Available 3rd December to 24th December. Menu available for groups of six or more. For tables of 8 or more, a £10pp booking fee applies. 

 

Onion Soup with Roast Chestnuts & Thyme Cream (v)
Smoked Mackerel Pate, Beetroot Relish & Melba Toast
Salad of Crispy Parsnips, Watercress, Walnuts, Sheep’s Cheese & Honey (v)
Duck Sausage Roll, Celeriac & Prune Ketchup

Butter Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Brussel Sprouts & Chipolatas
Venison & Smoked Bacon Pie, Crushed Roots & Spiced Red Cabbage
Herb Crusted Cod – Leek, Mussel & Saffron Stew
Savoy Cabbage stuffed with Mushrooms, Sage, Spelt & Truffle (v)

Christmas Pudding With Brandy Sauce
Bitter Chocolate & Clementine Tart, Milk Ice Cream
Brown Sugar Meringue with Mulled Pears & Chestnut Cream
Colston Bassett Stilton with Quince Pickle & Fruit Loaf
All prices include 20% VAT. A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to your bill. Please note our menus may be subject to change. Due to presence of nuts in some dishes, we cannot guarantee the absence of nut traces in our menus.

View the full Broad Chare Dining Room Menu

View the full Broad Chare Bar Menu

Proper Pub

We’re big on warmth, low on fussiness: stripped wood floors, high bar stools, painted brickwork and comfy leather banquettes.  Sup your pint beside our polished-oak bar or tuck yourself away in the Snug behind the frosted glass partition.  You can hear yourself talk, concentrate on the crossword or nod off quietly in the corner.

Upstairs in the Dining Room, it’s all reassuringly simple with solid wood tables, sturdy schoolroom chairs and shiny brass coat-hooks.

Lunch

Monday to Saturday 12-2:30pm Sunday 12-5pm

Dinner

Monday to Saturday

5:30-10pm

CENTRAL LOCATION

25 Broad Chare

NE1 3DQ

What’s Happening

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Proper Beer

(and other drinks)

We choose our beers for their quality, craftsmanship and interest.  House ales are from Wylam Brewery, up the Tyne valley, and include our own-label brew, ‘The Writer’s Block’, a lovely dry-hopped pale ale.  We have regularly changing guest beers, Guinness and Peroni on tap, and an interesting range of European bottled beers.  Plus there’s top-quality Aspall’s Suffolk cider, 14 wines by the glass and a quirky collection of whiskies.

Guest Ales

Abbot Ale

Greene King

Portland Shipping Forecast Ales

Cullercoats Brewery

Black Sheep Best Bitter

Black Sheep Brewery

The Writer’s Block

Wylam Brewery

View Our Drinks Menus

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“Great food and understated but attentive service, lovely buzz of conversation with good but not overwhelming music. Highly recommended”

OpenTable Diner

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“Really lovely meal, seasonal ingredients put together in an innovative way resulting in great flavours. The staff really made the evening for us. The lady that served us was friendly, helpful and her attention to detail was impressive. The food can be great but if the staff aren’t great also it can ruin things ! That wasn’t the case at Broad Chare and we will definitely be returning.”

OpenTable Diner

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“This restaurant was a great find. The menu is seasonal and has one or two different dishes. We found the food to be very well presented and delicious and not over priced. The restaurant was very busy but the service was good. Would highly recommend.”

OpenTable Diner

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“As my, sometimes very critical, mother used to say about good people, “she or he has no sides!” The Broad Chare has nothing but good sides! I’ve already recommended it to several friends and work colleagues. I will go again, as soon as I’m back in Newcastle.”

OpenTable Diner

The People

Our pub is your pub.  Simple as that.  We get a genuine kick out of making you feel at home.  We won’t ignore you at the bar, we’ll serve your drinks with a smile, we’ll even try to remember your name.

Who will you find here?  People who like good beer, good food, good conversation, good company.  Oh, and good cheer – that indefinable, warm, fuggy feeling that only the best pubs manage.  You’ll meet new people, re-discover old pals.  Why, you might even make us your local.

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By car

Head for Newcastle city centre and the roundabout at the north end of the Tyne Bridge.  Take exit ‘A186 East/Quayside and Law Courts’ to Melbourne Street.  Take first available right, Pandon Bank, signposted ‘Quayside Car Park’.  At traffic lights head straight across into Quayside Car Park.  You enter at Level 8.  After parking, head for the ground floor, ‘Quayside Exit’.  Cross the road to pedestrianised area which turns left into Broad Chare.  The Broad Chare is on the right, just after Live Theatre.

By foot

From Grey’s Monument, walk south down Grey Street and Dean Street towards the Quayside. Turn left along the Quayside, under the Tyne Bridge.  Broad Chare is the third road on the left.  The Broad Chare is on the left, just before Live Theatre.

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