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Based on 547 parameters and reviews
Updated 2020-02-21
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Description

  • Phone number: +44 191 261 9923
  • Cuisine:
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Reviews

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    NIRS3 2019-07-17

    My daughter bought me a beer tasting Groupon for Fathers Day. She was visiting from Nottingham and we decided to go together. The bar is built into the railway arches behind the Central Station and is on two floors. We had a quick drink before and found the staff extremely helpful in making our initial choice of craft ales. We went upstairs for the tasting and there were 6 of us and a very friendly knowledgeable tutor. The session was very informal and the discussion went well beyond the beers that we sampled which made for a very enjoyable time. The beers were all very different and I will never return a cloudy craft beer again - they were delicious but the revelation was the sour beer which I had never previously heard of. We had an entertaining time and followed it up at the Bridge Tavern where our tutor was the brewer and tasted another of his recommendations and saw that it was also currently brewing in the "tuns" - a good end to a pleasant evening.

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    Susan J 2019-04-13

    We came across this very small bar in the arches of Newcastle and we weren't disappointed,they had a good selection of craft beers the only problem was that we only got chance to try 1 as it was closing time but we will go back .

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    184sandiem 2019-04-11

    Pleased I highlighted this place as I couldn’t find it on trip advisor so I’ve added it.it was our first time here with our friends who had been before.such a lovely little bar with real ales good choice ,it’s quite compact but that’s what we like about it,it’s on a quiet street just behind the main road down from the railway station off through the tunnel on the right so worth a visit

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    Kiwi_Lions 2019-04-07

    Voucher given for beer tasting experience as Christmas experience from one of our daughters. Best Xmas present ever! Fab location. Close to central Newcastle and you hear the rumbling of the trains overhead which add to the ambience. You get to try 5 very different beers with tasting notes. Portions very decent. Moreover the information that comes with the tasting is informative and well paced. We learnt a lot in a very relaxed two hours. The lovely Leo is full of enthusiasm and knowledge and answers any questions with experience. Great relaxed environment where you feel welcome (you could go solo!), enjoy trying new beers (we had never heard of ‘sours’ - DELICIOUS! ) and learn something - not to mention stay on for a few more beers afterwards. Friendly knowledgable staff. Clean loos. What more would you want!

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    GBJ-Cookies 2019-02-18

    We went for the tutored beer tasting. £15 for 2, you get to sample 5 different beers, whilst getting a lesson about the history of beer and the processes that go into making the different styles. Our group consisted of about 14 of us. Tutor was very knowledgeable and a great listen. The pub itself is very snug and situated in the old railway arches behind Central Station. Great music, friendly staff and a very good selection of beers, both on tap and in bottles. Also this pub is dog friendly.

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    wanderer_scotland 2019-02-06

    Had been in Newcastle for a football match with freinds in Sunderland, and after getting the Metro back to Newcastle, I had a few hours to kill before my train back to Edinburgh. My friends from London headed across the road from the train station to a micropub that was there, but was far to plastic for my liking, and my friend from the area turned to me and said "I will take you somewhere better" and after going down a few back streets to the other side of Newcastle Train Station, we came to Forth Street, and two great craft beer bars: Beer Street and Box Social. Both were really laid back and a great selection of beers, but out the two I much preferred Box Social. Great selection of beers on offer as well as ciders, all on tap and a few cans and bottles. Excellent prices and will most certainly be back again in future when in Newcastle again and looking for a beer.

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    512calumr 2019-01-11

    Came in with my partner for a quick half and ended up staying for over 3 hours sampling different beers. Incredible choice and nice cosy atmosphere.

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    StuartHillston 2018-12-28

    We knew of this place but needed a local to get us here on foot! Worth it, great atmosphere and really interesting beers. We were lucky to get a table upstairs in the small seating space, just the thing after walking round Newcastle all day!

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    Karen C 2018-12-09

    Loved here! Small and perfectly formed, great choice of craft and keg beers. Served by the friendly and knowledgeable Ian. Quirky it certainly is, I even liked the noise of the trains going overhead! This place is certainly worth a visit or two!

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    Graeme W 2018-08-26

    Recommended by friends so I popped in here during a brief visit to Newcastle and was very impressed. Good range of excellent beers and the staff were really friendly and helpful when choosing a beer. It's hidden away but is actually really easy to find and well worth a visit.

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    JennyB1984 2018-08-22

    There were lots of seats here on a Friday night, excellent range of drinks and very friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

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    Dave C 2018-08-09

    Called in for a drink during a tour of the real ale bars in Newcastle and Gateshead. The ambience is very good The furnishings are refreshing minimal and if you're a railway fan you will love the sound of the trains passing overhead on their way to the station.

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    emilyce32 2018-05-29

    I am a beer fan, so was delighted to find this tiny little beer bar under a railway arch. They had great atmosphere, and an excellent selection of beers too. It's also extremely convenient if you're staying in the Crowne Plaza hotel - minutes away!

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    c0linjn 2018-05-17

    Almost walked past this bar as it looks so small and unassuming from the street. And the ground floor is pretty tiny with just enough room for the bar and two or thee tables. Thankfully there is a larger upstairs seating area so there's plenty of room. This bar has a wide range of craft type beers and I think it may brew some of them itself. The bar server was friendly and efficient. The only downside was the number of people standing at the bar. There were 3 people standing at the bar and with it being so small it was difficult to get served, I think there was just enough room for one person at a time to get to the bar. This may be ok in quiet times but we arrived at the same time as a group of 5 other people and we were all trying to see what drinks were on offer and it was quite a squeeze. Other than the small size I'll be sure to come back here.

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    davival 2018-03-21

    My son and I booked a tutored beer tasting through the Groupon website, at Box Social in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Being local, we had called into the premises on previous occasions, so we're really looking forward to our visit. We arrived early and enjoyed a couple of drinks from the bar, before our excellent host, Joe, began his very interesting talk on the history of beer, and the advancements in brewing technology through the ages, whilst we enjoyed sampling some of the unbelievable variety of brews, which were included in the tasting. I would heartily recommend this activity, mainly for the enthusiasm, and obvious love, that Joe has for the brewing craft. His recollections and memories of working in the brewing industry were extremely interesting and informative, and at times, eye opening! Please book this, and enjoy the experience, you will not be disappointed! I would attend this tasting again, without a second thought, it was so interesting! Suffice to say, after the tasting, we did purchase some of the beers we had sampled from the bar! The only downside we experienced, was that a minority of the guests on the tasting thought that it would be nice to chat amongst themselves, instead of listening to Joe's commentary, which we thought, was very annoying behaviour!

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    Peterz_G_1980 2018-03-11

    Went with a friend that isn't really a beer fan, but this place change that a little. The guy that did the event had a good knowledge about beer and its history. With 5 beers to taste and a bit about the beers themselves. We liked some more than others. And at the end of it my friend had a taste for beer that he didn't before.

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    Betty-Spaghetti-Rob 2018-01-20

    Really nice micro pub with good choice or drinks at a good price. Also has music on which is unusual. Will be back

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    TjH1488 2018-01-08

    An amazing little micro-pub which always has a good range of beers on that you can tell have been thought out rather than plucked from a supplier list. Always a pleasure to go in to grab an after work beer and will be back soon

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    Phil J 2017-10-29

    Only 1 thing makes Box Social well worth the visit... BEER... especially the Campfire porter😊! Oh.. and the friendly conversation from guys behind the bar and the fellow punters! Well worth a visit

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