“THE BUCKFAST PRIEST” OF NEWCASTLE

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Last night I was fully caught up. Tonight I have eight new GBG pubs to bring you.

Such is the magic of Tyne & Wear.

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I was able to combine my ticks with a good deed, giving my niece Emily and boyfriend a lift to their new homes.

Wisely, they’d chosen to stay next door to the Crown Posada, but don’t expect a blog.

I stayed in safe but dull Jesmond, a GBG desert.£30 B&B for the Dene with free parking, mind.

Let’s go.

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First stop, Haymarket, home of the Hotspur.

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Annoyingly, I only walked past the Mean Eyed Cat in March. One should always go in an open micropub as it’s bound to make the next Guide.

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Back in the Spring it looked a little temporary, and more greasy spoon than micro. The provision of foot services (not Michael) was also a bit offputting, and why pick on cats when dogs smell ?

Inside all is typically Newcastle; vegan pies and murk.

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All good then.

And any pub named in honour of Lux Interior is OK with me.

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And any pub with two Almasty murks is fine too.

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Hurrah for murk

A good mixed crowd again in another central Newcastle micro. It could have been in Heaton or Byker or Gateshead, rather than yards from St James.

I had the last drop of the house Almasty, but it was still a 3.5. Are they invincible? Yes.

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But that’s all a bit dull. What you need to know is that on the table to my right two mates were playing a disturbing game of confessions, the sort you see in an Ember Inn in Basingstoke at 2pm in March.

“Can I say something to you about the Buckfast priest ?”

“Before he took holy orders he’d killed three people”

“I don’t have an ounce of remorse

I just stared nervously at my lacings, and beat a hasty exit.

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10 thoughts on ““THE BUCKFAST PRIEST” OF NEWCASTLE

  1. Love Almasty beer and love the Mean Eyed Cat. It used to be a newsagents, we used to go in for a paper and a packet of sweets before boarding the coach, parked across the street, for the CAMRA surveying trips to Northumberland! Now I believe they get a call there on the way back instead.

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