Next stop Byker. Or is it Ouseburn ?
A mile in the rain. Mere mortals would have taken a taxi, but they’d miss out on the views of Newcastle’s iconic Quayside.
How did I resist ? A ticker’s discipline, that’s how.
And I really wanted a third tick in an hour. Pathetic.
Having told you there’s a bit of a small pub overload in Newcastle, let it hereby be recorded they all sell very well kept beer.
And the Brinkburn St Tap has style.
Yes, I was tempted by the 10.2% Imperial Stout, but figured that was best left to professionals like Duncan and Si. The Old North Road was half that and a solid 3.5, but I suspect I’d go for the keg next time.
A bit quiet at 6pm the week before the students and Dutch tourists turn up, it’ll be packed when Si tips up.
I then climbed up to Byker station, with just enough time for the other local cultural highlights.
Sadly, no time for the Brexit tan.