One more on the coast with Electric Pics, who was obviously paying far more attention than I was to little things like details.
Tynemouth certainly has a motley collection of pub names.
- Hugo’s @ The Coast
- The Cumberland
- Lola Jeans (a pre-emptive cert for Si)
- Gibraltar Rock
and of course our very next tick Platform 2 Craft Ale Bar.
Tynemouth Station is a gem in wrought iron, and better known for its farmers markets and pashmina auctions than as a route to the Bay.
But can I distinguish it from the Monkseaston station pub after 6 pubs ?
Well, this one has Dylan too.
But it swaps the guitars for a jukebox, and we’re greeted by crackly versions of “Nightswimming” and “”Handbags & Gladrags“. Ah, but Stewart or Stereophonics ? you ask.
Lovely place; children welcome, bring your own quinoa and olives, free jukebox.
Very much beer bar rather than micro. Controversially, I went for keg murk Almasty while Adrian narrowly retained CAMRA membership by sticking with cask Anarchy, which to be fair is rarely a duff choice.
Another low-lit pub, perhaps to make my photos more atmospheric.
It didn’t work, of course.
I know Adrian told me something vital at this point, probably about an underpass to avoid in Wallsend or a new micro in Blyth.
I was rather distracted by a rare airing for “Crazy Nights” by Kiss, one of the young bands booked to headline Donnington next year. I doubt Matt will be going.
Speaking of Crazy Nights, I was off to Wallsend.