The five cosiest bars and pubs in Newcastle according to Tripadvisor: from The Bridge Hotel to Bay Horse

Where are some of the pubs in the Newcastle region that offer customers that warm, welcome, cosy feeling? Newcastleworld have had a look for you.

Truly, winter has finally arrived in the UK with nights drawing earlier in Newcastle along with cold snaps and downpours that have caused weather warnings and flood alerts to be issued around the region. Seems like an apt time of year to stay indoors, pop on a TV series and just relax in the warmth.

Which for some might be antisocial, but as the weather in Newcastle in the week ahead may do nothing to inspire you to leave your essential Christmas viewing, you wouldn’t find many that may argue otherwise regarding those plans.

However, for the intrepid travellers in the city, you could venture out with family and friends to some of the cosiest pubs in the capital that provide an excellent, welcoming atmosphere for those who venture out during the festive season. Rather than your typical High Street chain pubs, Newcastleworld has had a look at Tripadvisor’s top five rated pubs and bars for the winter season that give off that cosy, warm feeling.

Be it taking in the view of the river at The Bridge Hotel during a particularly frosty evening or the heated outdoor seating that The Hancock offers the patrons, there is nothing finer in life than good friends, good food and a welcoming atmosphere. Which is what we’ve concentrated on regarding this top five list.

So let Newcastleworld be your arctic explorer ahead of time and let you know what are the five cosiest pubs and bars in Newcastle for your winter warmers, according to Tripadvisor. Woolly hats and scarves are not required, but given the weather recently as highly recommended as these establishments.

The top five cosiest bars and pubs in Newcastle, according to Tripadvisor

1: Cog and Wheel

  • Location: 131 Sandyford Road Jesmond, Sandyford, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
  • Tripadvisor Rating: 5/5

What reviewers say: “Great little pub, lovely atmosphere, really good choice of drinks. The staff are very attentive and [the pub has] such a lively atmosphere.”

To find out more information, visit the establishment’s page on Tripadvisor.

2: The Hancock

  • Location: 2A Hancock Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PU
  • Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5

What reviewers say: “The Hancock has become my permanent place of choice for all my client meetings. The great atmosphere paired with the amazing food and friendly bar staff ensures that me and my clients have a perfect time, every time.”

To find out more information, visit the establishment’s page on Tripadvisor.

3: The Bridge Hotel

  • Location: Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ
  • Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5

What reviewers say: “This iconic Newcastle pub is a really nice, smart, traditional bar with good beer and friendly service. The decor is wonderfully old-fashioned and provides a really cosy atmosphere. We came in early doors and it’s the sort of place you really settle into and find it hard to leave.”

To find out more information, visit the establishment’s page on Tripadvisor.

4: The Waiting Rooms

  • Location: 39/47 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5SG
  • Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5

What reviewers say: “Very warm and welcoming bar with a great atmosphere, was greeted by a lady called Erin who made me feel comfortable immediately. She advised me on the drinks selections and food availability along with other things to do within the city, which was amazing. I will definitely be returning soon to enjoy more excellent service and a quality drinks selection.”

To find out more information, visit the establishment’s page on Tripadvisor.

5: Bay Horse

  • Location: Front Street, Whickham NE16 4EF
  • Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5

What reviewers say: “We started to visit this pub a few months ago and it has now become our regular. The atmosphere is always welcoming and the staff are brilliant. A special thanks to Blaise and Lauren who always go out of their way to say hello and ask how we are. These little touches add to the enjoyment of popping in. Thank you”

To find out more information, visit the establishment’s page on Tripadvisor.