The 10 Newcastle bars within 300 metres of St. James’ Park ranked by TripAdvisor rating ahead of Rugby World Cup
These are the watering holes closest to St. James’ Park ranked by their TripAdvisor reviews ahead of the Rugby World Cup arriving in Newcastle.
It’s not unusual for the pubs and bars around St. James’ Park to be flooded with sports fans on a Saturday afternoon. This weekend, instead of Newcastle United supporters, it will be rugby fans taking to the seats in the cathedral on the hill.
The postponed Rugby League World Cup will get underway in Newcastle with the opening ceremony taking place this weekend. England take on Somoa to kickstart the competition this Saturday, October 15 before five weeks of rugby action takes place across the UK.
Every sports fan has their favourite pre-game watering hole in Newcastle, whether that be in the heart of the city, along the Quayside or further out. Newcastle is blessed by a high concentration of pubs and bars in the city, with fans spoilt for options. Even within 300 metres of St. James' Park there is a handful of bars that get rammed before and after matches at the stadium. These include some of the most iconic United-associated bars such as Shearer's and The Strawberry.