The best pre-match pubs in Newcastle to visit before going to a Newcastle United match at St James Park

It’s part of many Newcastle fans’ matchday routines and so many places across the city offer high quality pre-match experiences and atmospheres.

The new football season is officially upon us, and after a long pre season campaign, Newcastle United kick off their 2023-24 season with a home fixture against Aston Villa.

The good times – and European football – are back at St James’ Park thanks to Eddie Howe’s squad, and there are few better ways to soak up the matchday atmosphere than getting a pre-match drink.

The opening game’s late kick off leaves plenty of time for home and away fans to enjoy what Newcastle has to offer this weekend.

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But where are the best places to pick up a drink before making your way to St James’?