The facade of the pub is very deceptive. Behind this narrow unassuming frontage lies a wonderful interior which goes way back into the building.
The decor is sumptious - lots of dark wood and stained glass with soft lighting which, along with the shape of the pub, gives it a cosy feel.
Once you have taken in the ambience of the Crown Posada you then come to the main event - the beer. Lovely ale from local breweries is the order of the day - Haddon & Tynemouth to name but two - well kept and superbly presented.
I commented to the barman after an hour that we had been in a Quayside pub for an hour and had not seen a fight! His reply: "We haven't had a fight in here since Montgomery was a corporal" It made me chuckle. If you are in Newcastle and want a good pint in nice surroundings then go no further than the Crown Posada.