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The Split Chimp

Closed Now: 13:00 - 23:00
Open today: 13:00 - 23:00
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Few drinks after work

Tucked away under a railway arch right in the city centre - although you wouldn't know it - you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mary-Anne M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice quiet pub

Been here many times and the beer selection they have is great and the bar staff are great and keen... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Alice S
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“micro pub”(14 reviews)
“real ale”(14 reviews)
“railway arch”(7 reviews)
Newcastle's first Micropub with 6 Real Ale Hand Pulls and 3 Keg lines. Our Ale selection changes daily and we stock a wide variety at great prices.
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Arch 7 | Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tucked away under a railway arch right in the city centre - although you wouldn't know it - you will find Newcastle's original Micropub. Quirky seating, great beers, lovely staff and locals, and thats before we start on the drinks! There is always a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary-Anne M
Mark H, Owner at The Split Chimp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mary-Ane, thanks very much for taking the time to submit this great review and rating, it is very rewarding for a small business like ours to get such great feedback and a real boost for the hard working staff. Best wishes, Mark.

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Been here many times and the beer selection they have is great and the bar staff are great and keen to help if you’re unsure on what to order. The atmosphere is great and there are some nice views if you sit upstairs by the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alice S
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This was our last port of call on our middle night of three in Newcastle when visiting for a film preview weekend. It certainly is the place to go for real ale fans like us, especially with prices a lot lower than we’re used to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We'd been to the split chimp once years ago and always remembered it. Coming back we can see why - it's a cool little place, nestled within a railway arch. There is a wide selection of drinks, and friendly knowledgeable service!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Called in for a quick pint on our way home after a day down the ouseburn, nice real ale shame about the coffee the wife had, cold and tasteless. That said would recommend as it has something about the place that is quirky.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Markhall61, Owner at The Split Chimp, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi, thanks for the review, really sorry that the coffee was not as it should have been, did you bring it to the attention of the bar staff, they should respond well to any observations relating to our products, including coffee, we will always exchange...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Came here on a Saturday afternoon. Although Newcastle were at home it wasnt too busy. Great selection of beer and cider on as well. We sat upstairs on the comfy leather sofas. Only five minutes to walk back to the station for our train home...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Great place to socialise and relax with class beer and wine on offer and a friendly service. Would definitely go back again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carl B
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Found this place by accident, and fell in love with it's craft ales. Well worth the visit and they have Perry there as well. Very cool.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the split chimp before the match on Saturday and didn’t disappoint. Quite busy but got served quickly, opting for a pint of the peanut butter stout (orgasmic I must say). Good vibe in the place with friendly people out for a good time. Love...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Visited with a group of friends. made most welcome. Excellent beer and good selection of spirits. Bar staff happy to give advice on the beers.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Colin T
6 September 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Property representative |
We do beer and cider based cocktails.