Redhouse: Do one thing, and do it really, really well!

Redhouse has been on the Newcastle Quayside for a few years now, and after hearing so many good things we couldn’t wait any longer to experience it for ourselves.

You’ll find it just along from the Swing Bridge on Newcastle’s Quayside, in a very characterful old building that looks like it has been there forever.  Step inside onto the brick floor and a very traditional bar greets you.

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There are a decent number and hand-pulled real ales on offer as well as a good selection of other drinks if this isn’t your thing.  The staff behind the bar are friendly and knowledgable.

The menu is well put together.  It’s made up for four steps – you choose the type of pie you’d like (including steak, minted lamb, sausage and cider, chicken and chorizo, Mediterranean vegetable and goat’s cheese), your mash (creamy, garlic, cheesy, mustard), your peas (mushy, minted, or peas pudding), and finally your sauce.  The meats all come from Northumberland via Amble Butchers.

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After ordering, customers can grab a seat and relax, transporting themselves back in time within traditional surroundings.  When the food arrives, you’re in for a real treat – it comes in good time, it’s nice and hot, and it’s really, really delicious!

We found there was no rush to finish up, and we stayed at our table to enjoy a few more drinks after our food.  There are also a few puddings to choose from that are very fitting and appropriate (think brownie, jam roly poly, apple crumble).

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A pie with all the sides and a pint of ale will cost you around £13.  There are also special deals on Mondays and Wednesdays, which are popular, so booking ahead would be worthwhile.

If you fancy something a bit different, this place really is excellent!

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