George Stephenson Inn
17 December 2020
The Eye on the Tyne
17 December 2020
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Central Station, Neville Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne , NE1 5DG
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The Centurion Bar is a good friendly town centre pub situated in Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne. They serve a full selection of draught beers, wine and spirits for your enjoyment along with a range of real ale and soft drinks for all the non-drinkers and drivers. With its great atmosphere and warm and friendly welcome this makes it a fantastic place for everyone one to be, young or old. There is a Deli coffee shop serving 7am-8pm, which is a great stop before work. Situated on the premises there is a beer garden, which is a great place to sit and relax with a refreshing drink or a tasty meal during the summer months, this is also a great place to accommodate all customers that smoke. With disabled facilities and a car park makes the Centurion Bar a suitable place for all. All sports fanatics will be happy to know that they have 6 TV’s throughout including 1 big screen, showing all major sporting events on Sky Sports, Premier Plus, Pay per View and Setanta Sports, and for those customers who don’t fancy watching the sport there is a dart bored for your amusement. If there are any special occasion coming up why not book the Centurion, as they can cater for functions of up to 50 guests in one of there two function rooms. The Centurion Bar was voted ‘Newcastle’s’ most impressive watering hole by the Observer and is a former 1st class passenger lounge welcoming an eclectic clientele, also the winners of the ‘Best Bar’ none gold award 2008. The Grand Room Bar at The Centurion we pride ourselves on the quality of our draft, cask beers and ales. We have an extensive selection of Cask real ales as well as our draft bitters and lagers. A beers of the world portfolio of bottles, fantastic wines as well as a range of cocktails and Shooters. Grants Bar for a drink in quieter, more relaxed surroundings, why not try Grants Bar to the rear of the main bar. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main bar, Grants bar offers a more intimate Centurion experience. Deli is a place to enjoy a delicious snack and a freshly made coffee in our fabulous deli. With seating in our glass conservatory or our outdoor heated patio. You can choose from our wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, Panninis or Jacket potatoes. We have a wide range of savouries and a mouth-watering selection of cakes and desserts. Teas, Coffees hot chocolate and a selection of soft drinks available. Conference Facilities The Centurion boasts two conference suites. They provide hours of natural daylight, air conditioning, smart furnishings and surroundings. Both well-equipped suites are further complimented by an adjoining syndicate room providing the ideal setting for refreshment breaks throughout the day. Capacities of up to 30 guests, Free Wi-Fi Access, Disabled Access to Ground Floor Suite and City Centre Location. The beautiful bar located in Newcastle Central Station has one of the most Bizarre histories. It was built in 1893 as a sumptuous waiting lounge for first class passengers, a major feature being its exquisite tiling which is today worth an astonishing £3.8 million. The lounge and its bar closed in 1960’s, when the British Transport Police started using it a cells. British Rail, which then owned it, cared very little for the buildings Grade 1 listed status, taken sledge hammers to some of the walls putting in external piping and painting the tiles a lurid red- a bit like The Louvre slapping a fresh coat of paint over The Monet Lisa. In 2000 Keeping Inn Ltd acquired the building and lovingly and painstakingly restored The Centurion to its former glory. Since opening the grandeur of The John Dobson designed interior has been enjoyed by thousands of customers, both visitor’s locals and regulars to Newcastle upon Tyne. The Centurion has also been featured in many television programmes from all corners of the globe including: A History of Tyneside hosted by our own Geordies Ant & Dec. Great train journeys of the world, by a Japanese production company. There are no strangers in the Centurion Bar, only friends you haven’t met yet. If every station bar was like this we would ditch the Limo and travel every where by train. The first class waiting rooms at Newcastle Central Station have been restored to their former glory with breathtaking tiles and murals. So why not come and join us for a drink today and experience this great atmosphere for yourself.

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