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Craft Beer tour in Ouseburn, Newcastle

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Tania & Donald

3 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a cultural beer tour in the Ouseburn Valley, where Newcastle's industrial revolution began. Now it's Newcastle's creative centre, buzzing with breweries, cafes and restaurants. It also has the National Archive of the Children's Book, Seven Stories, Victoria Tunnel Tours, and the Ouseburn City Farm. It was described recently in the Guardian Newspaper as " the Shoredich of Tyneside"!
We meet at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle's independent contemporary art gallery. Then it's a leisurely walk downhill. You can buy a variety of beers in 4 of the pubs and breweries in the area. (We suggest you buy half pints as it's a long afternoon!) The first stop is at one of the oldest established pubs in the area and the last one boasts Newcastle's best view of the the river and its bridges. In between, we'll visit two more, each with a unique character & many beers.
During the tour there's a 5-10 minute walk to a local craft brewery where you can see the whole brewing process. Then it's back to the best view on Tyneside where the tour ends. After that you are free to go back along the Tyne to the city centre quayside where there are more great pubs (about 20 mins). Or you can choose to go back to your favourite pub from our tour and maybe call an Uber to get you home.
This is a cultural beer tour in the Ouseburn Valley, where Newcastle's industrial revolution began. Now it's Newcastle's creative centre, buzzing with breweries, cafes and restaurants. It also has the National Archive of the Children's Book, Seven Stories, Victoria Tunnel Tours, and the Ouseburn City Farm. It was described recently in the Guardian Newspaper as " the Shoredich of Tyneside"!
We meet at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle's indepe…

What's included

  • Tickets
    As part of the tour we'll go behind the scenes at one of the Ouseburn's top...
From £26
/ person
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Meet your host, Tania & Donald

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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We have a lifetime's experience of making, drinking and enjoying beer, and we're lucky to have some great independent craft beer pubs and micro-breweries right on the doorstep. We've lived in the area since we were students (quite a while ago!), and have watched with pleasure as the craft beer movement has taken over. Newcastle's pubs now have a great selection of different beers, quite different to Newcastle Brown Ale. Which has its place, but things have moved on a bit. We will take you for a cultural tour of independent pubs in the historic Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle's new creative centre.
We have a lifetime's experience of making, drinking and enjoying beer, and we're lucky to have some great independent craft beer pubs and micro-breweries right on the doorstep. We've lived in the area since we were students (quite a while ago!), and have watched with pleasure as the craft beer movement has taken over. Newcastle's pubs now have a great selection of different beers, quite different to Newcastle Brown Ale. Which has its place, but things have moved on a bit. We will take you for a…
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Where you'll be

This experience will take about 3 hours in total, and includes walking, crossing roads, and some steep steps! After 3 Ouseburn pubs, there's a short walk to a local brewery for a tour, and you can also buy a flight of 4 beers. There are food platters available too. Then it's back to the pub with the river view; our tour finishes here. It's a 20 minute walk back along the riverside, or you can settle in and call an Uber later to take you home!

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Raymond
March 2020
When we were looking at this initially We thought it was a little over priced considering it doesn’t include and beer. But we were looking for something to do on the Friday afternoon so booked it anyway. We were wrong, having actually done the tour we throughly recommend it and it’s worth the money. Donald is very knowledgable and incredibly helpful. The walking tour introduces you to a part of Newcastle most wouldn’t normally visit, explores some interesting watering holes and includes a tour of working brewery.
When we were looking at this initially We thought it was a little over priced considering it doesn’t include and beer. But we were looking for something to do on the Friday afterno…
Alex
February 2020
An excellent experience and a great way to spend an afternoon. Learned a load about an area of the city I didn’t know & brewing and tried a few excellent beers. A lot of fun!
Simon
February 2020
Donald was a great host. Very friendly and knew lots about the area and explained and answered things in a very friendly way. His tour included some interesting sites and pubs. We went as a group of 4 and really enjoyed the day. Highly recommended.
Donald was a great host. Very friendly and knew lots about the area and explained and answered things in a very friendly way. His tour included some interesting sites and pubs. We…
Paul
February 2020
A wonderful and interesting tour of the ouseburn area of Newcastle. Great beers with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. The brewery tour was fascinating.
David
August 2019
Well worth the day out the beers were amazing and the host gave us good tips about where to go on to if you get the chance ask about the scotch eggs
Mariana
August 2019
It was an interesting tour and we had a nice afternoon, learning a lot about Newcastle and its pubs and beers. Donald was very friendly and responded to us and our needs with a toddler since we were the only ones on the tour.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You need to walk short distances and climb some steps. This is not a pub crawl as such so guests need to accept that only small amounts of alcohol should be bought for tasting at each venue.

What to bring

Suitable clothing for the time of year, and sensible shoes!