The Free Trade

This cosy, riverside pub features a beer garden, arguably with the best view going in Newcastle. A positively bustling waterside venue with lovely atmosphere to boot.

Their cat mascot ‘Craig David’ may have passed away, but the pub remains an Ouseburn favourite “7 days” a week.

This pub is renowned for its beer – up to six real ales – its friendly atmosphere, two beer gardens and the up-river view to Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides bulging with iconic buildings and magnificent bridges. Don’t miss the sunset: it highlights the area as a fine example of riverside development.

Amazingly diverse and rarely boring, from students to artists and musicians and covering just about every profession under the sun.

Jimi Hendrix is reputed to have spent some time here while living locally with his manager, former Animal – Chas Chandler. Further rumour says it’s where he wrote ‘Stone Free’.”