Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Jarrow Bitter 3.8%, Consistently enjoyable session bitter utilising the classic Cascade/Crystal hop/malt combo.
Jarrow McConnells Celebratory Port Stout 5.4% - Tremendous! Neither really stouty or porty, nonetheless a great beer - undercurrents of treacle, chocolate and coffee with an abundant smack of hoppy orangey fruitiness. Despite pseudo-Victorian pumpclip imagery, it's actually quite modern in its flavour profile.
Matfen Magic , 4.8%, toffeish, light bodied, website describes it as a brown ale. They'd possibly sell more of it in Newcastle by putting "Brown Ale" on the pumpclip
Look out for the Cumberland Arms in Oz Clarke and James May's new TV series.