The popular public house has been serving pints for more than 150 years and is affectionately known as the Monkey bar.
Friday Night entertainment for the famous ‘Monkey Bar’, The Market Lane.
In Victorian times it was a popular watering venue for the Irish bricklayers who helped build much of Victorian Newcastle and legend has it that they used to leave their hods - which were known as ‘monkeys’ - in the passageway as security against their bar tab – giving the venue its nickname.
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The Market Lane
72-74 Pilgrim St
Newcastle upon Tyne