The path to being a fantastic pub has been fraught.
I was there during the dark days, bands no longer booked, beer running out and it was deader than Dimebag.
What’s the darkest place you’ve ever been? A coal mine? The mind of a goth? None are as dark as The Dirty Onion
Heaton Tap is a nice pub, with friendly staff where you could happily sit with a book while enjoying a great pint.
According to ‘Old Pubs of Newcastle’, The Bridge Hotel was built in 1885 , which makes it younger than the carpet in the Rose and Crown.