I thought I would share with you our recent trip to Wylam Brewery in Newcastle. We visited to catch up with friends who live in Gateshead and we had seen so many good reviews that we wanted to give it a try.
We parked a canny walk away but we got to walk through the surrounding park which was good afterwards, so we could walk off the lunch. I think Wylam looks amazing with the duck pond out front, even though the weather was miserable that day.
The inside of Wylam is decorated beautifully. It has an industrial look (similar to Guinness factory restaurant if you have been) but it has an old fashioned appeal as well. The toilets had amazing decor and there was a photo booth in the foyer area too.
It was quite busy when we arrived but had prebooked a table. I think it is necessary to book as it was very busy. We were seated in the restaurant area near the bar which was a bit noisier but we love atmosphere like that.
The guys went for some of Wylam’s beers, you sort of have to when you’re in a brewery. I chose the Aspall Suffolk Cyder which was so summery with it’s berry taste. We gave our drinks order pretty quickly when we were in there and they arrived straight after which I like.
They then took our meal order and we all decided on the Sunday Roast. I ordered the Beef dinner – I literally love Beef (sorry if you’re a vegan or vegetarian) but it is my favourite meat and this is what I choose everywhere I go. It was priced at only £12 so I don’t know what I was expecting but the meal was divine.
It came with a selection of vegetables and the yorkshire pudding was MASSIVE. The veg was a lovely mixture (some of it under the beef) and the meal was filling. They even brought extra gravy for the table just in case and we were offered different sauces too. Often when we eat out for Sunday lunch, some of the places don’t offer any additional sauces or some of the more unusual like horseradish (which Chris loves) so this was a welcome surprise too.
We didn’t order dessert as we were so full from the lunch but we will be going back again in the future. Wylam brewery hosts a lot of different events too which I haven’t had chance to visit yet but they look so fun and I would love to use the phrase “piss up in a brewery” for real!
You can also book a tour with the brewery which I think is priced at only £10 so we will be popping and doing that soon. We find anything like that so fascinating…
Have you been to Wylam?
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