7 reviews of The Centurion in English
I'm a huge sucker for places with beautiful architecture, and this place is stunning. It's huge, not just floorspace wise, but like every other reviewer has said, the ceiling is ridiculously high & the walls are lined with gorgeous Victorian tiles. It's kinda like stepping back in time going inside, or being in a different country.
Drinks were average priced and the staff seemed alright, being part of the train station the location is centralized and easy to get to other places from. It wasn't particularly busy when I went in (about 11pm on a thursday), but I can imagine it getting really busy on a weekend.
This is a great bar attached to central station it has a nice area with seats before you go into the two bar areas where you can hang out and wait for people to arrive. The first bar is in a small area with a few tables and chairs which is a quiet area to chat in. The main area is large with a wide screen tv which shows football. Plenty of seating in different areas. Some of the chairs are pretty high not easy to get up on when your a short lady in a dress. The drinks here arent too cheap and I have never noticed any offers on but it is a good place to start from as easy to get to other bars from here.
Kind of a strange place, where all types collide. The bar itself is great, massive high ceiling and tasteful, almost luxurious decoration. Then you go to the bar and get a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale with a chilled half pint glass (the first thing I had when I got off the train in Newcastle). Always busy Saturday and Sunday evenings, but really good for a quiet drink during the day, when you can really soak up the atmosphere and the surroundings.
This bar is in a brilliant location smack bang in the city centre with loads of cool bars around it.
The tile work on the ceiling is pretty ornate and the general vibe of the place is cool.
It open out to the railway station at the back via a small conservatory with our door seating on the platform, great for a drink if your going some where. And if your not then its on the circuit of bars if your heading to the quay.
They have recently opened up another section in this bar, a sort of snug behind the bar. Even the main section feels like it’s divided into two - the bar, where you’ll usually find business men waiting for their trains; and the floor, where the tables and chairs gather around a stage or screen, depending on the night. Live music is a regular feature here, and the style/ quality varies a great deal. The good stuff is brilliant, so it’s always worth a try. The chance of your being pleasanty surprised is quite high.
It also boasts the biggest big screen in Newcastle. Apparently. I don’t think it’s the best place in town to watch a match though. More of a music video. The interior is amazing. Even if it’s not particuarly to your taste - and I don’t think it would be how many people would do out their living room, even if their living room was three floors high - it is impressive, Victorian decor.
It’s beautiful atrchitecturally. It was hidden away for many years until a chance discovery while renovation work was being carried out. The glossy, multicoloured Victorian tiles on every surface hark back to an era of palm courts and polite conversation. It has lots of seats as well as a bar area, and the clientel is varied. Some days I have seen Irish bands playing and have had fun, sometimes I have been hassled by over zealous lounge lizards, who have been given their marching orders VERY quickly. I like the place as a stop on a night out rather than a destination, but having been during the day it is a good place for a coffee and a pannini and to admire the decor.
This bar is really in the perfect position, right next to the station, as if you meet someone new to Newcastle off the train, they will be well impressed with a quick drink in here. The interior is gorgeous, high ceilings, intricate detail, and plenty of sofas. It's so much nicer these days too following the smoking ban, it used to be a bit smoky in there, but it's great now. It's always busy too, because of the location. Drinks maybe higher side of average. The local bands are really good, well worth making the effort mid-week.
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