Taking up an unassuming corner of Ouseburn, you’ll find the Brinkburn Street Brewery. One of my most recommend must-try places in Newcastle for delicious, value for money food and a relaxed atmosphere for a drink.
Not being a beer or ale drinker myself, you’d think heading to a Brewery would be the last place I’d go. Well I am glad I investigated.
Brinkburn Street Brewery not only offer their own home-brewed libations, they offer an incredible menu of small dishes and sunday roasts. With an ever changing menu to keep things fresh, you are treated to locally sourced ingredients and dishes with a northern twist.
The menu swings from baked Camemberts with a boozy reduction to burger inspired scotch eggs, crisp asian flavoured cavolo nero to the epitome of Geordie scran – a ham and pease pudding stotty. All with a firm nod to the drinks brewed on site.
For all there is no “main meals” you can easily pull together a pretty hearty and filling meal at Brinkburn Street Brewery. With the smaller plates lending themselves easily to being doubled up mix and match style.
Reasonably priced, the Brinkburn Street Brewery offers exceptional quality and value for money, even when combing 2 or 3 plates. On my last visit I paired the £8 Baked Camembert with £3 Hasselback potatoes and a 5 spice Cavolo Nero dish for £3 and I left absolutely stuffed! It’s the perfect place to go when you want a little bit of more than one thing.
The fine attention to detail across their menu and the totally laid back chilled vibe of the building, the staff and the customers makes it a really easy and comfortable place to while away a few hours. You can even grab a board game and settle in for a few pints and a rainy afternoon of fun with your mates.
I cannot wait to try the full Sunday Lunch, if it is anything as good as their regular menu, I think Brinkburn Street Brewery could be a contender for the best roast in Ouseburn.
There is plenty of parking on the streets outside and within a 5-10 minute walk you are surrounded by cool bars, cafes and other local breweries. My top tip is if you are hankering for something sweet, head to Arch 2 further along on Stepney Bank for some toasted smores on their firepit.