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Yards of Fun

This pub seems to switch from straight to gay at some point in the night. We went in there on our... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
leo s
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Nice Friendly Bar

I was in Newcastle for the weekend I visited the gay village and popped into the Yard bar Inside is... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
391iainw
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“Amazing entertainment”
11 Dec 2018
“Yards of Fun”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My ten years as a gay scene regular, the yard is one of the most popular and friendliest bars I've ever been in. of all the drag queens danni delonco and plop are the most funniest and friendly acts in and out of drag. Delonco...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

This pub seems to switch from straight to gay at some point in the night. We went in there on our way our of the hotel at 1800 when it was full of office workers and came back in at around 2300 when there were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leo s
Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

We operate in an area that at times attracts large numbers of straight people. We generally get people mixing well and depending upon the time of night the sexual orientation of the clientele differs. This is the price that gay bars have paid for equality...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This bar is great. Always great entertainment and fabulous staff. Great drinks deals if you look out for them! Havent been for a while and miss it! Will be back when shifts allow!!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank spudleysprout
Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and found our staff to be fabulous. The staff really appreciate positive feed back. We look forward to welcoming you again to hopefully yet more good times

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I was in Newcastle for the weekend I visited the gay village and popped into the Yard bar Inside is basic seating Rustic interior and very friendly staff I was on a solo visit and the staff made me feel welcome

Date of experience: February 2018
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Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and that the staff made you feel welcome. We look forward to welcoming you another time if you visit newcastle.

Reviewed 17 February 2018

1st visit to Newcastle. Popped in here for a few beers before the Darts. The place had a great atmosphere with everyone singing along and the bar staff seemed friendly enough. Being a southerner and used to sky high drinks prices I didn't think the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jamsarnie7
Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

We’re glad you enjoyed your visit as we strive to provide everyone that visits an enjoyable time. Sadly high prices are a fact of life remembering that two thirds of the drink price is now tax Of one sort or another .

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Came to your bar on 2 different nights. Lovely bar and friendly staff. Unfortunately the drinks prices on the second visit a Thursday at about 6pm had gone upto a ridiculous 9.20 for 2 pints. This is the easy way to clear your bar at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mickw69
Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

That particular night was an event night . This means the prices go up except to regulars . The event was a Darts tournament at the arena . Nearly ALL Bars increase their prices when there is an event on at the area . The...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Tonight I was personally severed by a bar man who was polite and courteous but most of all very professional and a credit to the bar team. I came into the bar and was greeted and served immediately although the bar was busy. The bar...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your review and we will pass on your compliments to Charlie who has only been with us for a few weeks. We strive to provide a good service and provide a welcoming atmosphere

Reviewed 26 July 2017

To clarify, bar staff were lovely if not a little lazy, but one staff member who proclaimed to have 'finished at 4.30' was still in the bar and drunker than the customers some closing time. He then proceeded to accuse me of 'playing the disabled...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

This is the woman who argued with 2 other female customers who were due to sing on karaoke saying it was her turn and that they should just go elsewhere in their cheap primark clothes and then tried arguing in an exceptionally rude manner that...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Been here loads over the years. It's the perfect place to start your night, have a seat when waiting for your mates to arrive. Always have some kind of drink offer (£6 bottle of wine is a good one!) so you can have a few...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

A very welcome positive review which accurately represents what we offer.

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Staff full of attitude, no consideration for customers at all. Had a chap knock his head off the floor after being pushed, none of the staff responded or bothered to check if he was ok. Ambulance was called and we were thrown out so they...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jemma A
Adrian G, Owner at The Yard & Heavens Above, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

The person who had "his head knocked off the floor' had been attempting to steal someones wallet from their pocket. The wallet owner had caught the pick pocket mid theft and had pushed him away to prevent the theft. The incident was caught on cctv...More

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