Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Emphasis on Good Value

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Emphasis on Good Value

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Byline: and By Angela Upex FOOD REVIEW

THE KEELMAN Big Lamp Inns,Grange Rd, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE15 8NL Tel: 0191 267 0772 Food served 12pm-9pm Disabled Access:Yes Food: Service: Ambience: Overall: ASTROLL round Newburn left my rabble of kids and friends pretty peckish so we thought we'd give the Keelman a try for Sunday lunch.

The Keelman pub belongs to the Big Lamp Brewery which was established in 1982 and is the oldest micro brewery in the North East.

It now supplies a wide range of traditionally brewed ales to pubs throughout the UK.

We arrived around 2pm and the pub was fairly full under the afternoon sun, with whole families catching up, cyclists and dog walkers passing through for pint pit stops and groups of friends clink-clinking glasses and sharing jokes. The front bar has a cosy and local vibe. This made for a convivial and lively atmosphere. But as we had booked a table, REVIEW FOOD By Angela as our youngest charge is only five months, we were shown to the conservatory area which was light and airy.

The food selection is extensive, with a wide range of classic pub choices, grills and burgers as well as salads and as it was a Sunday there was a choice of roasts.

There were eight starters to choose from the menu.

One child picked the loaded potato skins topped with cheddar cheese (PS3.95) and the rest of us shared the 'Keelman Combo' (PS5.95) which is made up of crispy garlic mushrooms, hot and spicy chicken strips, hand battered onion rings and deep fried potato skins. With sweet chilli and sour cream dips.

The starters were served piping hot. They didn't disappoint. The strips had a spicy kick and just the right amount of crunch and they were voted the overall family favourite. The clean plates spoke volumes. …

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