I’ve always thought ourselves lucky that we live so close to a metro line but think yourselves equally as lucky that having Bank Foot as our local station, means the Twin Farms is our local pub.
If you’re travelling from the Airport you’ll arrive at platform 1. Just follow the ramp on the right as you alight and turn left at the end. Similarly if you’re travelling from town to platform 2 walk down the steps and double back on yourself to the end of the path and again turn left. Walk a couple hundred yards and you’ll see the Twin Farms on the other side of the road.
Part of the SJF Pub chain you’ll know what you’re getting if you’ve visited some of the other pubs in the group. ‘A real ale pub housed in a traditional, cosy farmstead building’ boasts their website and it’s a pretty accurate description. It’s pretty big inside with a bar end, a lounge end and a section at the back with a conservatory which is usually a designated for food but you can sit there for drinks if it’s quiet. There’s also a generous car park (which gets pretty busy on rugby days – be warned!)
They really go to town with farmstead decor with lots of tartan and exposed stone. In the winter they have an open fire but getting a seat near it is more rare than me having a weekend off the booze. In fact, it’s rare to be here when it’s not busy, which is a testament to the pub’s family atmosphere, whether it be a Friday night for some post work drinks (when you’ll usually find us there) Sunday afternoon for Sunday lunch or a fun game of ‘count the gilet’ on Rugby match days (the Falcons rugby stadium is right around the corner).
They also have plenty of real ales on (Blonde Star is their house ale and a favourite of Mr N’s) and their Chilean house Sauvignon Blanc is my Friday night tipple of choice. A round of two drinks usually comes in at around £7 so whereas it’s not Wetherspoons, it’s not extortionate. Their food menu changes regularly and they often have quite quirky specials on (I once had a seafood lasagne which was really yummy!) but also have pub staples like burgers, fish & chips and scampi. Prices are what you’d expect from a pub chain and they often have steak or fish & chips specials on set nights of the week.
For purposes of this article we visited on New Years Day but it’s also worth mentioning that in the summer they have loads of outdoor seating and a little adventure park for kids to play in.
22 Main Road
Kenton Bank Foot
Newcastle upon Tyne