Thanks to its proximity to Newcastle United’s football ground, St. James’ Park, the pub is a popular pre-match meeting place for fans. From the Junction, you can reach the grounds in less than 10 minutes. For those without a ticket, there are screens showing live sport across the pub’s two floors. And the atmosphere during both home and away games makes this the best place in town to catch them.
Despite its reputation as a top sports pub, the Junction isn’t just a hangout for football fans. Thanks to its prime central location and reasonably priced beers, ciders and real ales, the pub also gets its fair share of students, city shoppers and business people. It’s right next to a major bus and metro station too, so there is a real mix of locals and guests from further afield.
Spacious Function Room with Big Screens
The Junction’s spacious upstairs function room is named St. James’ View after Newcastle United’s football ground, because you can see it in all its glory from the windows on the top floor. Guests reach the function room by climbing a grand wooden staircase, where they are met with glossy chevron wooden floors and large windows that let in lots of natural light. A large space with room for 100 seated guests plus a further 100 standing, this room is an ideal place for big birthday celebrations, engagement parties and wedding receptions.
There is a private bar and a PA system, plus plug-in points for laptops and music players. A dance floor lined with disco lights is on hand for late-night partying, while TVs and large pull-down screens make it a good choice for live sport events or business functions. And, unusually for an upstairs function room in a historical building, there is disabled access in the form of a lift. Most importantly of all, this is a room with plenty of personality, as it’s where you will find the pub’s pool table and treasured Newcastle United mural.
A Must-Visit Pub in the Centre of the Haymarket
It is said no trip to the Toon is complete without a visit to The Junction. We’re proud of this reputation, which we’ve won from being one of the best pubs in town and an excellent place to watch live sport. But there’s more to the Junction than just football fandom; this pub is steeped in history too. Built on the ancient thoroughfare of Percy Street during Edwardian times, the Junction was once part of a two-storey glass and wrought-iron shopping arcade. The lovely ornate balustrades from that time are just one of the original features from the era that help give the pub its cosy, traditional vibe. The Junction can be easily accessed by public transport, with the Haymarket metro and bus stations just a minute’s walk away.
|Function Room Information - St. James' View|
|Hire Costs||Not Available||Area Type||private|
|Facilities||Coffee Machine, Disabled Access, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, Hot Water Flasks, PA System, Private Bar, Projector, Sky TV/BT Sport, TV, Wi-Fi,|
|Suitable Events||Christmas & New Year, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Tour Groups,|
The nearest Tube Station to The Junction is Haymarket Metro