SJF’s Crown Posada, Newcastle Quayside

Earlier this year during that dreadful snow, I was asked to capture photographs of some of the oldest pubs in Newcastle for the new SJF pub company website designed by local design agency MBL Solutions who were managing a brand refresh.

I was particularly over excited about this commission as on the list were the Crown Posada, The Bridge Hotel and New Bridge Inn, three of my favourite places to drink in Newcastle’s city centre due to their stunning interiors.

The Crown Posada is the second oldest pub in Newcastle, the interior is dark and rich and the atmosphere is cosy and inviting. The interior features are a photographers dream with the opportunity to capture creative photos of gilt mirrors, stain glass partitions, brass lamps, green leather upholstery and a record player in a wooden case playing classic albums on request. The narrow shape and dramatic coffered ceiling adds to the traditional ale house character. There is even the whimsical story of the pub being named after a Spanish sailor who bought the pub for his mistress to add to the historical intrigue.

For anyone whom hasn’t been to sample the real ale and excellent selection of whiskies its worth a visit during daylight to see the magnificent feature stain glass window illuminated.

MBL Solution’s  fantastic new website is, can be seen together with my photography on the following link; for more about MBL’s work see their site on

Sir john Fitzgerald's crown posada, newcastle upon tyne

SJF crown posada newcastle upon tyne