The Northern Bar: at the heart of the pubs

Turn up on a Tuesday night and you'll get a sense of the variety of people who make The Northern Bar their local. The weekly pub quiz with its £25 cash prize draws in the students, who enjoy the fun of the game, as well as an older group keen to show off their superior knowledge. Poker is also popular with Redtooth league games on Sunday and Wednesday and prizes up to £100. The darts team turn up on a Monday and karaoke fans every other Saturday. The five televisions tend to show horseracing during the day and football later on. Beyond the roomy lounge bar, with its wood-panelled walls and low ceiling, is a small beer garden with three picnic tables.