Hop & Cleaver

Gastropub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Inside the magnificent Jacobean Bessie Surtees House, this hip spot is great for a drink (it brews its own small-batch craft beers) but the food is equally outstanding: smoky brisket with apple-and-onion fritters; 12-hour cooked pulled pork with homemade slaw and BBQ sauce; charred, Bourbon-marinated ribs; beer-steamed roasted chicken. Meats are smoked in-house; veggie options exist but are limited.