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  • The Market Lane is also known locally as "the monkey bar" due to its history as the popular haunt for builders working on the construction of the Tyne Bridge.

    Originally called the Old Market Lane Hotel, the pub - which can trace its history back to around 1850 - was a popular watering hole for the Irish bricklayers who helped build much of Victorian Newcastle.

    Legend has it that they used to leave their hods, or monkeys, in the passageway as security against their bar bill – giving the venue the nickname it still has today.

    The Market Lane, Newcastle.

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