VIDEO: Fire At Popular Merewether Pub

The kitchen was damaged..

VIDEO: Fire At Popular Merewether Pub Carey Harris

There's been a fire at another popular Newcastle drinking hole.

Firefighters were called to the Prince of Wales Hotel at Merewether at about 1:20am, after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Thankfully crews managed to quickly contain the fire and stop the flames from spreading.

A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said the kitchen suffered about 50 per cent damage, while there was only minor smoke damage to the rest of the pub.

It follows the devastating fire which tore through The Edwards at Newcastle West last month.