The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen As a last hurrah before boarding the northbound train, the Beer Man suggested a trip to The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen. Located on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark, it sounded like a pretty solid plan to me.Exterior As you might expect from the name, their selection …

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Coffee in Newcastle After a delightful visit to Quilliam Brothers, I was beginning to think that Newcastle might be slightly more focussed on tea rather than coffee. I remembered having satisfying locally roasted Ouseburn at the Settle Down Cafe on a previous trip but I was keen to find other places.Olive & Bean sign This …

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Staybridge Suites I wrote recently about my fears that my love for the hotel buffet breakfast was perhaps on the wane, following a pretty iffy one at the Sheffield Jury’s Inn. However during my recent trip to Newcastle my faith was partly restored.Breakfast This was helped by my choice of hotel which was a step …

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The Big Pizza Company After an afternoon of darts and drinking, the collective hunger had been partly quenched with a visit to a burrito place in Newcastle’s city centre. Inevitably I didn’t much rate the place so when our evening’s drinking hit the second night slump not long after this, I was in the mood …

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Wylam Brewery Tap After our rock n roll start to the day at the Great North Museum and Quilliam Brothers, the Beer Man and I got back on more expected track with a visit to the Wylam Brewery.Corn and fritters Housed in the former Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park, this is one of the …

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