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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Quilliam Brothers The traditional weekender to a northern city has a number of common features: the early faller, the sporting legend, the second day slump, the swift half before the train home. In previous versions, I’ve never had one that included a trip to the museum followed by a stop at a tea shop, but …

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Café M With hotel buffet breakfast narrowly missed, I was in need of something light and porky to satisfy the initial morning food needs. Coffee seemed like a fair idea, too.Exterior Proximity rather than quality was the driver, so I stumbled along the road and soon hit upon Cafe M. It looked likely to do …

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