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Great North Run Special Offers

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Great North Run Special Offers

If you are staying with us over the Great North Run weekend next week then there are a number of special offers available.

Camber Coffee
Free coffee with any food purchase in Camber and 10% discount for all participants. Valid between 4th-12th September 2017.
Start Fitness – Camber Coffee
33-37 Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE.

Head of Steam Newcastle
10% discount on all drinks for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on Sunday 10th September 2017)
2 Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5EN.

Hive Coffee Company
10% off any foods and drinks purchased at Hive Coffee Company between Saturday 9th – Monday 11th September 2017
Jarrow Hall House, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Marco Pierre White
House champagne is only £25 a bottle for runners who bring in their medal. Offer is between 3pm & 7pm Sunday 10th September.
2-8 Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XU.

The Central
10% discount on all food and drink for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run, valid on Sunday 10th September 2017 only.
Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN.

Tilleys Bar
10% discount on all drinks for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on Sunday 10th September 2017).
105 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG.

Tyneside Bar Cafe
Saturday night (9 September) sees a complete carby takeover of Tyneside Bar Cafe’s specials boards: from pasta to potatoes we are sure to get you carb loaded and ready! Our sister venue Vicolo is also hosting a special edition of our regular ‘Live in the Lane’ event to help you settle your pre-race nerves, with free live music starting from 5:30pm on Saturday. You’ve finished the race and now it’s time to celebrate? We’re offering 10% discount across Tyneside Bar Cafe & Vicolo for all runners on Sunday 10th September when you show us your medal!
Tyneside Bar Cafe, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG.

Zapatista Burrito Bar
10% off bill Valid Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Monday 11th September. Offer not in junction with any other offer.
28 Ridley Place and 9 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Filmore & Union
£6 Runners lunch (Any salad or wrap, a power up seeded bar & orange juice or hot drink) and a runners reward of 10% off during September with a voucher or medal.
Filmore & Union, Unit 7, Platform 2, Neville Street, Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DB.

Head of Steam Quayside
10% discount on all food and drink for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on Sunday 10th September 2017).
11-17 Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ.

Jarrow Hall
Adult day admission for same price as child £3, Friday 8th – Monday 11th September inclusive.
Jarrow Hall, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Quasar South Shields
Two games for the price of one (£4.50 per person for two games). Valid Sunday 10th September only between 11am and 6pm. Games are 15 mins each. Minimum age 5 – no maximum age! Offer valid for whole group/party. Prebook or just turn up.
Quasar Amusements, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

The Harbour Lights
Free glass of fizz on arrival for all runners, valid on race day only.
The Harbour Lights, 101 Lawe Road, South Shields, NE33 2AJ.

Turtle Bay
20% off you food bill when you show your medal at the Newcastle branch. Valid until 20th September 2017.
117 Newgate street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5RZ.

Vujon
One free drink with each meal.
29 Queen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3UG.

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South Tyneside Guide – Shopping

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King Street Shopping Area South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

Shop-Shape

From world-famous brands to quirky independent offerings, South Tyneside’s towns and villages provide a range of retail therapy.

Global Icons

The jewel in the crown of South Tyneside’s retail offering is undoubtedly that most-British of brands — Barbour. The brand was founded in South Shields in 1894, and its headquarters remain here despite it having grown to become one of the world’s most recognisable — and successful — fashion brands. Their factory outlet in Jarrow offers both new collections and last season’s range at a discounted price – a great place to invest in some quality clothing.

Plenty of the biggest high street names have outposts in South Tyneside too — head to Waterloo Square and King Street in the centre of South Shields to explore well-known favourites including Next, Desire by Debenhams and River Island.

Local Heroes

If you’re looking for a more personal touch, South Tyneside’s towns and villages are worth exploring – packed with boutiques, delis and independent emporiums of all types.

In the beautiful village of Cleadon you’ll find Jan Watters Florist, which stocks design-led gifts and homewares in addition to their beautiful bouquets, and Marianne Fashions — your go-to for special occasions and mother-of-the-bride fashion. Foodies are well catered for too -don’t forget to stop by Happy Organic, a cafe and health store, and Bon Appetite, a cafe and deli which also stocks a range of gifts and homewares.

“South Shields’ popular monthly craft markets have a new home”

The village of Westoe meanwhile is home to Keltic Touch, a quirky and unusual gift shop, and Dress Me VIP Boutique, which stocks exclusive fashion items you won’t find on the high street, including celebrity trends and styles. At the heart of the coastal village of Whitburn you’ll find Stella’s Loft, an eclectic lifestyle boutique. Whitburn is also home to the award winning traditional Di Giorgio Butchers.

In East Boldon independent menswear store Master Debonair dress the sharpest men in the area with seemingly effortless style, while the sales at Boldon Auction Galleries and Jarrow Auction House are treasure troves of unique finds and one-off pieces.

At the edge of South Shields Market Square, the Shop @The Word is home to the area’s visitor information centre and is a great place to pick up unique gifts, cards, jewellery prints and much more.

Market

South Shields’ popular monthly craft markets have a new home and name — the Pepperpot Fayre is now held in South Shields Market Square (outside The Word) on the first Sunday of the month from May to October.

The Market Square is also home to the traditional South Shields market, which takes place as usual every Monday, Friday and Saturday. If that’s not enough, Jarrow’s Viking Centre is holding a monthly Sunday craft market over the summer, and there are special markets and fayres in the area throughout the year, including the fabulous Christmas Wonderland Fayre at Haven Point in November.

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South Tyneside Guide – Jarrow Hall

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Jarrow Hall Free South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

Blast From The Past

Experience life in Anglo-Saxon times thanks to a new attraction in South Tyneside which pays tribute to the Venerable Bede and his enduring legacy.

South Tyneside’s latest stellar attraction, Jarrow Hall, opened its doors in April after a £100,000 investment and it’s quickly becoming one of the country’s leading Anglo-Saxon attractions. Run by the Hebburn-based charity Groundwork, it features an interactive museum, which chronicles the life of die Venerable Bede (who transformed astronomy and theology from South Tyneside in the early Anglo-Saxon period), a heritage petting farm and a popular on-site cafe.

If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Jarrow Hall is just the place. A haven of tranquillity in a busy town, this 11-acre site is home to a range of domestic animals from pigs and sheep to goats, ducks and hens. But this is a petting farm with a difference. Designed to give an insight into Anglo-Saxon life, the farm is populated with rare breed animals that represent the kind of animals that would have been farmed in South Tyneside 1,300 years ago.

“By working with the rare breed animals we get an insight into how the Anglo-Saxons would have farmed,” Leigh Venus, Operations Manager at Jarrow Hall, explains. “We try to use traditional techniques as much as we can and we’re in contact with people across the country who manage rare breed animals to get more animals on site.”

Visitors to the farm can feed the animals themselves or go along to one of the talks by the site’s farm manager during the daily 3pm feed. When you’ve finished, sample produce from the Medieval herb garden in the aptly-named Hive Coffee Company café.

“.There’s a history within the monastic realm of the Anglo Saxon period of keeping bees,” Leigh explains.‘Honey was used for making mead and for making books and inks, and Hive Coffee Company were a perfect fit. They’re working with the herb gardener to use herbs from the garden in their food.”

“As well as regular art exhibitions, creative workshops and heritage craft demonstrations such as weaving or making rune necklaces, there’s a programme of reenactments, live weapon displays, archery and live performances”.

The cafcafé is housed within Jarrow Hall House, a Grade II-listed 18th century manor house which has just been given a complete refurbishment. “It doesn’t look like a Georgian interior, but it is a renovation that is sympathetic to the colours and styles of that era,” Leigh explains. “We had a heritage paint palette and we took advice from a Georgian era expert at Durham University.” The hall also houses a classroom space, which is used to support the attraction’s events and education programme.

Jarrow Hall is also home to the Bede Museum, which has been preserving the legacy of the Anglo Saxon monk Bede since 1974. From the monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow, Bede penned a number of important philosophical and theological works, including The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, which chronicles the history of people’s relationship with Christianity.

“He was essentially a local lad done good,” says Leigh. “He came to the monastery aged seven and changed the world. His work is the cornerstone of English history and the English national identity. He was a polymath, a scientist, a poet, he did a lot of work to figure out the exact birthdate of Christ and the date Easter should fall, and in doing so he did a lot of hard science as well. He worked out the motion of celestial objects like the moon and the sun and how that affected the tides”.

Discover this history for yourself at Bede Museum which is bursting with fun exhibits that capture Bede’s life and achievements. The museum is home to Europe’s largest early collection of stained glass (which dates back to the 7th and 8th century), as well as a full-sized reproduction of the Codex Amiatinus – the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence.

“Three of these huge Bibles were produced at the Wearmouth-Jarrow Monastery and Bede would very likely have worked on them,” Leigh explains. “Two are almost completely lost to history, but one was given to the Pope in Rome. The man in charge of the monastery actually died en route and his monks got it the rest of the way. The one here in Jarrow is only the second full-sized copy in the world. The other is in the Laurentian Library in Florence.”

Fans of Bede should also pay a visit to the nearby St Paul’s Church and Monastic site — the remains of the site where Bede once lived and the original Codex Amiatinus was written.

Throughout the year Jarrow Hall offers a range of hands-on events and activities to help visitors engage with this Anglo-Saxon history. As well as regular art exhibitions, creative workshops and heritage craft demonstrations (such as weaving or making rune necklaces), there’s a programme of reenactments, live weapon displays, archery and live performances taking place — there’s something for everyone.

If you’ve got any energy left after all of that, there’s a soft play area and a natural play area on site and Drewetts Park is just a stone’s throw away — so you can rest assured that your little friars will be completely tuckered by the end of the day.

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Jarrow Craft Markets

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Following the recent success of Viking Stalls a monthly Sunday craft market is now scheduled for the last Sunday of each month starting on Sunday 26th March 2017.

Jarrow Craft Markets 2017

Jarrow Craft Markets are to be held from 10am until 3pm at The Viking Shopping Centre, Bede Precinct, Jarrow, NE32 3LN.

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation you can reach Jarrow by car in ten minutes or it’s five stops (ten minutes journey time) via Tyne & Wear Metro.

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Jarrow Hall Festive Food & Gift Fayre

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Jarrow Hall Festive Food And Gift Fayre

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation this weekend then you may be interested in attending Jarrow Hall’s first annual festive food & gift fayre which takes place from 10am until 3pm on both Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December 2016.

Jarrow Hall – formerly Bede’s World is located ten minutes drive from our bed and breakfast accommodation, at Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DY.

Jarrow Hall’s festive food & gift fayre will feature over 40 stalls from local artists, crafts people, unique businesses and artisan food selling beautiful arts and crafts, handmade jewellery, trinkets, decorations and unique festive food.

Items for sale will include original prints and paintings, custom cards, Christmas decorations, handmade jewellery, bespoke gifts and unique stocking fillers plus festive foods and drinks, live music, artist demonstrations and creative children’s activities.

Entry to Jarrow Hall’s festive food & gift fayre is free. Normal admission applies for the Anglo-Saxon Village, Farm and Bede Museum.

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