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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.

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

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The Gate Special Offers

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation during the Magic Rugby Weekend then you may also be interested in these special offers available at The Gate in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Gate Newcastle upon Tyne Special Offers

The special offers available to Magic Rugby Weekend tickets holders are…

Handmade Burger Company Newcastle
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG.
20% off food at any time.

The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XE
10% off total food bill at any time.

Keel Row (J D Wetherspoon’s)
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RZ.
20% discount on food at any time.

Za Za Bazaar
8/9 The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG.
Enjoy five continents of taste with foods from around the world for one fixed price including live cooking from speciality chefs.
Dinner: Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May 5-11pm, £12.99 (Dinner served till 11:30 PM on Saturday, restaurant closes at midnight)
Lunch: Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May 12noon – 5pm, £9.99
Sunday 21st May you can dine for only £10.99 all day
Children aged 5-11 dine for half price and children 0-4 eat free.
Drinks will be 2 for 1 all day on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May.

Rub Smokehouse & Bar
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG.
Free cocktail or stein (two pint) of Budweiser Light with every ‘Epic’ dish ordered.
Kids Free bottomless soda.

Aspers Casino Newcastle
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG.
25% off purchases in the Sports Bar until 10pm.

Tiger Tiger Newcastle
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5RE.
25% off food at any time.
Free entry before 11pm.

Players Bar Newcastle
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG.
2 drinks for £5.50.
2 for 1 cocktails.
2 for 1 pizzas.

Opera Piano Bar
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5RE.
20% off drinks.

Empire Cinema Newcastle upon Tyne
The Gate, Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5TG.
Discounted on cinema tickets – pay £6.00 off-peak and £6.25 peak.
(Off peak is before 5pm Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays; peak is after 5pm Mon-Fri, all day Sat/Sun/Bank Holidays).

You can see highlights of 2016’s Super League Grand Final between Warrington and Wigan in the video below…

If you have tickets to the Magic Rugby Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne and are looking for hotel accommodation we still have some availability.

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Grainger Town Walking Guide #1

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Grainger Town Newcastle upon Tyne Walking Guide #1

Wooden mice, Dominican friars, Marks & Spencer’s Penny Bazaar, and an Earl.

Starting point: Monument Metro station / Grey Street

Length of walk: 1.5 – 2 hours

When it comes to grandiose views, Earl Grey – former Northumberland MP and Prime Minister – has got it spot on. He’s the fellow perched atop 1. Grey’s Monument, casting his gaze down the street which he gave his name to. Grey Street (voted the most beautiful in the country by the listeners of Radio 4 and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment CABE) is indeed a magnificent sight and the work of visionary property developer Richard Grainger (B.1797). Starting in 1834, Grainger set about transforming Newcastle, with his classically designed streets all part of his “City of Palaces” blueprint. Grey’s Monument itself is regarded by many as the centre of modern Newcastle and was erected in 1838 to commemorate Earl Grey’s achievements in passing the Great Reform Bill of 1832.

Behind the Earl is Blackett Street and the Emerson Chambers building, a fine example of the Art Nouveau style. If you cut down between this building and the Newcastle United club shop (a black and white scarf is optional at this stage), you’ll discover 2. Brunswick Methodist Chapel, one of the earliest of its type in North East England. Back onto Blackett Street, turn right, and continue along and you’ll find 3. Old Eldon Square on your right. This houses the city’s war memorial: a bronze statue of St. George – the patron saint of the Northumberland Fusiliers – slaying a dragon. Continue along Blackett street, and under the bridge, and you’ll see 4. St. Andrew’s Church, on Newgate Street. Structurally the building contains more 12th century work than any other in the area making it “the oldest church of this town” and to the rear of it you can see a short stretch of the medieval town wall (more of which, later).

Continue along Newgate Street and you cannot miss the arresting façade of the 5. Co-op building (which originally housed the Co-operative Wholesale movement), a great example of the Art Deco style, popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Pop into the North or South tower and take a look at the stairwells with the little human figures carrying the handrails, another superb Art Deco touch. Adjoining the Co-op is 6. The Gate, home to a plethora of swish bars and restaurants. You’ll notice the glass and steel sculpture “Ellipsis Eclipses” by Danny Lane on the corner outside. Between The Gate and Tiger Tiger (opposite), head down beneath the glass pedestrian bridge (it has The Gate written on it) and turn right onto Dispensary Lane which will bring you to 7. Blackfriars and a real step back in time. The first thing you’ll notice is the noise. There is none. This little haven is one of Newcastle’s hidden gems and, befitting the quiet air, was once home to Dominican friars who arrived here in 1239. The church that was once here was destroyed during Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, but its outline is still visible today. The building the friars used as their eating area is now an award winning bistro/restaurant, Blackfriars, which also has tables outside on the greenery, so you can grab a bite to eat in the tranquil air of this delightful square. Alternatively bring your own sandwiches for a picnic

Following through a little archway towards the top end of Blackfriars (straight ahead from where you entered it), takes you onto Stowell Street, home to Newcastle’s Chinatown. You’ll be greeted by a wonderful array of aromas informing you that you’ve reached the best Chinese restaurants in town! Turn left and at the end of Stowell Street you’ll see the West Walls, the longest section of the original town walls – built between 1280-1283 to protect the city – still surviving today. Following the wall down the slope will lead you onto Westgate Road, where you’ll see 8. The Journal Tyne Theatre (opened in 1867), one of the most important theatres in the country, housing its original 19th century stage machinery.

Continue down Westgate Road, over Clayton Street, and you’ll reach the 9. Newcastle Arts Centre on the right hand side. In the open courtyard of the centre are the remains of a corner of a Roman milecastle. The Arts Centre is also a great place to pick up a gift and houses a gallery and a potter’s studio. Continue down the road to see the graceful 10. Assembly Rooms (built in 1774) on the left, and a little further, 11. St. John’s Church on the corner of Grainger Street. Inside the church are a range of interesting features including a commemoration to Richard Grainger himself. Also pay careful attention to the wooden choirstalls in the north aisle and see if you can spot the little wooden mice which were carved by the Yorkshire craftsman Robert “mousey” Thompson, who developed that particular trademark as an indication that he and his fellow craftsmen were “as poor as church mice”.

Back out and onto Grainger Street and again, your chance to take in the magnificence of Grainger Town’s buildings as you head back towards Grey’s Monument. Along the way, be sure to stop off at the 12. Grainger Market, the covered market on your left hand side. Thought to be designed by John Dobson – who worked closely with Grainger – the market contains many shops which have been in the same family for generations, and is still home to one of the original Marks and Spencer’s Penny Bazaars (built in 1895, with its shop front being the smallest, and oldest, still surviving today.) Finally, just before Grey’s Monument and Monument Metro station, you’ll see the beautifully tiled Edwardian 13. Central Arcade (1906) on your right hand side. This is another of Grainger’s creations and the perfect way to end your stroll through Newcastle’s “golden heart”.

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