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Celebrate St George's Day in Newcastle

St George's Day is a day dedicated to celebrating our great English heritage! We're putting our patriotic powers to practice by picking out some of our favourite, traditionally English things to do in NE1... 




There’s nothing more quintessentially English than a spot of afternoon tea! Spoil yourself this St George’s Day with a tasty tiered treat at The Great British Cupcakery on Newcastle's Quayside. A traditional spread here includes dainty ham and pease pudding finger sandwiches, sweet and savoury scones with jam and a selection of mini, just-baked desserts like red velvet cupcakes and brownie slices. All this, plus unlimited tea! 




When it comes to hearty comfort food, you can’t go wrong with pie, mash and plenty of gravy! The Waiting Rooms is the place to be for award-winning Pieminister pies, made with 100% British ingredients from UK farms. Go for steak and stilton, chicken, leek and ham, or try the delicious veggie or vegan options, paired with your choice of mash and gravy. Oh, and an ice-cold pint!




Lose yourself in some of English literature’s best-loved, classic tales this St George’s Day at Newcastle’s treasured library, the Lit & Phil. The city landmark is now home to around 170,000 books, with around 1,000 volumes being added each year. Scour the shelves in search of your favourite novels.




We can’t get enough of fish and chips! And for good reason, too. Who can resist just-caught cod or haddock, in golden bubbly batter, hot chips and plenty of salt and vinegar? Clayton Street Chippy is one of our top city centre spots to get your hands on the nation’s best-loved takeaway dish. Say yes to plenty of scraps and mushy peas if you’re feeling extra patriotic in Newcastle this Tuesday!




Don't forget to tag us in your St George's Day snaps on Instagram, using the handle @NewcastleNE1. We can't wait to see what you get upto in NE1!