Newcastle Businesses That Can Help You Celebrate St. George’s Day
To celebrate St. George’s Day this Friday, we’ve picked out seven of our favourite, traditionally English, things to do in NE1…
PICNIC IN THE PARK >>
A picnic in the park is a much-loved English tradition. This April 23, make a stop at Fenwick Food Hall, stock up on your favourite picnic bites including fresh bakes from the Artisan Bakery along with heart-warming pies and mouth-watering quiches from the Delicatessen Counter. Once your basket is full, gather your bubble of six and head for Leazes Park. Perfect day out!
AFTERNOON TEA >>
Rally the troops and hunker down for a spot of afternoon tea at Leila Lily’s. There’s nothing more quintessentially English than sipping on tea and nibbling on finger sandwiches. Guests can dine out on the outdoor terrace and tuck into a menu bursting with flavour. Think poached salmon and cucumber sandwiches, scrumptious quiches, crumbly scones and plenty of sweet treats. All of that, plus plenty of veggie options to ensure a traditional afternoon tea is covered for everyone.
FISH & CHIPS >>
The foodie tradition that just keeps on giving. If you’re looking to tuck into some tasty fish and chips this St. George’s Day, then look no further than Clayton Street Chippy. Nestled in the heart of Newcastle, these fish frying experts are providing us Geordie folk with some seriously delicious grub. Go here for gorgeous cod wrapped in a crunchy batter, accompanied with fluffy chips and covered in lashings of gravy, curry, tomato ketchup or whatever your go-to sauce is.
SUIT UP >>
Head for the high street and add some seriously stylish attire to your wardrobe in celebration of St. George’s day. Leaf Clothing on Pilgrim Street is the place to go for perfect tailoring and gorgeous gear or head to Northumberland Street and check out some of our beloved big-name stores including H&M, Flannels, Primark, Fenwick and so many more.
PERFECT PINTS >>
Celebrate St. George’s Day with perfect pints from Wylam Brewery. Their expansive Garden Terrace will reopen at midday on Thursday, April 22 for outdoor table service - just in time for St. George’s Day. The Garden Terrace will be operating on a walk-up basis so there is no need to book just rock up and the team will take good care of you.
GRAINGER MARKET GOODS >>
Many of our pals over at the Grainger Market are on hand to deliver the goods ahead of St. George’s Day celebrations. Head to The French Oven Bakery for their incredible St. George’s Day afternoon tea bundle, grab a saveloy dip kit from Grainger Deli or make a visit to Finlay’s Quality Butchers and grab yourself one of their prime British rib of beef and knock up a traditional roast. Whatever it is you’re looking for to help you celebrate this year, you’re guaranteed to find it with a trip to the Grainger Market.
PUB GRUB >>
Pie, peas, mash and gravy - oh, and don’t forget the pint! Get yourself booked in for a traditional English feast at the Redhouse this Friday and celebrate St. George’s Day in true British style. Cosy up outside of this Quayside pub and indulge in some seriously good food.