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Beer & Bread Weekender: Blackfriars Restaurant


Beer is often called ‘alcoholic bread’ - and why not? They both share virtually identical processes so it makes sense - as does a day and a half of bread making using beer balms and other byproducts of the brewing industry. And don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about either bread or beer to attend!

So what’s in store for you? Firstly, you’ll meet at Blackfriars 3pm on Friday for tea and coffee before a minibus whips you away to one of our favourite local breweries for an exclusive tour and tasting. You’ll then return to Blackfriars to set your beer balms and pre-ferments away before finishing the day with a beer-themed supper.

On Saturday, you’ll meet back at Blackfriars for a full-on day a bread-making using your beer starters from the previous day. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day as well as lunch. Breads may include a beer balm sourdough, a monastic spelt loaf, malted bloomer and a rye loaf - all for you to take home (unless you eat it first!).

All dough is hand-kneaded and aprons are provided though it’s best to dress casually and comfortably as bread-making can be a messy activity!

TIMES: 3pm till ~10pm Friday; 10am to 4pm-ish Saturday

£175 per person including refreshments throughout, transport, supper on Friday night, a set lunch on Saturday with beer/wine and coffee, your own apron and breads to take home.

Essential Details




7th October - 8th October 2016

Venue Details
Blackfriars won the Taste of England award in the North East Tourism Awards making it a top place to eat in Newcastle. The restaurant is steeped in medieval history and has become one of the city’s most recognised restaurants.  Established in ...


0191 261 5945

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Friars Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening Hours:

Monday 12pm - 2.30pm
Tuesday 12pm - 2.30pm
Wednesday 12pm - 2.30pm
Thursday 12pm - 2.30pm
Friday 12pm - 2.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Monday 5.30pm - late
Tuesday 5.30pm - late
Wednesday 5.30pm - late
Thursday 5.30pm - late
Friday 5.30pm - late
Saturday 5.30pm - late


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