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Northumberland Pubs & Restaurants & Nightlife

Eating Out

Whether you want a la carte fine dining or a quick bistro supper - we've got it all in Northumberland. There is so much to do in our county that you will certainly work up a healthy appetite so it is lucky that many of our country and coastal pubs offer fantastic food that comes in big portions.

The Dyke Neuk
Inside the decor is of a quality feel, with slate floors and stone walls in the restaurant. There is a small outside eating area for Al Fresco dining, which is a lovely place to sit and gaze into the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. The bar provides home cooked traditional dishes, such as the popular Steak and ale pie. The bar is well stocked and carries two real ales from the local Wylam Brewery, which was awarded the prestigious Champion Beer at the 2001 CAMRA Newcastle Beer Festival.

Cafe Maelmin
A delightful cafe-style restaurant, open all day every day. Choose from a hearty traditional breakfast, extensive lunch menu, or simply enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home baked cake or scone. There is visitor information about the Maelmin Heritage Trail and Henge, and the cafe is also an information point for the Northumberland National Park.

Nightlife

Newcastle is Europe's Number 1 party capital, voted number 1 student city by MSN and is ranked the 8th best city in the world for nightlife, which means there is no shortage of places to have a night out, there are so many in fact, that you need a whole website just to list them all, so below are a few of the places you will probably end up visiting outside of your union!

O2 Academy Newcastle
O2 Academy Newcastle opened in 2005 at the former Gala Bingo Hall on Westgate Road. The building was originally opened in 1927 as a cinema and later became the Majestic Ballroom where The Beatles performed in 1963. Today the O2 Academy Newcastle has been restored retaining original features and since reopening has attracted high quality artists including Goldfrapp, Ian Brown, Athlete, My Chemical Romance and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Theatre Royal
Opened in 1837 with a performance of the Merchant of Venice, and recently undergone a major restoration (completed 2011) this Grade 1 listed building on Grey street has been described as "Newcastle's Cultural Temple". The North East's home of the Royal Shakespeare company, Opera North and the National Theatre, the Theatre Royal offers some of the finest drama, musicals, West End shows, ballet, dance and comedy.