Inside the Botanist, Newcastle

My Pub: The Botanist, Newcastle

By Georgina Townshend

New World Trading Company’s Newcastle Botanist site is a prime example of a bar that encourages innovation, creativity and well-trained staff. General manager Andrew Shiel-Redfern explains what it takes to run a site that ticks all the boxes.

MA300: what we learnt

MA300: what we learnt

By Emily Sutherland

Opportunities in the north-eastKicking things off, Punch development director David Wigham outlined the trends driving the north-east and the potential it offers for multiple site operators.

Newcastle has a population of 280,000 people and 42,000 students

Newcastle’s pub scene has ‘transformed’ – MA300 to discover

By Nicholas Robinson

Newcastle’s pub and bar sector has switched from venues offering cheap and plentiful drink, to one filled with “quirky” and “stylish” pubs serving great food and upmarket drinks, commentators have said ahead of the latest MA300 event.

Talk of the Toon in Quayside


Talk of the Toon in Quayside

By Roger Protz

Roger Protz is delighted to discover Newcastle’s thriving food and drink hub in the formerly derelict docklands area.

A late-night levy will be charged on pubs in Newcastle from 1 November

Why a late-night levy is wrong for Newcastle

By Tony Brookes

Tony Brookes, managing director of multiple operator The Head of Steam, takes aim at Newcastle council's decision to introduce a late-night levy on pubs and bars in the city.

A late-night levy will be introduced in Newcastle on 1 November 2013

Trade condemns Newcastle's late-night levy approval

By Ellie Bothwell

Newcastle City Council’s decision to introduce a late-night levy has provoked fears that it will give other councils the green light and force small operators out of business.

Laybourne: new pub in Newcastle

21 Hospitality opens Newcastle site

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Chef and restaurateur Terry Laybourne's company, 21 Hospitality Group, has opened a pub in Newcastle following a £400,000 investment. The pub...