Newcastle Upon Tyne

John Calton takes inspiration from other top UK kitchens

Top 50 Gastropubs

Gastropub Chef of the Year is Staith House chef-patron

By Nicholas Robinson

North East gastropub chef John Calton of the Staith House in North Shields, near Newcastle, has secured the title of Gastropub Chef of the Year at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list and awards reveal.

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.

Fitzgeralds in Whitley Bay: part of the group

Sir John Fitzgerald reports £1.4m loss

By John Harrington, M&C Report

North-east managed pub operator Sir John Fitzgerald (SJF) has reported a loss of £1,437,321 in the year to 31 January 2011.

Principle: in administration

Principle Leisure in administration

By Michelle Perrett

Principle Leisure, the Tyne & Wear-based operator, has been placed on the market after falling into administration. Christie + Co is marketing...

Thrive on Five: cut VAT

MP backs MA's Thrive on 5 campaign

By Gurjit Degun

Labour MP Ronnie Campbell is backing MA calls for VAT to be lowered for hospitality businesses, after he was contacted by a licensee.

Protz: lack of respect in brewing

Heritage means little to the marketing men

By Roger Protz

The story of Newcastle Brown Ale shows a lack of respect for Britain's great brewing history by the big brewers, says Roger Protz. Newcastle Brown...

Newcastle Brown Ale campaign

Geordies hailed in ale drive

By Robyn Black

Canny Geordies are being celebrated in a new campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale to run through this and next month. The poster and print ads aim to...

Crown Posada: Newcastle venue

'Tough times' warning

By The PMA Team

North-east managed pub operator Sir John Fitzgerald has warned of tough times, despite posting a big increase in pre-tax profit. The company, which...

Cloverleaf: new openings and new recruits

Cloverleaf lines up four openings

By The PMA Team

Cloverleaf, the ten-stong Blackburn-based pub restaurant operator, is lining up four new openings. It has plans to acquire and develop a further 15...

Brookes: thrilled with progress

Head of Steam toasts £1m pub

By The PMA Team

The Head of Steam, the north-east multiple operator, has re-opened a pub in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear after a £1m spend. The Central in Half Moon...

Orchid has invested in two new Living Room outlets

Orchid adds carvery sites

By The PMA Team

Orchid Pub Company is set to add three more value carvery sites by converting existing sites to boost numbers to 20. The segment, which was...

Principle: gastro pub set to open

Three new venues for Principle Leisure

By Ewan Turney

North East based Principle Leisure Group (PLG) is to open three new venues, including a gastro pub at the Blackbird Inn at Ponteland.

Protz: Upset by S&N

Toontown vats go south to Yorkshire

By Roger Protz

It was stretching things to brew Newky Broon in Gateshead, but moving it to Tadcaster? I ask you, writes Roger Protz.

Leading UK brewer

Scottish & Newcastle UK

By Scottish&Newcastle

Scottish & Newcastle UK is Britain's leading beer and cider business. In April 2008, the company became part of Heineken N.V. (Netherlands) as...



Newcastle Brown Ale Gateshead's Millennium Bridge is featured for the first time on a new-look label for Newcastle Brown. The limited-edition label...



Scottish & Newcastle UK (S&NUK) will close the bottling plant at its Dunston brewery in Gateshead on 16 February 2007 with the loss of 66...