Oldest pub in Newcastle The Old George gets £200,000 facelift

The Old George in Newcastle's Cloth Market is being refurbished with a £200,000 investment

The Old George, Newcastle
The Old George, Newcastle

Four new jobs will be created when Newcastle’s oldest pub reopens after an extensive refurbishment.

The Old George in Old George Yard, which dates from 1582, is getting a new lease of life after a £200,000 investment to revamp the interior and introduce new drink and food menus.

“It’s a new beginning for the pub and there is real air of excitement about the reopening,” said general manager Stephen Lamb.

“As Newcastle’s oldest pub we are a great venue for all types of customers and we will be providing the best hospitality in the City.

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“We have also recruited four new staff including a new chef to the venue.

“Our biggest change is in the food and drinks offer.

“On the food side, the emphasis will be on freshly prepared dishes, seasonal ingredients, while our drinks offer will be a lot broader offering a range of cask beers, quality wines and delicious cocktails.”

A VIP opening night will be held on Friday October 17 from 5pm and the venue will open to the public from 8pm.


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