HERO Beer blog

Updated from 5 June 2020.

The nightlife in NewcastleGateshead is world-renowned and with the best bars, pubs and breweries to choose from, it's easy to understand why.  But in Newcastle, it's not just the buzz of being 'out out' that makes for a great time but also the vast range of top quality, locally brewed beers and craft ales to sample when you're at one of the many independent venues across the region. 

If we'd told you a year ago that pubs would be closed for much of 2020, you wouldn't have believed us. Bars and pubs reopened with great success in the summer but with the return of localised and then national lockdown restrictions... there has been little opportunity to prop up the bar in NewcastleGateshead.

During the coronavirus lockdown - some of your favourite pubs and bars turned their hand to deliveries so that you can order your favourite craft beer or cocktail and recreate NewcastleGateshead pub life from your homes, patios and gardens with those in your household.

You can find out which pubs and bars are open in Newcastle and Gateshead here (once national lockdown lifts of course!) and in the meantime, raise a takeaway beer from home in support of NewcastleGateshead's bars, pubs and breweries! 

Wylam Brewery, Exhibition Park and NewcastleGateshead Quayside

If you're missing your cool pint of craft beer at Palace of Arts or By The River Brew Co, then you can order your favourite beer from Wylam Brewery online and relive the experience in the comfort of your back garden! Wylam Brewery offer both a delivery service and a click and collect option - all bookings need to be made via their website shop. Visit the Wylam Brewery online beer store for details of how to order.

Brinkburn Brewery, Ouseburn

Brinkburn Brewery in Ouseburn will deliver beer to your doorstep - what a service! Order food and drink through their app or call the brewery to place your order. Brinkburn Brewery have adapted and changed all year and now offer collection and delivery for a range of beers, ciders and cocktails which can be ordered seven days a week, as well as some proper tasty grub... you can order a takeaway Sunday Lunch, juicy burgers or breakfast butties - what a dream.

You can find out more and see their delivery charges here: Brinkburnbrewery.co.uk

The Free Trade, Ouseburn

Famed as a pub with one of the best views in Newcastle, The Free Trade which overlooks the River Tyne, has an impressive selection of craft and draught beers, IPAs, bottles and ciders to enjoy in your garden each weekend. While the popular pub is closed as part of the national lockdown, you can pre-order your drinks here to collect from The Free Trade on a Thursday and Friday and take home to enjoy.

Tyne Bar, Ouseburn

The Tyne Bar beside the River Tyne is a popular choice for a whole range of pub-goers. It offers great food and drink in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Tyne Bar is closed once again, due to the national lockdown but you can now recreate pub-life from your own home with takeaway beers, ciders and wines from the Ouseburn pub. Order here on Thursdays for (limited) delivery on Friday or Saturday that same week. But please do take your drinks home! 

Mother Mercy, Newcastle city centre

Mother Mercy is a trendy underground bar in Newcastle city centre which began offering a swanky delivery of their classy cocktails during the lockdown this spring and summer. During the second national lockdown this autumn, Mother Mercy has launched a new bottle cocktail collection which you can order online here. The cocktails come in three flavours which will have you reaching your sun glasses - Strawberry Mojito, El Nido Mule or Run for the sun!  

Blackfriars Bar and Restaurant, Newcastle

Blackfriars is an award-winning restaurant located in a 13th-century medieval friary in the heart of Newcastle. While it is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Blackfriars launched their delivery and takeaway collection service which includes an impressive selection of wines, local craft beer and bubbles. Order from Blackfriars at Home here.

North East Local Heroes

Support local and enjoy a great craft beer from North East Local Heroes. Their virtual food market set up means that you can choose from an already created delivery box of meat, fresh fish or groceries from local traders and businesses - or, build your own package for delivery. Choose from the likes of Craft Monkey Brewing Co., Durham Brewery and Cullercoats Brewery. Wander the virtual Local Heroes market here and sit back to await your hamper. Order by 12noon on Mondays for free delivery to certain areas of the North East every Friday. 

Block and Bottle, Heaton

After 3 years in Gateshead, independent butcher and beer shop Block and Bottle have relocated to Heaton. Not only do they sell some of the finest meat, you can also stock up on a great selection of craft beer, IPAs and wine. Local suppliers include By the River Brew Co, Full Circle Brew, Wylam Brewery and North Brewing Co. Pop in to their shop on Heaton Road if you're local! Block and Bottle is currently open and serving people safely during the second national lockdown. The shop is open from 9am - 5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and until 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Be prepared to queue outside! 

Just a little reminder - all alcoholic drinks bought or collected from these venues need to taken home to enjoy!

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