The area surrounding St. James' Park is a tapestry of lively pubs, bars, and eateries that come alive on match days.
To truly experience the local fervour, make your way to The Strawberry, a legendary pub that has been serving Newcastle United fans since time immemorial. The atmosphere is electric, as fans gather to discuss tactics, share anecdotes, and raise a toast to their beloved club.
Other options close to the stadium include Shearer’s Bar, which pays homage to the legendary footballer and is located within the stadium itself, Bealim House, home to The Newcastle Gin Company and The Trent House, a traditional pub located a stone’s throw away from St James’ Park.
If you’ve not been lucky enough to secure a ticket to watch the match inside St James’ Park, but still want to experience the electric atmosphere, read our blog which shares the best places to watch the football in Newcastle.
Experience comfort and convenience as a visiting football fan with a range of well-appointed hotels near St James' Park stadium.
Maldron Hotel offers modern elegance and a prime location, ideal for exploring the city's attractions. Located opposite the stadium, Sandman Signature Hotel boasts contemporary luxury and has lively on-site dining options available, including the popular sports bar, Shark Club.
Further away from St James’, you can find INNSiDE by Meliá on Newcastle’s picturesque Quayside, which offers a stylish and contemporary retreat complete with stunning river views.
Visitors to St James' Park will find it hard to miss the impressive Archway into China Town which is home to some cracking cuisine. You’ll be spoiled for choice with an impressive array of authentic restaurants on offer.
If you’re attending a Saturday match, don’t miss nearby Grainger Market, which offers a myriad of stalls serving everything from Mediterranean delights to Asian street food, making it a haven for food enthusiasts. Discover more places to eat near St James’ Park in our blog post.
If you're staying a little longer near St James' Park in Newcastle, Blackfriars Bar and Restaurant provides diners with a refined but unpretentious experience. The award-winning independent restaurant is situated in a historic 13th-century friary and specialises in top-quality British cuisine.
St James' Park in Newcastle isn't just a haven for football enthusiasts; it's also surrounded by a tapestry of captivating attractions that enrich the visitor experience. Just a stone's throw away, the vibrant and historic Grainger Town beckons with its stunning architecture, including Grey Street's neoclassical charm and the Grainger Market's bustling atmosphere. Explore its shops, cafes, and cultural venues that offer a glimpse into the city's rich heritage.
The Discovery Museum offers an immersive exploration of Newcastle's industrial past, while the Great North Museum showcases diverse exhibits, from ancient civilisations to natural history. Don’t miss the Hadrian’s Wall Gallery at the Great North Museum which enables visitors to discover the detailed history of the World Heritage Site. Both museums stand within a short distance from St James' Park, making it easy to enrich your match day or exploration of the city with fascinating insights into science, culture, and heritage.
Nature enthusiasts can escape to the tranquillity of Leazes Park, one of the oldest parks in Newcastle, boasting serene landscapes and a welcome respite from the urban bustle. And of course, a visit to Newcastle wouldn't be complete without experiencing the lively nightlife on offer in the city's many pubs, clubs, and bars.
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