A Mark In Time

Mark Knopfler Discussion => Down The Road Wherever EU & NA tour => Pre-concert meetings => Topic started by: dmg on May 13, 2019, 12:08:38 am

Title: Newcastle Meet
Post by: dmg on May 13, 2019, 12:08:38 am
Does anyone know where we are going to meet up in Newcastle pre-show?  I recall last time we went back to the Jury's Inn for drinks but pre-show we were miles away.  It was a nice tour we had but I'd like to be a little nearer hand this time.  Any recommendations?  How's the Victoria Comet across from the station?  I think that's the Get Carter pub, isn't it?
Title: Re: Newcastle Meet
Post by: ingridswing on May 13, 2019, 01:30:58 pm
I will be at the pre-concert meeting of course but don't know where we best can meet. Anyone rcommendations?
Indeed last time was a long walk to the venue  ::)
Title: Re: Newcastle Meet
Post by: dmg on May 13, 2019, 01:40:39 pm
I will be at the pre-concert meeting of course but don't know where we best can meet. Anyone rcommendations?
Indeed last time was a long walk to the venue  ::)

I'll have a wee look for pubs recommended with good food (a lot of pub grub is awful microwave junk) and near the venue.  If our Geordie friend knows better though, feel free to recommend somewhere.
Title: Re: Newcastle Meet
Post by: dmg on May 13, 2019, 02:38:15 pm
Perhaps The Quayside, Close.  Seems nice but it's difficult to pick a pub in Newcastle with the city being so popular for hen/stag dos.  It's a 15min walk along the river but there's no music played so good for conversation.  Unfortunately it's a Wetherspoon so food will be merely edible but you know what you get with a Wetherspoon pub.

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/tyne-and-wear/the-quayside-newcastle-upon-tyne

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/The+quayside/Utilita+Arena,+Arena+Way,+Newcastle+upon+Tyne+NE4+7NA/@54.9662266,-1.6252435,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487e70b6d3cc0ac1:0xcac0e54a2e60ea57!2m2!1d-1.6102015!2d54.9673775!1m5!1m1!1s0x487e774d1d3945b7:0xd2cabaa0aaa18ce3!2m2!1d-1.623355!2d54.9637822!3e2
Title: Re: Newcastle Meet
Post by: Why Aye Man on May 14, 2019, 09:30:18 pm
Perhaps The Quayside, Close.  Seems nice but it's difficult to pick a pub in Newcastle with the city being so popular for hen/stag dos.  It's a 15min walk along the river but there's no music played so good for conversation.  Unfortunately it's a Wetherspoon so food will be merely edible but you know what you get with a Wetherspoon pub.

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/tyne-and-wear/the-quayside-newcastle-upon-tyne

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/The+quayside/Utilita+Arena,+Arena+Way,+Newcastle+upon+Tyne+NE4+7NA/@54.9662266,-1.6252435,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487e70b6d3cc0ac1:0xcac0e54a2e60ea57!2m2!1d-1.6102015!2d54.9673775!1m5!1m1!1s0x487e774d1d3945b7:0xd2cabaa0aaa18ce3!2m2!1d-1.623355!2d54.9637822!3e2

That Weatherspoons is decent and not too far from the Arena. Was in it just last week and the food was fine.
Title: Re: Newcastle Meet
Post by: dmg on May 14, 2019, 10:56:58 pm
Perhaps The Quayside, Close.  Seems nice but it's difficult to pick a pub in Newcastle with the city being so popular for hen/stag dos.  It's a 15min walk along the river but there's no music played so good for conversation.  Unfortunately it's a Wetherspoon so food will be merely edible but you know what you get with a Wetherspoon pub.

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/tyne-and-wear/the-quayside-newcastle-upon-tyne

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/The+quayside/Utilita+Arena,+Arena+Way,+Newcastle+upon+Tyne+NE4+7NA/@54.9662266,-1.6252435,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487e70b6d3cc0ac1:0xcac0e54a2e60ea57!2m2!1d-1.6102015!2d54.9673775!1m5!1m1!1s0x487e774d1d3945b7:0xd2cabaa0aaa18ce3!2m2!1d-1.623355!2d54.9637822!3e2

That Weatherspoons is decent and not too far from the Arena. Was in it just last week and the food was fine.

Cool!  So The Quayside it is then!  Usual meet time 16:00 okay?

I should arrive at Newcastle train station at 15:07 from Leeds.  Only need to check into my hotel (Jury's Inn) and make my way along.
Title: Re: Newcastle Meet
Post by: crimmer on May 19, 2019, 09:18:57 am
 Awesome see you guys at the quayside inn , maybe inn, gonna do a run when I get up there so hopefully will be up there for food at 5pm ish