Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Alum Ale House South of the River Tyne

Traditional British ale houses are a dying breed in England these days. So it was with some joy when I discovered the Alum Ale House in South Shields near Newcastle in the North East of England. With pubs closing at a rate of 50 per week in recent years and those surviving being turned into branded restaurants the Alum Ale house is a rare treat. Ideally located a two minute walk from the ferry pier on the south side of the River Tyne, it offered ...

Sunday Morning at Newcastle Quayside Market

I've always had an connection with Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the North East of England, whether it's having friends there, living and working there for a year or more recently having in-laws move to the coast south of the River Tyne. Over the Easter weekend we made the trip north and on Easter Sunday we drove over to the Newcastle / Gateshead Quayside to have a browse through the market that takes place every Sunday of the year. The Newcastle Quayside market has been running for over 275 ...