Thursday, 8 June 2017

WE'RE super excited to announce that The Lake Poets will be performing a FREE gig on Saturday 24th of JUNE with talented supports in the form of Jake Houlsby and John Newell Brown!

The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland.

Inspired by artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, Villagers, Feist, Van Morrison, Fionn Regan, John Martyn, Wilco, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful.

Described as ‘Quietly Devastating’, ‘Accomplished and Intelligent and 'Spellbinding and Heart-breaking, Martin’s music regularly silences audiences and turns heads. Lead single 'Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music.

The Lake Poets’ self-titled debut album was recorded at Blackbird Studio, Nashville and is out now on CD, as well as special edition double gatefold 12" vinyl including a bonus Live recording of the album recorded over two sold out launch nights in Martin’s hometown medieval Minster and mixed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio.

“Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special” - Mojo ****

“Stunning Debut from Sunderland Troubadour. Quietly Brilliant” - Uncut 8/10

“For decades the sound of the acoustic guitar has pulled at the heartstrings of so many. Now Longstaff is carrying on that tradition with his beautiful, thought provoking, honest acoustic music. When I first heard The Lake Poets I was blown away” - The Guardian

“Beautiful songs, an act to watch” - BBC Radio 1

“Beautiful and quietly devastating - Stunningly heart-breaking music” - BBC 6 Music

“Accomplished and intelligent, spellbinding and heart-breaking songs” - The 405

Music from 7pm

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

This weekend we have loads going on! Join us for a Bank Holiday weekend consisting of Music, Street Food, Djs and BEER. Check out below the spread of events over Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th. All FREE, all WELCOME.

LIVE : PLAZA // A Festival, A Parade 
FRIDAY 26th May.
DJs - Late
Food // THE GRIND (4pm-late)

Saturday 27th- Sunday 28th May.
Child/Dog Friendly
DJs - Late
Food // Chuchos (2pm-late)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

We're really excited to be a part of this year's Late Shows! 
On Saturday 20th May join us for our interactive, drink & draw night - whether expect or novice, pick up that pencil, grab a beer and get drawing.

Free transport will be available all night around Gateshead/Newcastle, with the sightseeing and shuttle buses dropping directly outside our front door, so, stay out late, grab a glow stick and see where the night takes you on a culture crawl of museums, galleries, art studios, heritage buildings and much more.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Craftwork IV. May Day BANK HOLIDAY Soiree!

You know the drill by now. Its our end of month soiree featuring some of the best food vendors, DJ's, musicians and Beer in the North East.

Over Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April we'll be welcoming the return of some old favourites as well as some new faces.

The Tower Cafe return on Saturday with arguably the best pizza in Newcastle, serving pizza-by-the-slice in their authentic Italian style, sounds delicious doesn't it?

Sunday we see the debut of Longhorns, American smokehouse food at its finest. Brisket, pulled pork and nachos. Their reputation proceeds them wherever they go, so they're not to be missed. 

We have brand NEW BREWS just for you's.

The battle of the IPA continues with Sorachi IPA vs Centennial IPA two bold hops with very distinctive characteristics. Who wins? You decide...

AND THE RETURN of our Rhubarb and Custard oatmeal pale ale. A springtime delight brewed with fresh Yorkshire Rhubarb, vanilla and lactose. A real British delight.

Providing the music on Saturday night we have DJ sets from Diamond Dogs and Kashmir playing from 5pm.

Sunday is for live music and vinyl, Spencer Joseph returns bringing his sumptuous acoustic musings and Mono DJ's see the weekend out with a vinyl tracks.

Friday, 31 March 2017

CraftWorks III /// Friday 31st March – Saturday 1st April
12pm - 1am.

It’s back for its third instalment. Live Music, Street Food, DJs, Art and Exclusive New Beers!

Friday we welcome back Travellers Kitchen, bringing globally inspired kebabs to our doorstep. For those who haven’t enjoyed their food before they’re a right treat!

Saturday - The Grind return. After going down a storm at the last CraftWorks we’re glad to have them back. They do the best burgers in town!

Pouring on Friday is our Haribo Tangfastics infused pale ale for the child in you. We think it’s a good way to secretly enjoy sweets, by hiding them in a beer, should make for interesting drinking.
Also we’ll be showing off our new collaboration with Bierrex, a hefty 6.5% Apricot and Grapefruit rye. Inspired by their version of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail.

Saturday sees the battle of the IPA’s III.
This time its Kohatu vs Pioneer. You decide the winner.

DJ sets on Friday night come from Dan Murray & Mick Rolfe, taking you throught to the early hours!

We'll also have figurative paintings/drawings on the walls by artist Rachael Eden.

Live Music on Saturday night comes from Mat Hunsley, with his unique brand of narrative driven folk. Alongside him we are happy to have Plume back. They played on our opening night and we’re super excited to hear their ethereal, experimental jazz again.

Free as always /
Children welcome before 8pm /
Well behaved dogs, party on /

Saturday, 11 March 2017

We're excited to announce that between the 16th and the 19th March we’re celebrating the Best of British and Irish beer.

With some of the biggest names in the brewing game and some of our favourite up-and-coming breweries spread over 32 Cask and Keg lines we’re sure it’s going to be a St Patricks weekend to remember!

Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be announcing the line up in the weeks leading up to the event and it’s not one to be missed…

Child friendly until 8pm / 
Well behaved dogs welcome.

Thursday, 16 February 2017


CRAFTWORKS at Tyne Bank Brewery has returned for its second instalment.
The Old Pink House are headlining our Friday night. They bring along their own brand of Melodic Cosmic Pop to your ears. Their single ‘So Bad’ has already reached 12,000 plays on Spotify and ‘Cruel’ shows the lads have no intention of slowing down. Definitely not to be missed.
Also playing, Sheffield based singer/songwriter Spencer Jospeh!

After the success of the first CraftWorks we’ve decided to extend our monthly soiree over two days. On FRIDAY 24th and SATURDAY 25th we’ll be bringing you an array of live music, DJ’s, Street food and of course… Beer! 
FREE ENTRY as always.
LIVE music - 
SATURDAY - from 6pm will see Mono, Binny & Dan Murray take to the stage bringing you their eclectic mixes of music till 1am.
Bringing the Food to the party we’ve got two of Newcastle’s best food vendors.
FRIDAY – The Grind bring the thunder with their Real American Cheeseburgers. Over the past year they have seen a meteoric rise with their food being hailed as some of the best in Newcastle. Whether it’s in their kitchen at No. 28 or at much heated Battle of the Burger the plaudits have been flooding in. Why not come and see what all the fuss is about for yourself? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 
To vote for them to be a part of The Battle of the Burger click here: 

SATURDAY – One of our favourite pizzerias is providing the culinary delights on Saturday. If you’ve never had one of their pizzas before you’re in for a real treat! Traditional handmade pizza dough with the highest quality toppings. 10/10 would recommend. Check out their lovely cafĂ© and events space here:

We’ll also be debuting 4 brand new beers!