This Christmas period, Newcastle will be home to Hardrian’s Tipi Bar and Eatery– A Roman inspired tipi tent with log fires, fairy lights, continental food and festive drinks. I’d walked past it outside of Newcastle Central Station a few times as it was being constructed so I was so excited to get an invite along to the prelaunch night…
I didn’t know what to expect inside, but it’s actually quite a big space. There are lanterns and fairy lights strung from the beams and a cosy log fire burning at one end with benches around. It’s all very rustic and festive. My poor IPhone camera struggled in the light so the photos don’t do it justice, but it was really pretty.
We headed past the fire and the folk style band to see what drinks were on offer. The pop up bar have teamed up with Anorchy Brewery as well as Credence Brewery to create their very own beer by the name of ‘All Ale Ceaser.’ The bar will sell craft beers and real ales, hot mulled wine and cider, along with bottles of wine and fizz by the glass. If you’re not feeling alcohol, tea and coffee are also available, and they have their very own Hadrian’s Hot Chocolate.
My eyes are bigger than my belly so I tried a Hadrian’s Hot Chocolate and a mulled cider. Both were really good and I felt so Christmassy! One thing I would say is that prices were a bit steep for other things on offer, with a Kopperberg being £5.99. But, if you want the novelty and the festive atmosphere, I would say it’s worth it.
For the food on offer, there will be a selection of German sausages cooked on an authentic swing grill. Vegetarian and Vegan choices will also be available. At the time I wasn’t hungry but just looking at the photo now I’m so annoyed I didn’t give them a go! I can say they smelt good though so that has to count for something.
For dessert, the Tipi has the city’s only dedicated doughnut kitchen, and will have award winning cakes from Flat White in Durham available.
The tipi is available for corporate events, Christmas parties, community groups & schools to hire, to educate children on the Hadrian’s wall & the Roman Empire. It’s such a good way to make the space available for everyone to enjoy, not just the adults!
It’s now open to the public and will be every day from 8am till 1.00am, except Xmas day, until the final night on New Years Day. You might have to time a visit right to get a cute seat next to the fire. I’m definitely going to try!
Thanks to Hadrian’s Tipi for having me. I can’t wait to have a full Christmas day with Fenwicks window, the Christmas market and a mulled cider at Hadrian’s.