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Rabble and Copper Blossom, Edinburgh
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Two Bars to Visit in Edinburgh – Rabble & Copper Blossom

Trips to Edinburgh from Newcastle are so easy, and this year I’ve already ventured up there twice. You might remember my stay at the Principal Charlotte Square over Easter weekend, but even if you’re not staying, a day trip for some shopping, good food and cocktails is definitely doable on the train. During my recent visits I’ve discovered two fabulous bars/rest[...]

Bars in Newcastle with outdoor terraces
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The Best Bars & Pubs in Newcastle With Outdoor Terraces

How nice were those few days of sunshine that finally made their way through?! In typical British fashion I immediately felt like I needed a G&T, a pair of sunglasses and an outdoor terrace. Perfect timing ahead of the summer bank holidays starting this weekend. Easter may be early this year, with a very real chance of rain, even snow (!) but I've put together thi[...]

Sohe, Jesmond
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Cocktails and Asian High Tea at Sohe, Jesmond

Walking in to Sohe bar and restaurant on Osborne Road last week, the first thing I came face to face with was a fat, cheery little Buddha sat on the bar, offering me a Kwai Royale. Just the type of welcome you want on a rainy evening after work. I'd never been to Sohe, Jesmond before this visit, and I was actually pretty surprised at how big and beautiful it is. It is[...]

Newcastle Quayside
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Newcastle City Guide: The Quayside

It was Kieran's birthday last week and for occasions I love to go away somewhere, what better excuse is there? But due to other plans, and limited time off work for two days midweek we had to stay local. Although I'm under strict instructions not to write a birthday post on him, I am allowed to let you know what we got up to. I've been asked a number of times to contr[...]