16 Breweries & Bottle Shops In Newcastle & The North East For Local Beer
A surge in independent breweries, local bottle shops and micro pubs in recent years means there’s more choice than ever for anyone who likes a drink with a difference at the weekend. The past year has meant many of these have had to go online, and many of them will still operate a shop online service. But with retail and pubs set to open very soon we will finally be able to venture back in to browse the beers and bottles in person again. I prefer this as there’s just so much choice. Here’s 16 of the many breweries and bottle shops in Newcastle and across the North East.
Bottle Shops In Newcastle
Read it like CentrAle and you’ll get the gist. Find this local ale, craft beer, bottle and can shop in Newcastle Central Station next to Sainsbury’s. Perfect for train beers once that’s a thing again.
These guys can be found on the corner of Jesmond Road, at the bottom of the street. As well as beers they also sell whiskies, wines, ciders and spirits.
Block & Bottle
I paid these guys on Heaton Road a visit a couple of weeks ago, they’re a butchers and bottle shop. They also serve organic wine and I got myself a bottle of that too. Really helpful service too if you want recommendations.
This Gosforth based shop sell local and national ales, and I’ve also spotted some Mother Mercy cocktail bottles there too.
Brinkburn St Brewery
Shop the beer shop on their website here, but from Monday 12th April you can actually book their beer garden. Try their burgers they’re unreal.
The Pip Stop
The Pip Stop is based inside the Full Circle Brew Co building at Hoult’s Yard, and as well as a full range of wines, ciders and craft beer they also have a tasting area. You can also order online and if you sign up for their newsletter you get 10% off.
Find Elder Beer on Chillingham Road in Heaton, or you can also order for click and collect. And recently they’re doing their bit by recycling some of the empty beer bottles – if you return them they send them back to the brewery to be reused.
Tyne Bank Brewery
The Tyne Bank taproom in Hoult’s Yard is reopening from next week on 15th April, but you can still order online too. They’re also opening a kitchen to provide food soon as well.
So these guys don’t have a shop but I couldn’t not include them as they focus purely on North East beer. You can order online here and see their full range of stock.
The Wobbly Duck/Beer Street NCL
Currently online with a shop coming to Newcastle City centre soon, The Wobbly Duck has tasting boxes, mixed packs and a range of individual craft beers, spirits and snacks on offer. Free next day delivery locally too. Visit the site here.
Bottle Shops at the Coast
Previously at a unit in Stack, Beer Box is currently order online only with a shop opening soon in the Royal Quays outlet in North Shields.
Nord Bottle Shop
Nord in Whitley Bay has fully refrigerated storage, and they supply beers from independents across the UK. There’s a tasting room ready for post Covid.
Love this one as it’s so close to where I live, but Cullercoats Brewery is an online shop at the moment. They also raise money for the RNLI. Shop and arrange collection on site here.
Bottle Shops in Northumberland
Enjoy Beer To Go
Find them in Sanderson Arcade, in the centre of Morpeth. Follow them on Instagram for their new deliveries each week.
Beers, gift sets, merchandise, even a pub in a box for delivery, Twice Brewed is a Northumbrian brewery based on Hadrian’s Wall. Check out the website here.
I’d very much recommend a visit to the site up in Amble, as it’s great with a tap room and seating area. They have food trucks at weekends too. If you cant make it up there then you can order a good range of beers on site here.
Obviously based in Country Durham, Durham Brewery has a shop and brewery that under normal circumstances will give tours, but for now you can order online on their website.
You’re never far away from a good drink in the North East, and one of these breweries or bottle shops in Newcastle is bound to tickle your fancy, or serve something that does. Cheers!
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