Blogmas: Where To Get Festive Beers & Takeaway Mulled Wine In Newcastle
The first pub I saw do this were City Tavern, when the North East came out of lockdown and into tier 3. I’ve really missed sharing all the festive fun our bars and restaurants put on over Christmas this year, and I think this is as close as I’m going to get. Since City Tavern, plenty of other places have followed suit, so here’s where to get takeaway mulled wine in Newcastle and local areas.
Takeaway Beers & Mulled Wine In Newcastle City Centre
The guys at City Tavern have basically moved their bar onto their doorstep, and made it very festive. They’ve gone all out it very closely resembles their bar inside, but they’re obviously serving a slightly reduced menu. They’re keeping it Christmassy and you can get mulled wine, hot apple cider, Prosecco, red or white wine, Baileys latte, or plain coffees and hot chocolates.
You can even get some food, in the form of burgers or homemade soup. All orders can be put in at the bar, paid for with contactless payment, and to take away. You don’t have to pre order or anything like you do in some places, just take a detour off Northumberland Street and put your order in.
I got the mulled wine earlier this week and it was delicious, very warming to be wandering down Northumberland Street with it. A good one to get something if you’re heading to Fenwick’s windows.
Charles Grey at Monument
You can’t miss this place by Monument, it’s fully decked up for Christmas, and they’re playing Christmas tunes too. The staff were full of Christmas cheer even on a Monday, and people were getting mulled wines, hot beer, spiced cider and Bailey’s coffee to takeaway. If there aren’t too many crowds you can stand on Monument to drink it and be within earshot of the Christmas tunes.
Down on the quayside The Redhouse are open on weekends only, to serve festive drinks like mulled wine, cider and takeaway pints. With the Quayside market back each Saturday and Sunday this would be a great one to stop off at before a browse, or just to warm you up for a walk past all the beautiful bridges.
Prima Pizza Pasta
At the bottom of Dean Street you can find Prima Pizza Pasta, and as well as food takeaways they’re serving drinks from their little stall in the doorway. It was closed when I went past on Monday but you could see it and it is very cute, open Saturdays and Sundays. Not only are they selling takeaway mulled wine, you can also get draught Moretti.
Just like the Tynemouth location Lola Jeans in Newcastle have been doing takeaway cocktails all year, and they’ve added to their offering this December with some festive variations, mulled wine, mulled ciders, beers and other hot drinks too.
Found on High Bridge Street Hibou Blanc are running a hot cocoa bar from 11am-6pm, but they are also offering alcoholic coffees, takeaway beers and mulled wine.
Another down on the quayside, Tiger Hornsby have released a Christmas takeaway menu, which includes bottled cocktails and beers, and you can also buy some bar equipment like cocktail shakers and jiggers from them too. If you don’t want the big ones, you can also order single drinks on the go, including mulled wine and boozy coffees. They’re open Thursday – Sunday.
Free Trade Inn
Technically the Free Trade aren’t doing mulled wine on the go, but they are doing takeaway beers weekly, and they have a huge range including some Christmas ones. They update their website weekly and you have to be organised to pre order, for collection at the weekend. Visit their website here and have a browse.
Brinkburn Street Brewery
We went here on Saturday, and pre ordered food for collection with the intention of having a mulled wine while we waited to pick it up. It turns out you need to pre order alcohol too, but they put ours through and added it on the bill. They had a big selection of drinks, and bottled beers but just be aware you should pre order it rather than turn up.
Tyne Bank Brewery
Tyne Bank aren’t running a stall, but similar to Free Trade they’re offering a collection of takeaway beers, bottles and cans, between Thursday – Sunday for collection. You can also put in Christmas orders for delivery next week as long as you get your order in by the deadline on Sunday. Shop and order on their website here.
There is a mini Christmas market outside the Cluny this coming Saturday, and the event on facebook says there will be up to 20 stalls. There aren’t many other details but I’m assuming at least one of them will be selling mulled wine and hot drinks. It’s on between 10am-4pm.
On Brentwood Avenue Arlo are open daily for takeaway, and their spiked coffee menu is pretty extensive with shots of Baileys, Cointreau, whisky, brandy and Tia Maria on offer. You can also get mulled wine, beers, soft drinks and of course food. Have a look at their menu and pre order for collection here.
Cake Stories have advertised their mulled wine and spiced cider, but have to say when I went the other day I couldn’t see it on the menu, so might be worth checking before you go. They do have a full selection of festive hot chocolates, cakes and bakes which I can confirm are amazing – I went for the double baileys salted caramel shortbread.
I have to say Tynemouth are killing it with their takeaway festivities. Here’s where you should stop by…
Tynemouth Surf Cafe
Right on the sea front if you’re having a walk stop by Tynemouth Surf cafe, for a mulled wine. It’s popular so you may have to socially distanced queue.
Having previously run their takeaway as food only from the fish quay venue, Allards are now opening at weekends from their Front Street location. They’re offering breakfast bread buns, tapas takeaways, and of course hot drinks, beers and mulled wine.
29 Bar & Kitchen
Possibly one of the most festive looking places on Front Street, 29 Bar are serving mulled wine, hot toddy’s, coffees, mulled cider and best of all mince pies and gingerbread men.
Land of Green Ginger
In the church you’ll find a little Christmas market, and as well as stalls serving bottles of St Mary’s Gin, cakes etc, you can also get takeaway festive drinks as you go in.
Barca looked very popular last weekend, they’re open serving takeaway Hot Tails, or hot cocktails and the menu sounds delicious. Cinnamon tequila hot toddy, Sailor Jerry hot chocolate, Capucittini and Cider Chai tea are just some of the creations they’ve put together.
Serving the same as Lola Jeans Newcastle, the Tynemouth location is open daily too.
On the fish quay Dodgin’s Yard have been open at weekend serving festive drinks alongside their takeaway food menu.
The markets may be cancelled and pubs may be closed, but as you can see there are still plenty of places bringing the festive cheer with takeaway mulled wine in Newcastle and surrounding areas. If you are out and stopping by any of these this weekend to support our local businesses, please stay safe, don’t crowd and drink responsibly. Cheers!
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