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Sunderland Wetherspoon’s Branch To Reopen This Week

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After six date changes and a refurbishment costing over £2 million, Sunderland’s much-loved Wetherspoon’s branch has an official opening date… and it’s this week!

The Cooper Rose on Albion Place will now serve again on Sunday, January 23, infact two days earlier than its last proposed date of Tuesday January 25.

The pub has undergone a full refurbishment including new bar layout with an open kitchen, the removal of the dancefloor, new roof lights and the roof garden.

However, the pub’s much anticipated roof terrace is not now expected to be completed until some time in mid-February, there is currently no confirmed date for its opening.

Nick Chapman, manager of the Cooper Rose said “We are thrilled with all of our new look pub and upgraded facilities, particularly the new roof garden which will provide a lovely outdoor space for our customers.”

In May 2021, the bar’s re-fit was scheduled to take around four months, with a reopening on October 25. By October that had been amended to November 16. The new date was changed three more times to December 14th then December 20th and then January 25th.

The cost of the refurbishment has since been put at £2.2million.

A look at the proposed rooftop design at Cooper Rose

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Greggs and Just Eat launch free sausage roll giveaway for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

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Greggs has teamed up with Just Eat to offer customers free sausage rolls in time for the Queen’s big Jubilee weekend. Between tomorrow (June 2) and Sunday (June 5) anyone ordering a Greggs – which is based in Newcastle from Just Eat will receive a free sausage roll or vegan sausage roll, when they spend £10 or more on food or drink!

Better still, sausage roll fans will be pleased to know that the big Jubilee weekend also happens to coincide with National Sausage Roll Day on Sunday, making it the perfect excuse to bag yourself one!

“A national icon with the power to unite Britons up and down the country, the humble pastry is set to claim a starring roll in the Queen’s big weekend,” Greggs said in a statement.

Separately, JustEat is offering a 20 per cent discount on all orders from restaurtants with the word “royal” in their name. To claim this, use the code “ROYAL20” at checkout.

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Popular Newcastle party bar set for a six-figure makeover this Summer

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Since Revolution arrived to Newcastle in 2001, on the corner of Collingwood Street and Pudding Chare, they have established themselves to be one of Newcastle’s most loved bars and have served some of the city’s best cocktails and food for the last 21 years.

The UK’s premier vodka bar is reopening on 13th May, just in time for summer, showcasing it’s remarkable transformation. A £190,000 investment will make way for an eye-catching, open plan look, centered around a luxury, VIP, vibrant feel, perfect to capture those all-important Insta moments. Revolution will of course be paying tribute to their much-loved home of Newcastle, with new striking décor showcasing Newcastle’s very own Angel of the North with a vodka twist taking main stage.

The refurbishment brings a brand new ‘best seat’ VIP booth and updated seating areas with a new lighting show and DJ booth. This deluxe renovated best seat VIP booths will allow guests to get to the heart of the party and provide the perfect private place for any celebration or all-important special occasions with DJ’s and bespoke party packages.

The refurbished venue will be the perfect location to cater for lunchtime diners, after work drinks, evening get-togethers, and of course, late-night partying with the finest local DJ talent and events.

The brand is also continuing its mission to be carbon neutral by 2030, after hitting the headlines in 2021 for their forward-thinking tactics. One of just a handful of UK-based companies to sign up to the pledge to hit net zero, the Revolution Bars Group won the prestigious Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice for their commitment to the scheme.

One notable change for the brand was the decision to remove the passion fruit halves from its Pornstar Martini cocktail, replacing them with a rice paper alternative. Prior to removing passion fruit from their bestselling cocktail (Revolution sell over 1m across the UK each year), they were shipping 36 tonnes from South America to the UK, only for them to be used as garnish. The group has also continued their drive to reduce energy usage, dropping this by an impressive 19% since 2017.

 

 

With summer on it’s way, Revolution has also welcomed a brand-new special Cocktail menu – with 4 American-themed Cocktails to complement their classic concoctions. The bespoke menu is made up of the Malibu Beach Bae, Tennessee Cherry Sour, Hollywood Highball, and Gold Rush.

 

 

Revolution Newcastle Sales and Events Manager, Meagan Hill, said:

“I am super excited for the venue to reopen with its new look on the 13th May. The refurbishment includes an updated look to our beautiful Grade 2 listed building, highlighting the historic bank features, with a Revolution twist.”

“We can’t wait to kick off our relaunch with a huge agenda, starting on Thursday 26th May with the launch of our new Bottomless Dinner, on Friday we are hosting our corporate re-launch event and then going onto our main event of the week – our huge Saturday re-launch party. We have such an exciting line up of big entertainment including DJ’s, sax players, percussionists and so much more across the weekend – this will be a party like no other at Revolution Newcastle”

“We’ve spent a lot of time reviewing our guests’ feedback and we know that they expect great quality and excellent service. We have undergone a big recruitment push and training program to ensure our team, old and new, are ready to deliver the best party in town and welcome guests into our venue for our exciting launch party.”

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Best Day Date Ideas in the North East

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Bowling

If the weather is looking too grim to be outdoors, bowling is always a great idea. Who doesn’t love a bit of competition? No cheating though. By this we mean, putting the sides up or using the ramp! Scoring zero without them is better than scoring a strike with them. At least in our books anyways. Plus, if you lose, you can challenge your date to a game in the arcade centre afterwards to even the scores.

Credit: Ella Christenson

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