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City Tavern Newcastle Tudor facadeAbout City Tavern and the team who run it

This iconic Newcastle building, situated at 10 Northumberland Road, was built in 1872 as stables/livery. Through it's history it has had many uses including office accommodation and a garage (Adams 1918-1922). In 1923 the front elevation was remodelled with the now famous Tudor façade. From that date it was operated by local company 'Carrick's Dairy Ltd.' (1925-1951), followed by a restaurant named Cottage Restaurant (1951-1959), then as the well known Carrick's Café (1959-1962). The premises remained as a café/restaurant between 1962 and 1971 under the ownership of Carrick's and was called Tilley's Café.

In 1971 the property became one of Newcastle's most famous pubs (City Tavern) and has since undergone several style and name changes. In spring 2014 City Tavern regained the original pub name and was transformed into the city's  most sumptuous venue providing laid back comfort, good food, good ales, and good friends.


SaraCity Tavern General Manager - Dave

Dave left the industry 8 years ago to try his hand at a new career in sales where he became a key part of a new team. However, despite his sucess in his new profession, his heart remained firmly in the leisure sector and so he returned to City Tavern much to the delight of his co-workers and customers alike.

"Dave is a people person - mild mannered and always willing to listen"

Dave can relate to people in many ways and on many levels, his quick wit and perceptively wry humour make him one of the most popular members of the Bar Hound team.

Interesting Fact: In addition to Dave's life at City Tavern, he is also a literary genius (or will be once his work is published... his hobbies include creative writing). Dave also plays guitar and sings in punk band 'AKA'.


JohnCity Tavern Events & Marketing Manager - Jamie

At 6’3” tall and sporting a Grisly Adams beard, Jamie truly is a man amongst men, albeit sporting tight jeans, a man bag and cowboy boots. Jamie’s talents include: highly qualified in silver service, barista trainer and cocktail aficionado to name but a few. Jamie is also an acclaimed interior designer and worked throughout the refurbishment of City Tavern on all aesthetic aspects of the project.

What can we say about Jamie, other than he is simply fabulous

Jamie brings a gentle air to City Tavern and is a huge hit with ‘ladies that lunch’ as well as being a great team player working closely alongside the management team.

Interesting Fact: Jamie’s great uncle is the one and only Tommy Cooper. Jamie also owns Tommy’s famous fez, which he wore on his last tragic performance where he died on stage.


JamieCity Tavern Supervisor - George

A recovering ‘Warhammer’ gamer. George’s misspent youth was eventually tempered and he has now come out of the darkness and into the happy world of City Tavern.

Despite no longer being a full time ‘gamer’, George is very much a full time ‘player’ and currently holds the pubs record for romantic encounters. Well done George, keep up the good work.

All in all, Big George is loved by his work colleagues, litle dogs, and of course the ladies... a great assett to City Tavern's management team

Big George is a giant amongst men, but is also a great softie where handbag dogs are concerned. Be warned, if you bring your Chihuahua, Pomeranian, or Pappilon into City Tavern, it literally will melt George’s heart resulting in a potential break in bar service!

A graduate in bio-medical science, George’s kind nature now extends to him carrying out voluntary work for cancer research at Newcastle University.


 

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