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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.

SaraGeneral Manager and Brand Ambassador - Tom

Tom is the ultimate ‘hipster techy dude’ and is never knowingly seen without at least one of his many devices to hand. Tom joined our management team in 2016 after a spell as GM of a local well-respected bar & restaurant, quickly rising through the ranks before taking the reigns of City Tavern in Spring 2018 as General Manager.

Tom says “I was a customer at City Tavern and was drawn to the business because of the laid-back style and delivery of service".

City Tavern is the type of bar I like to drink in and has proved to be just as much fun on the opposite side of the bar”. Tom enjoys nothing more than working with his team in this unique brand, that being ‘City Tavern’.

Find out more about Tom here

JohnEvents & 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. 


JohnBar Supervisor / Team Leader - Alice

Lincolnshire born ‘smiley’ Alice came to Newcastle to study film production at Northumbria, where, during her time at Uni she joined the team at City Tavern as a part-time bar server.

Alice soon rose to a management position and has been in the Team Leader role since summer 2017.

Find out more about Alice here


JohnHead Chef - Dom

Monozygotic Polyglot (all will be explained) and down-to-earth Cheshire lad Dom joined the kitchen team three years ago and quickly rose through the ranks to become Head Chef. Dom is passionate about all food, but his true food heaven is fish. Dom is a fisherman and an accomplished fish chef.

He likes nothing more than tackling a whole salmon from catch to platter. In fact Dom has been known to re-arrange the kitchen rota so he can be at work on his day off if someone has ordered a dressed salmon from the fork buffet menu. Dom’s passion for fish does come at a price: to date we have purchased literally dozens of copper fish kettles, pans, snazzy fish paraphernalia, plus a multitude of cheffy fish knives. Money well spent as Dom’s latest Asian salmon dish is proving to be a great success. Find out more about Dom here


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