A Guide To Your Newcastle Stag Weekend
Action Stations! - Rage Buggies
If you’re looking for serious thrills then Newcastle is home to the UK’s most powerful Rage Buggies. These angry beasts pack 998cc engines and will eat up any terrain you point them at. Strap in. Foot down. Kick ass!
Best Bars in Newcastle
Sam Jack's - If you can pay a visit during the football season you're in for a great pre-match build up but it’s equally welcoming in the evening. Trust us, no stag do is complete without a trip to Sam Jack’s. Twitter
Player's Bar - Right in the heart of The Gate, Player’s Bar has near legendary status in Newcastle. Good sounds, good atmosphere, good times!
The Boiler Shop - You cannot go to The Boiler Shop and have a bad night out, it just isn’t possible. One of the UK’s best venues.
A Taste of Newcastle
Eats - Ernest has it all, good food, great beer, buzzing atmosphere. It's a great place to start any big night out with a fantastic menu. Top DJ's and live music make it a fine place to end your night as well.
Drinks - If you're looking to sample a local pint then we heartily recommend the Tyne Bank Brewery. It’s worth the trip alone to get your hands on 'A Barrel full of Monkeys'. However their 'Single Blonde' offers travellers a very warm welcome to the North East.
“I could have signed for Newcastle when I was 17, but I decided I would be better off at Carlisle.
I'd had a drink that night.” - Peter Beardsley
Where to Head...
For great nights out in Newcastle head to The Gate. Packed full of pubs and action and well worth a visit. For trendy eating and drinking both The Quayside and Jesmond (in particular Osbourne Rd) are vibrant, recently regenerated areas frequented by the city’s young urban professionals in need of a night on the toon.
Must see: St James’ Park - Football is the very lifeblood of Newcastle. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of one of English football’s most famous grounds.
April - Newcastle Beer & Cider Festival Sample the finest beers from the region.
June - Jesterval The North East’s largest comedy festival.
August - EAT! Get your fill at the Newcastle & Gateshead food festival.
September - The Great North Run The world's largest half marathon event.
October - Craft Beer Festival More foamy goodness from the North East’s brewers.
Greggs was founded in Newcastle in 1951. Incredibly there are now more Greggs shops in the UK than there are McDonalds. So as a nation we are indeed eating all the pies.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Newcastle
Newcastle's underground Metro system makes getting about the city a doddle. Bus and rail routes are also an easy budget friendly way of getting around.
Check out Nexus for destinations and timetables.
"Ya'aalreet?" - How are you?
"Aye that's canny like." - Yes, that's jolly good.
"Ha'way man ahm gannin to the poob." - Come on old chap, I'm off to the pub.
"Ah'll have a pint of tha broon, tah pet." - Yes please, I'll have a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale, thank you madam.
"Haddaway, the toon wor propa shite a'day." - Oh bother, Newcastle United FC weren't very good today.
14 Things That Make Newcastle Magic
The Accent - "Hohway man..." You can't dislike anyone with a Geordie accent, it's "purely belter" and considered the friendliest in the UK.
The Pudding Parlour - If there was one top job we'd apply for in Newcastle it would most definitely be as taste tester at the Pudding Parlour. Our favourite spot to spend time in the city.
Ant & Dec - One of the greatest comedy partnerships of all time who surely rank alongside legends such as Morecombe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and The Chuckle Brothers (?!?).
Sarah Millican - One of the UK's favourite funny ladies and the one 'lass' we'd all love to have as a friend. Totally down to earth and utterly nuts all at the same time.
Greggs - Opened in Gosforth in 1951 while there are now more branches of Greggs than McDonalds, originally it was the Geordies who ate all the pies.
Britain's Best Street - Grey Street was officially voted Britain's Best Street in a poll carried out by The Commission for Architecture. It's also full of fabulous shops.
'Every Breath You Take' - This iconic rock ballad was penned by the tantric love-meister and globally renowned rock star (and ex-Newcastle teacher) Sting.
The Town Wall - Standing on the site of the city's original castle wall, this fantastic pub and restaurant dates back to 1280. The fresh, contemporary feel and amazing food are bang up to date.
The Red House - In a city renowned for its love of pies The Red House is a cut above and the undisputed king of the upper crust.
Cheryl Cole - Despite being given a turbulent time by some of the press, Chezza is without doubt one of the UK's best dressed women. Oh for an hour in her wardrobe.
Sydney Harbour Bridge - Yep, if it hadn't been for Newcastle Sydney would look very different as the Aussies took inspiration from the Tyne Bridge.
The Windscreen Wiper - The idea was dreamt up by Gladstone Adams while driving back from the FA Cup final during a howling storm.
Lucozade - Invented by William Owen in his Barras Bridge chemist shop in 1927, it was originally called 'Glucozade'.
Billy Elliot - Newcastle - London - Broadway. The smash hit musical features the dancing toes of a humble minor's son and was written by Elton John and Lee Hall.
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The 3rd largest match attendance in the Premier League.
Should there ever be a fight for the title of Northern England’s most popular stag do destination then Manchester’s cobbled streets would probably go toe to toe with the Geordie shores with the smart money going on the Magpie loving, perma-tanned contender. It has long been recognised as a great, if not THE, party city which makes a Newcastle stag do a sure fire winner when going “ha’way the lads”. Ok, yes, we recognise that any Newcastle stag do will come complete with its fair share of poorly executed attempts at a Geordie accent but its definitely a StagWeb Top Ten 10 destination, we have venues throughout the Toon and surrounding area which is famed for its friendly welcome and great nights out. Its simply one of the busiest, funniest and best stag do destinations in the UK. Send a brief now.
Why: Reasons to be cheerful, preparing for Newcastle
It's a belter. How can a city that gave us Blackadder (yes, Mr Bean is a Geordie!) possibly be wrong? The surrounding area is a veritable playground waiting to be explored by those looking for adventure with arguably some of the best outdoor activities in the country, marry that with the city’s famed nightlife and you’re already well on your way to a stag weekend of epic proportions. And forget the clichés created by the TV shows and Viz magazine of boozy women with orange skin and dyed black hair, you and the lads will find a genuinely cosmopolitan city with a touch of class. Whatever your budget or musical tastes you will have a fantastic night out in a city always buzzing with a great vibe which is why we have helped book so many Newcastle stag dos.
When: When's the best time to visit for Newcastle?
Alan Shearer scored 33 goals in 63 appearances for England.
According to most hardened Geordie fans, wearing a jacket makes you “a bit of a girl” and going shirtless to watch United or ladies determinedly dressed for the tropics is par for the course whatever the season. Cold weather is never enough to dampen the partying spirits of the inhabitants and certainly won’t get in the way of a great time but when booking outdoors you should take the weather into consideration from November until late January. Also with some of the most loyal fans on the planet, the football season's big news and it can get busy when the “Magpies” are at home but if you’re a football fan this will only add to the experience.
How: Going to "Toon"
As one of the biggest cities in the UK, Newcastle is really easy to access either by car, coach, train or even plane and has its own underground system for truly Metro-sexual modern stags to get about. However, like any major city it can get pretty busy during rush hour, so always allow plenty of time to get across to your booked activities.
Where: Location, location, location
Take a trip down to the city’s cool quayside area, which is packed full of a wide variety of bars and pubs or head to trendy Ouseburn or Jesmond for fancier bars, cafes and hotel restaurants. We have a great selection of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels available in Newcastle but book wisely as no matter the time of year it's always a popular destination and you won’t be the only stags in Newcastle. So book ahead of time or let us help you and take advantage of unique deals we have with a few of our favourite hotels.
Action Stations: Newcastle stag weekend sports and activities
It's not just the nightlife that's impressive; Newcastle activities aren't too shabby either. The North East is blessed with some of the best outdoor stag do activities in the country and boasts a wide variety of sporty, extreme testosterone flowing and active options, such as our incredible outdoor karting, extreme rage buggies, clay pigeon shooting and woodland paintball, as well as more relaxed ideas, such as cocktail mixing sessions, fishing or a river cruise. Or if you fancy something a little unusual such as gladiator duel, sumo wrestling and human table football you’ll find it all in Newcastle! It doesn’t just have to be all about clubbing and pub action - Speak to our Newcastle event manager if you'd like recommendations on combining certain activities!
On the money: Newcastle stag do budget
'Joseph the Dancing Monk' allegedly haunted La Dulce Vita nightclub.
It's not expensive, but that's not to say you won't spend a few quid - you'll be having the time of your life! The key preparation costs should be well within reach. Nothing's too costly on its own, but accommodation prices can ratchet up as dates get busier and occupancy rises. Newcastle is certainly one of the stag and hen capitals of the UK but it's also a massively popular city break destination. We've been delivering stags here for over a decade so we know what works. We build bespoke weekends for a lot of groups, but we also have a selection of proven ready made packages starting at £99 and going through to £239 per person. However if you're looking for a rough budget for a stag dos in Newcastle, if you aim in the region of £165-175 per head, you'll be well catered for.
What to do next: How to book
If you’re interested in holding your stag do in Newcastle and are looking for ideas, have a browse of our website and the kind of packages available and send us a Newcastle brief. Our friendly team will take the hassle out of it for you with a variety of Newcastle stag weekend packages to fit your budget and individual requirements.