Chef and restaurateur Terry Laybourne’s company, 21 Hospitality Group, has opened a pub in Newcastle following a £400,000 investment. The pub called the Broad Chare, is located on Newcastle’s Quayside and is the third project to be developed in partnership with nearby Live Theatre. Café 21’s Chris Eagle is head chef and Steve Dunn, formerly of Italian restaurant and café bar Caffe Vivo, is manager of the new site. The first floor dining area accommodates 59 people with a pub area downstairs for drinking and snacking. The food is traditionally British, locally sourced, fresh and seasonal with snacks including Scotch eggs and pork pies. Dishes available upstairs include steak, burgers, salads and a classic dish of the day, such as steak and kidney pudding. “Feasting menus” are also on offer, which include roast ribs of beef made for eight. There is also an emphasis on real ales and craft beers with bespoke ale The Writer’s Block on offer, developed by Wylam Brewery for 21 Hospitality Group. “We wanted to create a pub that offers something new and fresh while also harnessing some of the best traditions and spirit of the old; we believe there is a gap in the city for a proper pub serving proper beer and proper food,” said Laybourne.

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