The Ultimate Newcastle Stag Do Guide 2018


Newcastle - The UK's Stag Do Capital

We’re proud Geordies of Newcastle – our no.1 stag do location. The undisputed ‘party capital of the north’ constantly blows every other city out of the running, with no shortage of nightlife options, attractions, lovely northern lasses, Newcastle Brown Ale and activities that pump every bit of blood you’ve got. There are five main nightlife areas in the city, each with distinctly different vibes, to suit each and every stag group...

People stood outside the Pitcher and Piano during the day


The Quayside is Newcastle’s centre for arts, music, trendy bars… and bridges. It comes alive at night, with decadent bars set along the banks of The Tyne. The city’s bright, young things descend on the Quayside at the weekend, celebrating to the backdrop of the Millennium Bridge.

See the Quayside's top 10 stag friendly bars and clubs here.


Grey/Dean Street

Grey Street and Dean Street are the classier older brothers of the Bigg Market, running from Newcastle’s famous Monument to the Quayside. Grey Street is modern and stylish (the lasses still have nee coats on), and is filled with wine and cocktail bars. Moving further down the road, you’ve got Dean Street – housing real ale bars for your stag do - and a club where it’s not unusual to see a fleet of supercars, parked right outside.

See Grey and Dean Street's top 10 stag friendly bars and clubs here.

A line of people outside Perdu at night

Diamond Strip

You may recognise this area from the tele… and it’s just like that, and more. Famous as the background of Geordie Shore, the Diamond Strip is Newcastle’s most exclusive street – and your top stag do destination. The girls are gorgeous, the bars are swanky and champagne is served by the magnum. Play on playas.

See The Diamond Strip's top 10 stag friendly bars and clubs here.

People on the dance floor at Filthy

Bigg Market

This area is infamous in the city – with a belta of a reputation preceding it. The Bigg Market is Newcastle’s loudest, rowdiest and proudest drinking district – the original home of a Newcastle stag do. You’ve got clubs where you can dance on the tables, bars packed with live music and the craziest crowd this side of the river.

See the Bigg Market's top 10 stag friendly pubs and clubs here.

The exterior of Spy Bar, Jesmond


Jesmond’s nightlife can easily be condensed to Osborne Road. This leafy suburb is the home of Newcastle’s students, and the best Happy Hours in the north. The bars, within 100 yards of each other, spill out into the street at all times – but it comes into its own in the summer. It’s the most popular place to start a weekend in The Toon – and your stag do is no different.

See Jesmond's top 10 stag friendly bars and clubs here.

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Top 10 Stag Friendly Newcastle Pubs & Clubs 2018

With five distinct nightlife zones to its name, it’ll come as no surprise to you that Newcastle has plenty of choice when it comes to bars and nightclubs. With that, here’s our top 10 recommended stag do bars in Newcastle. Here’s to a mint night of getting propa mortal.


Stein Bier Keller Newcastle

The Royal Cellars, 13 Bigg Market, NE1 1UN


The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

This raucous, underground bar is like nothing you’ve ever seen before - you don’t get much louder or more German than a night in Bierkeller. This chain is sweeping the nation, serving massive steins of beers to stag groups in lederhosen. With those biers in mind – you’ve got nine on draught to sample, as well as pretzels and frankfurters to soak up that Bavarian booze. This underground bar also has frauleins in bier maid outfits and a live Oompah band that gets everyone bonding – ready to end the night thigh slapping or stomping, up on the benches and tables.



3-4 Bigg Market, NE1 1UW


The interior of Filthy

Filthy’s, directly opposite Bier Keller, is the archetypal bar of the Bigg Market. The Irish-inspired venue is basically built for stags, with actual stag heads on the wall, fake grass in the smoking area, quirky couches to fall into and live bands and singers on stage every weekend. Basically, it gets louder the later it gets, with pints flying about regularly… it’s our favourite bar – and you’ve got ‘til 3am to enjoy it, ya filthy animals.


The Quayside

The exterior of The Quayside, Newcastle, with an outdoor seating area

The Quayside, so named after its location (would you believe…), is hands down the best ‘Spoons in Newcastle. The pub boasts two beer gardens, one directly overlooking the Tyne, and another surrounded by other bars and clubs. It’s also a complete suntrap. We don’t even have to go into much detail on the drink and food offers you’ll get here. Basically, the likes of two pitchers for £10 and cheap pints are calling your name. You’ve also got the classic grub; we all know and love the beer and a burger at just £5. Your hangover begins, and ends, here.


Revolution Newcastle Upon Tyne

The interior of Revolution, Newcastle

One word: vodka. The original home of the spirit that sends you home early is at the very start of Newcastle’s Diamond Strip (of MTV’s Geordie Shore fame). Set in a former bank, with original marble pillars and columns, it’s one of those bars you begin the night’s good intentions with (before ending it in a takeaway on the Bigg Market). But, back to the vodka – they range in flavours from Birthday Cake, to Das Bomb and XXX Chilli. Get yourself a Revs card and you’ll get special offers aplenty, including 2-4-1 lethal cocktails and awesome deals on pints, pitchers and shots. You can even get tasty food here. Good luck leaving here sober...


Tiger Tiger Newcastle

The Gate, Newgate Street, NE1 5RE


The exterior of Tiger Tiger, Newcastle

Tiger Tiger is an animal in the Bigg Market, right at the top in the lively Gate entertainment complex. They don’t come much bigger than this club, with an epic seven rooms to get lost in with the Geordies. The Groovy Wonderland is a hen group haven (heads up, lads), playing 90s and 00s, as is the tropical paradise, Kanaloa. Jewel Bar is on the ground floor, sitting pretty in its luxurious surroundings, Raffles is packed full of booze and the White Room is based on the ‘White Island’ of Ibiza. You can also impress those lasses with your pipes (wait for it) in the Lucky Voice karaoke room…


Madame Koo Nightclub

38 Collingwood Street, NE1 1JF


A booth area in Madame Koo, Newcastle

Madame Koo by name, and Madame by nature. Perched right in the middle of the nightclub-heavy street, she’s known as the ‘unofficial’ Queen of the Diamond Strip. The entrance is just as sleek as the underground bar, with an iconic statue looking over the huge crowds each weekend. The bar is all deep red and mysterious, with hidden dance floor and a wonderful and weird world of fancy dress, whilst serving up a Geordie legend – the Zombie. The recipe is top secret, but you’ll only need one. To put it in perspective, it’s offered in several other bars and they will only serve one per person… You’ve only got to head up Madame Koo’s spiral staircase (navigate carefully, especially when those zombies kick in) to walk into the tropical wonderland of Florita's nightclub – with its cool crowd, resident bongo players and extra potent drinks. It’s two for one with this place, really.


For Your Eyes Only

8 Grainger street, NE1 5EW


The interior of For Your Eyes Only, Newcastle

It goes without saying, you can’t have a Newcastle stag do without getting yourselves to the strippers. For Your Eyes Only strip club is Newcastle’s premium lap dancing club, with lavish interiors and stunning girls to match. Located on Grainger Street, close to The Diamond Strip and Central Station, you’ll stroll down the stairs into the decadent stag do heaven and be met by scores of beautiful dancers on the stage, who are ready and waiting to give you a private dance, and make your stag do one to remember.



36-38 Mosley Street, NE1 1DF


The interior of Bijoux, with groups of men and women talking

You’ll be familiar with this bar if you watch (you guessed it) Geordie Shore. Officially recognised as the ‘busiest little bar in Newcastle’, Bijoux has a huge band of followers in the city. It’s set at the top of the Diamond Strip, boasting the best drinks on the street. By that, we mean three trebles for £6… can’t argue with that. On average, this bar attracts over 6,000 punters each weekend, has a stellar, international DJ portfolio and a sister bar in Marbella. You’re in Geordie Shore-land now.



20-20A Collingwood Street, NE1 1JF


The interior of Perdu

This firm-favourite amongst Geordie Shore, and locals alike, is what you’d call classy. It’s all exposed brick, leather booths, chandeliers and mood lighting. However, Perdu’s Alfresco Bar, Newcastle’s largest outdoor space - boasting a capacity for 350 – is where you’ll spend most of the time. You can even access the Bigg Market’s, Blackie Boy, through here; two bars rolled into one magnificent package. Don’t mind if we Perdu…


The Mushroom Bar

82 Grainger Street , NE1 5JQ


The interior of The Mushroom Bar, Newcastle

If you’re a group of fungis (get it?) who don’t take themselves too seriously, there’s a space on The Mushroom’s dancefloor with your name on it. Located in the rowdy Bigg Market, The Mushroom’s cheesy tunes and seriously cheap drink make it the best place to get tanked up for a massive one in Newcastle. You can take the weight off your feet in one of the plush booths, or pull out your best moves on the dancefloor (leave your inhibitions at the door). There’s one bar which is as long as the entire bar, with lots of staff serving all night, so you won’t be waiting long for your next drink.

Stag Friendly Bar Crawls in Newcastle

Newcastle’s nightlife has such a belta reputation, we’ve had to round up the finest watering holes into our epic bar crawls. From the likes of traditional pubs to Geordie Shore clubs – these are the best places for your unforgettable stag do.

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Top 10 Newcastle Stag Do Activities

Our Newcastle stag do activities are unrivalled. We’ve got over 230 to choose from; footy and rugby tickets, bar crawls, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, 4x4 driving and a whole load more. You'll pump every bit of blood, and then some. We’ve even rounded up our top ones to make it all the more easier for you… it's going to be an unforgettable stag do.

A view over the pitch and stands at St James' Park Newcastle United Football Tickets

Join the Geordies and cheer on The Magpies with footy tickets to one of the games, at the legendary St James’ Park.

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Collage of old football stickers Play with a Legend

Get to grips with the glory days of the beautiful game with a football legend. You'll get to play against and enjoy a pint with 'em. Sorted.

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A man in a paintball mask standing and aiming a paintball gun at another man slumped in a red chair Indoor Paint-Free Paintball

Get ready for the paintball revolution and shoot high-speed rubber bullets at the stag, at this epic venue. It’s, basically, a real-life Call of Duty scenario, with epic obstacles - including a petrol station.

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A view over the pitch and stands at Kingston Park at night Newcastle Falcons Rugby Tickets - West Stand Seated

Cheer on the greatest Rugby Union team in the whole of the North of England, at the mighty Kingston Park. We've even sorted you top seats.

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A man with great hair wearing a paintball mask and aiming a battlezone archery bow and arrow Battle Zone Archery

Prepare for the ultimate combination of dodgeball and archery, in the seriously action-packed Battle Zone Archery. You'll need to hone that aim sharpish...

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Two men falling over in inflatable zorbs Bubble Football

It's the ultimate classic on a stag do - bouncing around in a bubble and knocking the Groom out (not literally...). You'll attempt a game of footy and experience the craze.

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An inflated bungee run with a black and white 'Geordie Games' logo over the top Geordie Games

Attempt the likes of ‘Kebab Shop Duel’, ‘Geet Massive Sumo Marras’ and ‘Mortal Pitch and Toss’ on your Newcastle stag do.

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Actors dressed up as scary characters including zombies and evil scientists Zombie Experience

Save the world (run like a bat out of Hell) and shoot to kill to escape the horde of zombies in this terrifying activity. The apocalypse is nigh…

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Two women in LNOF-branded vest tops holding steins of beer LNOF Party Bar Crawl

Gan out on The Toon with one of our lovely (ladies) guides and get into the best bars this side of the water on your stag weekend.

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A man bowling a ball down a lane at Lane7 Lane7 - Bowling, Buffet & Drink

Forget regular bowling and get to Lane7 – Newcastle’s American-diner bowling venue – featuring beer pong, ping pong, pool, karaoke and bowling. They even sell Hooch by the bottle...

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Top 10 Stag Do Hotels in Newcastle

Newcastle’s stag weekend accommodation options even impress the likes of us – with over 20 hotels, apartments and hostels dotted around the busy Toon centre.

A spacious double room in Ramada Encore Gateshead Quays, with wood paneling and wooden floorboards Ramada Encore Gateshead Quays
3 Star Rating

Based on the Quayside

Sleep overlooking the iconic Millennium Bridge (we love our bridges), slap-bang on the Quayside, at this exceptional 3-star hotel.

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The bar area with an illuminated blue star on the wall Sandman Signature
4 Star Rating

Adjacent to St James' Park

The 4-star Sandman stands proud over wor beloved St James’ Park, and is an American-style hotel right in the city centre.

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Two red sofas around a coffee table, with a kitchenette in the background Premier Suites Newcastle
4 Star Rating

Eight minute walk to Central Station

Get the freedom of apartments at the 4-star Premier Suites, on the doorstep of pubs, bars and clubs.

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Tables and chairs and bar stools in front of the bar at Jurys Inn. Newcastle, to a blue backdrop Jurys Inn Newcastle
3 Star Rating

Six minute walk to Central Station

The 3-star Jurys is just under a 10 minute walk from Central Station, with a hugely popular reputation preceding it.

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The exterior of Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express City
3 Star Rating

10 mins to the buzzing Diamond Strip

This 3-star hotel is bang-on for location - a couple of minutes from Central Station and just a few more for some of the best bars.

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Exterior of the Euro Hostel, Newcastle, at night Euro Hostel Newcastle

Four minute stroll to Grey Street

This city centre hostel is smart and modern, and close to the belta nightlife of the legendary Grey and Dean Street.

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A double bed in front of a black and white mural on the wall, topped with a throw, with black chairs in the foreground Hotel Indigo
4 Star Rating

Five minute stroll to the Diamond Strip

This 4-star hotel is located in the buzzing Grainger Town area, only two minutes from Central station and five from the nearest bars.

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The grand entrance hall of The County Hotel in Newcastle The County Hotel
3 Star Rating

Opposite Central Station

You don't get better for location than here, a minute from Central Station. You can also rest and recoup in a Grade II listed building...

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Exteriof of the Hansen Hotel sign and door Hansen Hotel
2 Star Rating

Four minutes from Mr Lynch

Sleep and recover in Newcastle's cool suburb, Jesmond, at this hotel. You're only 10 minutes from the centre, should you want to stretch your legs.

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A balcony with two seats looking over the River Tyne Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 Star Rating

Overlooks the River Tyne

Enjoy a stay right on the side of the River Tyne, in this hotel that also features a gym, swimming pool, top bar and even room service.

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Tick the Cultural Box on Your Newcastle Stag Do

We’re not all Newcastle Brown Ale and lasses with big hair and nee coats, we’re actually a pretty cultured bunch. Just take a look at our top 10 cultural attractions to see why.


The Strawberry Pub

7-8 Strawberry Pl, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SF www.thestrawberrypub.co.uk

The Strawberry Pub

Just opposite NUFC’s home ground of St James’ Park, The Strawberry is a long-standing traditional pub, jam-packed with Newcastle United memorabilia. On match days, whether you’re out on the rooftop terrace or in the bar area itself, you can’t get moved in here. With discounted deals on drinks all year round, it’s a great place to tick off a ‘cultural hotspot’, get merry and get one of your five a day whilst you’re at it.


Wylam Brewery

Palace of Arts Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, NE2 4PZ www.wylambrewery.co.uk

Wylam Brewery

Founded in 2000, Wylam is a former 1920s exhibition centre, now home to a 30 barrel micro-brewery located in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park. Steeped in history, this iconic Newcastle landmark is a fantastic venue for everything from tasting the latest craft ales to getting yourselves in the front row of a live music concerts.


St. James' Park

Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST www.nufc.co.uk/stadium

St. James

The current home ground of the all hailed Magpies has been used as a site for football since 1880, and has been home to Newcastle United Football Club since 1892. This whopping landmark reaches 91 metres up above Newcastle skyline, and with a seating capacity of 52,405, is magnificent in itself. If you’ve got a head for heights (and aren’t too hungover), you can even take a rooftop tour, for a spectacular view over Newcastle. Or, you could just get yourselves tickets to a match and see the Magpies play on their home turf.


The Tyne Bridge

A167, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE8 2BH

The Tyne Bridge

Probably Newcastle’s most well-known landmark is the 389 metre long Tyne Bridge, based on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Officially opened in 1928 by King George V, the bottle green bridge has seen millions of vehicles pass over it, from Gateshead into Newcastle and back - and can be spotted from any bar along The Quayside. It’s also the most iconic part of the Great North Run half marathon stretch.


Tyne Walk of Fame


Tyne Walk of Fame

Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the banks of the River Tyne are lined with bronze plaques dedicated to the city’s local heroes, past and present. The every growing list has the likes of Sir Bobby Robson CBE, Sting, Ant and Dec, Brendan Foster CBE and Dame Margaret Barbour. If you’re having a few drinks along The Quayside, why not see who you can spot?


Castle Keep

Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ www.newcastlecastle.co.uk

Castle Keep

Steeped in centuries of history, Newcastle’s castle is a Grade I listed building, right within the heart of the city centre. The impressive Castle Keep and the Black Gate make up what remains of the castle, and occupy the site where the city (of stag do dreams) was born. It’s also adjacent to St Nicholas Cathedral, so you can tick off two cultural spots in one. Ideal.


Grey’s Monument

150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5AF

Grey’s Monument

Named after the 2nd Earl Grey, who was the British Prime Minister in the 1830s and famously had the delicious blend of tea named after him, Newcastle’s Monument is now a central meeting point in the city. You can even climb the 164 steps up the spiral staircase to the top, for an unrivalled panoramic view of The Toon.


Victoria Tunnel

53-55 Lime St, Ouseburn Valley, NE1 2PQ www.ouseburntrust.org.uk/visit-vt

Victoria Tunnel

Built in 1842 to transport coat from the colliery to the riverside, The Victoria Tunnel runs beneath the city, from the spacious Town Moor, all the way to the Tyne. It was also converted into an air raid shelter during World War II. You can even take a tour if you’re bold enough.


China Town

Stowell St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XQ

China Town

Located in the western part of the city and marked by lanterns, statues and a huge Chinese arch, China Town is one of only five China Towns in England, and a great place to grab some traditional Chinese food before heading out. Nestled mostly along Stowell Street and close to St James Park, the cultural hub of China Town attracts thousands every week. Apart from restaurants, it also houses Spot White American Pool Lounge and is just a stone's throw from The Gate complex with its cinemas and bars.


Angel of the North

Durham Rd, Low Eighton, NE9 7TY

Angel of the North

Our guardian angel (she’s loved in The Toon) stands over us tall at 20 metres, with a whopping wing span of 54 metres. You’ll drive past her on the way in (and stop for a selfie, obviously), or you’ll see her from a distance if you arrive by train – she’s a sight to behold. And, if you have enough energy after a night on the Toon tiles – there’s a footy pitch next to her where you can showcase your skills.

Newcastle in Action

As such expert stag do planners – and proud Geordies - we insist on testing our activities (for research). You can find out exactly what went on with our spectacular (if we do say so ourselves) video gallery.

Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle Airport to City Centre

Newcastle Airport is set five miles north-west of the city centre. In simple terms, it’s easy to travel into the city. There’s a metro connection, taking you to Monument in 25 minutes, as well as taxi rank outside the terminal - just a 20 minute drive from the centre.

Service Approx. Travel Time Price
Metro The metro takes around 25 minutes to the centre (Haymarket, Monument or Central). Trains leave every 12 minutes, from 5:37am (Mon-Sat), and 6:26 on a Sunday.

£4.70 - Single Ticket

£5.00 - Daysaver

Bus You can get on the X7E Stagecoach bus, to the city centre. You can also purchase a Network One Day Rover, for metro, bus and ferry, for £7.

£4.70 - Day Ticket

£5.00 - Network One Day Rover

Taxi Taxis to Newcastle city centre take, roughly, 20-25 minutes. The airport has a booking desk, located near Domestic Arrivals, and there is a taxi rank just outside the entrance of the airport.

£12 - £15 - Approx.

Getting Around Newcastle

Getting to Newcastle may be easy, but getting around is a walk in the park. You’ve got the Metro, the bus, taxis and your feet (haway) to explore this city on your stag weekend.

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The Tyne and Wear metro is a source of pride around these parts, and Newcastle’s answer to the New York subway… It’s the second largest metro system in the entire UK, behind the London Underground, connecting Newcastle to Sunderland, the coast and the outskirts of the North East. The metro starts at 05:37 every Mon-Fri and finishes at 00:01, with trains every 12 minutes. Sunday metro begins at 06:26, finishing at 00:01, with trains every 15 minutes. It’s also cheap with an all zone DaySaver costing as little as £5.

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The extensive bus system in The Toon covers all areas in the North East. The airport has fantastic connections to Haymarket – the city centre bus station and slap-bang on the doorstep of most nightlife districts – taking around 25 minutes. You can get a day pass for the bus, or a Network One Day Rover costing just £7 and covering the buses, metro, Northern Rail’s Sunderland-Blaydon Rail Service and even the ferry.

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Taxi ranks are dotted all over the city, just outside Central Station and the Monument Metro, and it costs around £5 to get around the city centre. There are several taxi services in the city, and we recommend Blueline on 0191 262 6666, LA Taxis on 0191 287 7777 and ABC Taxis on 0191 232 3636. Alternatively, if you are touching down at the airport – there is a booking desk next to the Domestic Arrivals gate, and a taxi rank just outside of the terminal.

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Nothing clears a stag do hangover quite like a walk, and almost every attraction and bar is within easy walking distance. The nightlife districts are all connected – Newcastle’s Bigg Market and Quayside are the furthest away from each other, and you can walk it in 10 minutes (even after a skinful) – and the city’s best sights are discovered on foot.

Average Prices in Newcastle

Generally speaking, the further north you go, the cheaper stuff gets – which is great news if you’re on a stag do in Newcastle. Southerners, prepare to be impressed.

Average Price of a Beer

£3.10 Average Price of a Beer

Average Price of a Lap Dance

£25 Average Price of a Lap Dance

Average Price of a Nightclub Entry

£10 Average Price of a Nightclub Entry

Average Price of a Kebab

£4.50 Average Price of a Kebab

Newcastle Weather

We’re not going to beat around the bush – your stag do is in the north, and it gets baltic up here in winter. However, we can reach a massive average of 14°C in August – our hottest month of the year.

February 2018

It’s pretty bracing in February (there's a surprise...), but we usually get four hours of daily sunshine and average temperatures of 4°C. It can even get as high as 6°C on a good day.


Random Toon Facts

LNOF in Newcastle

LNOF HQ is based in Newcastle, in sleek offices right on the Quayside, and we take our top location seriously. Being such knowledgeable experts on The Toon – and stag weekends in general – we are always out testing out our activities. It’s all in the name of research…

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 07/06/2017. Probably.

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