Step inside The Broad Chare, and you’ll be greeted by an atmosphere that radiates warmth and camaraderie, a fusion of tradition and modernity. This pub, situated in the heart of Newcastle’s Quayside, is a testament to a time gone by, yet with a contemporary twist. A product of the partnership between Terry Laybourne’s 21 Hospitality Group and Live Theatre, The Broad Chare redefines the concept of the “old” pub while paying homage to the city’s industrial past in its red-brick Victorian building.
Take a stroll along the bustling streets surrounding this culinary gem, and you’ll find yourself amid a vibrant food and drink hub. It’s no surprise that The Broad Chare has secured a spot in the hearts of both locals and visitors alike.
As you walk through the doors of this Michelin Bib Gourmand holder, you’ll find a lovingly curated space that places equal importance on food and beer. With its stripped wood floors, high bar stools, painted brickwork, and comfy leather banquettes, the pub’s interior design sets the stage for an inviting and unpretentious experience. The polished-oak bar beckons, while the Snug, hidden behind a frosted glass partition, provides a more intimate setting for conversation or quiet contemplation.
The Broad Chare is a haven for those who appreciate good-quality, good-value cooking and beer, and its menu is a testament to that ethos. Chef-patron Terry Laybourne has brought his considerable experience and skills to bear on dishes that celebrate the best of British cuisine. The menu is ever-evolving, with past highlights including Jerusalem artichoke soup with hazelnuts, charred celeriac with spelt, spenwood, black kale and truffle, and black pudding with wild mushrooms and devilled sauce.
Those with a penchant for dessert won’t be disappointed either, as The Broad Chare’s selection of sweet treats is sure to satiate even the most discerning palate. Lemon posset with spiced plums and shortbread, or perhaps a chocolate, chestnut, and rum mess – the choice is yours.
Of course, we can’t overlook the drinks offerings. The Broad Chare takes pride in presenting an expertly curated array of local cask ales and other enticing beverages from far and wide. Pair your tipple with a delectable bar snack, such as hand-raised pork pies, Scotch eggs, or cauliflower fritters, and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable evening.
From the 60-cover restaurant upstairs to the bustling bar, ‘snug,’ and dining areas on the ground floor, The Broad Chare effortlessly melds tradition and innovation. If you’re in search of honest food, friendly company, and genuine warmth, then look no further – you’ve found your home away from home at The Broad Chare. So come on in, pull up a stool, and let this proper gastropub work its magic.