Sweet Treats

We are experimenting with some homemade treats to refuel our customers on their bike rides!

First off we have chocolate rice crispy cakes with marshmallows.

Keep an eye out for more delicious homemade food coming this way!

COVID-19 Update

Route 72 Cafe remains open, every Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

In order to keep staff and customers safe we have carried out a risk assessment to ensure the venue is safe for customers and staff.

We continue to operate from a kiosk, and all seating is outdoors.

  • Hand sanitiser is available on every table.
  • The NHS Track & Trace app QR code is visible at the entrance.
  • We have table service so customers can remain seated.
  • Every table/booth is distanced from the next, with seats facing away from the next tables.
  • A maximum of 60 people will be allowed in at any one time (10 tables of 6).
  • Staff will wear masks whilst in the kitchen.
  • A maximum of 3 people are allowed into the hallway at any one time, with masks to be worn whilst visiting the toilet facilities.
  • Extra cleaning will take place each morning before opening, focussing primarily on the bathroom.
  • Contactless payment is preferred.

We will constantly monitor the development of local guidelines to ensure our procedures meet requirements.

Bruce Soup

As the winter weather kicks in we’re introducing hot soups to our menu.

All homemade by our very own Bruce, perfect for warming yourself up after a walk or cycle by the River Tyne.

First off we have the classic Tomato & Basil, served with a roll for just £2.50. Takeaway available too.

Pie Time

Look what we are now serving – premium locally-sourced homemade pies. Delicious!

We have both meaty and vegetarian options, with a different selection each week.

Our pies are served with minty mushy peas for £3.50

Drop in for a delicious lunch break, or order to take away for your tea.

Special offers – take 4 pies away for just £10

New Opening Hours

Hello from Route 72 Cafe!

From September our new opening hours are a follows:



Thursday – Sunday


We recommend booking in advance via our Facebook page.

Percy & The Piglets – Sun 13th Sept BBOK NOW

We are delighted to welcome Percy & The Piglets to Route 72!

“3 Owld Hogs belting out some trotter tappin Rockin Jumpin Skanky Blues Tunes”

Join us on Sunday 13th September for a great afternoon for great live music.

Our venue is all outdoors but sheltered from the weather. We have stables of up to 10 people so if you are in a big group just call us to book a suitable space.

Get your tickets now…

Please note all tickets are non-refundable.

Queen Are Back! 11 Sep – BOOK NOW

Due to popular demand we have rebooked Queen tribute ‘We Are Champion to play at Route 72 on Friday 11th September 2020.

After a sensational atmosphere just a few weeks back we have them back on the Route 72 stage fora night of Queen’s biggest hits!

Book your ticket below. Tickets are £15 non-refundable. Over 18’s only.

The bar is open all day, with the band due on stage around 6pm.

Check out the video from We Are Champion’s last performance at Route 72…

Buy tickets now…

Smokin’ Spitfires Sat 12 Sep – AMENDED DATE

Due to licencing issues we have had to amend this gig to Saturday 12 September. Bar open from 11am with the band on stage at 1.30pm. This event will finish at 3.30pm as we have another gig straight after.

The Smokin Spitfires like their legendary forerunners the Eastside Torpedoes deliver good time, hard driving Soul and R&B music.
Whether it is the Soul Set of Stax / Atlantic covers with just a little Motown into the mix-
Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Curtis Mayfield and Ray Charles to name a few-or the Rock/Soul of their own original numbers.. the band guarantees good music!

Buy tickets from below or drop into our cafe if youd prefer to pay cash.

Please note all tickets are non-refundable.

Britpop Festival feat. Howaysis – Sun 30 Aug SOLD OUT

This event is totally sold out. Sorry!

Bringing you all the classic Oasis hits, join us on Sunday 30th August for an afternoon of 1990’s music with North East band Howaysis.

With Britpop DJ’s playing from 1pm, and Dave Red playing 1990’s acoustic covers at 2pm, the band will take the stage at 4pm.

weve now also added rising star Andrew Cushin (full band) to the line up. Andrew has a record with Noel Gallagher coming out later this year!

Tickets are £12 available from the bar or from the link below..

All our seating is under cover, but bring a raincoat if the forecast is looking bleak!

Over 18’s only. Tickets are non refundable.

The Elvis Experience – Mike Memphis – Sat 15th Aug

A last minute addition to the Gigi line up at Route 72 – Mike Memphis as Elvis, a tribute act not to be missed.

Elvis Presley passed away this week 42 year ago, so we thought it would be fitting to put a show on celebrating his incredible music.

Doors at 5pm, music from 6pm.

Book tickets below.

Please note all tickets are non-refundable. Over 18’s only.