Live Music Is Back!

After the government announcement this week we can officially announce we have lots of live music appearing on our stage this weekend (Sat 11 July – Sunday 12 July).

This weekend we have some real treats in store for you. With our special offer of beer and a hotdog for only £5 (Pint of real ale of bottle of Bud) and also bottles of Prosecco for just £10!

And then we have the entertainment – booked by local music specialists Need Music Agency. We have appearing:

Sat from 1pm – Simma

Sun from 1pm – Stephen Wilson 

Sun from 3pm – Kieran Taylor

Simply click the artist name to watch video performances and find out more.

We hope to see you this weekend. Serving alcohol from Friday at 1pm through to Sunday at 6pm. Thanks, Bruce.

PS. . Any musicians looking to play our stage – you must contact Need Music Agency.

Ping Pong – Let’s Bounce

As we develop our outdoor seating area we aim to maximise fun activities aimed at both adults and children.

So after lockdown restrictions ease we can’t wait to invite you to a game of table tennis.

Are You Ready For The Launch?!

After the government declared an ease on the lockdown it is with great pleasure that we can announce our first events at Route 72 Cafe which will take place on the weekend of 4th and 5th July 2020. Let’s go!

Instead of queuing for a limited time slot at a regular pub why not join us here where you will get an allocated seat for your visit!

In the comfort and safety of our outdoor entertainment space we will bring you some great beers & wines, along with coffee and soft drinks.

We will be open from 9pm-6pm both days, with alcohol served from 12pm.

If you’d like to reserve a table please email

We look forward to seeing you all at our new venue. and can’t wait to get our new venture up and running.

Here We Go!

Well, out of the mist of the Coronavirus pandemic, we emerge with a new venture – Route 72 Cafe.

The uncertainty of our future world has made life very difficult for everybody, but here we are changing gears as the lockdown measures ease and people can spend more time outdoors.

With that in mind, Route 72 will focus on the positives of mid-2020 and beyond:

  • Encouraging people to cycle and leave cars at home. Our cycle-friendly cafe is on the Coast 2 Coast Route 72 cycleway which stretches from the Cumbrian Coast to Tynemouth on the East coast. More info.
  • Large outdoor space that makes social distancing easy.
  • Freshly made coffee in eco-friendly disposable cups.

Newcastle upon Tyne is at the forefront of encouraging more cyclists onto the roads, so we hope to fit in with their vision. After all, if it’s good for your health and good for the planet there is no excuse!

So, we’ll be opening our doors officially on Saturday 4th July and hope to see your faces. Bring your bike or walk down, stretch the dog’s legs on our lawn and feel free to bring the kids. Our coffee will give you that burst of energy on a morning, and you’ll be relaxed and ready to start your day.

Thanks for reading – full opening hours and menus to follow soon. Bon voyage.

Bruce & Iain.