Full steam ahead for seventh opening

Newcastle-based leisure operator Crafted Projects has announced the development of its latest concept, the Gunner Tavern; a modern take on the tavern, offering quality pub classics in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The pub, which is taking shape within the old site of Gotham Town, will offer an extensive range … Read more

Double Nomination for Newcastle Venues

Known as ‘The Oscars of the Pub Industry’, the Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub Awards return this September, showcasing the latest and greatest the licensed trade has to offer. This year, two Crafted Projects sites have been put forward as finalists. Both Pleased to Meet You (PTMY) and Central Oven & Shaker have made it … Read more

Supporting the UK’s largest event this Summer

In June 2018, the Great Exhibition of the North is arriving in Newcastle as a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. As the country’s largest cultural event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days. A … Read more

A trip to the Publican Awards for Central Oven & Shaker

The team at Central Oven & Shaker are delighted to be heading down to this year’s prestigious Publican Awards, hosted by the Morning Advertiser. The site has been nominated for Best New Pub/Bar, a category sponsored by Heineken UK,  alongside a number of other leading concepts from across the country. The event takes place at … Read more

Five stars for Central Oven & Shaker

Central food hygiene

It’s drinks all round at our latest venue Central Oven & Shaker after Food Standards Agency inspectors rated the restaurant five stars for food hygiene – the highest possible rating. The rating joins a host of other five star ratings across the group, and is credit to the management and operational teams’ continued hard work to bring … Read more

Britain’s best cocktail, now serving at Pleased to Meet You

East by North East

It’s official! Britain’s ‘best pub cocktail’, as voted for by the Morning Advertiser, is right here in Newcastle. Aptly named ‘East by North East’, the cocktail is the work of Pleased to Meet You‘s General Manager Tom Proud. The tastebud-tingling concoction includes ingredients such as Lindisfarne Mead and Fentiman’s Ginger Beer and is to be included … Read more

Introducing Central Oven & Shaker

Central Oven & Shaker

A leading leisure firm is forging ahead with plans for a new Neopolitan-style pizza and cocktail bar opposite Newcastle central station. Work is under way to convert the former Lounge bar into Central Oven and Shaker, a laid-back eatery specialising in serving pizzas with craft beers, prosecco and carafes of cocktails. The scheme is led … Read more