Last Wednesday night I was invited along to the launch of Hadrian’s Tipi , a festive roman inspired tipi tent pitched just outside of Newcastle’s Central Station. Erected on the paved square between the glazed portico and taxi rank, the tipi has sparked a lot of excitement and certainly stands out against the contrasting and newly renovated station exterior.
The festive pop up is a creation of leisure entrepreneurs, Danieli Holdings and already looks to be a very welcome addition to Newcastle over the Christmas period. With a well stocked bar, wooden seating areas, fur throws, fairy lights and a log fire it certainly is the perfect place to escape the cold and warm up, be it day or night.
Open daily from 8AM until 1AM, Hadrian’s Tipi is a unique winter retreat and will act as a warming bar and eatery for visitors from 10th November until 1st January (excluding Christmas day).
The festive bar will offer a range of craft beers, real ales, hot mulled wine and cider as well as bottles of wine and glasses of fizz. To tie in with the Roman theme, Hadrian’s tipi have also teamed up with Anarchy Brewery and Credence Brewery to create their very own beer named ‘All Ale Caesar’. Hot beverages such as tea, coffee and Hadrian’s luxury Hot Chocolate will also be available.
A selection of continental foods will be available from the cabin including frankfurters (£5.50) Pork bratwursts (£5.50) & Vegan sausages (£6), all cooked over a traditional swing grill. Sides, breakfast items and hot drinks will also be served allowing you to enjoy Hadrian’s Tipi at any time of the day. Cakes from the award winning Flat White Kitchen in Durham will also be available to purchase, my favourite being the date & oat bar!
Hadrian’s Tipi is a short yet sweet welcome addition to the city. The inviting interior, free entry and brilliant atmosphere makes the tipi an ideal place to rest between shopping, enjoy a quick catch up with friends and get into the festive spirit.
Will you be visiting the Tipi or have you visited something similar in a different city?
*Credit to Max Cooper photography for photos 1,3 &6