Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Quayside Bar Lease for Sale; Commercial Property

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Quayside Bar Lease for Sale; Commercial Property

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THE lease of The Cooperage Bar & Venue, located within an historic Grade I Listed building on Newcastle's vibrant Quayside, is for sale.

The Cooperage has traded as a highly profitable real ale pub and nightclub for a number of years and the lease has been placed on the market by its proprietor, Leon Gingell.

Between the High Level and Swing Bridge, overlooking the River Tyne, this beautiful, three-storey, timber-framed property dates to the 14th Century and was originally a merchant's house. The building was a cooper's workshop making barrels between 1876 and 1974.

Established in 1998 as one of the city's premier licensed venues, the pub has an excellent reputation for real ales and is listed in the AA Good Pub Guide.

Reputedly haunted, the property is incredibly atmospheric and retains a wealth of character, with beamed ceilings and exposed brick and stone walls. The main bar occupies two rooms on the ground floor while the nightclub occupies five rooms on the first and second floors. …

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