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Corporate Dining

Corporate Dining

Steeped in history this imposing Norman fortress is a rugged remainder of northern England’s turbulent history. This was no baron’s stately home. The Castle was a grim remainder of royal authority where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed.  It is where the story of Newcastle began, the reason the city got its name and has the most commanding views over the city and the River Tyne. King Henry II and his son King John, William Wallace and King Edward I are just some of the characters associated with the Castle.

As part of our corporate dining package, travel back to a time when Kings, Queens, Lords and Ladies dined in the medieval Newcastle Castle. Imagine being seated in the 44ft-high Great Hall where the King of England once received esteemed guests. With background, or live, medieval music and hundreds of t-lights adorning the rugged nooks and crannies of the walls and steps, the Great Hall looks and feels both breath-taking and intimate.

On arrival, our castle guard will greet you and your guests, directing them to the roof where our knight, in his finest armour, awaits their presence. He will give them an introduction about the history of the sight whilst they enjoy drinks. The King will then command you to dinner. You will descend the spiral staircase which opens out into the Great Hall where you will be greeted by a fine dining experience.

Your table will be elegantly dressed to exacting standards and we will provide three or four curious antiques from our collection, to act as conversation centrepieces at the dinner table.

Now you can relax back, take in the majestic ambience of a royal fortress whilst dining on some of the best food available in Newcastle.

Minimum numbers 17, maximum 40.

  • Background medieval recorded music available free of charge.
  • Live medieval music by two musicians can be provided at an additional cost.

Timings:

As a guide only:

  • 6.30pm-7pm guests arrive- pre dinner drinks on roof.
  • 7.30pm dinner served.
  • 11/11.30pm guests depart.

Facilities and Accessibility:

  • Please note that this is a Scheduled Monument. As such there are no toilet facilities in the Castle Keep however, the Bridge Hotel opposite will kindly allow you and your guests to use their facilities.
  • Access to the castle in general is via steep and uneven steps, thus access would be difficult for people with mobility impairments.
  • There is no central heating in the Keep so depending on the time of year the ambient room temperature can vary significantly. Guests should be advised to dress appropriately.
  • Heaters can be hired to help take the edge off, especially useful for the winter, spring and autumn- price on application.

Contact

 Ruth Small  T: 0191 239 6300

E: hire@newcastlecastle.co.uk