The town's religious journey began with Cuthbert who began his career as a monk at Melrose Abbey. He travelled throughout Northumbria promoting spirituality until he was commissioned to reform the Lindisfarne monastery in 600 AD. He spent his final years as a bishop at Lindisfarne (Holy Island).The Lindsfarne community brought the coffin of...more
This Roman Fort, known as Concangis, suggests and gives evidence of how Chester le Street came about. The settlement originally was called Cuneceastra or Conceastre during the Anglo-Saxon times. Eventually this was shortened to Chester, in the Norman times, or in Latin, Cestria. To avoid confusion with other English towns, 'Street' was added to the...more
Durham Road, Gateshead, Durham NE9
This award winning family butchers sells sandwiches, savouries and soup as well as meats. I bought a cheese and onion roll, vegetable soup and roll for my lunch whilst in the town. The food was good although the vegetable soup was rather lukewarm, which was a pity. It cost around 3.00 gbp for my lunch (March 2013).
Dicksons won Coutts Award in 2010 and is has other branches across the North East of England.
This is a great place to let your hair down at the weekend. Its a fantastic atmoshere and has offers like buy two large glasses get the rest of the bottle free deals.Music is by live dj and he is smashing banging out the best of the beats even got me going and i am not a dancer !Had a smashing time with my mates and a good laugh! Just whatever you...more
Hi there, would like to tell everyone how great it is in the Barracuda On Front Street.The atmosphere is fantastic and through out the day they have great offers on food.Buy 2 courses for a fiver.What a Bargain!The weekend nights is great and the place is bouncing on a saturday night with the dj playing some thumping tunes.Double up the spirits for...more
At the top end of the high street (Front Street) and a bit away from the main cluster of pubs (but not as far away as the High Crown). This was a Whitbread pub so was worth trekking up the street for, having some lovely beers. It was very short on space though and was quite difficult to navigate on a busy Friday night.more
This is/was a hotel, the front of the building being a pub and the rear being a hotel/restaurant. We went to many wedding receptions and other functions here, and occasionally to the restaurant for a cheap lunchtime special (usually a treat with my aunty). The bar sold terrible Vaux beer (like The Fighting Cocks) so we didn't tend to come here...more
This pub is now called G.W Horner's after the old Chester-le-Street toffe magnate. It was always The Fighting Cocks prior to this, and continues to be called by this name by the officionados. Hopefully (like The Fat Cat) it will go back to having its old name again one day. This was a Vaux pub, and Vaux made unappealing beers, so we rarely went...more
The Lambton Arms is a very large affair. It's ostensibly a hotel, though we tend to think of it as a very big pub. It has four different drinking areas - one bar and three lounges. In my youth these were The Public Bar, The Spanish, The Cavalier and The Venetian. Each lounge had it's own feel - one was for the younger crowd (it had a Juke Box and...more
The Co-op department store is the mainstay of shopping in Chester-le-Street. It's the only department store in town and was until recently also the only major food store. So much of my clothes, toys, bikes, our household goods etc were bought from the Co-op. It's always been known simply as "The Store". I'm not sure if this is a local term for all...more