places to go when visiting master debonair
Shopping for an occasion can be just as exciting as the actual event you’re preparing for, so making a day of it can make it feel even more special. Just 20 minutes outside of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre, 25 minutes from the beautiful North East coastline and half an hour from the historical city of Durham, Master Debonair is in the perfect location to make the most of your shopping experience.
We regularly kit-out teams of grooms and groomsmen at our dedicated showroom for special occasions (complete with free bar!) - so we know just how to make an experience out of shopping. Planning a visit to Master Debonair for your next occasion? To make a great memory of the event-preparation, we share the best places to visit in the surrounding areas of our shop.
If there’s one thing we’re not short of here, it’s amazing places to dine. Gear yourself up for a day of shopping with a spot of lunch at some of the best restaurants the North East has to offer.
image: Blacks corner featuring style from master debonair
A short five minute walk just around the corner from Master Debonair, speciality delicatessen and wine bar Blacks Corner could be the perfect place for a pre- or post-shopping indulge. Serving up artisan nibbles as well as more substantial plates, great coffee and a huge selection of wines, gins, and beers, Blacks Corner is said to be “re-defining the British cheese and charcuterie market”.
longsands fish kitchen
image: longsands fish kitchen, tynemouth
If you’re staying in and around Newcastle for a while, take a trip to urban seaside town Tynemouth and visit the acclaimed Longsand Fish Kitchen to taste some of the freshest, sustainable seafood around. Based on the corner of Front Street, you get to be part of the bustling atmosphere while overlooking the seafront.
the broad chare
image: the broad chare, newcastle
For a ‘proper pub’, visit The Broad Chare for a hearty meal and quality beer and wines. Based in Newcastle city centre, this pub prides itself on its traditional British feel and modern take on an old style. This is the perfect place to unwind following a day of suiting up.
house of tides
image: house of tides, newcastle
If you really want to celebrate the occasion, head to Newcastle’s only Michelin-star & 4AA Rosette awarded restaurant, House of Tides. Serving a multi-course tasting menu, this family-run restaurant offers a casual, informal dining experience with a touch of luxury in its menu.
If you’re planning on spending more than just a day when coming to see us at Master Debonair, we know just the place to help you get a comfortable night’s sleep.
jesmond dene house
image: jesmond dene house, jesmond, featuring style from master debonair
Newcastle’s only independently-owned boutique hotel, Jesmond Dene House is set in a beautiful location that gives a country feel to a city suburb. Overlooking the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, the hotel is just a stone's throw from Newcastle centre and the perfect place to retreat from the city and relax after a busy day of shopping.
If you want to stay a little closer to us, Boldon Quality Hotel is just a ten minute drive to Master Debonair and doesn’t compromise on luxury. With fully-equipped bedrooms and a tranquil spa, this hotel is a great place to unwind.
landmarks and culture
Get to know our heritage a little better. The North East is a hub of culture and historical landmarks, all with an interesting story to tell.
the sage gateshead
image: the sage, gateshead
Known for its curving steel roof, The Sage in Gateshead is an international home to the arts. With a vast and varied programme of music and musical discovery, there is sure to be something scheduled that interests you during your visit to Master Debonair.
the baltic centre for contemporary art
image: the baltic centre for contemporary art, gateshead
Right next door to The Sage, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is housed in a landmark converted flour mill right on the south bank of the River Tyne. It hosts a diverse range of temporary shows and events by contemporary artists, and is free to the public.
image: durham cathedral, durham
A 30-minute drive from Newcastle, World Heritage Site Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. In the heart of Durham city, this famous piece of Romanesque architecture is located next to the castle and surrounded by the river.
image: beamish museum, beamish
Really get to know the historic culture of the North East with a trip to Beamish, the living museum of the North. Beamish is a world-famous open air museum, telling the story of life in the North East during the 1820’s, 1900’s and 1940’s. You’ll surely look the part walking down the cobbles suited up in Master Debonair.
angel of the north
image: angel of the north, gateshead
And lastly, you can’t pay a visit to the North East without an excursion to The Angel of the North. Standing tall in plain view from the A1, the sculpture has won a plethora of awards and accolades since its unveiling in 1998 and is seen by 90,000 passersby every single day.
Shopping and exploring can be thirsty work, and we don’t want you to waste any time looking for somewhere to suit. Take note, these are what we believe to be some of the best watering holes around.
The poison cabinet
image: the poison cabinet, newcastle
The Poison Cabinet is a secret underground, non-traditional cocktail bar serving up some curious delights. Hidden beneath Bierrex Smoke & Taphouse, this bar provides a vintage atmosphere with unique decor and 1930’s jazz playlists. You’re sure to fit in dressed in Master Debonair...
the town wall
image: the town wall, newcastle
Housed within Grade II listed building Bewick House, The Town Wall is a rich part of Newcastle’s history and is just a stone’s throw from Newcastle Central Station. Serving up honest food and drink, this traditional stone-walled pub provides a relaxed yet lively ambience.
image: alvinos, newcastle
Award-winning cocktail and craft beer bar Alvinos is the perfect spot for lively atmosphere without enduring the hustle and bustle of a club. With a secret urban terrace, foosball, pinball and vibrant live DJ’s on the weekend, Alvinos is a hub of entertainment. Their current pill-box themed cocktail menu is sure to have a cure for what ails you.
the grey horse
image: the grey horse, east boldon
Although we know it’s illustrious for its nightlife, it’s not all about Newcastle when it comes to quality ale. The Grey Horse in East Boldon is a welcoming village pub situated just 2 minutes drive from Master Debonair, offering a decent meal and an incredibly extensive, quality drinks menu.
The Master Debonair experience is enough to enjoy all on it’s own, but we couldn’t stand the thought of not sharing the wondrous quirks our home has to offer. We’re a friendly bunch, so get in touch if you need further help planning your trip.